Tuesday, June 20, 2017

60's Bruno Royal Artist with rotating pickup WEIRO CITY

Ever hear of Bruno guitars?  If not that is OK since there is not much info on them out there.  Other than the C. Bruno Company in the States that seems to of been around a while.  In the early day, they produced Parlor Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, and quite a few other odds and ends.
 


In the 60's they imported guitars from Japan.  C. Bruno is probably better known for importing the Ventura brand.  As well as, for being bought out by the Kaman Company in 1971.  Who could forget the Martin knock-offs?

Also, the Barney Kessel Guitorgan or Epi/Aria inspired hollow bodies, the violin, and classic shape designs. They were probably more of the  post1971 era, after the Kaman Company took over.











AGC's man in the field stumbled upon a lesser-known Surf Shaped Bruno model oddball recently.  After searching endlessly, nothing has come up on this particular model (the Royal Artist LG135 T) with 3 pick ups.

The neck pick up rotates by hand.  Where one can position it in any way they so desire.  


And the banana head is something reminiscent of a Schwinn or Huffy.






The only similar info that seems to pop up is The Guyatone LG120T.



It seems to have a few more variations upon the design.  


Which might make one think: what came first the chicken or the egg?
Get that LG 135T Royal Artist Here!










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