DICK DALE’S VINTAGE 1954 CALIFORNIA ELECTRIC
Dick Dale’s first “California” electric
guitar was purchased in a pawnshop in 1954 when Dick was
17 years old. Dick and this guitar were featured in a 60’s
Marilyn Monroe Classic movie called “Let’s Make
Love.” He gained 15 seconds of fame in this film auditioning
as an Elvis look-a-like but it was just the beginning.
recently had this vintage guitar restored to its original
condition and placed in a beautiful black bamboo shadow
box for display. The exhibit includes an original 1962 record
of “Let’s Go Trippin”, DVD of “Let’s
Make Love” and a personally autographed poster. Dick
was so excited when we told him what we had done that he
came in to the museum to check it out right away.
He is proud to show it off to his many friends and has been
doing so quite often.
If you are lucky enough to come in on a day when Dick is
here, you’re in for a real treat. Dick has many wonderful
stories to tell and doesn’t mind sharing them with
We cordially invite you to come to the museum and check
it out for yourself, you’ll be glad you did.