Late 60's Messenger Guitar with case and Brochure USA RARE BIRD Mark Farner GFR
A couple of hundred of these were made and almost never show up. This one is our first in hand experience. Here is some copy from an old Guitar Player magazine. The principals of the companywhich was known as Musicraft Inc. And was located at 156 Montgomery Street, San Franciscowere Bert Casey and Arnold Curtis. Intending to expand Messenger production, Casey and Curtis relocated to Astoria, Oregon, in 1968, but the company quickly disappeared. Messengers claim to fame is tenuous, but these alloy oddities remain high on the must-have list for some collectorsprobably due to their use (in modified form) by Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad. It plays fine and has been set up by our shop.
It is accompanied by its original hard case and what may be a rarer item.... A full color fold out brochure. The definition of a musical unicorn. The item "Late 60's Messenger Guitar with case and Brochure USA RARE BIRD Mark Farner GFR" is in sale since Friday, June 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "auratone3" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Messenger
- Model: Messenger
- Body Type: Semi-Hollow
- String Configuration: 6 String
- Dexterity: Right-Handed
- Country of Manufacture: United States
- Body Color: cherry red
- Model Year: 1967/8
- Features: alloy neck
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States