Keith Richards on stage with Brian Jones’ Gibson Firebird in Fresno, California on May 22, 1965.
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Bill Gruggett started building guitars in Bakersfield, California in the early 60s.In 1962 he hooked up with another local guitar builder by the name of Semie Moseley. Moseley called his guitar company Mosrite of California. In 1965, after leaving Mosrite, Bill went to work for another small company where guitars were produced all carrying the Hallmark logo.In 1967, Bill created Gruggett Manufacturing and introduced the all new "Stradette Model Guitar".