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Peavey advertisement (1972)

Peavey Vintage

Peavey Vintage amplifier

Early seventies Peavey advertisement for a series of vintage styled amplifiers, using up to date electronics (as of 1972) in 1950s Fender twin-style open-back cabinets. Three speaker configurations were available - all shown here: 2x12", 4x10" and 6x10"

The combination of 1972 electronics with the classic cabinet design of the '50s make the fantastic Peavey Vintage outstanding in performance as well as appearance. It's the answer to your repeated requests for a small powerful tube type amp that is very compact, but still capable of making it on the big jobs


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    Vintage Peavey TG Raxx Tube Preamp Peavey Guitar Tube Preamp Rackmount Preamp

    Vintage Peavey TG Raxx Tube Preamp Peavey Guitar Tube Preamp Rackmount Preamp

    Fredericksburg, Virginia, 224**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



    Up for sale is this vintage Peavey TG Raxx Tube Guitar Preamp. Tested and fully functional. This unit sounds great. This preamp was serviced before I bought it. I don??t know the full extent of the repairs made to this preamp but It looks to at least had 6 of the 8 pots replaced with new ones, and the tubes have been replaced. It??s hard to make out the brand of one of the tubes, but the other one is ... more
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    Peavey Classic 20 Vintage Tube Guitar Amplifier USED Amp Excellent Condition.

    Peavey Classic 20 Vintage Tube Guitar Amplifier USED Amp Excellent Condition.

    Dunnellon, Florida, 344**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    I have a peavey USA classic 20 all tube amplifier from the 1990s for sale. It is in excellent working and physical condition. Really nice and a perfect all tube grab and go amp. That really shines when hooked up to an external cabinet. They just reissued these. And are priced at 1000$ USD. And made in China. A real time capsule. Thanks for your time.
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    Vintage 1981 Peavey Decade Electric Guitar 10w Amp Combo Amplifier

    Vintage 1981 Peavey Decade Electric Guitar 10w Amp Combo Amplifier

    Kaufman, Texas, 751**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Good working condition. Comes with Concert poster
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    Vintage Peavey Rage Guitar Amplifier 1980s Made in USA Fully Tested See Video

    Vintage Peavey Rage Guitar Amplifier 1980's Made in USA Fully Tested See Video

    Harriman, Tennessee, 377**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Vintage Peavey Rage Guitar Amplifier 1980's Made in USA Fully Tested. Unit opened up and inspected. All jacks cleaned and tasted. All rotary potentiometer cleaned and tested. Works and sounds great. Some of the metal has some slight surface rust here and there. See photos and video for condition.... more
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    Vintage 1995 PEAVEY SESSION BASS AMP Amplifier Head Made in USA

    Vintage 1995 PEAVEY SESSION BASS AMP Amplifier Head Made in USA

    Springfield, Ohio, 455**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Condition: Used good clean condition as pictured in working orderSpecial Notes: None
    Please refer to the pictures for any further details on the item as well as condition and I will gladly answer any questions.
    Unless otherwise stated in the first paragraph, all items are sold in working condition. If for any reason a product is not one hundred percent functional, all discrepancies will clearly be outlined.
    You are bidding on the item listed in the title. As always I try to give as ... more
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    Peavey T-15 vintage USA guitar w / ohsc 1982 - sunburst

    Peavey T-15 vintage USA guitar w / ohsc 1982 - sunburst

    Lynn, Massachusetts, 019**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Works great, but has significant cosmetic wear. The finish feels very thin (nitro?) and there are dings all around the bout. The first string tuner stem is bent, but turns smoothly. The case has two holes on the inside but is still super solid. Neck is straight, truss turns, electronics are clean, frets have wear but life left. New strings. Ships to lower 48. No trades.... more
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    Vintage 1980s Peavey Decade Electric Guitar 10w Amp Combo Amplifier

    Vintage 1980's Peavey Decade Electric Guitar 10w Amp Combo Amplifier

    Washington, District Of Columbia, 200**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Nice vintage amp that has been fully cleaned and refurbished. Chassis was taken apart and all electronics cleaned, new power switch, upgraded Marshall style knobs, upgraded 9ft. heavy duty power cable, new nuts and washers for all inputs and control pots. It has a few signs of wear and tear, couple of minors sticky knobs, etc but looks and sounds great for a 40 year old amp

    Get ready to rock with this vintage 1980's Peavey Decade electric guitar 10w amp combo amplifier! This ... more
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    Peavey USA Horizon II Guitar Body Husk Chameleon Gold Vintage 1980s USA made

    Peavey USA Horizon II Guitar Body Husk Chameleon Gold Vintage 1980s USA made

    Jonesville, Virginia, 242**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    This Peavey USA Horizon II Body Husk is a vintage item made in the 1980s and boasts a unique chameleon gold color. The brand of the guitar is Peavey and the model is the peavey horizon ii. It falls under the categories of Guitar Amplifiers, Guitars & Basses, and Musical Instruments & Gear, making it a versatile addition to any musician's collection. This body husk is ready for customization and would make for a great DIY project for any guitar enthusiast.... more
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    Peavey Bass Mark III Series 300 CHS 150-Watt Bass Head - Vintage

    Peavey Bass Mark III Series 300 CHS 150-Watt Bass Head - Vintage

    Baltimore, Maryland, 212**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Peavey Bass Mark III Series 300 CHS 150-Watt Bass Head - Vintage
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    TESTED / WORKS 1980 Peavey Rage 108 12 Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Amplifier Amp Vintage

    TESTED / WORKS 1980 Peavey Rage 108 12 Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Amplifier Amp Vintage

    Pueblo, Colorado, 810**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Tested and working rage 108 guitar combo amp. Normal wear and tear. See photos
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    Vintage Peavey Rage 108 12-Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Amplifier Amp (Tested)

    Vintage Peavey Rage 108 12-Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Amplifier Amp (Tested)

    Meridian, Mississippi, 393**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Tested for power only

    This Vintage Peavey Rage 108 12-Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Amplifier is perfect for electric and bass guitar players alike. The amp features 10 channels and solid state amplifier technology, making it a reliable choice for musicians of all levels. The compact design of this Peavey amplifier makes it suitable for gigs and rehearsals. Additionally, it has been tested and is in good working condition. Get ready to rock out with the Peavey Rage 108!
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    Vintage Peavey TNT 100 45 Watts Electric  Guitar  Amplifier LOCAL PICKUP Only

    Vintage Peavey TNT 100 45 Watts Electric Guitar Amplifier LOCAL PICKUP Only

    Irving, Texas, 750**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Vintage Peavey TNT 100 45 Watts Electric  Guitar  Amplifier
    Working Good !!! 
    Has Some Dents and Scuffs
    See Images For More Details
    ( LOCAL PICKUP ONLY ) At Irving Tx 75060
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    Peavey DECADE Guitar Amp TESTED and WORKING, GREAT Vintage 1980s Tone

    Peavey DECADE Guitar Amp TESTED and WORKING, GREAT Vintage 1980s Tone

    New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, 170**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    This is a vintage Peavey DECADE guitar amplifier with a tested and working condition. Experience great 1980s tone with this combo amplifier that features two channels and one speaker. It is perfect for electric guitar players and has a power rating of 10 W. The product line is Peavey and it is made in the United States. This amplifier is suitable for musicians who want to achieve a classic sound
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    Northfield, Minnesota, 550**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Awesome sounding stereo power tube amp!
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    Vintage Peavey T-15 Electric Guitar  Sunburst w /  working Amp Case: Used

    Vintage Peavey T-15 Electric Guitar Sunburst w / working Amp Case: Used

    Mount Airy, North Carolina, 270**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    I do not know much about vintage guitars but I have it priced based on comparable listings with similar conditions.
    This guitar was acquired through an estate auction so I have no knowledge of the play ability nor do I know any details that guitarists would be interested in such as play action and intonation.
    I'm passing the guitar and case along like I found it but with these small exceptions:
    1   Cleaned guitar with a quality guitar cleaning product
    2. Replaced strings with... more
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    Vintage Peavey Foundation Electric Bass Guitar Made In USA W / Hardshell Case.

    Vintage Peavey Foundation Electric Bass Guitar Made In USA W / Hardshell Case.

    Marianna, Arkansas, 723**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    This Vintage Peavey Foundation Electric Bass Guitar is a great addition to any musician's collection. Made in the USA, this right-handed 4-string electric bass has a solid body with a maple fretboard and neck. It has 21 frets and comes with a hardshell case for easy transportation.
    The Peavey Foundation is a classic vintage series and this particular model is in excellent playing condition. It produces a warm, rich sound that is perfect for any style of music. Whether you're a seasoned ... more
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    Vintage 1984 Peavey Horizon II electric guitar, US Made VERY GOOD CONDITION

    Vintage 1984 Peavey Horizon II electric guitar, US Made VERY GOOD CONDITION

    Pompano Beach, Florida, 330**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Peavey Horizon II w / Road Runner Gig Bag
    Guitar is in overall great (very good) playing condition, has Seymour Duncan pick ups. There are some dings on the body and headstock and playing wear on the fretboard as shown in the pictures
    PEAVEY manufactured the HORIZON II between 1983 and 1986. It was like the Peavey Horizon but had an additional middle pickup - a single coil blade unit. Peavey??s Horizon II has a unique pickup configuration with the ability to electrically shut off the ... more
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    Vintage Peavey Rage 12-Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Amplifier Amp (Tested) 1988 USA

    Vintage Peavey Rage 12-Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Amplifier Amp (Tested) 1988 USA

    Las Vegas, Nevada, 891**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Tested and in great working condition. 1988 production tag.
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    Peavey Backstage 50-Watt Guitar Combo Amp! Vintage. Scorpion spkr? Fully TESTED

    Peavey Backstage 50-Watt Guitar Combo Amp! Vintage. Scorpion spkr? Fully TESTED

    Fort Mill, South Carolina, 297**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Up for sale is a vintage Peavey Backstage 50 amplifier !
    This amp was made in the good ole' USA and built American tough!
    The sticker has come off, but it appears that this amp comes equipped with 1 of the clear, loud and legendary Scorpion Speakers !
    This amp is a favorite among blues guitarists for its nice, bass-y but clear sound. The clean (or "normal gain " ) channel also has a "bright switch" so country pickers can enjoy this amp as well ! Also perfect if you have a ... more
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    Guilford, Connecticut, 064**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


    Please note missing rubber insert for power cord into the back of the Amp .Also the wire that you plug-in is taped. .
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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

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    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

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    1966 Vox New Escort

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    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.