Magnatone Guitars!

New for Fall 2013, a complete guide to Magnatone guitars and the stories behind them!

1938-1960 Steel Guitars

1956-1963 Bigsby/Barth Era

1964-1966 Starstream Era


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This site is made available as a reference for Magnatone Amps. The main product of my research is The History of Magnatone Amplifiers and the short bios that go with it.

NEW!! For Fall 2014!:

The history of some of Magnatone's component manufacturers:
Jensen, Muter, Oaktron Oxford and Permoflux.

The mostly untold history of three fifties organ companies:
Estey, Minshall, and Rieger.

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This site is not meant to be the final word on these great amps, please contact me with corrections or additional information that you feel would benefit the Internet community.

Furthermore, the strength of my knowledge about these amps is centered around the Custom Series amps. If you have useful information for any Magnatone amp to share with other Magnatone fans, Please contribute!!




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