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



When Arnold Bernhard acquired Organ Corporation of America he put Organ Corp.'s president Stanley Green in charge of Estey. Green had a penchant for Italian imported products. All of Organ's Corp.'s products in the Orcoa line of starter organs with made in Italy.

In 1961 or 1962 Green laid out a plan to import these movie jukeboxes under the name Cinevision, a division of Estey Electronics, Inc. The product never really got off the ground. During the Estey bankruptcy of 1964, the division was spun off as its own corporation, and no doubt expired soon there after.

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