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

Levys luxury soft case

Levys luxury soft case

"Best bag money can buy, period" - available in five colors: for guitar or bass. Expensive, but exceptional quality.


Vintage Yamaha guitars for sale

Yamaha FG-340 Vintage "Three Piece" Acoustic Guitar, 1977

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10280, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$225

A beautiful vintage three-piece Yamaha (inspired by Martin). Judging by the serial number, made in 1977 at Yamaha's flagship Kaohsiung facility. The guitar is more than 40 years old, so naturally there are some nicks consistent with age (please review the images carefully), but nothing major to report. The neck is straight and action is low. No bellying - the top plate is flat and the bridge is firmly connected. The gorgeous old-fashioned Grover tuning machines, with Yamaha logo on them, ... more

YAMAHA L-5S 1988 Acoustic Guitar with Hard Case

TOKYO, 95125, JAPAN

$388

Shipping We will ship by EMS with insurance and trucking number and ship the item within 5 business days. Then it takes 5-9 days to arrives. *We can not use EMS service for some countries in Central Asia. If your shipping address is in these areas, please contact us before bidding. PaymentWe accept Paypal or Bank wire. Please pay within 3 days after the auction closed International BuyersImport duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are ... more

YAMAHA BBVIs-EX -Black- 1983

JAPAN

$514

Description For items listed to go on sale in the shop, it may have already been sold. Before you buy the item, Please contact us! Thank you for your support Payment We accept PayPal only Shipping About shipping We will ship by EMS or Fedex. (with tracking number, perfect insurance) Shipping Duration 3 ~ 14 daysTerms of Sale If you have unpaid items reported, we would not be able to accept your bid International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the... more

1967 YAMAHA SA50 - * True Vintage * SA-50 In GREAT CONDITION!

BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND, 20705, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1599

11011 Baltimore Ave Suite BBeltsville, MD 20705 1967 YAMAHA SA50 - * True Vintage * SA-50 In GREAT CONDITION! Atomic Musichas used its best efforts to inspect the item(s) for sale and create descriptions and furnish photographs that fairly and adequately depict the type, condition and image of the goods at the time of sale Atomic Musicmakes no express or implied warranties or representations regarding the condition or suitability of the goods and to the extent allowed by law, specifically ... more

YAMAHA LA-90 Custom 1988 Used

JAPAN

$4598

Our eBay ID is "eastislandcrew" We are instruments speciality store. Description YAMAHA LA-90 Custom 1988 Used Color: Tinted Overall this is in very good condition. Several minor scratch / mark can be seen. Fret shows 70-80% remains. Neck condition is also good. Production year: 1988 Top plate material: Spruce Side plate material: Rosewood Back plate material: Rosewood Accessories: Hard Case, warranty Our eBay ID is eastislandcrew We are music instruments specialty store in Japan   Shipping We ... more

Yamaha SG-700, 1978 / 9 used electric guitar Sunburst

PRESTWICK, KA91AU, UNITED KINGDOM

£900

Here for sale a used 1970s, electric guitar, made in Japan. It is a Yamaha SG model SG-700, that was made from 1976-79. This was a middle of the range Yamaha SG as is as good as its big brother the SG-2000. Guitar has been used and therefore has some minor marks to the body but no breaks or structural issues. Small crack along neck at the volute. No issues with tuning and electrics, pick ups work fine. Comes with guitar bag... more

YAMAHA BB-1000 Electric Bass 1978 with Soft Case Right-Handed 4 3kg

TOKYO, JAPAN

$891

Description If you need discount, please use "make offer" button I am selling other model in this category. please see my listing page. Title: YAMAHA BB-1000 Electric Bass 1978 with Soft Case Right-Handed 4 3kg Description Condition : Used Although overall fret reduction is observed much, the current condition is normal for playing. There are some scratches, rust are observed in metal parts. Made in Japan SPEC: Body: Alder Neck: Maple Fingerboard: Ebony Serial number: :001672 Before your biding,... more

YAMAHA FC-20 Matsu �E Sea Press made in 1978

JAPAN

$1872

TitleDescriptionWhy choose us? 2 Years Guarantee Our Products are 100% Authentic. You always have the right to a 2-years guarantee. We have experienced many international shipping. We guarantee the safety, security, and privacy of your valuables. The Guarantee Covers Any material or manufacturing defect recognised by Far East Man Music After Sales Service team. Length Of The Guarantee Some of our products comes with 2 years from the date of purchase. Our company "Far East Man" is a musical ... more

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