1 charlie chitlins 8 months ago Most folks have never heard of Rex. I'm pretty sure all their stuff was re-branded and it was, for a time, Gretsch's budget line. Honestly...I bought the guitar without even thinking about the fact that I was making a set. I think the amp is from '47 and was likely paired with a lap steel. The guitar is a '55 (probably made by Kay...but it is very similar in construction to a Harmony Stratotone (neck-through) and I've been gigging it regularly. It sounds amazing.