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

Vintage Yamaha guitars for sale

1972 Yamaha SA-30 Custom w / Bigsby Burstbuckers & Hard shell Case 335 model copy

MANSFIELD, TEXAS, 76063, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$855

This was my very first electric guitar purchased in 94' from a pawn shop in Arlington TX. It was completely stripped of most of its components but the neck was in perfect shape and the body was beautiful aside from surface scratches (pictured) in the clear coat. Original parts were the pickup switch, pots / knobs, input jack / plate, bridge / saddle, pickguard, & truss rod cover plate. I installed the upgrades over the years to mimic a 335 so it's got the neck & bridge Burstbuckers with custom ... more

Vintage Original Circa 1969 Yamaha FG-140 Acoustic Guitar Sounds Amazing Natural

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$595

This vintage original circa 1969 Yamaha FG-140 sounds amazing. Red Label. These are sought after for their tone. This one stands up. Tone is fantastic, nice and warm and resonant. Action is nice and low with excellent playability. Elliot Smith and others have used these and you can hear why. This one has lots of wear and a bullet hole even through the pickguard! We got it in the hills of North Carolina. We love it, you will, too! Guitar is exactly as pictured. Buyer pays $65 shipping in the USA,... more

Vintage Early 1980's Yamaha FG-365SII Rosewood Acoustic Guitar w / Vintage Case

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 03101, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$899

Vintage Early 1980's Yamaha FG-365SII Rosewood Acoustic Guitar w / Vintage Case This guitar is in great original condition, hardly looks used. The only issue I can see is it looks like the neck joint is separating very slightly. May benefit from a neck reset or not. The action on the frets is still pretty good. Will be left to buyer to decide. Please contact with any questions. Thanks!... more

1974 Yamaha FG-1200J Black Label Nippon Gakki Acoustic Guitar W / Hardshell Case

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA, 91764, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1950

This is a 1974 Yamaha FG-1200J Acoustic GuitarIt is a Black Label Series "Nippon Gakki CO. LTD " and is in very good condition It has some play wear and a few small marks in the topwhich the pics do a pretty good job of showing The Serial Number is 51001It is a beautiful full sounding acoustic with a lotof bass response and projection It plays well with nice actionSpecs:Body - HQ Jumbo StyleTop - Solid SpruceBack / Sides - Solid JacarandaNeck - African MahoganyFretboard - EbonyBridge - ... more

Vintage Yamaha Acousric Guitar

SUN CITY WEST, ARIZONA, 85375, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$800

Rare Vintage Yamaha FG 180 (Red Label). Excellent condition, easy playing, small neck. Also labeled Nippon Gakki.... more

Beautiful 1970’s Yamaha FG-260 12 String Jumbo Acoustic Guitar & Hard Shell Case

NIXA, MISSOURI, 65714, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$325

This is a beautiful 12 string guitar, manufactured in Japan sometime around the 1970’s. I believe it has mahogany for its back and sides, rosewood for its fretboard and bridge, and spruce as its top. It has a glossy, but natural finish with a slotted headstock. Its action is set at a medium height, and the instrument has been greatly cared for since it came into my possession. It's been humidified, kept in a pet and smoke free home, cleaned, and its fret board has been oiled for the year. ... more

Yamaha SL550 used electric guitar 1980s, Sunburst

PRESTWICK, UNITED KINGDOM

£550

Here for sale a used 1980s electric guitar, made in Japan. It is a Yamaha SL model SL-550Guitar has been used and therefore has some marks to the body but no breaks or structural issues. Check pictures. Comes with guitar bag... more

YAMAHA SG45 Vintage 1973 Electric Guitar With Hardcase FABULOUS Quick Sale!

BRIGHTON, BN2, UNITED KINGDOM

£600

Superb build quality Vintage Yamaha SG45 1973. Action is super low all way up the neck . Mahogany construction, rosewood fretboard and light wood caps on body and headstock. Double bound body with bound neck and headstock. Aged beautifully colour wise. All electrics / toggleswitch / knobs working fine no issues. Bridge pickup Not Original . but sounds nice . was a thoughtful replacement . Vol / tone knobs also not original but go nice with guitar. All else is Original including original Yamaha ... more

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