John Smithson
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MW Metzger commented on John Smithson's photo

Can anybody tell me what this is???

"Had one with the 6, 10" Jensen's. Ordered through Montgomery Ward catalog. Would have been like 1967-68. I'm 50% deaf today and blame it on the amp. It would blow you out the room at 1/3.  Played a lot of gigs with same using a…"
Oct 21, 2013

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Do you own a Valco amp? If so, what model(s)?
dont know, trying to find out!!! (2 channels, with a 2x15 cab)
What is your favorite guitar?
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At 3:05pm on June 24, 2011, Rich Hein said…
Hey I think our models are what is known as a 62-9054. Probably from about 1968. It is probably designed for bass. They appear to be quite rare! Hopefully an old Mongomery Wards catalog will surface so I can get original sales price and other specs.
At 4:50pm on June 25, 2011, Rich Hein said…

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History of Valco

The Valco company has its roots in the National String Instrument Corporation, which was founded in 1927. The company is famous as the first manufacturer of resonator guitars, which were hugely popular in blues and (a bit later) bluegrass music. National merged with the Dobro company, another maker of resonator guitars, around 1932 to form the National Dobro Corporation. The company began producing electric instruments in the 1930s that included electric guitars, lap steels, mandolins and amplifiers. These pre-war electric instruments are fairly rare today, though the lap steels pop up with some regularity. The archtop bodies for the guitars were sourced from Regal and then from Kay, but the electronics were developed and manufactured by National-Dobro. The Supro brand name was introduced in the mid-‘30s for cheaper electric instruments.

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