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    Vintage Gibson Guitar Case circa 1970 Rectangular Orange Interior Les Paul SG

    Vintage Gibson Guitar Case circa 1970 Rectangular Orange Interior Les Paul SG

    Nogales, Arizona, 856**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Vintage Gibson Guitar Case circa 1970
    Rectangular case with orange interior
    Probably for SG's and Les Pauls
    This was the economy case of the Gibson line, not fitted to the guitar
    Normal wear
    Someone added a second handle which is actually useful
    because your hand grips both handles and if a latch was left open the case stays closed!
    Local pickup in Tucson, Arizona only
    ... more
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    Framus Parlor Acoustic - Orange Burst

    Framus Parlor Acoustic - Orange Burst

    Huntington, Indiana, 467**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    For sale is a Framus Parlor Acoustic - Orange Burst for parts or repair
    The acoustic at one point was routed for someone to drop a loaded pickguard in it so it could be an electric acoustic
    The bridge has been repaired at some point, but as you can see in the pictures, the peg holes will need some routing because some of the pegs can't fit in their place now
    This guitar is definitely a good project guitar, but it's just gonna need some good tlc to get up and running again
    Sold as... more
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    Vintage NORMA 4-Pick-up Guitar orange Sparkle 60??s Era Very Rare

    Vintage NORMA 4-Pick-up Guitar orange Sparkle 60??s Era Very Rare

    Leland, North Carolina, 284**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Explore the world of music with this vintage Norma Teisco electric guitar. This 6-stringed solid body guitar with a striking orange sparkle finish is a rare piece from the 1967 era. Its unique features include four pick-ups, making it a rare find for collectors and music enthusiasts alike. The guitar is made in Japan and is perfect for right-handed players of all skill levels
    ... more
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    Dean MD24 Floyd Rose Roasted Maple Electric Guitar Vintage Orange with Case

    Dean MD24 Floyd Rose Roasted Maple Electric Guitar Vintage Orange with Case

    Canton, Ohio, 447**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    The guitar pictured is the actual guitar you will receive!
    At The Farm, we take actual pictures of each instrument and make sure they are fully set-up and ready to play before we ship them. Each instrument goes through a multi-point inspection, followed by a set-up process by our in-house tech staff. We then photograph each instrument with high-quality equipment in our on-site photography studio. We know that details like wood grain and color finishes can vary, so we want you to be ... more
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    1982 G&L SC-2 Fullerton CA USA Made Guitar - Fiesta Red Orange

    1982 G&L SC-2 Fullerton CA USA Made Guitar - Fiesta Red Orange

    Mason City, Iowa, 504**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    1982 G&L SC-2 Fullerton CA USA Made Guitar - Fiesta Red Orange
    I'm not sure if this guitar is Fiesta Red or Orange, but it is in great condition for being on this earth since 1982. I have lots of photos, so please check them all out, and I have more if you are a serious buyer. I have not tested the electronics, but based on the condition I assume they work. So the electronics are as-is. I believe the case is original because the guitar fits very well within it. This is a US only ... more
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    1973 Orange 4×12 Guitar Cabinet w /  Casters ?? Used

    1973 Orange 4×12 Guitar Cabinet w / Casters ?? Used

    Brookfield, Connecticut, 068**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Here??s a 1973 Orange 4×12 Speaker Cabinet Made in UK! Lots of patina but the tolex is in very good condition with only minor damage. Yes it could use a good cleaning but its a consignment and some people might like it as is so we??ll leave that up to you to decide. Cab is serial number: 2045. Speakers are Eminence 12PPGF16A dated to 1973. Everything else is good to go and it sounds fantastic! Ships with casters!... more
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    Used Gretsch G6120TG PE Nashville - Orange Stain

    Used Gretsch G6120TG PE Nashville - Orange Stain

    Winchester, Virginia, 226**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Used Gretsch G6120TG PE Nashville - Orange ... more
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    Used Gretsch G6120TGDS PE Nashville - Roundup Orange

    Used Gretsch G6120TGDS PE Nashville - Roundup Orange

    Winchester, Virginia, 226**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Used Gretsch G6120TGDS PE Nashville - Roundup ... more
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    1988 Greco Super Real K-FA-ORN 6120-Style Vintage Guitar Western Orange w /  Case

    1988 Greco Super Real K-FA-ORN 6120-Style Vintage Guitar Western Orange w / Case

    Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Up for sale, a 1988 Greco Super Real K-FA in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. This rare Greco is an exceedingly faithful take on the classic Gretsch 6120 platform, featuring a fully hollow maple body with trestle bracing, a maple neck capped with a bound rosewood fretboard and thumbnail inlay, and an upgraded pair of genuine Gretsch Filter??Tron pickups
    Thanks to the hollowbody construction and trestle bracing, this guitar has a ... more
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    Antique "The Gibson" A-1 Mandolin 1913 Orange Pumpkin Finish Beautiful Tone

    Antique "The Gibson" A-1 Mandolin 1913 Orange Pumpkin Finish Beautiful Tone

    Collingswood, New Jersey, 081**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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    Used Gretsch G6120T-BSSMK Brian Setzer Sig. Nashville 59 "Smoke" - Smoke Orange

    Used Gretsch G6120T-BSSMK Brian Setzer Sig. Nashville '59 "Smoke" - Smoke Orange

    Winchester, Virginia, 226**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Used Gretsch G6120T-BSSMK Brian Setzer Sig. ... more
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    1971 Fender Competition Mustang Orange

    1971 Fender Competition Mustang Orange

    Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Up for sale is a sweet 1971 Fender Competition Mustang in Competition Orange. This example features a MAY71B neck stamp, a pair of original grey bottom Mustang pickups with original pots and switches, original bridge / tremolo unit and hardware, original tuning keys and neck plate as well as original body routes. The pickup leads have been cut and then re-soldered at some point and there is evidence of touched up solder joints on the pots and wiring. The body finish has a slightly darker shade... more
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    Vintage Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Orange 1963

    Vintage Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Orange 1963

    Brookfield, Wisconsin, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Vintage Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Orange 1963
    A dynamite player with an incredibly resonant tone - really warm, natural acoustic voice. The dual FilterTrons sound great & deliver that classic Gretsch sound. Professionally inspected & set up so it's ready to play straight out of the case
    Cosmetic Condition: Various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & some finish wear. The body ... more
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    Vintage Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Orange 1963 Refin New Binding

    Vintage Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Orange 1963 Refin New Binding

    Fort Pierce, Florida, 349**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    1963 6120 refin with no issues
    Original Bigsby
    Original Filtertrons and electronics
    Neck is straight and reset and refret
    All binding has been replaced
    Nitrocellulose Lacquer used throughout
    All original parts except mute pad (which has been replaced with a foam mute), strap buttons and plastic cover on back. Original parts that were replaced will be included
    Additional photos are available upon request
    Original hardshell case included
    Free shipping
    Sale to lower ... more
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    1957 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Orange w / OHSC

    1957 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Orange w / OHSC

    San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    1957 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins
    This Guitar Is Located At IVG Sherman Oaks
    All Original In Very Good Overall Condition (Please See Photos)
    Orange Finish Shows Some Cosmetic Playwear With Light Scuffs Under Bridge
    Original DeArmond Dynasonic Single-Coil Pickups
    Original Frets In Very Good Condition
    Maple Body And Neck
    Rosewood Fingerboard
    Weight 7lbs
    Nut Width 1 6865 "
    Neck Depth At 1st Fret: 0 83 "
    Neck Depth At 12th Fret: 0 95 "
    Comes With Original Hardshell... more
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    ORANGE PPC212-OB 2X12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet  Celestion Vintage 30 Speakers

    ORANGE PPC212-OB 2X12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet Celestion Vintage 30 Speakers

    Beverley, HU17***, UNITED KINGDOM


    I have two of these and both identical and same as new condition £300 00 each
    This ORANGE PPC212-OB 2X12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet comes equipped with Celestion vintage 30 speakers, making it perfect for those electric guitar enthusiasts out there. With a power of 120 W, this cabinet is suitable for all your musical needs. . Its compact design makes it easy to transport and store. If you're looking for a cabinet to enhance your electric guitar sound, then this ORANGE PPC212-OB 2X12 Guitar ... more
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    Orange Tiny Terror Amplifier Head OR212 Speaker Cabinet Celestion Vintage 30s

    Orange Tiny Terror Amplifier Head OR212 Speaker Cabinet Celestion Vintage 30s

    Heanor, DE75***, UNITED KINGDOM


    Orange Tiny Terror Amplifier Head OR212 Speaker Cabinet Celestion Vintage 30s
    This is a stunning Orange setup that I am selling on behalf of a good customer of mine. It's an Orange Tiny Terror valve amplifier head in full working order, complete with the original padded case to hold the cables. Alongside that is an older Orange 2x12 cabinet (official model number OR2X12) which has a pair of Celestion Vintage 30's inside from roughly 2003. This also has a 'partial' flight case to it which is ... more
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    Matching Fane quad 1977 16 ohms @ 60 watts Hiwatt  /  Orange  /  Carlsbro spec

    Matching Fane quad 1977 16 ohms @ 60 watts Hiwatt / Orange / Carlsbro spec

    London, E7***, UNITED KINGDOM


    Lovely quad of matching heavy duty fane drivers from 1977
    Carlsbro badged but the exact same spec as what Hiwatt, Matamp and Orange were using at the same time!(just a lot cheaper)
    60 watts @ 16 ohms each
    Great condition, the cones move freely and have absolutely no issues, the only thing to note is that one of the cones has an old repair, looks to have been down at the factory as its been repaired using doping - you do see this occasionally
    These take pedals really well; especially... more
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    Orange Cabin OBC 410 600 W von 1975 TOP Zustand

    Orange Cabin OBC 410 600 W von 1975 TOP Zustand

    München, 80***, GERMANY


    Orange Cabin OBC 410 600 W von 1975 TOP Zustand. 4x10" Cabin mit Hochtonhorn in Stufen schaltbar, extrem belastbar mit Reserven Box wurde nur im Studio Betrieb verwendet, dadurch extrem guter Zustand. Eine kleine Beschädigung im Orange Dekor an Frontlleiste (ca 8 mm) siehe Foto. Optimaler Sound in Verbindung mit Orange Verstärkern (wurde mit Orange OR 100 gespielt) Extrem wuchtiges Sustain bei Basswiedergabe bei gleichzeitig brillianten Höhen BxLxH 62x46x64 cmGewicht 41 kgmit den beiden ... more
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    Orange Amplification Vintage 1978 Hustler Valve Bass Combo Rare And Collectible

    Orange Amplification Vintage 1978 Hustler Valve Bass Combo Rare And Collectible

    Hastings, TN34***, UNITED KINGDOM


    Super rare and collectible 1978 / 9 Orange Hustler valve bass combo, made in the UK by legendary Orange Amplification Company
    The Hustlers were part of the last Orange Amplification range of ??new look?? black fronted combos
    Sounded great last time I used it!
    Bought as ?new old stock?? from a local music shop where it had sat in the stockroom since late 1970??s!
    Never gigged, only used for occasional rehearsals
    For Techs and Specs please refer to last 3 photos.

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    1971 Selmer guitar catalogue

    1971 Selmer guitar catalogueScan of 1971 Selmer guitar catalogue showing the range of electric and acoustic guitars distributed by the company: guitars by Gibson, Yamaha, Selmer, Hofner and Suzuki. 1960s Selmer had always placed Hofner at the front end of their catalogues, no doubt these were the better sellers - but into the 1970s Hofner were slipping somewhat and only appear at the tail end of this publication, pride of place going to Gibson, and to a lesser extent Yamaha. In fact this is the last Selmer catalogue to include the many Hofner hollow bodies (Committee, President, Senator etc) that had defined the companies output for so many years - to be replaced in the 1972 catalogue by generic solid body 'copies' of Gibson and Fender models. A number of new Gibson models are included for the first time: the SG-100 and SG-200 six string guitars and the SB-300 and SB-400 basses.

    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 bassRose-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 ZambesiThis 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 AceThe 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 EscortThe 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 CareCatalog 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 FolkThe 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 guitarThe 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 catalogHagstrom 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 PresidentThe 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.