Vintage Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

Recent advertisements posted to this site

Some of the most recent advertisements posted to this site. Click the images to have a closer look, or browse more adverts by following the manufacturer and category links at the foot of this page.

Vox Ace - Vox Ace Precision Guitar

Vox Ace Precision Guitar
Vox Ace - 1961

Gretsch Chet Atkins Solid Body 6121 - "My Favorite Star is Gretsch" says Chet Atkins

"My Favorite Star is Gretsch" says Chet Atkins
Gretsch Chet Atkins Solid Body 6121 - 1956

Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 - Your Favorites Play Gretsch

Your Favorites Play Gretsch
Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 - 1955

Gretsch Country Club 6192 / 6193 - The Top Country and Western Stars Play Gretsch

The Top Country and Western Stars Play Gretsch
Gretsch Country Club 6192 / 6193 - 1955

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - "Try this Fast Easy-Playing Guitar" Says Chet Atkins

"Try this Fast Easy-Playing Guitar" Says Chet Atkins
Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville 6120 - 1955

Gretsch Single Anniversary 6124 / 6125 - The Sound of Superiority

The Sound of Superiority
Gretsch Single Anniversary 6124 / 6125 - 1962

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - Chet Atkins Says: Look at it My Way and You

Chet Atkins Says: Look at it My Way and You'll Play a Gretch Too!
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1964

Gretsch Astro Jet - Innovation the New Shape of Sound... Gretsch Astro-Jet

Innovation the New Shape of Sound... Gretsch Astro-Jet
Gretsch Astro Jet - 1965

Gretsch Guitars - The Famous Basie Rhythm & that Great Gretsch Sound

The Famous Basie Rhythm & that Great Gretsch Sound
Gretsch Guitars - 1963

Gretsch Guitars - Just Out! Gretsch Guitar Catalog

Just Out! Gretsch Guitar Catalog
Gretsch Guitars - 1965

Gretsch Guitars - Guitarists go for the new Gretsch extras... See them in the new Gretsch guitar catalog

Guitarists go for the new Gretsch extras... See them in the new Gretsch guitar catalog
Gretsch Guitars - 1963

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - Chet Atkins: the "Personal Touch" built in...

Chet Atkins: the "Personal Touch" built in...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122 - 1963

Guild S-300 - New Generation of Solid Bodies By Guild

New Generation of Solid Bodies By Guild
Guild S-300 - 1977

Epiphone Caiola - Portrait of Guitar Genius with Gifted Guitar

Portrait of Guitar Genius with Gifted Guitar
Epiphone Caiola - 1965

Gibson ES-355TD-SV - Tony Mottola

Tony Mottola
Gibson ES-355TD-SV - 1965

Epiphone Casino - Give Me the Simple Life... and a Great Guitar

Give Me the Simple Life... and a Great Guitar
Epiphone Casino - 1963

Gibson ES-355TD-SV - Tony Mottola has a New Sound

Tony Mottola has a New Sound
Gibson ES-355TD-SV - 1963

Gibson L6-S Custom - L6-S. It

L6-S. It's the Best Two Guitars Al DiMeola's Played
Gibson L6-S Custom - 1977

Epiphone Rivoli - Success Stands Behind This Name - Epiphone

Success Stands Behind This Name - Epiphone
Epiphone Rivoli - 1963

Epiphone Riviera - More and More People Every Day Find Us Just That Little Bit Better - In Every Way

More and More People Every Day Find Us Just That Little Bit Better - In Every Way
Epiphone Riviera - 1966

Gibson Les Paul Standard - Gibson Les Paul Model

Gibson Les Paul Model
Gibson Les Paul Standard - 1953

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Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman

Vintage guitars for sale

Rickenbacker 1934 Spanish Tenor Electro Guitar and matching AMP Super Rare

MIAMI, FLORIDA, 33179, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$499000

One of the rarest guitars in the world .for a true collector. All original with matching amp. www flickr com / photos / ericernest / 4518500979... more

1963 Fender Stratocaster with Korina Body. One of 4 in the world Rarest guitar

LADERA RANCH, CALIFORNIA, 92694, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$250000

1963 Fender Stratocaster with Korina Body. Not a reissue, replica or a clone, This is a REAL 1963 Fender Stratocaster with a Korina Body. An article featured in Vintage Guitar Magazine February 2014 issue. In the early 1960's Fender was experimenting with other woods for the Stratocaster, most notably Mahogany for the body. This 1963 Stratocaster has an African Limba wood body, it is also known as Korina, it is factory original!!! This is NOT Mahogany. This is the Same wood that Gibson used in ... more

Woody Guthrie London House Model Southern Jumbo - 1 of 8 in existence -

LAWRENCE, KANSAS, 66044, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$99950

Out of the dust bowl plains of America comes a guitar as unique as the man it is named for. The 2014 Woody Guthrie London House Model Southern Jumbo is one of only eight guitars created from the childhood home of American singer, songwriter, poet, and icon Woody Guthrie. Carefully crafted from the original wood of Guthrie’s boyhood home in Okemah, OK (the home he so lovingly described in his autobiography Bound For Glory), this guitar is the closest one can come to holding the Woody Guthrie ... more

1960 Fender Telecaster, Rare Sunburst finish, Slab Board guitar (FEE1017)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $86365

1960 Fender Telecaster, Exceedingly Rare Sunburst finish, Slab Board, Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, Clay Dots, Spaghetti logo, Single ply white guard, Bridge cover, Nice light weight, Wonderful one owner instrument, VG , Original Brown hard case Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4... more

1942 Martin D-28 Herringbone

LAKE STEVENS, WASHINGTON, 98258, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$84999

Up for sale is this heavenly 1942 Martin D-28 with herringbone trim. With fewer than 100 made in 1942, this prewar Martin is among the rarest and most desirable in existence. It’s also the most beautiful sounding guitar I have ever played. It’s full without being muddy, crisp and clear without being shrill. Everything you would imagine a pre-war Martin to be! The D-28 features a spruce top with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. The neck is a very comfortable soft-V shape which fits ... more

1940 Martin D-28 Herringbone

GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, 01930, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$65000

1940 Martin D-28 Herringbone: Original bridge, Waverly tuners. Original Tuners are in a box and they are working well. Serial No. 76298Plays and sounds great! It has a recently installed K&K Pure Mini passive pickup installed. In the early 1980s, I wanted a prewar D28 and searched far and wide to turn up what I could. I found 3 for sale. George Gruen in Nashville had one. David Grisman had one, and a collecter in Denver, Colorado had one. I bought all 3 with the understanding that I was going to... more

1955 Fender Stratocaster (FEE0636)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $54347

1955 Fender Stratocaster, Sunburst, Beautiful one piece ash body, Maple neck, Spaghetti logo, Bakelite parts, Bridge cover, Tremolo, One owner, Excellent condition, Original Tweed hard case, $40, 900... more

1964 Fender Stratocaster, Very Rare Fiesta Red Electric Guitar (FEE1012)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$51500

1964 Fender Stratocaster, Very Rare Fiesta Red finish, Clay Dots, Spaghetti logo, Green guard, Lively player, Tremolo, Exceedingly cool, Very beautiful, One owner guitar! VG , Original hard case Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4... more

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