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

1967 or 1968 Epiphone Casino Cherry Red E230TDC

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, 10309, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$15000

A 1967 or 1968 Epiphone Casino Cherry Red E-230TDC Serial # 350072 semi-hollow electric guitar, having twin single coil pickups with chrome covers, vibrato arm and tune-o-matic adjustable bridge. Manufactured by EPIPHONE inc. KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN. Comes with the original black Excelsior hard shell case which has protected this beautiful vintage guitar since it was purchased new. I have owned this Epiphone Guitar since I was 12 years old. Set-up and restring was performed in 2010 by Mandolin ... more

1961 Epiphone Coronet Cherry Red, Rare Electric Guitar (#EPE0200)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $10603

1961 Epiphone Coronet, Cherry Red, Rare instrument, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, Great feeling wide neck, P-90 pickup, Stud tail, Three on a side Kluson tuners, Weighs only 6 lbs, Plays great! EC, Beautiful original hard case, $7, 995 “We professionally clean setup & pro pack for safe transit to your door! Your business would be appreciated ”... more

Vintage c. 1979 Epiphone PR 725 acoustic guitar, Japan

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, 44504, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$250

C. 1979 Epiphone PR 725 spruce / m y dreadnought made in Japan. A nice guitar from Epi's transition between the bolt-on models of the 70's and the Korean et al. manufacture of more recent times. Beautiful woods, but they're all laminates. Handsome multi-ply maple binding on body. Superb condition, except for some minor damage from some knucklehead dropping it (see pics). Really quite minor - just some cracking of the top along the edge of the bass side bottom, and a few small cracks near the ... more

Vintage 1964 Epiphone Olympic Double Guitar Pickguard Original Stickon E Epsilon

FRUITLAND PARK, FLORIDA, 34731, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$295

Excellent Original 1964 Olympic Double Pickguard with original stick on E Epsilon logo or what is also referred to as the slashed C logo. Logo is down facing which is correct for the 1964 model year. Some yellowing of plastic has occurred with age. Finish has a nice gloss and patina only a very few scratches. No breaks or cracks or extra drilled holes. This is one rare guard perfect for completing your vintage restoration project. Carefully packed and ships USPS Priority Insured for Free.... more

1970's Epiphone 6512 Acoustic Classical Guitar

PLAINFIELD, VERMONT, 05667, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$300

Beautiful condition - please see photos. Fully stringed and ready to play. Model number is 6512. Made in Kalamazoo Michigan USA. NOT one of the later made in Japan models. Nice warm sound and easy to play. No warping or lifting - strong Guitar.... more

1942 Epiphone Coronet Electric Archtop

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 90001, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1750

Here I have a very rare instrument. It is a Pre-War Epiphone Coronet archtop guitar. I believe this was Epiphone's take on the Coronet lap steel guitar converted into a hollowbody that can be played traditionally. The serial number is higher ranging than that of others I've seen online so I listed it as a 1942. There is very little information on early serial #'s and this can't be verified. I don't know if I would label this as a 3 / 4 scale guitar but it is a bit smaller than your average ... more

Epiphone 1961 E230TD Casino Sunburst

SHIBUYA, JAPAN

$7317

International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding / buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up - do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark merchandise values below... more
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