During the singing cowboy era, Gene Autry, Ray Corrigan, Roy Rogers, Ray Whitley, Tex Ritter, and Jimmy Wakely helped promote big-body flat-top guitars featuring distinctive Western-inspired styling.



Jackie "Kid" Moore's
1934 Martin D-45


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1935
Zeke Clements
Euphonon


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1936 Gibson SJ-200
prototype, built for
Ray "Crash" Corrigan


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1939 Gibson
"Ray Whitley"
Recording King


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1939
Epiphone Emperor
owned by Rome Johnson
member of The Sons of the Pioneers


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Jackie "Kid" Moore's
1934 Martin D-45
and 1941 Martin D-45
owned by Bob Wills
of the Texas Playboys


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1942 Gibson LG ¾
owned by
Ray Whitley


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1953 Epiphone
Deluxe Cutaway
owned by Ranger Doug Green
of Riders in the Sky


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1961
Marcellino Lopez Classical
owned by
Charlton Heston


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1995
Gibson SJ-200
Ray Whitley Reissue


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       1997
Martin 000-45
Jimmie Rodgers Reissue


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