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How The Guitar Gallery
has become what it is today...
got my first guitar when I was 15 (so very long ago) and by the time I
was 17 scraped up enough to buy a used Black Electra LP copy from a kid
in the neighborhood to compliment my Lincoln LP copy. I had no idea what
I had then, but I know I loved that guiar just as much as my Lincoln. I
paid $80 of my blood, sweat, and tears for it. It wasn't long before I
bought my first Aria Pro II Cardinal CS-350, and from there on it is just
a matter of history. My guitar world changed forever!
years ago (in about 1998) I became seriously curious about the company
and people that had made the guitars I loved so much. The newer ones made
in Korea were to me sorely lacking in comparison so I set out on a quest
to learn what I could about the companies that made my older sweethearts.
Inqiries became dedicated research, and then obsession. By December of
2001 my little guitars pages in my home directory had grown too large and
became part of an "official" domain and The Guitar Gallery was born. All
the info worth presenting is made freely available to anyone seeking it.
I hope that in at least some small way I have honored the makers of these
you'll find all the information that myself and many others have managed
to glean including model/label specifications and examples, catalogs, and
the forums where many of us hang out. We hope the visit is worthwhile,
informative, and entertaining, and most of all become a part of the cummunity
here. This site represents 6 years, thousands of hours, and much money
on my part as well as the many contributions and work of others. Enjoy
your visit but please respect what has gone into and still goes into making
this available. There is no way to express how grateful I am for the many
contributions from so many fellow "Uncle Matt" players out there that this
archive possible. Thank You!
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