-- Updated 25 Jul 05 --

Please note:  the Slingerland name is © by The Gibson Company.   They produce only drums under the Slingerland name.  These pages are my own personal effort and are in no way connected with The Gibson Company!

These pages are devoted to Slingerland and May Bell guitars, mandolins, and other non-banjo stringed intruments made by the Slingerland Musical Instrument Mfg. Company of Chicago, IL during the 1920's-1940's.

In these pages you'll find as much history of the Slingerland Musical Instrument Mfg. Company relating to the production of non-banjo instruments or drums as I can find.  I'm actively seeking out information all the time -- if you have any information about the company, any pictures, any stories from relatives who worked there, etc., please forward them to me so that I can post them.  If you are unable to scan pictures, I am willing to travel to obtain pictures, and to also do interviews, and view/photograph/purchase instruments.

You'll also find pictures of my collection as well as pictures of other people's instruments.   If you have an instrument you'd like pictured on this site, send the picture as a graphic attachment to me at the e-Mail address listed below. I can accept all graphic formats and large attachments.  Also, include as much info about the instrument as you can:  body size, scale length, construction materials, history, etc.

Likewise, if you have a Slingerland instrument that you wish to list for sale, send the pic and info to me and I'll post it.  The same for items wanted (although you probably won't have a picture yet!).

Do you know someone that has a Slingerland, May Bell, or College Pal guitar?  Mandolin?  Ukelele?   Electric guitar?  Point them to this site!  My hope is to find enough data to publish a book on the stringed instrument portion of the Slingerland company.

If you got to this page via a search engine, and don't have a site navigation bar at the top of your screen, click the web address below to load the Homepage with the top navigation bar...

     These pages ©, written, and maintained by Dave Kolars, DeKalb, IL 60115.
     e-Mail me at:   dkolars@comcast.net

     Web Address:   http://www.slingerlandguitar.com

These pages best viewed with Netscape or Mozilla or Firefox (the best browser out there!) or Opera
but I try to make them look right in Internet Explorer as well, fickle though it may be!

-- These pages created using Arachnophilia 5.2

Internet Free Zone Level 1
This page has been visited times since Sep 25 03.

1000 Great Guitar Sites on the Web
Your guide to over 1000 Guitar Resources & Music Sites!