Surf Music is a genre of popular music associated with surf culture, particularly Orange County and other areas of Southern California. It was particularly popular between 1961 and 1965, has subsequently been revived and was highly influential on subsequent rock music. It has two major forms: largely instrumental surf rock, with an electric guitar or saxophone playing the main melody, pioneered by acts such as Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, and vocal surf pop, including both surf ballads and dance music, often with strong harmonies that are most associated with The Beach Boys. Many notable surf bands have been equally noted for both surf instrumental and surf pop music, so surf music is generally considered as a single genre despite the variety of these styles. ( from Wikipedia )
The coolest, modern recreation of those 60's guitars are made by Chris DiPinto. We have a few at Funky Frets - My favorite guitars.
Santo & Johnny Farina classic instrumental hit Sleep Walk from 1959
There are the classic guitars at the beginning of instrumental and surf music.
The guitars of surf guitar and instrumental rock.
A blast from the past guitars…
A site dedicated to vintage instruments made in Europe and Soviet Union during the "communist" years.
My first electric guitar was a Framus Telstar in 1065 (?)
“Sound Of The Surf” is a documentary film celebrating the innovative sound of Surf Music which became an instant cultural phenomenon when it united instrumental guitar with the world of surfing, 50 years ago. Surf Music shaped an entire generation in the early '60s and that influence has continued through the history of modern music.
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