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.

 

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 2, 2014.