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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Orange Guitars...Fruit or Color

Imagine for just one moment you are in Japan in the 1970's.  You are a guitar manufacturer.  Everyone assembles at a table to sift through new names for their badged guitar.  Someone suggests "Orange" as a name.

Freaky, huh?

There is a manufacturer named Orange located in Singapore today. Since 1968, Orange has been making amps along with guitars with the name of Orange.  Perhaps demand was so great that they chose Fernandes (one of the makers of Burny and Nady) to meet demand.  Fernandes was no small operation, as they were competing with some of the biggest manufacturers in the Japanese heyday of copied badged guitars.  I'd have to believe Orange was in America before the move overseas, but I can't confirm that.

Do you have an Orange?  Take a bite out and send it along to share!

Friday, April 13, 2012

It's been a while....

I'm baaaack......

It's been a busy few months and I've received a lot of questions.  I'm going to work on getting back to all of you who wrote and offered information-thanks a lot for all the kudos people have sent along!  You should be seeing some of my new stuff soon!