About | Advertise | Aircraft| Forums | Gift guide | Beer | Car | Cowboy | Flags | Headless| i Pad | Metal | Neck inlays | Star Wars | Travel | Violent | Valuation | Web tools | Guitar dating | Shilling | Travel amp | Attenuator | Pedal board As mentioned on my website, I built my first guitar - you could say it was the J-Walker ancestor - in 1981.The guitar was made out of composite material, and the tuning keys at the end of the body like on the J-Walker.It was truly intended to be a traveling guitar and I actually used it around Europe and North Africa, carrying it in my back pack.There is a sticker with the model name and serial number is at the back of the end of the neck - what would normally be the headstock on regular guitar.The string tensioning system was quite primitive though and the guitar shape less than ergonomic.Interestingly enough the guitar had a built in battery powered amp and a speaker.Made by the Chuan Yin Musical Instruments Co Ltd in Taiwan. There is also some discussion of Marina Bass guitars that may have been made in Korea in the 1980s.
Depending on the model it's written on different parts of the guitar under the lacquer and on Acoustics on the internal wood as well as the label." [Source: Stephen Raphael Marchione, email 24/3/2008]Mardan was a line of guitars named after the 1980's owners of CGConn (Elkhart, Indiana) Mary and Dan Henkin. I am grateful to Joseph Brock for passing on information on this brand.Danny Henkin NAMM Biography Obituary Found this Marina brand guitar on e Bay.