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(toP)
hallmark
and Gruggett
shared a
booth at
the 1967
NAMM show.
(BottoM)
hallmark's
ad in a 1967
issue of
hullabaloo.

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6 & 7) The bass and 12-string versions of the Swept-Wing semihollow. The latter was refinished by Bill Gruggett.

"It's the only one I've ever seen like
that," he said. "I wonder if it was built for
someone special, or did they run out of
'66 pickups that day? It's anybody's guess."
In 1967, Hallmark began to make semihollow Swept-Wing guitars and basses
(labeled as "acoustic" on an order form)
by routing solid bodies and covering them
with a veneer of marine-grade laminated
maple. It also brief ly f lirted with making
a Swept-Wing for a brand called Epcor,
started by Ed Preager, who otherwise
used thinline hollow bodies imported

from Italy with symmetrica l cutaway
horns (similar to
a Gibson ES-335).
Though a prototype was made, it went
no further.
Hallmark tried advertising its line in
appropriate periodicals, and one ad in an
issue of Hullabaloo magazine proclaimed
the Doors used the brand. By the time that
periodical changed its name to Circus in
1969, Hallmark had already foundered,
as had the Gruggett brand. Mosrite's

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Vintage guitar

chronology would continue through the
ensuing decades and ultimately include
factories in North Carolina and Arkansas.
Shade is still fascinated by such brands
and models, and still seeks examples from
the Bakersfield area's unique place in
American guitar history.
Special thanks to Bob Shade for providing photos.


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