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Vintage guitar advertisements

Vintage advertisements; 12 adverts covering a period of 18 years, from 1961 to 1979. Click the images to have a closer look.

Gretsch Sal Salvador - The Perfect Set-UpGretsch Sal Salvador
The Perfect Set-Up
1961

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville PX 6120 - Theres only one thing as comfortable as the back of this guitarGretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville PX 6120
Theres only one thing as comfortable as the back of this guitar
1963

Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville PX 6120 - DonGretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody / Nashville PX 6120
Don't mess up the mix
1963

Gretsch Guitars - Everything Goes Greater On GretschGretsch Guitars
Everything Goes Greater On Gretsch
1965

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - "Gretsch", Says Chet, "Is Where The Authentic Sound Is."Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122
"Gretsch", Says Chet, "Is Where The Authentic Sound Is."
1966

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - Chet Atkins says: Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122
Chet Atkins says: 'this shape means sucess!'
1966

Gretsch Guitars - Gretsch Puts You in the Swing of ThingsGretsch Guitars
Gretsch Puts You in the Swing of Things
1966

Gretsch Hollow Body Electrics - Are You Cramping Your SyleGretsch Hollow Body Electrics
Are You Cramping Your Syle
1967

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - When you call a guitar a name it better be goodGretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122
When you call a guitar a name it better be good
1969

Gretsch Roc Jet - Introducing the Gretsch Roc Jet - An Exceedingly Fine GuitarGretsch Roc Jet
Introducing the Gretsch Roc Jet - An Exceedingly Fine Guitar
1971

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - Give Your Sound the Professional EdgeGretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122
Give Your Sound the Professional Edge
1972

Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - The Country GentlemanGretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122
The Country Gentleman
1979

Vintage acoustic guitar advertisements

Gretsch Flat tops - Listen Closely to this Page and Hear what a Gretsch Flat Top Guitar Sounds LikeGretsch Flat tops
Listen Closely to this Page and Hear what a Gretsch Flat Top Guitar Sounds Like
1969


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



US ebay listings

GRETSCH Corvette VINTAGE 1964 - Rare 3+3 headstock - Exc OSHC

Current price: $1200.00
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Time left: 39m
Gretsch Expandafuzz vintage fuzz pedal expanda rare tonebender treble booster

Current price: $349.00
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Time left: 14h 32m
RARE 70'S GRETSCH FILTERTRON PICKUP SURROUNDS GOLD VINTAGE NOS

Current price: $49.00
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Time left: 2d 20h 43m
RARE Vintage 70's Playboy HF Modulator by Gretsch in good cond. Hendrix blues .

Current price: $225.00
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Time left: 3d 13h 59m
Gretsch Super Chet vintage 1974 ORIGINAL OHSC RARE Burgundy arch top USA Archtop

Current price: $3250.00
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Time left: 28d 17h 4m
Rare Vintage Dorado by Gretsch 9139 Six 6 String Classical Acoustic Guitar Japan

Current price: $295.00
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Time left: 1d 9h 46m
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UK ebay listings

GRETSCH 6120 - CHET ATKINS G BRAND - 1956 WESTERN ORANGE -RARE VINTAGE GRETSCH!

Current price: £9500.00
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Time left: 27d 9h 25m
RARE 70'S GRETSCH FILTERTRON PICKUP SURROUNDS GOLD VINTAGE NOS

Current price: £31.34
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Time left: 2d 20h 43m
GRETSCH Corvette VINTAGE 1964 - Rare 3+3 headstock - Exc OSHC

Current price: £767.46
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Time left: 39m
GRETSCH WHITE FALCON - DOUBLE CUT - 1969 - RARE VINTAGE GRETSCH!

Current price: £8295.00
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Time left: 28d 10h 30m
Rare Vintage Dorado by Gretsch 9139 Six 6 String Classical Acoustic Guitar Japan

Current price: £188.67
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Time left: 1d 9h 46m
HOFNER SENATOR - 1959 - BLONDE - RARE VINTAGE HOFNER!

Current price: £695.00
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Time left: 29d 7h 43m
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German ebay listings

1979 Gretsch 7629 Comitee Bass - Natural - Rare!!

Current price: €1480.00
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Time left: 8d 11h 6m
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