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

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