Dan Armstrong Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 3 adverts covering a period of 3 years, from 1970 to 1973. Click the images to have a closer look.

Dan Armstrong Electric Guitars - Love at First Sound

Love at First Sound
Dan Armstrong Electric Guitars - 1970

Dan Armstrong London - Dan Armstrong Guitars and Basses

Dan Armstrong Guitars and Basses
Dan Armstrong London - 1973

Dan Armstrong London - Dan Armstrong

Dan Armstrong
Dan Armstrong London - 1973


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 Dan armstrong guitars for sale

1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong Clear Lucite Bass Guitar

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA, 18018, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1699

More pics to follow 1970 Dan Armstrong Clear Lucite Bass Guitar. Serial number D 205x A. . Maple neck with rosewood fretboard. A few light scratches here and there. Light playing wear to back of neck and perfect neck angle makes this 30 25" scale neck  DA play like butter. Setup with string height 3 / 16" at 12th fret. Some refractive lines under the top surface where right hand fore arm contour is .Area is certainly smooth to the touch and seems to exist just below top surface when viewed from... more

1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong Clear Lucite Bass w / New Hard Case

DALLAS, TEXAS, 75240, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1499

Very Good Condition. Some light scratching on body and some dings on back of neck & headstock. Pickup has top plastic material missing but works perfectly. Recently setup. Kept in my air-conditioned studio for the past 5 years.... more

Vintage Ampeg Dan Armstrong Lucite Clear 1970 1969 Plexi w / OHSC Keith Richards

CORONA, CALIFORNIA, 92882, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2450

Original Ampeg Dan Armstrong "Plexi" Guitar w / OHSC Vintage '69 (or '70?) Dan Armstrong in great shape, plays wonderfully up and down the neck with nice low action and the electronics sound great. These guitars are such sleepers, they're iconic, sound and play amazing but are still affordable. Grab it while you can! I'm only selling this one to fund another vintage purchase, so it's only available for a limited time. Comes with the original RT (Rock Treble) pickup, which was standard equipment ... more

Original 1969 Dan Armstrong Bass Guitar Pickup

TEANECK, NEW JERSEY, 07666, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$325

Original pickup for the original Ampeg Dan Armstrong lucite bass. Like almost all of them, the brown rubbery pickup cover cracked a bit. Kent Armstrong himself repaired it. Works fine. Shipping included for the US lower 48 states. Will ship anywhere in the world. Contact me for international shipping. May be picked up in northern NJ, near NYC's George Washington Bridge.... more

1980's VINTAGE DAN ARMSTRONG ACTIVE HUMBUCKING PICKUP-HOT BRIDGE POSITION

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$39

SUPER HOT DAN ARMSTONG HUMBUCKER. NOT FOR THE FAINTHEARTED! THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong Lucite Bass owned by Jim Ellison of Material Issue

MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA, 92562, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

£2501

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 This piece being offered was owned by the late Jim Ellison of Material Issue (Chicago, IL). We are honored to be able to list several pieces from his extensive collection. This is one of the few basses Jim owned and we are lucky to have it. This is a 1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong "Plexi" Lucite Bass. This model was first introduced at NAMM in 1969. ... more

Dan Armstrong Vintage Ampeg Bass 4 String

WELLSVILLE, NEW YORK, 14895, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2199

Dan Armstrong Vintage Ampeg Bass 4 String 1969 / 1970 Era Serial # D1103A All Original except strap buttons (Dunlop) Nut (brass) and thumb rest ( walnut) to my knowledge. In excellent shape for age See pics!! I can ship with Anvil Case converted to fit shape, but it may be costly due to weight / size. We could arrange for some other option on case. Weight 9lbs 10oz Nut aprox. 1 9 / 16" handle on case is cobbled together / works but not pretty... more

1969 Dan Armstrong / Ampeg Plexi 4-String Bass Guitar D734A + Original Case

MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, 28117, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3495

1969 Dan Armstrong / Ampeg Plexi 4-String Bass Guitar D734A Original Case an instrument that needs n introduction, all original bass, one tiny hairline split on the edge of the neck adjacent to the SN, ages old glue line repair. Everything works perfectly, original case, center catch and headstock end catch both work, bottom of body catch does not work, case is solid and closes properly vintage Rickenbacker "Phantsmagorian" sticker on the case... more

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