Norma Violin Guitar 1960s Sunburst

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  • $350$500

Norma was a Japanese import brand that was distributed in the United States by Strum 'N Drum Inc. Like many brands in the '60s, Norma made a Violin-style guitar inspired by the Hofner 500/1, aka the Beatles Bass.  The desirability of this guitar is based much more on its unique shape and visual panache than on its quality as an instrument. 

Years of Production: Late 1960s

Body Style: Semi-hollowbody

Design Elements: F-holes, two single-col pickups, tremolo tailpiece, two control knobs, violin-headstock

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