A rare 1966 Murph electric guitar surprisingly shows up on eBay, but that’s only part of the #AlmostFamous story. Read on…
1966 Murph Squire II-T
From the Listing
“Up for auction is a rare Murph Squire II-T made in 1966. These were produced between mid-1965 and around March or April of 1967 by Murphy Music Industries located at 1817 First Street in San Fernando, California. The company was owned by Patrick Murphy (1920-2009) who was born in Illinois, raised in Detroit, and settled his wife and 5 kids in California following World War II.”
Continuing the saga of how a WWII Navy fighter pilot-turned-entrepreneur to design and build his own brand of electric guitars in the 1960s. Guitar player and author of the book series Guitar Stories, Michael Wright tells the unique story of Patrick Murphy and Murph Guitars. The story is told here by Michael Wright in Vintage Guitar Magazine.
Just one day after we reported the #AlmostFamous story of Murph Guitars, one of the rarest 1960′s guitar shows up on eBay. Interestingly, the seller has misnamed the Squire II-T as the Squire 11-T. Same naming mistake that Michael Wright made in his article.
Here’s the story of Murph Guitars. It’s the story of how Patrick Murphy, a WWII Navy pilot from Detroit, who moved to California in the 1960′s – and for a brief period – became a designer and manufacturer of some groovy electric guitars.