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

1970 Era ,570B Epiphone Tabacco Burst

CHARLOTTE, VERMONT, 05445, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$890

1970 Era ,570B Epiphone Tabacco Burst. Condition is excellent. New strings gently used. Plays sweetly With case... more

Epiphone Les Paul 1960 Tribute Plus Midnight Cherry Electric Guitar with Case

PULBOROUGH, RH20, UNITED KINGDOM

£240

Epiphone Les Paul 1960 Tribute Plus Midnight Cherry Electric Guitar with Case. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Other 48h Courier. A couple of minor dinks here and there, but it all adds character as they say. The case is a bit battered (see pics) but still functions perfectly.... more

12 String Epiphone Acoustic Guitar / 6735E / Project guitar PLEASE READ!

MELROSE, MASSACHUSETTS, 02176, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$50

12 String Epiphone Acoustic Guitar / 6735E Project guitar PLEASE READ! I haven't seen many of these and know zero about them. I can't figure out the date on this one. As you can see on the inside photo there are two numbers and two locations, Kalamazoo Michigan, & Japan. Years ago, I was thinking about putting some money into it. I asked around to a couple of guitar guys, one who thought it was from the 70's. Who knows Anyway, this one is in rough shape and needs a lot of TLC. Looks like ... more

1946 Epiphone Broadway Archtop Acoustic in Natural with Original Hardshell Case

MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA, 92562, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4295

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 is a 1946 Epiphone Broadway, serial# 54318, in Natural, straight from Epiphone New York. The Epiphone Broadway originally had a Walnut body, but switched to Maple in 1939. This was one of Epiphone's original archtop models before being bought by Gibson. Finding a Natural one is a feat and we did it! The Epi Broadway has a hand-carved, ... more

1963 Epiphone Rivoli Bass Guitar EBV232 Kalamazoo, Michigan Label London

LONDON, N6, UNITED KINGDOM

£1500

1963 Epiphone Rivoli Bass Guitar EBV232 w / Serial Label Kalamazoo, Michigan Please scroll down to see 50 pictures, if you'd like a photo of anything else, please let me know This has had repair work done to the front, with a new push switch, new knobs fitted and a refret refinishOriginal pots / electrics inside, one wire had to be extended Label with serial number visible inside, serial number is also on the head Some wear, marks and checking as you can see in the pictures below Fitted ... more

1955 Epiphone F T. Deluxe Cutaway a top of the line very rare example !

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33327, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $6558

WE ARE FLORIDA'S OLDEST VINTAGE GUITAR SHOP ! 1955 Epiphone F T. Deluxe Cutaway very rare example with superior tone & playability ! This cool Top of the Line Epiphany Cutaway model is one of the rarest Flat Tops ever produced in its Pre-Gibson period, it is a combo of a Flat Top mixed with an Arch Top having traits from both, its 2-tone Sunburst finish has a ton of play time over the last 62 years, its maple neck is a large size, its cloud inlaid ebony fingerboard feels excellent, its ornate ... more

Epiphone SG 1989 G310CH OPEN BOOK HEADSTOCK Very Rare Guitar

WASHINGTON, NE38, UNITED KINGDOM

£499

Ultra RARE Epiphone 1989 G310CH IMO Plays better than most modern GibsonsOPEN BOOK HEADSTOCK as used on Gibson guitars so most likely a genuine Gibson neck, I cannot confirm this though but many online agree, this is a truly AMAZING guitar listed for a couple of weeks only after which if unsold I will just probably keep as it's really that good!, I'm selling to raise funds for a project I'm messing on with at the moment and would like to put some money towards that Fantastic condition for a 30 ... more

Vintage c. 1972 Epiphone FT 330 acoustic guitar

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, 44504, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$295

C. 1972 Epiphone FT 330 spruce / m y grand concert acoustic guitar. All laminates of course, as was common for all but the professional models of Japanese guitars intended for export. Bridge was missing, but fortunately off clean. Replaced with Stew-Mac oversized. Excellent neck, frets, and joint, and plays great with action just under 3 / 32 " . Excellent condition throughout, but has shallow top dent (shown in pic), where, yep, looks like someone was careless taking off the original bridge. ... more
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