Dating acoustic guitars
I have owned many Domino Californian’s over the years (the VOX Phantom copy). Domino made one of the better quality reproduction guitars in the late sixties.The Spartan pickguard was autographed by Edwyn Collins.
Dobro was eventually purchased by National, which in turn became part of the Valco company, which went bust in 1968, but that's a separate story.
It is hard to imagine today, but in the early 1960’s having an electric guitar in your home was rare.
In fact, it was likely that your parents were steering you in the direction of accordion lessons. The Beatles – and of course others – stopped all that.
Petrof pianos have been built in Hradec Kralove since 1864, Hofmann & Czerny in Jihlava since 1871.
Amati of Kraslice has been in the instrument-manufacturing business for over 180 years.