Welcome to the Broadway Guitars website

 

for information on Broadway electric guitars manufactured during the 1960s both in the UK, West Germany and by Guyatone, in Japan. 

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 world of rock n'roll.