Yamaha Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 6 adverts covering a period of 11 years, from 1969 to 1980. Click the images to have a closer look.

Yamaha guitars - Funky Power

Funky Power
Yamaha guitars - 1969

Yamaha Acoustics - The Care We Take on the Outside Sells a Lot of People. The Care We Take in Here Sells a Musician

The Care We Take on the Outside Sells a Lot of People. The Care We Take in Here Sells a Musician
Yamaha Acoustics - 1972

Yamaha Acoustics - Get Into The Woodwork

Get Into The Woodwork
Yamaha Acoustics - 1972

Yamaha SG2000 - We Made It

We Made It
Yamaha SG2000 - 1977

Yamaha SG2000 - We put our minds to reading yours

We put our minds to reading yours
Yamaha SG2000 - 1977

Yamaha SG2000 - How Serious are You About an Electric Guitar?

How Serious are You About an Electric Guitar?
Yamaha SG2000 - 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

US ebay listings

Vintage Rare Yamaha RM-Pro Electric Guitar Original Bridge

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Yamaha, Vintage Hollow Body, 1967-72, Translucent Green - RARE

Current price: $930.34
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YAMAHA FG-202B Japan Vintage Acoustic Guitar, Rare 1978

Current price: $499.00
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YAMAHA S-51 1980 Rare Acoustic Guitar MIJ HSC Used JAPAN Vintage S

Current price: $3079.00
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