Parent brand: 

product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars


Marvel was a brand name of the Sorkin Music Company, an amplifier manufacturer and mail-order instrument distributor. The company was founded by Peter Sorkin in 1938 in New York City, and also made Premier and Multivox amplifiers. The guitars were made elsewhere. Sorkin Music closed in 1970.

Source: Sorkin catalogs 1950s to 1970

Source: Guitar Amplifier Encyclopedia. Brian Tarquin


Sorkin Music Company Inc
559 Avenue of the Americas
New York , NY
United States
New York US

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Marvel Guitars

I have a Marvel acoustic guitar that looks to be 1950’s early 1960’s. It appears to be say a Jumbo size guitar or say Jumbo Jr. The bottom is 15+ “, the middle is 10 12”, and the top is 9 +”.

it’s a Cowboy Getar in beyond excellent shape. The top is Spruce, the sides and back appear to be Mahogany, the headstock is a Kay style headstock and has a red Marvel decal that is hard to see. The fingerboard appears to be Brazilian Rosewood. The top, bottom and soundhole have binding. 
I’m in the process of installing a new bridge so I can’t report on the sound, but with the body being 4” I believe you will hear it in the Choir Loft.