At a time when cowboys were the heroes of 1930s radio programs and later westerns on television, children and adults alike dreamed of the charms of the idolized cowboy life, represented by many things, including cowboy guitars.
Before pickin’ and grinnin’ truly captivated the eyes and ears of the American public, the art guitars of the 1930s and ’40s supplied enticing sights and sounds to the masses, as Steve Evans explains in his latest Collector Feature.
If you thought expert wood carving and inlay work was only typical of fine furnishings, Steve Evans feature about head fiddles – with their elaborate design and whimsical character – will have you seeing things in a different light.
Cowboy guitars are an integral part of cowboy lore, and none so much as the Gene Autry cowboy guitar. See how this single guitar evokes so much emotion.