Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association... encouraging the study, teaching and performance of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar
Vintage Advertising
The steel guitar flourished between the years 1925-1950. Its music could easily be heard on radio, in nightclubs and on recordings. The major music manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon and quickly produced instruments, instructional methods, sheet music and accessories to meet the huge demand. Hollywood took note of the craze and produced numerous "Polynesian" movies featuring the box office stars of the day. These vintage ads are from the May-June 1948 edition of "Music" magazine. This magazine was produced by the Oahu Publishing company of Cleveland, Ohio. Click on the images to enlarge them.
Music Magazine Cover
MUSIC MAGAZINE COVER
Harmony Guitars Ad
HARMONY GUITARS
Fender Ad
FENDER MUSICAL
INSTRUMENTS
Gibson Guitars Ad
GIBSON GUITARS
Rickenbacker Guitars Ad
RICKENBACKER
GUITARS
Gibson Strings Ad
GIBSON STRINGS
Kluson Tuners Ad
KLUSON TUNERS
Custom Bars Ad
CUSTOM BARS
Nick Manoloff Bars Ad
NICK MANOLOFF BARS
Valco Instruments Ad
VALCO INSTRUMENTS
Movie Still
MOVIE STILLS
Oahu Instruments
OAHU INSTRUMENTS
Dorothy Lamour
DOROTHY LAMOUR
Oahu Recruitment
OAHU RECRUITMENT
Oahu Success Stories
OAHU SUCCESS STORIES
Oahu Sheet Music
OAHU SHEET MUSIC