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1998 Peavey EVH Wolfgang Hard Tail | Transparent PURPLE Van Halen Signature

1998 Peavey EVH Wolfgang Hard Tail | Transparent PURPLE Van Halen Signature

Fountain Hills, Arizona, 852**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1998 Peavey EVH Wolfgang Hard Tail ? Transparent PURPLE Van Halen Signature with Original Paperwork = / / - / =
Here is a well preserved PEAVEY Wolfgang for you hard tail fans with a gorgeous Transparent Purple Flame Maple Top!! It's really a stunning guitar that's been well cared for and plays as great as it looks.
MODEL NAME: PEAVEY Wolfgang Flametop
SERIES: EVH Signature
? SERIAL NUMBER: 91008632
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Peavey T40 Bass with Original Case 1970-1980s Natural

Peavey T40 Bass with Original Case 1970'-1980's Natural

Bordentown, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Super beautiful, very clean with original case, time capsule USA made T40 low flat action with no play time on it very cool minor if any flaws
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Vintage 1982 Peavey T-40 Sunburst Maple Fretboard USA Bass 1980s

Vintage 1982 Peavey T-40 Sunburst Maple Fretboard USA Bass 1980s

Jacksonville, Florida, 322**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale is a Beautiful 1982 Vintage Peavey T-40 Bass in the Original Sunburst Finish! ~ ~
Comes in the Original Hardshell Case
All original parts and complete!
This Bass is in GREAT VINTAGE cosmetic condition Showing real play wear such as scratches and dents (see pics)
No breaks, cracks or repairs. Nice action with no string buzz. The fretboard is in great shape as well
As the first Peavey production bass, the T-40 holds a unique place in brand history. It has a bit of ... more
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Vintage Peavey USA Mace Electric Guitar Amplifier w /  Footswitch Onboard Phaser

Vintage Peavey USA Mace Electric Guitar Amplifier w / Footswitch Onboard Phaser

Plainview, New York, 118**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage Peavey USA Mace Electric Guitar Amplifier w / Footswitch Onboard Phaser Vintage Peavey USA Mace Electric Guitar Amplifier w / Footswitch Onboard Phaser
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Welcome to All Music Inc's Musicdungeon, you are looking at a great piece.
This is the Vintage 1978 Peavey USA Mace VT Electric Guitar Combo Amplifier
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1981 peavey t-60 guitar (Fire Engine Red)

1981 peavey t-60 guitar (Fire Engine Red)

Jacksonville, Alabama, 362**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1981 peavey t-60 fire engine red in great shape was used in Gary studios comes with case set up professionally. Used for photos and studio.
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1983 Peavey T-40 Electric Bass Guitar w /  Chainsaw Case - 3 Tone Sunburst - USA

1983 Peavey T-40 Electric Bass Guitar w / Chainsaw Case - 3 Tone Sunburst - USA

Buffalo, New York, 142**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Absolutely Stunning example of a classic bass! This does not look like a 40-year-old instrument. The body is beautiful and shines like a diamond. The Sound is as Thunderous as a Zues BASS Solo.
This bass spent the majority of its life owned by a collector and it looks it. The only "blem" is on the back of the neck (Pictured) its totally minor and strictly cosmetic.
Included is the original "Chainsaw" Hard Case that is in excellent ... more
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Vintage 1981 Peavey T60 6 String Electric Guitar

Vintage 1981 Peavey T60 6 String Electric Guitar

Salida, California, 953**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage 1981 Peavey T60 6 String Electric Guitar. This is a used guitar comes with it own case. This is used, but well taken care of .
The specs on this guitar are:Body Type: SolidBody Color: Natural
Strings: 6 stringModel: T60 NaturalManufactured: USA
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1981 Peavey T-60 Elec Guitar w /  Peavey Chainsaw Case Sunburst Finish MADE IN USA

1981 Peavey T-60 Elec Guitar w / Peavey Chainsaw Case Sunburst Finish MADE IN USA

Harrisonville, Missouri, 647**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1981 Peavey T-60 Elec Guitar w / Peavey Chainsaw Case Sunburst Finish MADE IN USA

1981 Peavey T-60 Elec Guitar w / Peavey Chainsaw Case Sunburst Finish MADE IN USA
This great guitar is all original and in excellent condition in the original chainsaw case. I think it is a 1981 because it carries the serial number 00856022. It weighs in at a substantial 9 pounds, 6 97 ounces. This is a very cool guitar that I just bought from a collector . Here ... more
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1980 Peavey T-60 Electric Guitar

1980 Peavey T-60 Electric Guitar

Lake Worth, Florida, 334**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale is this Peavey T-60 Electric Guitar
This is a used guitar that shows some use however looks very good overall. I am not a guitar player however I did test this on an amp, it works but I really don't know what sounds good and what does not. Serial number seems to indicate manufacture in 1980. Comes in original case as shown. Please view all photos.
Ships free via either UPS Ground or Fedex Ground!
Sales tax will be charged in accordance with your state laws.
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Bellingham, Washington, 982**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


PEAVEY IMPACT ELECTRIC GUITAR Top Of The Line 1985-87 KAHLER & OHSC Made In USA. Highly underrated, these classic rock in roll machines were built with care and long term endurance. Built in Meridian Mississippi by highly skilled luthiers in the age of true rock legends, this just tears up the stage. Very nice condition with only a couple nicks and blems shown. Neck is like an arrow and has the ability to adjust string height at the neckplate for super low action. Kahler is in great shape ... more
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1978 Peavey T-60 Electric Guitar

1978 Peavey T-60 Electric Guitar

Saranac Lake, New York, 129**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1978 Peavey T-60 Electric Guitar. Couple of dings and scratches on the body but overall very clean condition. I believe it is all original except for one switch which had to be replaced. Comes with Epiphone hard case which fits it pretty well. When I got this guitar it was in a gig bag, hence the broken switch. Selling as is
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Vintage 1980 PEAVEY MARK III MUSICIAN 400 Guitar Amplifier Head  - GREAT SOUND!!

Vintage 1980 PEAVEY MARK III MUSICIAN 400 Guitar Amplifier Head - GREAT SOUND!!

Moreno Valley, California, 925**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is a 100% original, clean and working Vintage 1980 "PEAVEY MARK III MUSICIAN 400GH " Guitar Amplifier Head made in USA by PEAVEY.
This is a classic and awesome amp release by Peavey during a great time in their manufacturing. This is in great condition, all functions work perfect, great late 70's-early 80's sound. This has been well taken care of for DECADES (43 YEARS OLD)
We ask that you please take the time to read this entire listing and to view all pictures ... more
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Peavey Mark IV Bass amplifier with two 1810 Speaker Cabinet Enclosures, vintage!

Peavey Mark IV Bass amplifier with two 1810 Speaker Cabinet Enclosures, vintage!

Wood Dale, Illinois, 601**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Here is a Peavey Mark IV Bass amplifier with two 1810 Speaker Cabinet Enclosures!
Amp powers up; we hooked up the two cabinets to the amp at the same time, and they work with a bass guitar.
We believe these are from the late 70's / early 80s, and have wear commensurate with age
Amp is 210W at 4 Ohms, 300W at 2 Ohms. Minimum amp load is 2 Ohms. Speakers are 200W max, 4 Ohms (500 Hz crossover) each Some amp knobs are scratchy and could use a cleaning. Amp has newer orange grounding ... more
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Peavey T-45 Electric Bass Guitar 4-String Burgandy 1983 Made USA

Peavey T-45 Electric Bass Guitar 4-String Burgandy 1983 Made USA

Portland, Oregon, 972**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Peavey T-45 Electric Bass Guitar 4-String Burgandy 1983 Made USA. Straight neck. Plays great. One non-original string through casing. See picture, it is the 3rd from the left. Some minor dings, pick marks and buckle rash. Very good condition for 1980's bass. See all pictures. This does come with a Peavey hard case. We did have to replace the inside felt as it was disintegrating. It has been replaced with a soft white felt. It also does not have an inside kick stand that helps keep the... more
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PEAVEY - Patriot - 1984 - 6 String - Made In U S.A. - - Tested -

PEAVEY - Patriot - 1984 - 6 String - Made In U S.A. - - Tested -

Spring Hill, Florida, 346**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1984 vintage Peavey patriot. Guitars in great condition all original . has some minor scratching on the rear. Not real noticeable. Sounds and plays great. Will ship FedEx ground fully insured with tracking shipped into the lower 48 states only. No Alaska Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam or pill boxes. International shipping provided by eBay global
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1980s PEAVEY FALCON Electric Guitar  W / Kahler & OHSC  ? Red Made In USA ??

1980s PEAVEY FALCON Electric Guitar W / Kahler & OHSC ? Red Made In USA ??

Bellingham, Washington, 982**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1980s PEAVEY FALCON Electric Guitar W / Kahler & OHSC ? Red Made In USA ??. Another cool 80s guitar with style. This Peavey looks and plays the part of a rock machine. Equipped with a Kahler trem and locking nut for super sustain and playability. Very nice condition with only a couple nicks and slight buckle rash. Neck is also in fantastic shape along with frets Comes with owners manual, non-original trem bar and hex keys. Plays out nicely and has that vintage strat sound. Backplate... more
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Peavey Classic 30 Celestion g12 Vintage 30

Peavey Classic 30 Celestion g12 Vintage 30

Los Angeles, California, 900**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


In good condition. No rips or tears.

Upgraded Celestion Vintage 30 speaker
Stainless tube cover

Comes with foot switch

Pickup in LA. I also travel for work sometimes so if your patient I can deliver SD to SLO.

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Vintage Peavey Classic 100 Tube Amplifier 4x 10 Speakers Tube, USA Meridian MS

Vintage Peavey Classic 100 Tube Amplifier 4x 10'' Speakers Tube, USA Meridian MS

Saint Marys, Georgia, 315**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage USA-made Peavey classic amplifier in very good condition. Tube driven, has tremolo and spring reverb. All original as far as I am aware. It is in working condition
Any questions please ask
Free pickup available in Kingsland GA, just north of Jacksonville FL
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Vintage Peavey Triumph 60 Guitar Amp Tube Head 60-Watts RMS + Pedal

Vintage Peavey Triumph 60 Guitar Amp Tube Head 60-Watts RMS + Pedal

Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 154**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Vintage 80s 1982 Peavey Decade 10-Watt Guitar Amp

Vintage 80s 1982 Peavey Decade 10-Watt Guitar Amp

Richmond, Virginia, 232**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Powers on, but not fully tested as I do not have an electric guitar to test with
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1968 Selmer guitar catalogue

1968 Selmer guitar catalogueScan of 1968/1969 Selmer guitar catalogue (printed July 1968), showing the entire range of electric and acoustic guitars distributed by the company: guitars by Hofner, Gibson, Selmer and Giannini. Selmer were the exclusive United Kingdom distributors of Hofner and Gibson at the time, and this catalogue contains a total of 18 electric guitars, 7 bass guitars, 37 acoustics, and 2 Hawaiian guitars - all produced outside the UK and imported by Selmer, with UK prices included in guineas. This catalogue saw the (re-)introduction of the late sixties Gibson Les Paul Custom and Les Paul Standard (see page 69) and the short-lived Hofner Club 70. Other electric models include: HOFNER ELECTRICS: Committee, Verithin 66, Ambassador, President, Senator, Galaxie, HOFNER BASSES: Violin bass, Verithin bass, Senator bass, Professional bass GIBSON ELECTRICS: Barney Kessel, ES-330TD, ES-335TD, ES-345TD, ES-175D, ES-125CD, SG Standard, SG Junior, SG Special GIBSON BASSES: EB-0, EB-2, EB-3 - plus a LOT of acoustics branded Gibson, Hofner, Selmer and Giannini

1961 Hofner Colorama I

1961 Hofner Colorama IHofner Colorama was the name UK distributor Selmer gave to a series of solid and semi-solid guitars built by Hofner for distribution in the UK. The construction and specifications of the guitars varied over the period of production, but by 1961 it was a totally solid, double cutaway instrument, with a set neck, translucent cherry finish, six-in-a-row headstock, and Hofner Diamond logo pickups. Available as a single or dual pickup guitar, this sngle pickup version would have been sold in mainland Europe as the Hofner 161.

1971 Commodore N25 (Matsumoku)

1971 Commodore N25 (Matsumoku)Commodore was a brand applied to a series of guitars produced in Japan at the well-respected Matsumoku plant from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s - and sold primarily (perhaps exclusively?) in the United Kingdom. The models bearing the Commodore name were all guitars available from different distributors with different branding. Although there may have been some minor changes in appointments (specifically headstock branding) most had the same basic bodies, hardware and construction. Equivalent models to the Commodore N25 (and this is by no means an exhaustive list) include the Aria 5102T, Conrad 5102T(?), Electra 2221, Lyle 5102T, Ventura V-1001, Univox Coily - and most famously the Epiphone 5102T / Epiphone EA-250.

1960 Hofner Colorama II

1960 Hofner Colorama IIThe Hofner Colorama was the name given by Selmer to a series of solid (and semi-solid) body Hofner guitars distributed in the United Kingdom between 1958 and 1965. The Colorama name actually applied to some quite different guitars over the period, but in 1960 it was a very light, semi-solid, set necked guitar with one (Colorama I) or two (Colorama II, as seen here) Toaster pickups. Although an entry-level guitar, it was very well-built, and a fine playing guitar; certainly a step up (at least in terms of craftsmanship) from many of the Colorama guitars that would follow, and a good deal of the guitars available in Britain circa 1960.

1971 Epiphone 1820 bass (ET-280)

1971 Epiphone 1820 (ET-280) bassBy the end of the 1960s, a decision had been made to move Epiphone guitar production from the USA (at the Kalamazoo plant where Gibson guitars were made), to Matsumoto in Japan, creating a line of guitars and basses significantly less expensive than the USA-built models (actually less than half the price). The Matsumoku factory had been producing guitars for export for some time, but the 1820 bass (alongside a number of guitar models and the 5120 electric acoustic bass) were the first Epiphone models to be made there. These new Epiphones were based on existing Matsumoku guitars, sharing body shapes, and hardware, but the Epiphone line was somewhat upgraded, with inlaid logos and a 2x2 peghead configuration. Over the course of the 70s, the Japanese output improved dramatically, and in many ways these early 70s models are a low point for the brand. Having said this, there are a lot worse guitars out there, and as well as being historically important, the 1820 bass can certainly provide the goods when required.

1981 Gibson Marauder

1981 Gibson MarauderProduction of Bill Lawrence's Gibson Marauder began in 1974, with production peaking in 1978. But by 1980 the model was officially discontinued, though very small numbers slipped out as late as spring 1981. Over 7000 examples shipped between 1974 and 1979, and although no totals are available for 1980 and 1981, it is unlikely production reached three figures in either of these years. These final Marauders were all assembled at the Gibson Nashville plant, and had some nice features not available through the later years of production, such as a rosewood fretboard, and in this case, an opaque 'Devil Red' finish. It's a great looking and fine playing guitar!

1971 'Pick Epiphone' Catalog

1971 Pick Epiphone catalogWhen Epiphone production moved from Kalamazoo to the Matsumoku plant in Japan, a whole new range of electric, flattop and classic acoustic guitars was launched. Between late 1970 and 1972 the new models were launched and refined. This 'folder' catalog contains various inserts released over these years detailing four electric six-strings (ET-270, ET-275, ET-278, and thinline EA-250), three bass guitars (ET-280, ET-285, and thinline EA-260), three folk/steel acoustics, four jumbo flattop acoustics, two 12-string jumbos, four classic acoustics, and a banjo.

1981 'Gibson Specials' Pre-Owners Manual

1981 Gibson Specials Pre-Owners Manual'Gibson Specials' was part of the June 1981 pre-owners manual series, but unlike the other folders contained a mish-mash of different guitars: limited editions, test marketing and close outs. "You will find the unusual, the brand-new, and the bargain within this folder". End of line 70s guitars like the Marauder, S-1, and L-6S Custom mixed in with brand new models the The V, The Explorer and the Flying V Bass.
It was the largest folder in the series, with 24 inserts, (19 guitars and 5 basses): Guitars: 335-S Standard, Melody Maker Double, Marauder, L-6S Custom, S-1, RD Artist, Firebird, Firebird II, Flying V, Flying V-II, The V, Explorer, Explorer II, The Explorer, The "SG" Standard, Les Paul Artist, Les Paul Artisan, ES-335 Heritage, ES-175/CC Basses: Grabber, G-3, L-9S, RD Artist Bass, Flying V Bass

1970s Shaftesbury 3263 bass

1970s Shaftesbury 3263 bass Rose-Morris were selling Shaftesbury-branded Rickenbacker copy instruments from the late 1960s right through the 1970s. The 3263 bass was one of the first models, (alongside the 3261 six string and 3262 twelve string) available from late 1968 until about 1974. The earliest incarnation was a set neck bass, produced very briefly in Japan. But production quickly moved to Italy. This bolt-on neck example was built by Eko, in Recanati, using the same hardware and pickups as fitted to Eko, and Vox basses built around the same time. It's certainly a fine looking bass, and not a bad player either.

1961 Hohner Zambesi

1961 Hohner Zambesi This very early, and pretty rare British-built guitar is branded Hohner London. Hohner were, of course, a German company, better known for their harmonicas and accordions, but they were keenly expanding into guitars at the birth of the 1960s. This model, along with the Hohner Amazon and (particularly) the Hohner Holborn, bear some similarity with Vox guitars of the same period; furniture manufacturer Stuart Darkins constructed bodies and necks for both brands, with Fenton Weill assembling them using their hardware and pickups. These guitars do have some hardware peculiarities, and they are not the most adjustable of instruments, but they actually play very nicely, being solidly built out of some very nice woods. Check out the video on this page.

1963 Vox Super Ace

1963 Vox Super Ace The Vox Super Ace was a mid-priced British solid body electric guitar, produced by JMI at their factory in Dartford, Kent. It was broadly modelled on the Fender Stratocaster, and a sibling model to the dual-pickup Vox Ace. Both the Ace, and Super Ace (along with several other models), were redesigned in 1963 with a new body shape, headstock style, and pickup layout - only increasing the resemblance to the aforementioned Fender. The Super Ace had a 1963 price tag of £47 5S. It's a pretty nice playing guitar with some lovely sounds - check out the videos on this page, and in the Vintage Guitar and Bass supporting members area

1966 Vox New Escort

1966 Vox New Escort The Vox New Escort was Vox's version of the Fender Telecaster, at a time when American guitars were out of reach for most British musicians. It was made by JMI in England, for the British market, and unlike the majority of other models, didn't have an Italian-made equivalent. But the New Escort wasn't a slavish Fender copy, adding Vox's stylish teardrop headstock to the tele-style body, with a stop tailpiece and two Vox V2 single coil pickups. And it's a pretty substantial, and nice playing guitar, with a very comfortable neck. Check out the images, specifications, and watch a video of it in action. There is also extra content in the vintageguitarandbass supporting members area.

1969 Fender catalog, Fender Lovin' Care

1969 Fender catalog, Fender Lovin Care Catalog scan. The 1969 Fender Lovin' Care catalog consisted of 48 pages of electric guitars, basses, amplifiers, steel guitars, acoustic guitars, banjos and keyboards. Like the previous catalog, this featured the company's guitars in a variety of interesting settings around California, from the Whiskey-A-Go-Go, to the Hollywood Bowl. Several instruments were making their first appearance amongst it's pages: the Telecaster bass, Montego and LTD jazz guitars, and the Redondo acoustic. It was the final catalog appearance, however, of the Electric XII, Bass V, Duo-Sonic, Coronado I and Coronado Bass I.

1973 Eko Ranger Folk

1973 Eko Ranger Folk The Eko Ranger series of guitars was incredibly popular in the second half of the 1960s and through the 1970s, selling in very large numbers. The Ranger Folk was 1 1/4" smaller, and 1" shallower than the Ranger VI and XII - and with a narrower waist. Not a bad guitar; a little quiet, but pretty playable. These were great value in 1973, and because they sold so many, they are easy to find and excellent value today.

1966 Vox Symphonic bass guitar

1966 Vox Symphonic bass guitar The Symphonic bass was built in the UK, by Vox parent company JMI. It was the Vox equivalent to the Fender Precision bass, and was one of the most expensive Vox guitars produced. It was actually a great playing bass, rather similar to the Precision in feel and sound, but was probably just too expensive compared to an actual Fender and consequently sold poorly. When Vox hit financial problems in 1968, unsold guitars and basses were passed on to Dallas Arbiter, who briefly sold the excess Symphonic bass stock as model 4537. This bass, although with a neck date of February 1966, was most likely one of the unsold Vox guitars sold on by Dallas Arbiter. Check out the bass, and the two video demos through 1960s Ampeg and WEM amplifiers.

1968 Shaftesbury 'Electric Guitars' catalog

1968 Shaftesbury catalogThe 1968 Shaftesbury 'Electric Guitars' catalog was just four pages long, and contained four guitar models: the six string Barney Kessel-style 3264; and three Rickenbacker-styled semi-acoustic models: the six-string 3261, the twelve string 3262 and the 3263 bass. Shaftesbury was the house-brand of major UK distributor Rose-Morris, and seems to have been launched as a response to the company's loss of it's distribution deal with Rickenbacker. The guitars were mid-priced, and built in (initially) Japan, and later Italy, by Eko

1970 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns Celebrated Classics' catalog

1970 Rose_Morris catalog1970 Rose-Morris catalog, dated April 1970. It featured 6 electric guitars, 32 acoustic guitars, 3 basses and 1 steel guitar. It contains the following instruments, over 20 pages: Electric guitars: Shaftesbury 3261, 3262, 3264, 3265, 3400; Top Twenty 1970; Bass: Shaftesbury 3263, 3266; Top Twenty 1971; Acoustic guitars: Eko Rio Bravo, Rio Bravo 12, Ranchero, Ranchero 12, Colorado, Ranger, Ranger Folk, Ranger 12; Aria 1674, 1675, 1676, 1679, 1680, 1695, 'John Pearse' Jumbo, 'John Pearse' Folk; Rose-Morris 15-11, Kansas, Georgian, Florida; Suzuki 1663, 1664, 1665, 3054, 3055, 3060; Tatay 1713, 1714, 1715; Peerless 3052; Steel guitar: Aria 3425

1971 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns' catalog

1971 Rose_Morris catalogThe sixteen-page 1971 Rose-Morris catalog featured electric guitars by Rose-Morris' own brand, Shaftesbury, and budget brand Top Twenty; aswell as acoustics by Eko, Aria, and for the first time Ovation. The catalog contains the following instruments: Electric guitars: Shaftesbury 3261, 3264, 3265, 3400, 3402; Top Twenty 1970; Bass: Shaftesbury 3263, 3266; Top Twenty 1971; Acoustic guitars: Ovation: Balladeer, 12 String, Glen Campbell, Glen Campbell 12 string; Eko Rio Bravo, Rio Bravo 12, Ranger, Ranger Folk, Ranger 12, Colorado, Ranchero, Ranchero 12, Studio 'L'; Rose-Morris Florida; Aria 'John Pearse' Jumbo, 'John Pearse' Folk

1972 Fender Precision bass

1972 Fender PrecisionA detailed look at an early 1970s Fender Precision bass guitar in custom black finish, with rosewood fretboard. 1972 list price, $307.50. The Fender Precision had been shipping since at least very early 1952 - with just one re-design circa 1957. This example, then, shows a model already two decades old, but barely changed since the '57 revamp. Fender got it right first time around, and although there are numerous minor cosmetic differences, the essence of this bass is effectively the same as it was in '52: a simple, single pickup instrument with a GREAT sound. Check out the demo video through an old Ampeg B15. It's no wonder this is the bass that everybody wants!

1967 Vox Stroller

1967 Vox StrollerThe Vox Stroller was the brand's entry level electric solid body guitar, fitted with just one pickup and a fixed tailpiece. Although aimed at student guitarists, it wasn't a terrible instrument, but did lack somewhat in adjustability, having no accessible truss rod and only a floating rosewood bridge. But this example is actually quite an improvement on earlier versions, with a standard 1/4" jack and a solid mahogany body. 1967 price £18 2s. JMI ceased UK guitar production in late '67, and combined with decreasing demand for the Stroller, this surely must be one of the last examples shipped.

1963 Vox Clubman Bass (left handed)

1963 Vox Clubman Bass left handedA nice example of the Vox Clubman II bass, built by JMI in Dartford, Kent in 1963. This is a lightweight bass, short (30") scale and very easy to play. It is an early example, and as such has a thin black scratchplate and side mounted, coaxial output jack. JMI offered left handed examples of their solid body Vox guitars and basses at 10% premium. Production numbers are unclear, but left-handed examples rarely come up for sale

1977 Gibson ES Artist 'prototype'

1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalog Hagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner President The President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.

1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manual

1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manual The newly designed Les Paul Recording guitar was released in 1971, in many ways as an updated version of the Les Paul Professional that had debuted two years earlier in 1969. The new guitar came with a new owners manual explaining the (somewhat complicated) controls, their operation, and giving other specifications, including recommended strings, action and control settings. Compare with the broadly similar owners manual for the Les Paul Personal / Professional