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

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp w / Vibrato & Reverb

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1149

Up for sale, a 1963 Ampeg B-12-XY recently serviced and in perfect working order. One of the physically larger and complex designs in the Portaflex series, the B-12-XY features both vibrato and reverb through a ported cabinet outfitted with a Celestion Vintage 30 speaker. Stocked with a combination of original preamp valves and newer JJ power and rectifier tubes, the B-12-XY delivers a tone that has warmth, clarity and the rich overdrive characteristics commonly associated with Ampeg's best ... more

1986 Eminence SVT 10" Bass Guitar Speaker 32 ohm This is from a Ampeg SVT 8 X10

BUFFALO, NEW YORK, 14225, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$59

1986 Eminence SVT 10" Bass Guitar Speaker 32 ohm This is from a Ampeg SVT 8 X10 1986 Eminence SVT 10" Bass Guitar Speaker 32 ohm This is from a Ampeg SVT 8 X10(#5) This has a few repairs with super glue. sounds good sold as is . add 16 00 for west coast. CA, WA, FL, TX, CO, NV, WA... more

Vintage Ampeg J12 1959

MONTEREY, TENNESSEE, 38574, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$650

Vintage Ampeg J12 1959. I've had this amp sitting around for over 20 years. Transformers are original. Shaw Audio (http: / / shawaudio com) just went through it and everything works like it should. I have tried to show pics of everything. Shipping lower 48 only.... more

Vintage 1970's Ampeg Model G 100 Vintage Guitar Amp Solid State G100

TIMMONSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, 29161, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$189

Vintage 1970's Ampeg Model G 100 Vintage Guitar Amp 100Watt 20 tall x 19 wide x 9 deep 35lbs... more

Ampeg Dan Armstrong Electric Guitar

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA, 92701, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $1029

Used Ampeg Dan Armstrong Electric Guitar. Sounds and plays great. Has a few scuffs and dings on it. Comes just how you see it. If you have any questions please ask. Thanks... more

Vintage 1970s Ampeg B-15S Vintage Fliptop Portaflex Tube Amplifier - Near Mint!

CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA, 91302, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1499

Vintage 1970s Ampeg B-15S Vintage Fliptop Portaflex Tube Amplifier - Near Mint!. Condition is Used. Local pickup only. 1970s Ampeg B-15S Portaflex tube amplifier in near mint, collector-grade condition and in perfect working orderBased on the V4 preamp and powered by a pair of 7027A power tubes for a robust 60 watt output3-way EQ curve rotary switch labeled Bass / Flat / GuitarVolume, Bass, Treble controls familiar to any B-15, 4 inputs (one for each channel and an additional pair of "bright" ... more

Vintage 1970's ampeg vt-40

DELAND, FLORIDA, 32721, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$375

Very cool 1975 Ampeg VT40 60W 4-10" CTS speakers. Has Reverb and distortion control for a high gain tone. These amps were used by the Rolling Stones for both on stage and recording back in the day. One Switch for treble boost is a bit scratchy. Incredible powerful and Beautiful sounding amp. Ampeg's answer to the Fender super Reverb with whole lot more to offer. Local pickup only.... more

1974 Dan Armstrong London Model 341 Electric Guitar - Ampeg Plexi - Bowie

ENFIELD, EN1, UNITED KINGDOM

£1399

This Dan Armstrong London Guitar is a very rare thing indeed - only 333 guitars and basses were made. Probably better known for his Ampeg Plexi guitar which was famously played by the Rolling Stones in 1969, Dan used a very similar body shape for this wood bodied guitar. It features a Honduran Mahogany body, which is reminiscent of a ’50s Les Paul Jr —Dan’s favorite guitar. The neck is also Honduran Mahogany, while the fretboard is Rosewood. The solid, fat Mahogany body gives the guitar a ... more

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