DeArmond Catalogs

Some DeArmond catalogs were distributed through a number of musical instrument companies such as St. Louis Music Supply, C. Bruno & Son Inc., Maxwell Meyers Inc. and others. These catalogs were, along with those of other musical instrument suppliers, bound together to create one composite catalog.

Some suppliers’ catalogs and leaflets were printed specially for this purpose, numbered sequentially and sometimes with different (non-DeArmond) model numbers.

DeArmond’s own catalogs are presented in date order, with the year of issue shown, where known. Dates shown marked * are estimated.  Successive versions of some early fold-outs, including the 1848 Green and the 1955 Red, were produced to show price increases.

Some DeArmond catalogs were distributed through a number of musical instrument companies such as St. Louis Music Supply, C. Bruno & Son Inc., Maxwell Meyers Inc. and others. These catalogs were, along with those of other musical instrument suppliers, bound together to create one composite catalog. Some suppliers’ catalogs and leaflets were printed specially for this purpose, numbered sequentially and sometimes with different (non-DeArmond) model numbers.

Steve Tosh joined DeArmond in 1973, eventually becoming CEO of the music products part of the company. During his time with the company, he was responsible for the design and introduction of a number of new products and for updating other existing products. The following catalogs show some products as produced by his company which he established after the demise of DeArmond. Some of these products were originally manufactured by DeArmond and are shown in the Amplifiers page of this site.