Justin Beckner

The untold history of Kay Guitars

The Kay Musical Instrument Company produced countless guitars under countless names. We trace its history, from the first mass-marketed electric to those still on the vintage market.

How Automotive Design has influenced the electric guitar for seven decades

Fast cars and loud guitars go together like peaches and cream, but these two powerful symbols of American rebellion have been influencing each other on the design side for decades – here’s how the two became the best of friends.

The untold story of Arndt Anderson Guitars

Anderson’s metal guitars were truly unique, but he got side-tracked building Space Shuttles, missiles and drum triggers for Def Leppard, meaning just a few dozen of these fascinating instruments were ever made.