Musitronics Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

Vintage advertisements; 5 adverts covering a period of 4 years, from 1972 to 1976. Click the images to have a closer look.

Musitronics Mu-tron III - Larry Coryell - The Eleventh House

Larry Coryell - The Eleventh House
Musitronics Mu-tron III - 1972

Musitronics Mu-tron III - Stevie Wonder and Mutron III

Stevie Wonder and Mutron III
Musitronics Mu-tron III - 1974

Musitronics Mu-tron III - George Duke. Mu-tron III Plus Mu-tron Phasor

George Duke. Mu-tron III Plus Mu-tron Phasor
Musitronics Mu-tron III - 1975

Musitronics Phasor - Deep, Rotating, Spatial Sound! Mu-Tron Phaser

Deep, Rotating, Spatial Sound! Mu-Tron Phaser
Musitronics Phasor - 1975

Musitronics Mu-tron Biphase - Musitronics Proudly Introduces the Mu-tron Biphase

Musitronics Proudly Introduces the Mu-tron Biphase
Musitronics Mu-tron Biphase - 1976


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

guitars for sale

Hoyer SG 1970's Candy Orange

WARSZAWA, MAZOWIECKIE, 02640, POLAND

$950

Information about guitar: This is something special. Hoyer SG with P90 style pickups in amazing and super rare candy orange colour. This is a truly rare find and it sounds simply amazing. Condition: Head – very good condition some scratches and one bump (visible on photo) Keys – excellent condition Nut – very good condition. Neck – excellent condition. Near the head on the back are two cracks. This is olny laquer crack, neck is rock stable. Fretboard – very good condition Frets – ... more

Framus Queen Archtop 1950's Natural

WARSZAWA, MAZOWIECKIE, 02640, POLAND

$1150

Information about the production: This is amazing Framus Queen super beautiful and rare model from the 1950's. Guitar is after full check and setup by professional luthier and it's ready to play! Condition: Head – good condition with visible cratches and bumbs (visible on photos) Keys – excellent condition and original Nut – excellent condition. Neck – very good condition with visible cratches and bumbs (visible on photos). Fretboard – sanded to compansate the neck wryness. Now it's ... more

Framus Fret Jet 5 / 115 / 52 1960's Grapefruit

WARSZAWA, MAZOWIECKIE, 02640, POLAND

$565

Information about Framus Thinline models: The first Framus thinline guitar was designed in 1953 in collaboration with Billy Lorento, aka Bill Lawrence. It was not only the first signature model coming from Franconia, but also the first electric guitar with a thin resonating body, set neck, and no sustain block inside - very characteristic of Framus-manufactured guitars. Successor models in this segment were among others the Hi-Fi-Six, and of course classics like the New Sound and the Fret Jet ... more

Hofner 172 1960's Red Vinyl

WARSZAWA, MAZOWIECKIE, 02640, POLAND

$650

Information about guitar: Beautiful Höfner 172 red vinyl made in 1960's History of Höfner: hofner com / info / about-hofner / hofner-history html Condition: Head – excellent condition Keys – very good condition - little rusty and one of them is crooked but overall in great shape and all original Nut – very good condition. Neck – excellent condition. Fretboard – excellent condition Frets – very good condition with visible sings of use (visible on photos). Body – excellent ... more

Hopf Archtop 1950's Black Rose

WARSZAWA, MAZOWIECKIE, 02640, POLAND

$950

Information about production:Hopf, was a German instruments manufacturer founded in 1906 (the family business goes back to the 17th century), exists to this very day and is a prime manufacturer of guitars, but also other instruments like wooden flutes. In the 1950s and 1960s, the company also produced various archtops and solid body guitars, but focused on the more classical instruments in the 1970s when Japanese imports almost erased the German guitar industry Condition:Head – very good ... more

Klira Thinline 1960's Sunburst

WARSZAWA, MAZOWIECKIE, 02640, POLAND

$330

Information about guitar:Guitar is in overall good condition but it need some work to be fully functional. I think the main work needs to be done is a neck reset, neck ajustment with truss rod and loosening the truss rod because it seems like not used in a long time. There are some crack on the body but they are stable - this is quite standard for old thinline guitars and they should not affect playing Condition:Head – average condition with significally laquer loose and cratches and bumps ... more

1979 Fender Stratocaster Hardtail Vintage USA L@@K!!!

HAMILTON, OHIO, 45011, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1399

This guitar was recently purchased from Guitar Center online and the body was immediately shipped to MJT Guitars. If you’re not familiar with MJT please check out their website! The original finish was natural. MJT stripped the finish and replaced it with a Two-Tone Sunburst before applying the Shoreline Gold over top of it. The last two photos show the naked 40 yr old wood with the finish stripped! The body was then aged and checked to reproduce the original worn look. MJT also supplied the ... more

Gibson: Electric Guitar Custom 60th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul All Gold

JAPAN

$5355

Gibson: Electric Guitar Custom 60th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul All Gold CONDITION S- S Brand New S- New (Display / Outlet / Deadstock) A Excellent A Good B Fair B Poor (May Need Repair) C Bad (Need Repair) C For Parts Description• This item is new on display. • This item may have minor surface scratches not easily visible. • Material: Birch, Mahogany, Maple, Rosewood • Weight: 3 99kg [Detailed Features] Top Maple Back Mahogany Neck Mahogany Fingerboard Rosewood Pickups ... more

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