The t-shirt design is an actual page excerpt taken out of the Montgomery Ward Winter 1931 Catalog. The advertised "Recording King" Guitar and "Studio King" Tenor Banjo were very popular models because of their low cost and accessability through the mail. Beginning as a house brand in the 1930’s for Montgomery Ward, Recording King acoustic guitars and banjos were developed during the Golden Age of musical craftsmanship, a period that resulted in some of the most well-respected and sought-after fretted acoustic instruments available. Many musicians first started out on an instrument bought through a Montgomery Ward catalog. Even with what seems like a low price by today's standards, These instruments were out of reach for many families looking for affordable entertainment. Montgomery Ward understood this and decided to capitalize on the need with offering payment plans that were easier for lower income, mostly rural families to appreciate. We hope that you will enjoy this vintage advertisment t-shirt.
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