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PostPosted: 07/30/2011 at 09:44 AM    Post subject: The first aluminum neck electric guitar

We have found the FIRST aluminum neck guitar. It is called a "Burke" the forerunner to the Messenger. The Burke was patented in 1961, this one predates the patent by 6 months. This is what MusicCraft / Messenger used for their design. The Story and pics to come. : )

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PostPosted: 08/03/2011 at 2:36 PM    Post subject: RE:The first aluminum neck electric guitar


Do you mean the first aluminum neck spanish style guitar??? The reason I'm asking is because Rickenbacker made a lap steel from aluminum in the 30s..... Actually, that Frying pan they made was the first electric guitar, but I don't know if it was the first aluminum guitar?? Let's face it, that thing wasn't exactly a Travis Bean, but I guess that it technically is a guitar, right?

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PostPosted: 11/15/2011 at 1:37 PM    Post subject: RE:The first aluminum neck electric guitar

There's some information and pictures of early aluminum instruments from the 1890's here: http://www.mugwumps.com/aluminum.html

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