G&L Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 6 adverts covering a period of 2 years, from 1980 to 1982. Click the images to have a closer look.

G&L L-1000 - In to the future... from out of the past

In to the future... from out of the past
G&L L-1000 - 1980

G&L L-1000 - Dee Murray - Bassist Extraordinaire

Dee Murray - Bassist Extraordinaire
G&L L-1000 - 1981

G&L F100-1 - Its the finest vibrato ever

Its the finest vibrato ever
G&L F100-1 - 1982

G&L S-500 - S-500 Guitar Specifications

S-500 Guitar Specifications
G&L S-500 - 1982

G&L L-2000 - The Choice of the Professional

The Choice of the Professional
G&L L-2000 - 1982

G&L L-2000 - Tower of Power Bassist/Vocalist Vito San Filippo and his G&L L-2000E Bass

Tower of Power Bassist/Vocalist Vito San Filippo and his G&L L-2000E Bass
G&L L-2000 - 1982


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 G&l guitars for sale

VINTAGE 1985 USA G&L BASS GUITAR NECK PLATE 3 BOLT w MOUNTING SCREWS

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$139

ORIGINAL 1985 USA G&L BASS GUITAR NECK PLATE STEEL CONSTRUCTION, ORIGINAL BLACK FINISH, 3 BOLT DESIGN, MEASURES 3 75" LENGTH, #B016401, NORMAL LIGHT VINTAGE WEAR AS SHOWN , STILL HAS FACTORY G&L STICKER, LIGHT AMOUNT OF WEAR INCLUDES ORIGINAL MOUNTING SCREWS THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

G&L Bass Neck Plate 80's Vintage

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, 78412, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$150

This auction is for a G&L Bass Neck Back Plate. 80's Vintage I only have two original screws with this one. The plate is cleaner than the other one listed. It does have some scuffs but for its age it is excellent. If you're restoring an early to mid 80's G&L and need a plate. This is the one! Winning Bidder pays with Paypal. USA Bidders only. $12 00 Shipping and Handling. Bid with Confidence!... more

VINTAGE 1983 USA G&L BASS GUITAR NECK PLATE 3 BOLT w MOUNTING SCREWS

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $165

ORIGINAL 1983 USA G&L BASS GUITAR NECK PLATE STEEL CONSTRUCTION, ORIGINAL BLACK FINISH, 3 BOLT DESIGN, MEASURES 3 75" LENGTH, #B012961, NORMAL LIGHT VINTAGE WEAR AS SHOWN , INCLUDES ORIGINAL MOUNTING SCREWS THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

G&L Bass Neck Plate 80's Vintage - 3 screw

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, 78412, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$170

This auction is for a G&L Bass Neck Back Plate. 80's Vintage Three original screws with this one. The plate is not as clean as than the other one listed. It does have some scuffs but for its age it is excellent. The Plate edge and screws have a light gold tone I guess from age. If you're restoring an early to mid 80's G&L and need a plate. This is the one! Winning Bidder pays with Paypal. USA Bidders only. $12 00 Shipping and Handling. Bid with Confidence!... more

VINTAGE 1984 G&L SUPERHAWK ELECTRIC GUITAR, KAHLER, BLACK, PROJECT, SUPERSTRAT

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 89131, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$250

VINTAGE G&L SUPERHAWK ELECTRIC GUITAR. MADE IN 1984. THE NECK IS STAMPED JUNE OF 1984 AND THE BODY IS STAMPED MAY OF 1984. I AM LISTING THIS GUITAR AS A PROJECT. THE GUITAR ONLY NEEDS PICKUPS TO BE A FUNCTIONING GUITAR. THE TUNERS, KAHLER BRIDGE, LOCKING NUT, AND PICKUP RINGS ARE ORIGINAL. THE POTS, 3 WAY SWITCH, KNOBS, AND STRAP BUTTONS ARE REPLACEMENTS . ALL CONTROLS, TUNERS, NUT, BRIDGE, ETC WORK FINE. THE GUITAR HAS A MASTER VOLUME, NECK TONE, BRIDGE TONE AND 3 WAY SWITCH. THE GUITAR PLAYS ... more

Vintage G&L L-1000 Bass Body 1983

WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, 02453, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$250

Selling an early 80's G&L SB-1 body in decent shape, stamp on the neck pocket seems to read 1983 Looks like one of the previous owners at some point added flames sticker to the body and you can see the outlines but other than that and the nicks and gauges it looks great Not in perfect shape but not moded. I would call this a road worn instead. Also if you already have an 80's SB-1 and have grown tired of it's finish but want to keep it original, this could be a perfect candidate for a refinish. ... more

Stolen G&L ASAT Special Electric Guitar Vintage Leo THIS Was STOLEN On 4 / 21 / 19

LOCK HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA, 17745, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$699

Do not bid. This was stolen on 4 / 29 / 19 . Thank you Jim. If you find let me know or call 911. G&L ASAT Special Electric Guitar Vintage Leo Fender Neck straight, Clean, Plays and sounds great. Finish came off on front and some wood showing on left side front. (See pictures) Comes with G&L Gig-bag.... more

Vintage G&L SC-3 1988 Daytona Red w / matching head stock and neck, Super cool !

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA, 27127, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$775

1988 G&L SC-3. 3 single coil Strat-style, US manufactured. Sounds great, plays like a dream. Solid ash body, rosewood fingerboard. Has a few minor dings / scratches and the tremolo bar is long lost but it's also 31 years old, and they are still available, so there ya go. Made by hand in G&L's California factory while Leo Fender was still there keeping the place running and inspecting a lot of the work himself. This thing is a real gem and the color is the stuff of Sammy Hagar's dreams. I will ... more

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