Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Lone Ranger guitar

Q: I have a Lone Ranger guitar that was given to my great aunt when she was a child. It is made of wood and I have its original case. Can you tell me its value?

A: The Lone Ranger was introduced on the radio in 1932. Over 3,000 shows were produced before the series ended in 1954. In 1938 the first Lone Ranger movie was made. Television shows started in 1949. Your guitar was made by Supertone, Sears & Roebuck's "house" brand before World War II. Several different manufacturers supplied instruments that were sold under that name. Most Supertones were inexpensive beginner's instruments, but they were not considered toys. Your guitar was made in 1940 and with its case is worth $75 to $400.


Anonymous said...

According to Sears archives, if this guitar was made in 1940 it is a Sears Silvertone brand , not Supertone. Sears changed the name brand on it's musical instruments to Silvertone in 1932.

Anonymous said...

I have the same guitar with uot the case