1976 — B-100 "The BOSS"

The B-100 wasn't technically a BOSS product, since the company hadn't been formed yet, but everyone sure seemed to dig this acoustic guitar preamp's catchy name. Designed in the United States in a partnership between Roland U.S. and Roland Japan, the B-100 allowed acoustic guitarists to go electric using a belt-clip preamp module and an included pickup. And check out that snappy wood case with leather trim... too cool.