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

1970's Vintage Kustom K250-1 Amplifier Head Ultimate 250 Amp - Free Shipping

NORWALK, CALIFORNIA, 90650, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$425

1970's Vintage Kustom K250-1 Amplifier Head Ultimate 250 AmpUsed with minor wear Visible scuffs and scratches Power cord has black tape around it Fully functional Comes just as pictured Please view pictures for details of condition Free Shipping(You will be shipped exact item pictured) Shipping Terms, Return Policy And Disclaimer: All California residents must pay sales taxCA state sales tax 9 00% When this is a brand-new item, direct from manufacturing. We cannot accept return once the item has... more

Kay Kustom Craft 1964 Tobacco Burst Vintage

PEEKSKILL, NEW YORK, 10566, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$599

This is a vintage 1964 Kay Custom Kraft. These guitars were part of Kay's house brand during the 1960s and were offered by St. Louis Music alongside amp champions Valco. It has a bolt on neck and is armed with two DeArmond-style single coil pickups. It is lightweight, comfortable, and its tone can be round or biting. It is all original but its tuners. Its finish is rich and starting to green in an awesome way along its burst. It is in good cosmetic condition, but has a small chip near its neck ... more

1970s Vintage Kustom Kasino U-100 amplifier bass

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY, 41011, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$299

Vintage 1970s Kustom Kasino U-100 amplifier in excellent condition. This solid state Kustom is a strange bird - seems to be an amp geared for bass or keyboard. All controls seem to function as they should - this amp has been kept in excellent condition by its one owner. Features a really cool pinstripe grill cloth. Good sounding amp for bass, keys, or vocals - seems to have a multi purpose vibe to it. Call for an in hand description. Check out our updated website!Sign up for the Ibuybursts Ebay... more

1962 Kustom Kraft guitar tail piece and bridge

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 20020, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$125

•Trapeze Tail Piece and Bridge from 1962 Kustom Kraft Red Fury... more

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 k-200 vintage electric guitar USA 1968 wineburst dearmonds !

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10017, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1699

Up for sale, a 1968 Kustom K200 with a Wineburst finish in excellent condition and in good working order. This well loved vintage guitar comes from a brief moment in history where the Kustom company manufactured guitars, and this model was only available from 1968-69. 100% original and sporting a pair of DeArmond single coil pickups, the K200 has vaguely Rickenbacker inspired looks and an array of tones from jangle and snap in the bridge position to greater warmth and detail at the neck. The ... more

1960s Kustom K200 Bass Cherry Finish with Case

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 21224, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1550

Check US Out By Clicking the About Me Icon! 1960s Kustom K200 Bass 1960s Kustom K200 Bass. Transparent Cherry finish, dual DeArmond pickups, semi hollow construction, and original serial number label intact in the bass side f-hole. Previous owner sanded the back of the neck for that smooth satin feel. Some nicks, dings, one screw hole above the tailpiece, and belt buckle wear have been touched up in the past. A great sounding bass. We see the Kustom K200 guitars from time to time but we rarely ... more

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