Rich Hein
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Oct 16, 2013
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"Airlline / Valco Head in Solid Cherry case constructed with Box Joints. I added Chicken head knobs to give it a little more attitude!"
Jul 4, 2013
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Mar 23, 2012
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Unknown Airline Head

"Me too...exact same one! Still no answers from anyone on this? Really curious what the story is, since it's unbranded. Maybe it's one of the ones that got sold to Montgomery Ward after bankruptcy in '68? Looks the most like the…"
Feb 7, 2012
Rich Hein left a comment for John Smithson
"Here's the link to the info http://www.harmonycentral.com/products/104521"
Jun 25, 2011
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Jun 24, 2011
Rich Hein left a comment for John Smithson
"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."
Jun 24, 2011
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Unknown Airline Head

"i have this exact same amp but with the matching 2x15 cabinet!! i have no idea what it is   does anybody know!?!?!"
May 16, 2011
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May 12, 2011
Rich Hein is now a member of Valco Amp
May 3, 2011

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Do you own a Valco amp? If so, what model(s)?
1966 Supro 88T and a 1968 Airline Model 62-9054
What is your favorite guitar?
Les Paul

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Check out my Valco auctions on Ebay. Don't miss a chance to get some well-serviced amps and rare Valco parts. My seller name is muddobber5.

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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