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

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