Knobs - New Vintage Guitars

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Commemorative Charlie Christian > Construction details

Bakelite knobs

Many guitars from the late thirties and throughout the forties used bakelite knobs for the volume and tone control. These knobs were also used on radio’s and were not specially designed for a guitar company or model.

On Commemorative models Daniel Slaman Guitars now offers genuine vintage bakelite knobs. These knobs were probably once used on a radio or on a guitar………….. now imagine what these knobs have heard in their time on the radio in the thirties and fourties…….. Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton……..the beginnings of swing and the birth of bebop ……. holding within the exitement of new styles of music...... or imagine someone rushing to the radio and turn the volume up when a favourite tune was played.
These knobs have heard it all and carry their legacy within them, they can now start their second life on your New Vintage guitar, again bringing joy to people through music. It’s audible history right there on your Commemorative guitar. Bakelite ages gracefully and acquires a beautiful patina over time. 

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