- Oct 16, 2013
- Reaction score
- Torquay, South Devon UK.
I kind of have a problem with a company saying they've been making LOUD since '62 marketing it as an anniversary and selling that false idea when they didn't make an amplifier until '63. Its just not genuine or honest.
Was the retail music shop called Marshall? I think some people have the guitar center image with guitars hanging twenty feet in the air etc. It was more likely the place you bought your flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, recorder, violin, maybe an upright piano or two, sheet music, perhaps one very good gibson or rickenbacker and a single 5 piece drum set. I may well be wrong but most music stores were like that around me in the '70s.
Not even the idea to make a loud amp until '63 and only when there was demand for it did it become Marshall.
The shop was very small, mainly selling guitars and drums with a drum school upstairs, and it was not until and once us three guys started to produce the known today as the JTM45 that Jim could see potential that he wanted to put money in, then amps started to be made at the rear of the shop, all the other details are on www.dudleycraven.com