Old Frets

A collection of rare, obscure, and otherwise nifty stringed instruments

Page from a 1940s Valco booklet

Welcome! My name is Noah Miller, and this website is dedicated to my ever-changing collection of vintage musical instruments. Some of these I still have, and some have found new homes since they were posted. It's a bit different from most people's dream collection; I mainly collect instruments from the dusty, forgotten corners of musical history, and this site is intended to bring them to light once more.

More about myself and my collection.

Occasionally, I place instruments up for sale on Reverb.com.

 

Guitars

Steels

Mandolins

Other Instruments

 

Tangentially Related Information:

The Valco Pages: overview of an underrated manufacturer

Vintage Brands and Manufacturers: clarifications of some frequently misused names

The Lap Steel: an introduction for guitarists

 

Last updated: October 30, 2014.