This guitar is an extremely rare, Wurlitzer Gemini solid body, electric guitar made in Neodesha, Kansas in 1966. It was made by the Holman-Woodell guitar company who's guitars were funded and distributed by Wurlitzer of Elkhart, Indiana. Holman-Woodell also made guitars and/or have a history with Alray, LaBaye, 21st Century, Mistic, and Kustom. Holman-Woodell made guitars from 1965 through 1968. The guitar is in near mint condition but does have some minor wear and a couple of finish dings in the lower part of the body. All the electronics work properly and the neck is straight. This is an extremely well made, solid guitar.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
It has a candy apple red, metal-flake finish. This is a stereo guitar; each pickup is dedicated to a channel. They can be blended together, when both are used, by adjusting the Balance knob on the lower cutaway. The toggle switch on the upper cutaway allows either pickup or both to be used. The pickups are Holman-Woodell made "Sensi-Tone" single-coils (with adjustable poles) with two tone settings: Jazz or Rock. There are also the standard tone and volume controls for each pickup. The tuners are six-in-line Kluson Deluxes (worth quite a bit on their own). The body is made of Canadian Maple and the neck is Brazilian Rosewood. The neck is a bolt on with an adjustable truss rod. The bound neck includes red position markers on the side in addition to the pearl-in-lay markers on the fretboard. The tremolo is a Bigsby inspired unit with a "W" cut out and called the Wurlitzer Vibratron. It has a Tunemaster adjustable bridge with plastic saddles.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The Gemini was part of a line of guitars called the "Wild One." These models included the Gemini, Cougar, and Wildcat models from Wurlitzer. The Wild One series of guitars were made from 1965-1966. The Gemini model designation is 2531. The guitar includes the original hard shell case which is in great condition, a stereo splitter for the jack, and the original hang-tag brochure (which is generic for all three Wild One models.) Both players and collectors will love this guitar.