The musical instrument pickups, effects units and amplifiers designed and manufactured
by Harry DeArmond and Bud Rowe and later by Steve Tosh in Toledo, Ohio, from the 1940s to the 1980s, through Rowe Industries Inc.,
H. N. Rowe & Company, Rowe DeArmond Inc., DeArmond Inc. and Tosh Electronics, all of Toledo, Ohio, USA.


  Deane guitars were manufactured by the Colorado Music Company, based in Denver, Colorado.  This company operated for a short period during the 1960s, and was quite small, possibly a one-man enterprise.

  Two different models have been identified so far - a 400 and a 500.

   The five different examples seen to date have each been fitted with two DeArmond pickups and DeArmond transparent tapering cylindrical acrylic knobs, having solid slab assymetric double cutaway bodies with maple necks, rosewood fingerboards and a
six-in-line single-side tuner arrangement.  Photos of three examples are shown below, with a complete wiring loom such as would have been supplied to Deane by DeArmond.  The pickups with adjustable pole-pieces are Model 55 and the neck pickup in the sunburst version is a Model 41.  Each guitar's neck pickup is raised on a Rosewood base, a standard DeArmond fixing accessory.

(photos courtesy P. Carvello)

                                                                                                  (photo courtesy Bill)                                               (photo courtesy Bill)


The two photos above show a Model 400 guitar.  Note the distinctive headstock design (photos courtesy of

This complete wiring loom is typical of the type supplied to the Colorado Music Company (photo courtesy Brian Dekebach)