I would love to be able to tell you more about this next guitar, but I have no idea what it is, best guess is some sort of old Silvertone. It was given to me years ago by my grandfather (now 97 years old), who was friends with a couple local celebrity musicians, that are now deceased. Both played guitar on a televison show called the Hayloft Hoedown, and various other places around the country.
Original owner was Bernie Smith...seen here on the far left playing a guitar custom made for him by Gibson.
It then changed hands to his band mate and friend Shorty Chesser.
I'm guessing the guitar was made sometime in the 60's. I knew my grandfather bought it from Shorty, but didn't know when. Until I recently found this in the case...
So at least I know that my grandfather owned the guitar in 1968.
And here she is...
Group shot...prior to buying my Telecaster.
*Old school Fender Princeton Chorus not pictured...didn't feel like dragging it out of the basement.*