Acoustic Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

Vintage advertisements; 6 adverts covering a period of 1 years, from 1969 to 1970. Click the images to have a closer look.

Acoustic Amplifiers - Meet Our Friends - The Spirit

Meet Our Friends - The Spirit
Acoustic Amplifiers - 1969

Acoustic Amplifiers - Meet Our Friends - Blind Faith

Meet Our Friends - Blind Faith
Acoustic Amplifiers - 1969

Acoustic Amplifiers - Meet Our Friends.... The Chambers Brothers

Meet Our Friends.... The Chambers Brothers
Acoustic Amplifiers - 1969

Acoustic Amplifiers - Meet Our Friends - Albert King and Chuck Berry

Meet Our Friends - Albert King and Chuck Berry
Acoustic Amplifiers - 1969

Acoustic Amplifiers - Acoustic Can Offer Unlimited Sound To Infinite Capacity

Acoustic Can Offer Unlimited Sound To Infinite Capacity
Acoustic Amplifiers - 1970

Acoustic Amplifiers - Acoustic

Acoustic's Just Invented The PA System
Acoustic Amplifiers - 1970


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 Acoustic guitars for sale

Most Rare! 1941 Vega C-86 Advanced Model Archtop Acoustic in Sunburst with OHSC

MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA, 92562, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $12117

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 Oof is right. Rarer than a can of Dandelion & Burdock, me thinks! This is a 1941 Vega C-86 "Advanced Model " , serial# 41088, archtop acoustic in Sunburst. According to folklore (and Archtopdotcom), this is one of the most sought-after models by pre-war acoustic & Vega collectors alike. The C-86 is the highest end C Series, and is one of the ... more

1961 Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar (GIA0776)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $8075

1961 Gibson Hummingbird, Beautiful Cherry sunburst finish, Early example, Gold hardware, Single lined Kluson tuners, 1 & 11 / 16’th inches wide at the nut, Pro minor headstock hairline repair, Brazilian Rosewood bridge with White ceramic insert, Fabulous guitar, VG , Original Brown Hard case, $5, 995 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4... more

Alvarez 5058 9-String Acoustic Electric Guitar with HSC Made in Japan 1981

WEST BEND, WISCONSIN, 53095, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$599

This listing is for a somewhat rare Alvarez 5058 9-string acoustic electric guitar. These were only made for a couple of years. I believe this one is 1981. Specifications for this guitar include a solid spruce top, laminated rosewood back and sides, multi-ply body binding, a 20-fret bound rosewood fretboard with diamond / snowflake inlays, a uniquely shaped rosewood headstock overlay with the Alvarez logo, chrome tuners arranged in a 3 6 configuration, a rosewood bridge, a faux-tortoiseshell ... more

Vintage Global Acoustic Guitar for parts or repair

EAST FALMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, 02536, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $106

Vintage Global Acoustic Guitar for parts or repair. Selling guitar AS IS or for parts or repair. Condition is still good. Some parts needs to be fixed or replaced. Check pictures to see actual condition. Shipping InformationShips in 24 hours with tracking number(one business day)Feedback and customer satisfaction is important to me. If you get this item and it's not exactly as described, I will pay for return shipping and give you a full refund once I receive the item back. 30 days returns Free ... more

Vintage 1986 Guild F-44 USA made Acoustic Guitar

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA, 18020, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2400

For sale in our beautiful shop in Bethlehem, PA is this example of a very nice Guild F44 with a spruce top and figured Maple back, sides and neck. This guitar plays, looks and sounds great. It includes the original hard shell case. What a nice guitar! The top is solid Spruce and the back and sides are highly figured solid Maple. It is almost unnoticeable and hard to see in pictures, but there has been a small interior crack repair on the side of the body / upper bout, with a cleat inside. The ... more

Vintage Original Martin 0-16NY Small Bodied Acoustic Guitar With Hard Shell Case

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10002, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $4034

This is probably the nicest example of a Martin 0-16NY we have ever had or seen. It plays and sounds remarkable, and it's crack free and issue free. Tone is out of this world, warm and sweet. Neck angle is perfect and it plays with a good low action and no buzz or issue. Comes with a nice hard case, too. Guitar is exactly as pictured. Buyer pays $75 shipping in the USA, $125 to Hawaii or Alaska, $300 International, & $350 for Australia. Pay Pal Accepted. International Buyers – Please Note: ... more

Vintage TELLENO Acoustic Guitar OLD parlor 1940's Excellent Condition Harmony

BUFFALO, NEW YORK, 14225, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $404

This is super clean, Plays great Look Great . This is a Harmony Made Guitar comes with soft shell case .Great guitar . all real wood ... more

Acoustic Hondo Guitar Model H305 Wooden Made In Korea 37"

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, 66212, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$55

For sale is an acoustic Hondo guitar. As you can see it is used with a little bit of wear but it is still fully functional. The neck is connected fully and the bridge / saddle are in fully functional shape. The tuning pegs are all intact and work. One string is hanging loose. There are some scratches on the back of the guitar and neck and some white marks on the body. It is 37" long. See pics. Perfect starter guitar. I will pack with care... more

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