Kustom Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 8 adverts covering a period of 11 years, from 1969 to 1980. Click the images to have a closer look.

Kustom Electric Guitars - Kustom is Ready for You

Kustom is Ready for You
Kustom Electric Guitars - 1969

Kustom Amplifiers - Mercy on the Kustom Trip

Mercy on the Kustom Trip
Kustom Amplifiers - 1969

Kustom Amplifiers - You and Kustom - the Sound Out Front

You and Kustom - the Sound Out Front
Kustom Amplifiers - 1970

Kustom Amplifiers - All New For

All New For '72
Kustom Amplifiers - 1971

Kustom Amplifiers - The Lifetime Guarantee

The Lifetime Guarantee
Kustom Amplifiers - 1971

Kustom Amplifiers - You and Kustom - The Sound Out Front

You and Kustom - The Sound Out Front
Kustom Amplifiers - 1971

Kustom Amplifiers - First Things Last

First Things Last
Kustom Amplifiers - 1973

Kustom III Lead - Kustom is Music

Kustom is Music
Kustom III Lead - 1980


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 Kustom guitars for sale

1970s Kustom V Lead guitar amplifier amp 1-12 combo

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY, 41011, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$249

Circa 1970s Kustom Lead V single 12" guitar amplifer combo with closed-back design. This thing is VERY deceiving - for its very mild-mannered looks, this little Lead V kicks some arse - we were pleasantly shocked and surprised at what a little rocker this thing is. Controls are very simple - all the best ones are - volume, bass, reverb, treble - just crank it up and go! This is a stout little amp - and packs some kick - and that closed back cabinet helps give it more punch. This little old ... more

Kustom 412G Vintage 1970s Tuck N' Roll Guitar Speaker Cabinet

LOUISBURG, NORTH CAROLINA, 27549, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$250

Selling my Kustom 212G Tuck N' Roll Cab. It is overall in very good shape considering it's age. The plush surface does have a couple of tears but they're not too bad. It has been tested and everything works as it should. I bought this to replace my current cab but decided I still like my other one better. Nothing wrong with it and it sounds great but just not my cup of tea. I wanted to like it better because I really dig the Tuck N' Roll stuff from the 70s but I decided it just isn't the sound ... more

1970s KUSTOM 100 P A. amplifier head Great working condition

CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA, 17013, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$295

READ THE DESCRIPTIONS SCRUTINIZE THE PICTURES ASK QUESTIONS Here's a 1970s vintage KUSTOM 100 4 channel P. A. head with reverb for each channel. Works properly. Very good condition. From a smoke free environment. No Reserve INSURANCE IS REQUIRED ON ALL SHIPMENTS (ShipCover recently doubled their rates) AND WILL BE CHARGED WITH A HANDLING FEE AND INCLUDED IN THE SHIPPING QUOTE. THERE ARE NO OTHER CHARGES, WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SHIPPING CALCULATOR IS WHAT YOU WILL BE CHARGED . HANDLING FEE REFLECTS ... more

Vintage Kustom 3" x 15" Bass Cabinet 1970's Black Tuck & Roll USA

LEOMINSTER, MASSACHUSETTS, 01453, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$215

Vintage Kustom 3" x 15" Bass Cabinet 1970's Black Tuck & Roll USA Good Condition. General scuffs, scratches, oxidation and wearThere are some tears in the tuck & roll (See Pics)There are a few small tears in the grill cloth (See Pics)There is some oxidation on the handles (See Pics)The casters and caster mount brackets are not includedA few of the mount holes for the caster mount brackets will need to be repaired Over all good condition for its ageFeatures (2) 15" Jensen Special Design Square ... more

Vintage 1970's Kustom 150-2 Padding Black Bass Amp Head

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11232, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$300

A true survivor. Has all of its original knobs, and switches, and they all WORK! including the "pullout / pushin" style knobs for Bright, which are often broken on these amps. I purchsed this amplifier used in the early 1980s I had a studio so bass players could show up with their instruments . I stored it properly Dry and safe, away from my son who took most of my other equipment This amp is very clean sounding, and VERY loud. 150 watts of clean watts quite impressive, and the clarity / quality... more

Vintage KUSTOM Footswitch 1960s Tremolo Reverb Amp VERY RARE

ROSSVILLE, GEORGIA, 30741, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$99

PLEASE READ THE ADD AND ASK ALL QUESTIONS PRIOR TO PURCHASE !!!!!!!!!!!!! We are liquidators and all items will be sold “as is “ and “in found condition”. This is a used Vintage 60's Kustom Reverb / Vibrato foot switch. tested with ohms meter has power on both reverb & vibrato knobs and the cord is also working. It does show ware but still looks clean on the inside. It will be sold "AS IS " . QUESTIONS :PLEASE READ ADD AND MESSAGE WITH ANY QUESTIONS PRIOR TO PURCHASEPICTURES : ALL ... more

1977 Kustom V Lead Solid State Guitar Amp 1-12" 35 Watts RMS

FAIRFIELD, OHIO, 45014, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$150

I am selling my 1977 Kustom V Lead guitar amp. 35 watts rms. It has an upgraded 12" Rola speaker in it from the same year. It is missing the wood panel (and its mounting screws) which closes the back of the cabinet. I have located screws for the baffle board on front. I have also located bolts for the top to secure the chassis. These parts will be included Tested for power only. No further testing done Selling "as is " . No returns. No refunds.... more

Kustom Vintage 1960's Tuck and Roll Electric Guitar Amplifier Head Empty Cabinet

CANTON, OHIO, 44718, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$217

Click on the image below to get zoomed view of the Item Kustom Vintage 1960's Tuck and Roll Electric Guitar Amplifier Head Empty Cabinet The cabinet pictured is the actual cab you will receive! At The Farm, we take actual pictures of each instrument and make sure they are fully set-up and ready to play before we ship them. Each instrument goes through a multi-point inspection, followed by a set-up process by our in-house tech staff. We then photograph each instrument with high-quality equipment ... more

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