Music Man Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 14 adverts covering a period of 5 years, from 1975 to 1980. Click the images to have a closer look.

Music Man 212HD-130 - Black Magic?

Black Magic?
Music Man 212HD-130 - 1975

Music Man amplifiers - Music Man Discovers Music Man

Music Man Discovers Music Man
Music Man amplifiers - 1976

Music Man Stingray - At Last You Have A Choice

At Last You Have A Choice
Music Man Stingray - 1976

Music Man amplifiers - Never Fear Music Man Is Here

Never Fear Music Man Is Here
Music Man amplifiers - 1976

Music Man Stingray - We Came To Play

We Came To Play
Music Man Stingray - 1976

Music Man Stingray - For The Music Man Who Hears The Difference

For The Music Man Who Hears The Difference
Music Man Stingray - 1976

Music Man Stingray - For The Music Man Who Hears The Difference

For The Music Man Who Hears The Difference
Music Man Stingray - 1977

Music Man Stingray - Projection Percusion And Punch!

Projection Percusion And Punch!
Music Man Stingray - 1977

Music Man Stingray - When A Better Bass Was Made... Music Man Made It

When A Better Bass Was Made... Music Man Made It
Music Man Stingray - 1977

Music Man Sabre - Introducing The All New Sabre Guitar

Introducing The All New Sabre Guitar
Music Man Sabre - 1978

Music Man amplifiers - Come To Where The Action Is

Come To Where The Action Is
Music Man amplifiers - 1979

Music Man Sabre - The All New Sabre Bass

The All New Sabre Bass
Music Man Sabre - 1979

Music Man 112 - More Black Magic

More Black Magic
Music Man 112 - 1979

Music Man Stingray - One good thing leads to another

One good thing leads to another
Music Man Stingray - 1980


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 Music man guitars for sale

1979 MUSIC MAN STINGRAY - WALNUT - ANDY BAXTER BASS

LEEDS, LS8, UNITED KINGDOM

£2795

1979 MUSIC MAN STINGRAY - WALNUT SERIAL: B011003 - WEIGHT: 9l bs 10 oz *All stock can be tried out at our showroom. Email or call for an appointment* Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd - Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 * By appointment * 1979 Musicman Stingray in excellent condition. Walnut finish, Black pickguard, Maple neck & fretboard. Equipped with a 2 band EQ, epoxy coated preamp and through-body stringing There are a few small scuffs / dings in the finish and some light lacquer checking but nothing ... more

RARE Vintage 1978 Leo Fender Music Man StingRay II Control Plate Repair Parts

NEW EGYPT, NEW JERSEY, 08533, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$50

RARE Vintage 1978 Leo Fender Music Man StingRay II Control Plate . Original not a repro. Comes with original switch. I do not know if it works . Repair Parts. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Parcel Select Ground.... more

1986 Vintage Musicman 4 string bass guitar

RUSHDEN, NN10, UNITED KINGDOM

£1300

Music Man 4 string Bass guitar, made by Ernie Ball. IMO - 1986 Vintage Serial no B023462 This guitar is totally original with many marks ( see photographs ) but I did not want to have it refurbed, I can list more photographs. EB brought Music Man in 1984 and also inherited old MM ( Pre EB ) parts. EB used these parts on their first Basses. This explains why this bass has an older Pre EB bridge with a 'B' serial followed by 6 digits. At the same time of using the Pre EB parts, EB commenced using ... more

1970s Pre Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 1 Electric Guitar

ONARGA, ILLINOIS, 60955, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

1970s Pre Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 1 Electric Guitar. Condition is Used. I cannot find a whole lot of information on this guitar. What I do know I have learned from helpful people at guitar centers and guitar stores around Illinois and surrounding states. I also received some information from people online. It was made in the mid-1970s. The color is Inca Silver, which yellows due to aging creating the gold color. I have learned that this color is one of the more rare colors for a pre Ernie ... more

MUSICMAN GUITAR AMP 212 ca 1974 NEAR MINT ORIGINAL OWNER

RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY, 07450, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1650

Great guitar amplifier I used on daily basic during towards my end of professional years. Original owner near MINT condition original amp cover. Tubes replaced long time ago. I am not sure exact year I purchased It is early 70's and early amps during transition did came with an option to order speaker of your choice with EV, Altec, including JBL's This amp originally came with EV's However, I noticed referring to my notes replaced with JBL at the later day This done by a close friend that I let ... more

Ernie Ball 6 string Music Man Silhouette Bass 1988 Never played

TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY, 08753, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7500

This is a one of a kind six string bass that was made for a well known Artist in 1988. It wasn't played and given to me as a gift. I've had a few musician's play it for a few minutes and they were in love. It's time to find this beauty a new home.... more

1960s Fender Rotary Pickup Selector Knob For XII - Daka USA Musicman

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 84105, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $39

1960s Fender XII Pickup Selector Knob Rare '60s Fender XII Rotary Pickup selector knob. Original Flat-head grub screw still present. It is the same knob Leo Fender used on the Stingray I and Stingray II Musicman guitars in the mid-to-late 1970s except the grub-screw on those were hex-head. Finish your restoration today! Shipping Note: We insist that parts valued over $20 are shipped with First Class insurance in order to protect ourselves as well as you, our customers! SKU# T420... more

1970's Music Man 212 HD 65 2x12 guitar TUBE amp amplifier combo PLAYS PERFECT

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, 32935, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$699

Vintage 1979 Music Man 212 HD 65 2x12 tube guitar amp combo. LOCAL PICKUP CLEVELAND OH SUBURB This listing is for a clean Vintage 1970s Music Man HD 212 65 2x12 tube guitar amp combo This is the holy grail of Music Man amps of the late 70's ORIGINAL MUSIC MAN SPEAKERSThe amp has been serviced with a new tubes. The amp is in original condition with no mods. The amp has just been checked over and in in perfect working order. The amp sounds great!. Cosmetically the amp is in good used condition. It... more

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