Epiphone Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 14 adverts covering a period of 23 years, from 1953 to 1976. Click the images to have a closer look.

Epiphone Emperor - Harry Volpe the Artist Plays Epiphone the Artist Guitar

Harry Volpe the Artist Plays Epiphone the Artist Guitar
Epiphone Emperor - 1953

Epiphone Sheraton - Epiphone Tremotone. Vibrato for the guitar.

Epiphone Tremotone. Vibrato for the guitar.
Epiphone Sheraton - 1962

Epiphone Rivoli - Success Stands Behind This Name - Epiphone

Success Stands Behind This Name - Epiphone
Epiphone Rivoli - 1963

Epiphone Casino - Give Me the Simple Life... and a Great Guitar

Give Me the Simple Life... and a Great Guitar
Epiphone Casino - 1963

Epiphone Casino - These are instruments that go to the top

These are instruments that go to the top
Epiphone Casino - 1964

Epiphone Caiola - Portrait of Guitar Genius with Gifted Guitar

Portrait of Guitar Genius with Gifted Guitar
Epiphone Caiola - 1965

Epiphone Caiola - Tasty Guitar

Tasty Guitar
Epiphone Caiola - 1966

Epiphone Howard Roberts - Jazz guitarist Howard Roberts - Color Him Incredible

Jazz guitarist Howard Roberts - Color Him Incredible
Epiphone Howard Roberts - 1966

Epiphone Riviera - More and More People Every Day Find Us Just That Little Bit Better - In Every Way

More and More People Every Day Find Us Just That Little Bit Better - In Every Way
Epiphone Riviera - 1966

Epiphone Riviera - Now! The Shape of Things To Come

Now! The Shape of Things To Come
Epiphone Riviera - 1967

Epiphone Howard Roberts - Creative Guitar

Creative Guitar
Epiphone Howard Roberts - 1967

Epiphone Riviera - Is There Something Fishy About Epiphone Guitars?

Is There Something Fishy About Epiphone Guitars?
Epiphone Riviera - 1967

Epiphone Electric Guitars - 7 New Epiphones At Fantastic New Prices

7 New Epiphones At Fantastic New Prices
Epiphone Electric Guitars - 1970

Epiphone Casino - Epiphone - world famous quality since 1873

Epiphone - world famous quality since 1873
Epiphone Casino - 1976


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 Epiphone guitars for sale

1965 Epiphone Texan (EPA0200)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4995

1965 Epiphone Texan, Natural finish just like McCartney's, Tortoise guard, Adjustable bridge, All original, Low action, Very fine instrument! Over all in very good condition, although it does have a couple of hairline repairs on the top, It needs no work and sets up great. You will receive it ready to tune up & play. It will ship with a non original hard case. “At Gary’s Classic Guitars we professionally clean, setup & pro pack for safe transit of your new guitar to your door! We would love ... more

VINTAGE TEISCO ELECTRIC GUITAR KNOB SET-VOLUME, TONE- UNIVOX / EPIPHONE JAPAN MIJ

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$55

LATE 60'S - EARLY 70'S. NICE SHAPE. FOR SOLID SPLINED POT SHAFT. THANKS FOR LOOKING! BR 10 / 25 / 18 EBV... more

Epiphone Texan Kalamazoo FT 145 Electro Acoustic Japan Guitar c1970s 23 / 4 / SP / VG

SYDENHAM, SE26, UNITED KINGDOM

£119

Epiphone Texan Kalamazoo FT 145 Electro Acoustic Japan Guitar c1970s 23 / 4 / SP / VG Condition: In good solid condition - please refer to last photo. This shows some damage to the string pin. This doesn't affect function Please refer closely to photographs Free delivery within the UK... more

Vintage Epiphone Emperor Regent Archtop, Near Mint, W / Hardcase

LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, 53944, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$495

WOW! what a gorgeous guitar. this is a 90's vintage Epiphone Emperor Regent archtop guitar built in Korea. It is a jumbo blonde archtop with mini humbucker. It plays and sounds amazing and gorgeous too. Very well made and a great price for this guitar with original hard case. Case shows some wear but solid condition. Pictures are part of this description.... more

Vintage 1970s Epiphone JAPAN FT-130 Caballero Guitar With Original Case

CLEVELAND, OHIO, 44130, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$175

Vintage Epiphone Caballero FT-130 Acoustic Guitar the guitar sat in the closet for years, all original, with Epiphone Chipboard Case. The guitar will need to be cleaned up, and set up to your playing preference, i will include a new set of strings. Guitar is in good shape, dirty and dusty from years in the closet . Priced this one to sell Fast... more

1966 Epiphone FT-79 Texan Natural Acoustic Guitar Original "Blackbird" Guitar

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2699

This vintage 1966 Epiphone FT-79 Texan has that crisp, clear and vibrant tone these are so well known for. The guitar Paul McCartney wrote Blackbird on and many others. Tone is out of this world, great for recording especially. The guitar is in generally excellent condition, but it does have a repair on the lower bout side, as well as two professionally filled small holes on the top. All work was professionally done and it does not affect the tone or playability, it simply makes the guitar more ... more

Vintage 1961 Epiphone Broadway Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar Natural

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

$3199

Vintage 1961 Epiphone Broadway Arch Top Electric Guitar. Has a slim neck that is super easy to get around with a comfortable, quick feel. Plays great in every position with a smooth, quick action. Original mini humbucking pickups sound fantastic. They are super warm, clear and focused with a woody, punchy attack. The neck pickup has a super fat, round tone great for jazz and blues, and the bridge pickup has a jangle that is perfect for old school rock and roll and country tones. Excellent ... more

Vintage 1982 Made Epiphone Electric Guitar

BUFFALO, NEW YORK, 14201, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$799

Hello, This is a Vintage Gibson Made / Script logo Epiphone Special SG Guitar. I have had many Gibson made guitars and this is for sure Gibson made quality. The guitar has the same serial number system on the back of the head-stock and also reads Made In The USA, ,, Overall, The guitar has been fully processed on my bench. The guitar plays great. The action is good. The bridge is fully adjustable. The finish does have plenty of play wear, checking, a few little touch ups The guitar looks to ... more
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