Vintage Guitar Manufacturers & Retailers

I am putting together a list of vintage acoustic guitar manufacturers and distributors below.

By all means this is not a complete list. I am sure there are many more guitar manufacturers and distributors that I have not yet added or found.

If you are looking at a guitar and you are not sure about the history, this list may be helpful, and along with the guitar dating information supplied by Jedistar, and further references you will find on their site, you may get a pretty good idea of the history and mabey the value of the guitar. I have mostly included guitars that you may find on eBay.

By all means please contact me if you have any further information to add regarding a certain guitar manufacturer or distributor. Additional images would also be helpful of various models since most of the images I have here are supplied by eBay.


- Airline
- Alvarez
- Antoria
- Aria
- Astro
- Avalon
- Biltmore
- Breedlove
- Burns
- Cort
- Dobro
- Eko
- El Degas
- Encore
- Epiphone
- Farida
- Fender
- Fernandes
- First Act
- Framus
- Furch
- Gallotone
- Giannini
- Gibson
- Godin
- Goya
- Greco
- Gretch
- Guild



- Harmony
- Heritage
- Hofner
- Hohner
- Hondo
- Jackson
- Jagard
- Jay Turser
- Jolana
- Kalamazoo
- Kay
- Kawai
- Larson Brothers
- Larrivee
- Levin
- Lonestar
- Lotus
- Lowden
- Luna
- Lyle
- Maestro
- Mann
- Martin
- Maton
- Michael Kelly
- Morris
- National
- Oahu
- Oscar Schmidt

- Paul Reed Smith
- Peavey
- Penco
- Regal
- RainSong
- Ramirez
- Recording King
- Samick
- Santa Cruz
- Seagull
- Shiro
- Sigma
- Silvertone
- Stella
- Stradivarius
- Sunlite
- Supertone
- Suzuki
- Tabu
- Takamine
- Tanglewood
- Taylor
- Terada
- Tokai
- Trump
- Valco
- Vega
- Washburn
- Yamaha
- Yamaki