Magnatone Makes The Scene
OK folks, here’s something old that’s new for the Second Chances site.
I remember when my bud Jack Casady asked me, ‘Is there really such a thing as ‘mother of toilet seat’ or did you make that up?’ I did not make it up. Toilet seats mostly don’t look like that any more, but they did once. Anyway, this Magnatone is from the early to mid 50’s I do believe. The tone is funky and fat.
Mother of toilet seat, AND chrome. Ah… 50’s aesthetics…
You can see where one of the knobs on the tuning pegs have turned to dust. I know some folks who are so anal, they would save the dust in a plastic bag. I am not one of these, I will, however, include the replacement knobs I got from Stewart-MacDonald’s in Athens, Ohio. They’ve got more gadgets there than Carter has little liver pills.
Here’s the matching Amp. Yeah, I know, it needs to be cleaned… That’s why it’s affordable. It needs love… you can supply that.
Here’s the nomenclature:
This is is a fixer-upper… it’s going to need a little work. It was going to be a project for me twenty years ago when I got it and then life got in the way and it just sat there. I will include a set of replacement buttons for the tuners. That way, the original gears will remain intact. One of you guitar and amp lovers out there will have some big fun restoring this matched Steel and Amp. Considering that I’m paying for shipping and insurance, this is still a nice deal for this 50’s something vintage pair. Price: $495.00
Remember, proper provenance will be provided with every piece.
I think I’ll go out to the shop and browse through the stacks to see else I can come up with.
This Item has now been sold 9/12/11.