S. Nathaniel Adams

Documenting history as well as my experiences with repairing and restoring vintage guitars.

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This is a scan of a Kluson Manufacturing Company jobbers catalog effective December 1976, according to the price list in the rear of the boo...

This is a scan of a Kluson Manufacturing Company jobbers catalog effective December 1976, according to the price list in the rear of the booklet. The lineup of products is dated 1970. Kluson catalogs are exceedingly rare as they were provided only to dealers and manufacturers so they would've been printed in small numbers. They were likely tossed out as they became irrelevant with new catalogs or the eventual closure of Kluson in 1981. I have only found references to two other extant catalogs. The first catalog, dated 1970 on the first page, originated from a Charvel factory auction and the second, dated 1950s by the seller, had no given backstory. This particular catalog came from Angela Instruments in Maryland who received it in the 70s and ordered Fender style tuners in bulk from Kluson.


Locating a Kluson catalog has been my white whale for a few years now and I am proud to be the first person offering up this high quality scan for the world to see. I purchase these catalogs for a pretty penny and provide the scans as a resource to collectors and to help digitize the unique history of American manufacturing firms in the musical instrument industry. My only ask is that you do not rip the scans to reupload or reprint the catalog and that you credit my website with a link when you use them. Enjoy