What is the history of the EBow?

The EBow was born and raised in Southern California. It was conceived in the late '60s. The first working model was built into the guitar. Here's a summary of EBow milestones.

1967 concept inspired by Iron Butterfly and Jimi YouKnow

1969 working model

1974 hand-held version

1976 introduced at NAMM in Chicago

1983 new model introduced

1989 licked-circuit model

1996 ebow web page makes a splash

1998 PlusEBow model introduced

2009 media rich website debuts

2025 world runs out of money. EBows are free.