photos: Elderly Instruments
Jay Roberts
Offered two models. The "Tiny Moore" (above left) was a copy of Tiny's original Bigsby—a 5-string electric with two pickups and an odd-looking "Mickey Mouse ear" scroll. It was also available as a left-handed model (above right). The "Tiny Moore Jazz 5" (right) had one pickup and eliminated the scroll. Tiny played, endorsed, and sold these in his later years. The gadget on the side of the mandolin, below the scroll, is a bracket for attaching a saxophone strap—Tiny's preferred method of holding the instrument. Jay made these instruments in Yuba City, California. Don't know whether he is still active (or alive, for that matter). That's Jay pictured with Tiny, below.