Music Man Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 14 adverts covering a period of 5 years, from 1975 to 1980. Click the images to have a closer look.

Music Man 212HD-130 - Black Magic?

Black Magic?
Music Man 212HD-130 - 1975

Music Man amplifiers - Music Man Discovers Music Man

Music Man Discovers Music Man
Music Man amplifiers - 1976

Music Man Stingray - At Last You Have A Choice

At Last You Have A Choice
Music Man Stingray - 1976

Music Man amplifiers - Never Fear Music Man Is Here

Never Fear Music Man Is Here
Music Man amplifiers - 1976

Music Man Stingray - We Came To Play

We Came To Play
Music Man Stingray - 1976

Music Man Stingray - For The Music Man Who Hears The Difference

For The Music Man Who Hears The Difference
Music Man Stingray - 1976

Music Man Stingray - For The Music Man Who Hears The Difference

For The Music Man Who Hears The Difference
Music Man Stingray - 1977

Music Man Stingray - Projection Percusion And Punch!

Projection Percusion And Punch!
Music Man Stingray - 1977

Music Man Stingray - When A Better Bass Was Made... Music Man Made It

When A Better Bass Was Made... Music Man Made It
Music Man Stingray - 1977

Music Man Sabre - Introducing The All New Sabre Guitar

Introducing The All New Sabre Guitar
Music Man Sabre - 1978

Music Man amplifiers - Come To Where The Action Is

Come To Where The Action Is
Music Man amplifiers - 1979

Music Man Sabre - The All New Sabre Bass

The All New Sabre Bass
Music Man Sabre - 1979

Music Man 112 - More Black Magic

More Black Magic
Music Man 112 - 1979

Music Man Stingray - One good thing leads to another

One good thing leads to another
Music Man Stingray - 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 Music man guitars for sale

MUSICMAN GUITAR AMP 212 ca 1974 NEAR MINT ORIGINAL OWNER

RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY, 07450, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1650

Great guitar amplifier I used on daily basic during towards my end of professional years. Original owner near MINT condition original amp cover. Tubes replaced long time ago. I am not sure exact year I purchased It is early 70's and early amps during transition did came with an option to order speaker of your choice with EV, Altec, including JBL's This amp originally came with EV's However, I noticed referring to my notes replaced with JBL at the later day This done by a close friend that I let ... more

MUSIC MAN 1977?? Sabre II Vintage Guitar Exellent Condition includes OEM HSC

RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY, 07450, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2650

I am the original owner. I am not sure or quite remember the year of purchase; should 1977 or could be 1979. However the very early made MM Guitars was delivered in brown tolex hard shell case with MM logo. I have seen in fair condition case along to be sold in hundreds of dollars. Guitar is near MINT condition. Very few light scratches from normal use to the necked eye. Guitar is 100% original and true instrument in all aspects. Has the maple neck Alden solid body. Guitar fits like a glove in ... more

1979 Music Man 212 HD 130 One Thirty 2x12 guitar amp amplifier combo

POINT ROBERTS, WASHINGTON, 98281, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$899

Vintage 1979 Music Man 212 HD 130 2x12 tube guitar amp combo. Shipping calculator is not accurate for overseas or non USA locations. Please email for exact quote. This listing is for a clean Vintage 1979 Music Man HD 212 130 2x12 tube guitar amp combo This is the holy grail of Music Man amps of the late 70's The amp has been serviced with a new quad of EL34 power tubes. The amp is in original condition with no mods. The amp has just been checked over and in in perfect working order. The amp ... more

1970's Music Man 212 HD 65 2x12 guitar TUBE amp amplifier combo PLAYS PERFECT

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, 32935, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$699

Vintage 1979 Music Man 212 HD 65 2x12 tube guitar amp combo. LOCAL PICKUP CLEVELAND OH SUBURB This listing is for a clean Vintage 1970s Music Man HD 212 65 2x12 tube guitar amp combo This is the holy grail of Music Man amps of the late 70's ORIGINAL MUSIC MAN SPEAKERSThe amp has been serviced with a new tubes. The amp is in original condition with no mods. The amp has just been checked over and in in perfect working order. The amp sounds great!. Cosmetically the amp is in good used condition. It... more

1960s Fender Rotary Pickup Selector Knob For XII - Daka USA Musicman

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 84105, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $39

1960s Fender XII Pickup Selector Knob Rare '60s Fender XII Rotary Pickup selector knob. Original Flat-head grub screw still present. It is the same knob Leo Fender used on the Stingray I and Stingray II Musicman guitars in the mid-to-late 1970s except the grub-screw on those were hex-head. Finish your restoration today! Shipping Note: We insist that parts valued over $20 are shipped with First Class insurance in order to protect ourselves as well as you, our customers! SKU# T420... more

1974-1979 Music Man 210 HD 65 watt guitar amp, sorry local pickup only.

MIRROR LAKE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 03853, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$450

1974-1979 Music Man 210 HD 65 watt guitar amp. The amp is in good working condition and has a great sound. Local pickup only. LOCAL PICKUP ONLY. I WILL NOT SHIP THIS ITEM... more

Applause Ovation AA14-4 1970's USA Made Acoustic Guitar Kaman Music Product

COLUMBUS, OHIO, 43229, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$169

Applause Ovation AA14-4 1970's USA Made Acoustic Guitar Kaman Music Product This is a super cool vintage Applause Acoustic Guitar. Comes exactly as you see it pictured. This one is in great overall aesthetic condition. Like almost every guitar it will need a setup after shipment. This one WILL come shipped in a case or gig bag (Whichever I happen to have available) and the strings WILL be loosened for shipment. If you have any questions please feel free to ask and I will do my utmost to answer ... more

Music Man 112 RD 65 Combo Amp (112RD-65) Tube Amplifier 1970's

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, 90405, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$675

I purchased this amp in 1999 from a collector in LA who just had "too many amps!" I had heard that Music Man amps were an underappreciated line. They have a reputation for being LOUD for their size, and it's true. Also, I can get a nice SRV clean tone, and a Hendrix crunch with limited pedals. And the true tube reverb box (shown in the pics) gets incredible, real, non-digital reverb sound. I have kept it in an animal, smoke and idiot free environment. Never toured or gigged with it. It just sat ... more

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