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.

I play some of the instruments on this site in a band called Interrupter Jones, including on our recordings.




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: March 16, 2021.