1966 L.D. HEATER MUSIC CO. CATALOG w/ GIBSON, HARMONY & EPIPHONE GUITARS & AMPS
1966 L.D. HEATER MUSIC CO. CATALOG 67 including HARMONY, GIBSON, & EPIPHONE GUITARS & AMPS, ROWE PICK-UPS & CONTROLS, and various Brass, Woodwind, and Classical Stringed Instruments. Published by L.D. Heater Music Company, Portland and Seattle. The catalog is undated, but the date 1966 appears on several of the bound-in catalogs.
Hardcover Catalog, 9.5x12 inches (23.5x30 cm), illustrated cloth covered boards, 372 total pages (including a number of bound-in catalogs that are numbered separately).
The L.D. Heater Music Company was a family owned US musical instrument company with locations in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. It operated from 1918 to 1984 and sold a wide range of instruments including accordions, brass instruments, wind instruments, and stringed instruments. In its early years it featured instruments mostly used by schools. Then came the SIXTIES!
In the mid-sixties, when this catalog was published, guitars, especially electric guitars, amps, and related, were all the rage. There are bound-in fully-illustrated catalogs for GIBSON (50 pages), HARMONY (26 pages), EPIPHONE (12), and other brands that feature ELECTRIC GUITARS, ACOUSTIC GUITARS, AMPS, BANJOS, MANDOLINS, STEEL GUITARS, and related equipment such as PICK-UPS, CONTROLS, and MIKES.
CONDITION: "Customer Use" is written on the front cover in black marker (reportedly L.D. Heater Music Company's store copy), the covers are worn at the edges and spine folds (the cloth is splitting along the rear spine fold but holding), rubbed and fraying a bit at the spine, and showing general signs of handling, but are still solid and doing their job well, Internally, there is the number 75 written in black marker on the front free-endpaper, otherwise the pages are very nice, tight bright, clean, clear and unmarked. There is a pocket on the rear pastedown that says "Use this Handy Pocket for Current Slingerland Catalog" but there is no small catalog in the pocket.
An indispensable reference for the lover of vintage guitars in your life or soul (of course if your heart melts for that old brass or woodwind instrument there's plenty of that too!)