http://www.vintageguitar.com/8559/mary-osborne/ With her husband, Ralph Sc... more
With her husband, Ralph Scaffidi, a trumpet player, she moved to Bakersfield in 1968 where they formed and ran the Osborne Guitar Company, which later became the Osborne Sound Laboratories, a manufacturer of amplifiers and public-address systems. She appeared at the Kool Jazz Festival in New York in 1981 and played at the Village Vanguard two years ago.
Mary Osborne used an EH-150 or similar model to establish the “Electric Spani... more
Mary Osborne used an EH-150 or similar model to establish the “Electric Spanish” guitar as a format that was here to stay. Other makers such as Epiphone, Gretsch, Stromberg, and D’Angelico took up the flag, but Gibson was never really toppled as the classic jazz rig of choice.
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