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

G&L SC-2 Vintage 1982 1981 1980

CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND, 02864, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$899

Bid with confidence, I have 100% perfect feedback. This is a vintage G&L SC-2 from either 1980, 1981, or 1982. The serial number was obscured in the picture for security purposes but it is G010xxx . This guitar is very clean for a piece that is at least 37 years old. It comes with a case showing which may be the original case. This is a great playing and sounding guitar and it has a cool old vintage vibe to it. The action is low at about 1 / 16 of an inch at the low e in a little under at the ... more

G&L USA SB-2 Pre-Lawsuit Headstock 1983 Bass (SPG025633)

STONE PARK, ILLINOIS, 60165, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$699

STONE PARK PAWN SHOP G&L USA SB-2 Pre-Lawsuit Headstock 1983 Bass Description: BASS GUITAR: G&L MUSIC MODEL SB 2, BASS IS IN NICE CONDITION FOR IT'S AGE. ALL PAINT IS THERE BUT THERE IS SOME CRACKING GOING ON. SOME SMALL PAINT CHIPS BUT VERY PRESENTABLE AT A DISTANCE. PICTURES DO MAKE THE BASS LOOK BETTER, IT' Details Additional Condition Details for eCommerceBASS IS IN NICE CONDITION FOR IT'S AGE. ALL PAINT IS THERE BUT THERE IS SOME CRACKING GOING ON. SOME SMALL PAINT CHIPS BUT VERY ... more

1982 G&L S-500 Sunburst Rare Left Handed with Case & Tags

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 21224, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1499

Check US Out By Clicking the About Me Icon! 1982 G&L S-500 Sunburst Left Handed A Rare Factory Left Handed S-500. This guitar is an "Under the Bed" clean example. Included is the original hardshell case, Hang Tags, Paperwork, Tremolo Arm, and strap. A crisp and clean guitar displaying very little play wear. The complete package. Maryland buyers add 6% sales tax to purchase. International Buyers International buyers contact us before bidding. We reserve the right to cancel International bids. ... more

Vintage 1982 G&L SB-2 Bass Lawsuit Headstock W Case USA

OAK PARK, ILLINOIS, 60304, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$684

Vintage 1982 G&L SB-2 Bass Lawsuit Headstock W Case USA. Condition is Used. American vintage G&L SB-2 bass sounds and plays great. It has typical wear for a 37 year old instrument but not too bad. This has a pre-lawsuit headstock. It comes in a vintage hard case. Please note on the first fret there is an old repair to the seam of the bi-joined neck. G&L seamed their necks in the middle from 2 parts and on these old instruments, when people cranked down the truss rod with strings at tension the ... more

Vintage 1986 G&L L2000 L-2000 Bass Guitar USA Leo Fender Signature W Case

OAK PARK, ILLINOIS, 60304, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1119

Vintage 1986 G&L L2000 L-2000 Bass Guitar USA Leo Fender Signature W Case. Condition is Used. Generally in good condition, sounds great and plays great. No major dings or scratches on the body. Headstock has Leo fender signature Please notice on the back of the neck, there is a repaired split where the bi-joined neck seam separated under pressure from the truss rod. Truss rod is working fine but these old G&L necks should be CLAMPED to be adjusted, NOT just have the truss rod cranked down. In ... more

G&L L-2000 4-STRING BASS GUITAR ACTIVE PICKUP SUNBURST GREAT CONDITION MADE 2001

ALTAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, 95221, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$995

FOR SALEONE G & L MODEL L-2000 4-STRING BASS GUITAR MADE IN 2001 WITH ACTIVE ELECTRONICS AND G & L HARD-SHELL CASE sale comes with easy on and off strap and guitar cord MADE IN FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA BODY STYLE IS THE CLASSIC FENDER LOOK SINCE LEO FENDER MADETHE ORIGINAL FENDER BASSESAND THE MUSIC MAN BASSES HIS GREATEST achievement in making BASS guitars are THE G & L BASS GUITAR LEO FENDER PUT ALMOST 65 YEARS OF LUTHER MAKING IN TO HIS G & L BASSES AND GUITARS THE G & L BASSES ARE THE BEST ... more

G&L L-1000 1983

NEWCASTLE, NE34, UNITED KINGDOM

£1695

G&L L-1000 in stunning original condition. Collector's dream for less then the price of a new one. The 5* birdseye Maple neck, flawless Ash body and untouched electronic's - there may be some very minor imperfections but I cant find them - it's easy a 9 5 / 10. Please check pic's You will not find a cleaner example of Leo Fender's last P bass and it includes original case. More pic's on request any questions welcome.... more

1988 G&L ASAT Special Natural LIGHTWEIGHT Ash Body! Leo Fender Tele broadcaster

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, 64086, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1499

1988 G&L ASAT Special w / OHSC!  Weighs only 7 1 lbs! G&L ASAT from the 80's when Leo Fender was still involved. Really nice guitar from a great guitar pioneer. Beautiful Ash Body. The guitar appears to be all original. 7 25″ radius fingerboard,  1 5 / 8th” width at the nut, The neck thickness is .80″ at the first and .93″ at the 12th frets  The guitar is in very good condition overall with general wear all around. There are some buckle marks on the back and dings here and there as... more

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