Marshall Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

Vintage advertisements; 17 adverts covering a period of 13 years, from 1966 to 1979. Click the images to have a closer look.

Marshall Amplifiers - Beat Instrumental Polls 1966

Beat Instrumental Polls 1966
Marshall Amplifiers - 1966

Marshall Amplifiers - Now it

Now it's Marshall "200"
Marshall Amplifiers - 1966

Marshall Amplifiers - Tiles - exclusively Marshall

Tiles - exclusively Marshall
Marshall Amplifiers - 1966

Marshall Amplifiers - The Sound Of Sucess

The Sound Of Sucess
Marshall Amplifiers - 1967

Marshall Amplifiers - Top Singers - Top Groups Top Sounds By Marshall

Top Singers - Top Groups Top Sounds By Marshall
Marshall Amplifiers - 1968

Marshall Amplifiers - All Right, You Guys. So Impress Me

All Right, You Guys. So Impress Me
Marshall Amplifiers - 1969

Marshall Amplifiers - You

You're Not Just a Pretty Face, Baby
Marshall Amplifiers - 1969

Marshall Amplifiers - Hit the Road, Jack

Hit the Road, Jack
Marshall Amplifiers - 1969

Marshall Amplifiers - Food For Thought. Vanilla Fudge. Grapefruit. The Toast.

Food For Thought. Vanilla Fudge. Grapefruit. The Toast.
Marshall Amplifiers - 1970

Marshall Amplifiers - This is How You Look to the A&R Man

This is How You Look to the A&R Man
Marshall Amplifiers - 1970

Marshall Supafuzz 1975 - Marshall Law 1 & 2

Marshall Law 1 & 2
Marshall Supafuzz 1975 - 1970

Marshall Amplifiers - The Sound Bouncer

The Sound Bouncer
Marshall Amplifiers - 1970

Marshall Amplifiers - Let em hear it like it is

Let em hear it like it is
Marshall Amplifiers - 1971

Marshall Amplifiers - Hear No Evil

Hear No Evil
Marshall Amplifiers - 1971

Marshall 1959 - The Marshall Winter Collection

The Marshall Winter Collection
Marshall 1959 - 1973

Marshall Amplifiers - Power Zone

Power Zone
Marshall Amplifiers - 1973

Marshall Club and Country 4140 - Rose-Morris Marshall

Rose-Morris Marshall
Marshall Club and Country 4140 - 1979


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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