Welcome to the Broadway Guitars website
for information on Broadway electric guitars manufactured during the 1960s,
in Britain, Germany and in Japan by Guyatone.
In Britain, back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, many a schoolboy probably yearned to own an electric guitar. As Tony Bacon put it in his introduction to 'Classic Guitars of the '50s', 'The 1950s created the teenager; the teenager demanded pop music; and pop music's shiniest icon was the electric guitar'. And for many schoolboys, or aspiring beat groups on a budget, a Broadway guitar was an affordable first step into the exciting world of rock n'roll.