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.

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

Gibson Les Paul Standard - Les Paul Says: It

Les Paul Says: It's Gibson
Gibson Les Paul Standard - 1956

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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

Gibson Vintage Reissue Electric Guitar Strings

Gibson Vintage Reissue Strings

These Gibson strings are made to the original 1950s specifications - pure nickel with a great tone - the perfect choice for vintage Gibson (and other) guitars


Vintage guitars for sale

Hofner Senator Electric Guitar 1959 / 1960

CALDICOT, NP26, UNITED KINGDOM

£695

Hofner Senator Electric Guitar 1959 / 1960. One of the first made with a truss rod. Desirable original 'Toaster' pickup which sounds great. Electrics are working apart from the tone switch next to the volume pot which doesn't seem to work, to my ears anyway. The other two switches definitely work. Pot code of 1959. Registered on the Vintage Höfner website. Replacement genuine Höfner machine heads fitted but the original, fully funtioning, excellent condition machine heads are included in the ... more

Boulder Creek- Riptide Barotone Uke With case

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, 33913, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$545

Up For your consideration. A beautiful Uke From Boulder Creek instruments. The Uke is in Like New condition. No scrapes, scratches or dings. Has a very nice case that is included with it. The model is called Riptide It has a lot of nice inlay around the body and a beautiful rosewood back and sides. Thanks for looking The tuning I use is the bottom four strings of a guitar D-G-B-E... more

VINTAGE HONDO GUITAR MODEL # H90S classical

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, 37211, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $159

VINTAGE HONDO GUITAR MODEL # H90S classical, has normal wear and use marks such as light scuffs and scratches especially on the pick guard, needs to be restrung, see all pics All item are described to the best of my abilities, please make sure you view all pictures and ask any necessary questions before purchasing / bidding. Regarding any comics that I have listed I am not a certified comic grader and any grading scale I cite is a conservative guess. I try to be thorough and check everything but... more

S. Yairi YD-307 USED 1977 with Original Hard Case Naturalcolor

TOKYO, 95125, JAPAN

$2260

This has small scratch marks or paint peeling and dent, but not obtrusive much, Nice condition. Although it is a used item, it can be used without problems. ·This has repaired traces of punishing in the body top. ·All the maintenance is done by technical staff. The neck is straight. Play condition is excellent. The truss rod works as it should. The frets show some wear but they are at 70% life left currently. Body: Spruce, Rosewood Neck: Mahogany Fingerboard: Ebony Includings : Original Hard ... more

Guitar 4 / 4, 7-string, Shekhovo, 1935

KIEV, UKRAINE

$333

Guitar 4 / 4, 7-string, Shekhovo, 1935Guitar in very good working conditionThe guitar has etiquette indicating the year of productionThe guitar is beautifully inlaid with wood, the red-brown varnish is well preserved The guitar has a comfortable wide fingerboard, the mechanics workThe upper deck is made of Russian small-layer northern spruceGuitar Body - MapleGrief - mapleThe neck of the guitar is attached to the body of the guitar with a screwThe sound is thick, strong, noble timbre This is a ... more

Vintage Cintioli Arch Top Guitar Eko, Welson, Crucianelli

ZEPHYRHILLS, FLORIDA, 33540, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$795

This is a nice old vintage archtop guitar. The Whammy Bar missing is the only thing I see that detracts from this guitar. The electronics definitely need cleaned and serviced as with any vintage guitar. The neck looks great, but I'll say it should be checked and set up by a professional to your style. It has the heavy, long lacquer checks from age that I love to see. The name Cintioli appears on the headstock, and with a lot of research and some help from other ebayers, I believe, but can not ... more

1956 Fender Stratocaster String Tree and screw Vintage '56 Strat Exc ! USA

PORTLAND, OREGON, 97218, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$69

1956 Fender Stratocaster String tree and mounting screw Complete your vintage Strat with this original string tree In excellent working order / Patina is that of a 56 year fender part 56 fender Strat for show only Please check out the cool pictures Thank you for looking... more

Epiphone Vintage ET270 Electric Guitar .. Early 1970's

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, 15239, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$320

This is an early 1970's Epiphone ET270 vintager electric guitar. The guitar was made in Japan. It's in nice condition and it's fully functional. Plays and sounds really nice. This model (not the actual guitar) has a history as well in that it was the guitar Kurt Cobain used in his early days. If you google it you'll no doubt see pictures of him with it. Please ask to bid if you have less than 5 positive eBay feedbacks. Please ask to bid if you are out of the continental United States. A word ... more

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