Ampeg Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 7 adverts covering a period of 7 years, from 1968 to 1975. Click the images to have a closer look.

Ampeg Amplifiers - The look of kinetic sound

The look of kinetic sound
Ampeg Amplifiers - 1968

Ampeg SVT - Ampeg Amps - Built to be Worked Hard

Ampeg Amps - Built to be Worked Hard
Ampeg SVT - 1971

Ampeg VT-22 - Ampeg Adventure Comics

Ampeg Adventure Comics
Ampeg VT-22 - 1971

Ampeg VT-40 - Feel the sound

Feel the sound
Ampeg VT-40 - 1972

Ampeg VT-22 - Ampeg VT-22. 80 Pounds of Undying Devotion

Ampeg VT-22. 80 Pounds of Undying Devotion
Ampeg VT-22 - 1972

Ampeg Amplifiers - A Little Softer than Your Average Act of God

A Little Softer than Your Average Act of God
Ampeg Amplifiers - 1972

Ampeg Amplifiers - When The Performance is Over, Our Amps Show What They

When The Performance is Over, Our Amps Show What They're Made Of
Ampeg Amplifiers - 1975


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 Ampeg guitars for sale

Vintage Bass Guitar 1967 Ampeg ASB-1 DEVIL BASS rare only 75 made USA

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARKANSAS, 71913, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7995

Vintage 1967 Ampeg ASB-1 4-string Electric Devil Bass Guitar. This is a rare instrument! Between 1966 to 1967 Ampeg made approximately 100 of these basses, 25 of which were fretless. This is a fretted one, making this rare bass 1 out of 75. It is all original except for the screw washer and gear on the tuner for the high "G" string. This Bass has plenty of play-wear marks, scratches, typical dings and finish checking. The action is a little high and the electronics are in perfect working order. ... more

1968 Ampeg ASB-1 "Devil Bass" rare example all original condition !

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33327, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $7871

WE ARE FLORIDA'S OLDEST VINTAGE GUITAR SHOP ! c 1968 Ampeg ASB-1 "Devil Bass" getting scarce this is Ampeg's coolest Bass ! This is the coolest Ampeg design with its dynamic style unlike anything in its day, its Red to Black Sunburst finish has its wear & typical flaking of clear coat, yet has a real cool vibe to its overall appearance, this Devil shape has become Ampeg’s most radical bass with its very sharp horns & cut outs in its body, its scroll shaped upright bass styled Headstock has ... more

1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong mint

FRANKLIN, OHIO, 45005, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5998

1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong guitar, mint & original hard case sustain .very few made, interchangeable pick-up one of the coolest guitars made Detailed item info Product InformationThe Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexi Guitar features a clear acrylic polymer body and interchangeable pickups. And no, this is not your average guitar. The pickups include 1 single-blade Rock Treble and 1 dual-blade Sustain Treble. In addition to their swap-ability, " they are supported tonally by a rosewood bridge with ... more

1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong near mint

FRANKLIN, OHIO, 45005, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4998

1970 AMPEG DAN ARMSTRONG CLEAR LUCITE BASS NEAR MINT RARE ORIG. HARD CASE Exceptional bass with a powerful pick-up, slight hairline on guard at the input jack, these basses fill the full spectrum of sound, once you see one you never forget it, outstanding sound with outstanding looks. BASS HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED AND SETUP WITH NEW STRINGS. SAFELY PACKED. PLEASE CALL World wide shipping available Prior to purchase all international customers must contact us for permission to buy & for a ... more

1968 AMPEG AEB-1 Bass all original killer cool & rare example.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33327, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $4589

WE ARE FLORIDA'S OLDEST VINTAGE GUITAR SHOP ! 1968 AMPEG AEB-1 Bass an all original bad boy getting rarer every year ! Beat but sweet factory Sunburst finish all over, the AEB-1 (fretted) and the AUB-1 (fretless) were the first horizontal electric basses of Ampeg’s own design, and they are the most commonly recognized of all the Ampeg Basses, they feature a scroll headstock, similar to Ampeg’s Baby Bass, and a rounded body with two large F-holes that go all the way through the body, its fat ... more

1971 Ampeg Dan Armstrong, See-Thru Lucite guitar (DAN0011)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4395

1971 Ampeg Dan Armstrong, See-Thru Lucite guitar, Original RB pickup, Rosewood fingerboard, Cool model, Ready to enjoy! EC, Vintage hard case, Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4... more

1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong Lucite Bass owned by Jim Ellison of Material Issue

MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA, 92562, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $4305

FREE SHIPPING TO THE "LOWER 48 " !CHECK OUT OUR SUPERB FEEDBACK FOR YOURSELF!CALL FOR A HANDS ON DESCRIPTION OF ALL OF OUR INSTRUMENTS!Guitars West, Inc This piece being offered was owned by the late Jim Ellison of Material Issue (Chicago, IL). We are honored to be able to list several pieces from his extensive collection. This is one of the few basses Jim owned and we are lucky to have it. This is a 1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong "Plexi" Lucite Bass. This model was first introduced at NAMM in 1969. ... more

1966 AMPEG AEB-1 Bass - All original with Brand New HSC Great Condition

TEMPE, ARIZONA, 85281, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4200

AMPEG AEB-1 Bass 1966 AMPEG AEB-1 Bass an all original getting rarer every year ! The AEB-1 (fretted) and the AUB-1 (fretless) were the first horizontal electric basses of Ampeg’s own design, and they are the most commonly recognized of all the Ampeg Basses, Featuring a scroll headstock, similar to Ampeg’s Baby Bass, and a rounded body with two large F-holes that go all the way through the body Fat neck & scroll headstock are stunning, Built-in pickup system is like an upright bass installed... more

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