The look of this guitar stopped us in our tracks, we were thrilled to find that it’s sound is just as captivating. Perfect for playing jazz and blues it features a single cut-a-way body, adjustable floating bridge, machine head turners, medium v-shaped neck and trapeze tailpiece. It is a good player with low action and a beautiful look.
It has a tobacco sunburst finish and an art deco “Wayne” logo on the head stock.
Sold complete with original W. H. Stamford & Sons leatherette case decorated with a cool, original Braniff Airlines sticker applied back in the day, adding more mojo to this cool guitar.
Wayne was One of the Australia’s early guitar manufacturers, in business from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. The factory was located in Heidelberg, Melbourne.
The guitars from their early period (of which this is one) are their most desirable. Wayne Guitars are also recognized for their production of the popular Smoky Dawson model guitar during this same 1950’s period – Smoky Dawson was Australia’s first singing cowboy, who performed in the style of Gene Autry and helped to popularize the Wayne brand.
We picked this guitar up whilst on our travels in Australia and carried it back to California by hand.
Available for purchase at SurfingCowboys.com.