BEL Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

BEL Cavern Deluxe - No Warm Up - Instant Response

No Warm Up - Instant Response
BEL Cavern Deluxe - 1965


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 Bel guitars for sale

Vintage Guitar String Advertising Box, Bell Brand, National Music String, G

NORFOLK, NEW YORK, 13667, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $38

Content and condition as photoed. Message with questions. FREE SHIPPING... more

Bill Lawrence Black Label S2 Vintage Stevie Ray Vaughan Strat Middle Pickup

NATIONAL CITY, CALIFORNIA, 91950, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$39

Bill Lawrence Black Label S2 Vintage Stevie Ray Vaughan Strat Middle Pickup --> --> Description Bill Lawrence Black Label S2 Vintage Stevie Ray Vaughan Strat Middle Pickup Originally Built for Stevie Ray Vaughan Black Label Vintage Pickup Series S2 Single Coil Strat Middle Pickup Exposed Pole Pieces, No Cover DC Resistance: 5 6k Five Year Warranty The Bill Lawrence S2 Black Label is a single coil vintage style Strat middle pickup. This is the same pickup that Bill Lawrence USA made for Stevie ... more

Kmise A1003 Set Of Piece Belcat BS01A-BK Alnico V Vintage Single Coil Pickup,

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10001, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$39

AB SHOP Free Expedite Shipping. 30 Days Guarantee. Kmise A1003 1 Set of 3 Piece Belcat BS01A-BK Alnico V Vintage Single Coil Pickup, Black Musical Instruments Gallery Product Description Features If we can't repair it, we'll replace it or reimburse the purchase price with an e-gift card No deductibles or added costs Parts, labor and shipping included Includes 24 / 7 tech support. File a claim online or by phone 24 / 7 Drops, spills and cracked screens covered from day one. Other breakdowns ... more

1960s Gibson Epiphone Reflector Top Hat Knob fr Tal Farlow & Amplifiers No Label

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

$49

1960s Gibson & Epiphone Reflector Knob Rare non-labeled version of the Gibson / Epiphone Kalamazoo "Top Hat" reflector knob as found on guitars like the Tal Farlow and several tube amplifiers under both the Epiphone and Gibson brands. The clear portions of plastic have yellowed with age. No breaks, mods, or repairs. Not a reproduction- this is a real used 1960s Gibson Kalamazoo item! Shipping Note: We insist that parts valued over $20 are shipped with First Class insurance in order to protect ... more

Bill Lawrence Black Label S2 Vintage Stevie Ray Vaughan Middle Pickup

NATIONAL CITY, CALIFORNIA, 91950, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$54

Bill Lawrence Black Label S2 Vintage Stevie Ray Vaughan Middle Pickup At Music Store Live we're all musicians like you, and we know how hard it can be to afford all the gear that you want and need. We encourage you to make us an offer. Often times, you'll be pleasantly surprised! Additionally, don't hesitate to contact us regarding financing options. We'll do everything we can to help get that next piece of gear into your hands. Manufacturer's Description Originally Built for Stevie Ray Vaughan ... more

ORIGINAL HARMONY REBEL H-82 GUITAR TUNERS TUNING PEGS MACHINE HEADS BOBCAT H-81

SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA, 28387, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$54

THESE ARE ORIGINAL OFF A 1971 HARMONY H-82 REBEL INLINE 6 TUNERS, ALL ORIGINAL WITH 3 OF THE ORIGINAL BUSHINGS, THEY ARE ALSO DUPLICATES FOR OTHER POPULAR GUITARS OF THE PERIOD LIKE KAY SILVERTONE ETC AND OTHER INLINE 6 HARMONY'S , THESE ARE IN VERY NICE CONDITION FOR THE AGE, I HAVE NOT TRIED TO CLEAN THEM AND THEY SHOULD CLEAN UP NICELY GOOD FOR YOUR PROJECT OR RESTORATION... more

Vintage 1959 Gibson Black Bell Bonnet Knob Gibson Les Paul Custom, Jr 1960 KN4

FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA, 94534, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$75

Vintage Original 1950's Gibson Black Bonnet Knobs 1960 1 knobHas small chip missing As pictured USPS Fully insured shipping to Lower 48 states $7 00 We ship Worldwide California Residents are Required to Add 8 63% Sales Tax 0420KN4... more

Vintage Yamaha Red Label FG-75 Acoustic Guitar 1972

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, 14625, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$75

Yamaha FG-75 Red Label Acoustic Guitar To enhance playability, I sanded the saddle, added ramps in the bridge to maintain the break angle of the strings and replaced the bridge pins. Everything else is original, as far as I know. The 1st three frets show a little bit of wear under the b and e strings, but not to the extent that it affects single notes or chord playing. Fretted and open notes play with no buzzing. Height of the low E string at the 12th fret is between 3 mm and 3 25 mm. (please ... more

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