1967 Alamo Toronado

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USA made Alamo Guitars were a product out of Texas in the mid 1960's. The company started our a few decades earlier specializing in Amplifiers. In the late 50's/early 60's they began producing lap steels then on to guitars. There is a very comprehensive article written by Michael Wright Part 1 and Part 2 about the company and their products. The Toronado was their top-of-the-line electric at the time. Here is an exerpt from that article:


"The 67 Professional Series consisted of one guitar and one bass. The guitar was the Model 2598 Toronado solidbody. This was a slightly more conservative interpretation of the offset double cutaway Strat, with more pointed horns. The pickguard was still the squiggly Strat-style, he head was a slightly truncated Strat-style 6-in-line, with more rounded features than its more angular predecessors. The elongated truss rod cover remained. This had a Honduran Mahogany body finished in red cherry. The bolt-on neck had a 20-fret Rosewood fingerboard with dots. It had two pickups, two volumes, two tones, and 3-way toggle near the lower horn. The Model 2598 cost $145 with the covered Acra-Tune bridge assembly. The Model 2598T came equipped with a Bigsby and adjustable compensated bridge for $199.50." There is an original for sale on reverb.com here.


You can reserve yours now for a pledge of only $150 for the STD Stop Tail model and $200 for the DLX Bigsby model. This guitar will be ready to ship in December 2016 at a final price of only $549 for STD, $699 DLX. Each guitar will include a custom Eastwood Gigbag.


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