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Vintage Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera
1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine

Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox


Recent advertisements posted to this site

Some of the most recent advertisements posted to this site. Click the images to have a closer look, or browse more adverts by following the manufacturer and category links at the foot of this page.

Epiphone ET-270 - 7 New Epiphones At Fantastic New Prices

7 New Epiphones At Fantastic New Prices
Epiphone ET-270 - 1971

Guild SuperBird II - Big New Bird By Guild!

Big New Bird By Guild!
Guild SuperBird II - 1968

Guild Stuart A-500 - Guild showcase for talent

Guild showcase for talent
Guild Stuart A-500 - 1963

Guild Stuart X-500 - Be good to yourself with a Guild

Be good to yourself with a Guild
Guild Stuart X-500 - 1962

Hofner Colorama - 8 out of 10 players select solids from this range

8 out of 10 players select solids from this range
Hofner Colorama - 1961

Gibson Lab Series amplifiers - Lab series. If only you could see how they sound.

Lab series. If only you could see how they sound.
Gibson Lab Series amplifiers - 1981

Gibson Lab Series L5 - "My Lab Series amp takes all the bumps, and still gives a smooth performance."

"My Lab Series amp takes all the bumps, and still gives a smooth performance."
Gibson Lab Series L5 - 1981

Gibson Lab Series L2 - Employment Assurance

Employment Assurance
Gibson Lab Series L2 - 1979

Gibson Lab Series amplifiers - Win a grand guitar

Win a grand guitar
Gibson Lab Series amplifiers - 1979

Gibson Lab Series L3 - It

It's no big thing. 'Til you turn it on.
Gibson Lab Series L3 - 1979

Gibson Lab Series L2 - Lab Series. They

Lab Series. They've never sounded so good
Gibson Lab Series L2 - 1980

Gibson Lab Series L5 - LAB Series

LAB Series
Gibson Lab Series L5 - 1978

Gibson Lab Series L5 - A new instrumental album featuring a man, his guitar, and our amplifier

A new instrumental album featuring a man, his guitar, and our amplifier
Gibson Lab Series L5 - 1978

Gibson Lab Series L5 - Try my sound.. See if you like it!

Try my sound.. See if you like it!
Gibson Lab Series L5 - 1980

Gibson Lab Series L7 - It

It's got to be about the best tranny amp I've ever heard – damn it, it's got to be one of the best apps I've heard, tranny or not!
Gibson Lab Series L7 - 1980

Gibson Sonex-180 deluxe - Sonex. Another first for Gibson technology.

Sonex. Another first for Gibson technology.
Gibson Sonex-180 deluxe - 1981

Gibson Sonex-180 deluxe - Gibson Sonex. Only the price is cheap.

Gibson Sonex. Only the price is cheap.
Gibson Sonex-180 deluxe - 1981

Guild S-300 - Balance of Power

Balance of Power
Guild S-300 - 1981

Marshall Amplifiers - The Sound of Success

The Sound of Success
Marshall Amplifiers - 1967

Rose-Morris Basses - Keep in Touch With the Sounds of Today

Keep in Touch With the Sounds of Today
Rose-Morris Basses - 1967

Marshall Amplifiers - The

The 'Marshall Sound' is Getting Around
Marshall Amplifiers - 1967

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Vintage 1960s Global Les Paul Copy Electric Guitar W / TKL Hard Case "Lawsuit Era"

Vintage 1960s Global Les Paul Copy Electric Guitar W / TKL Hard Case "Lawsuit Era"

Elmwood Park, New Jersey, 074**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$950

Up for sale is a Vintage Electric Guitar, Very Good Condition As Shown, Please see photos for details, Plays & sounds great, Neck is straight, Low fast action, Loaded with character showing age-handling-play wear-nicks-scuffs-finish loss-light surface rust / tarnish & patina with a superficial chip near one bridge post as shown, Weighs just over 9 pounds, DiMarzio PAF pickups replaced the original pickups about 20 years ago, I misplaced the original pickups - otherwise I would include ... more
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Gibson Standard 58 Les Paul Goldtop 1958 Reissue 1971 1 of 25 rarest Les Paul

Gibson Standard 58 Les Paul Goldtop 1958 Reissue 1971 1 of 25 rarest Les Paul

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

$10695

Gibson Standard 58 Les Paul Goldtop 1958 Reissue 1971 With original hang tag and blank guarantee card returnable to Kalamazoo
Being offered from the private collection of Sound Investments USA LLC

CONDITION AND PRICING PLEASE READ:
All electronics work and are original . very clean guitar. The Frets are ok but here is what my luthier said. The neck is slightly bowed on low E side and straight on high E side which he states can be fixed by replacing frets and compensating for ... more
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original 1958 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster BLONDE with 3 PAF humbuckers + BIGSBY!

original 1958 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster BLONDE with 3 PAF humbuckers + BIGSBY!

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$19500


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1958 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster in its original BLONDE finish which really helps show off its flame maple. It has a great playing neck with worn, but good frets. This guitar really plays well with great action. It's all original with the exception of the Bigsby bridge and tailpiece which conceals a couple of additional screw holes. The original brown hardshell case is included. It's in great condition with a ... more
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1961 Gibson Les Paul / SG Custom original WHITE with Sideways Vibrola

1961 Gibson Les Paul / SG Custom original WHITE with Sideways Vibrola

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$31900


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1961 Gibson Les Paul (SG) Custom in its original White finish with gold hardware and a factory sideways Vibrola. It has a great playing neck with very worn frets, but still playable. It's all original with the exception of one volume knob. It's also 100% complete along with its original hardshell case. This original Les Paul Custom looks great with lots of minor nicks + dings (most have been touched-up with white... more
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1979 Fender Stratocaster With Original Hardshell Case

1979 Fender Stratocaster With Original Hardshell Case

Elmhurst, Illinois, 601**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2899

Revolution Music is proud to present this Beautiful, 1979, Black on Black Fender Stratocaster in great condition. This vintage beast oozes with mojo. There is honest wear throughout. The guitar has some kinks, scratches, & chips. It sounds amazing. Original Hardshell Case with 2 broken latches included.

WE HAVE A BRICK AND MORTAR STORE - PLEASE GIVE US A CALL OR STOP BY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS  


Shipping in the continental USA will be by FedEx Ground or ... more
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1978 Olympic White Fender Telecaster

1978 Olympic White Fender Telecaster

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

$3700

Here is a 1978 Fender Telecaster in original Olympic White! Although it has been played, it is quite clean for its age. The pickup is an all original save for rewound neck pickup. This was rewound by Five Star Guitars luthier Ian Pender. There is less than normal wear for the era, and the body is very clean with only a few scattered dings in the finish. Original color has faded / yellowed slightly. Pot codes (only one is visible) date to ??78. There is a stamp / tag in neck pocket that matches ... more
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original 1958 Fender Telecaster Blonde

original 1958 Fender Telecaster Blonde

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$37900


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1957 Fender Telecaster in its original Blonde finish. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original with the exception of the nut. It even has its original tweed hardshell case and original "ashtray" cover for the bridge. This Tele looks great with nicks + dings, finish checking and other cosmetic wear including a very small area where the finish is worn off from the corner of the headstock on ... more
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1965 Fender Jaguar electric guitar sunburst pre CBS excellent condition

1965 Fender Jaguar electric guitar sunburst pre CBS excellent condition

Blue Springs, Missouri, 640**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$12500

1965 Fender Jaguar sunburst pre CBS excellent condition. One owner purchased in California. Guitar has been stored and unplayed since the late 1970??s. All original and includes bridge cover and tremolo bar. Condition wise there is one small nick to the bottom, two areas on the back where the clear coat has scuffed, and the first string E tuner coating is peeling. Case with original key is also in great condition with one small dime size dent to the top.... more
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1965 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Cady Apple Red Custom color Original 65

1965 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Cady Apple Red Custom color Original 65

Ladera Ranch, California, 926**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$48000

1965 Fender Stratocaster early custom color Candy Apple red 100 % Original, nothing touched, all the solder Joints are untouched. Gray bottom pickups have the original winds, Green pick guard early 65' pot dates. No routes, extra holes, touchups or repairs. The original Large frets are in great shape. A true collector grade instrument. Comes with the original no logo black case. This is an Extremely rare Vintage guitar. Buyer is responsible for all shipping.... more
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Fender Jazzmaster w / OHSC, All-Original- Blond (1961)

Fender Jazzmaster w / OHSC, All-Original- Blond (1961)

Mansfield, Ohio, 449**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$24900

Metronome Music inspects and test all used gear before listing and again before shipping. Photographs are of the product that will ship and accurately represent condition and appearance.
SERIAL NUMBER: 61459 WEIGHT: 7lbs 9oz Very Good Condition: This guitar is in very good condition overall and shows signs of being played and loved by one previous owner over 62 years. The finish has various marks, scuffs and wear but it mostly in-tact with nice checking. The transparency of the ... more
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Vintage 1958 1959 1960 5 Latch Lifton Brown Case Les Paul Burst Sunburst

Vintage 1958 1959 1960 5 Latch Lifton Brown Case Les Paul Burst Sunburst

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

$3999

Up for sale is a Vintage 1958 - 1960 5 Latch Lifton Brown hardshell case (guitar not included). No Gibson / Lifton badge. Taped / rough edges and in rough condition. Sold as is, no returns / exchanges / etc. Ask any and all questions prior to bidding.
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original 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special double cut 1st edition FIGURED MAHOGANY!!!

original 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special double cut 1st edition FIGURED MAHOGANY!!!

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$18900


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this original 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special in its original Cherry finish which shows off a very rare figured mahogany body. This is the first version with the larger control cavity and the lower switch position. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original and 100% complete along with its original chipboard case (missing handle). It's in great shape with some nicks + dings, finish checking and other... more
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Vintage Kent 740 Electric Guitar Solid Body Sunburst 1967-1968

Vintage Kent 740 Electric Guitar Solid Body Sunburst 1967-1968

Belmont, North Carolina, 280**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1300

This vintage Kent 740 electric guitar is a collector's dream. Made in Japan in 1967-1968, this classic beauty boasts a sunburst finish on a solid body, with 6 strings and right-handed dexterity. The guitar bears the Kent brand and model 740, making it a rare find for any guitar enthusiast.
The guitar's country / region of manufacture, Japan, adds to its allure and authenticity. With its vintage charm and high-quality craftsmanship, this Kent 740 electric guitar is a must-have for any serious... more
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Vintage Univox Les Paul Copy w /  HSC

Vintage Univox Les Paul Copy w / HSC

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

$1100


Item: Vintage Univox Les Paul Copy w / HSC!
Description: You are purchasing a Vintage Univox Les Paul Copy w / HSC! Awesome & all original without any issues. Gorgeous aesthetics and comfortable playability. Please inquire with any questions prior to purchase
Shipping: $80 00 shipping to the Lower 48 States! We ship overseas. Overseas shipping prices will vary. Overseas buyers pay their own import taxes Payment: We accept Paypal for your convenience. Payment ... more
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original 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special double cut Cherry

original 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special double cut Cherry

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$13900


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special in its original Cherry finish. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original with the only exception being the black switch tip. It's also 100% complete along with its original chipboard case (missing handle). There is a hairline crack in the thin portion of wood in the body on the bass side of the neck joint that remains only a cosmetic issues as the guitar itself ... more
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Hofner 1965 Vintage 4570e Hollow Body Electric Guitar NEAR MINT - W. GERMANY

Hofner 1965 Vintage 4570e Hollow Body Electric Guitar NEAR MINT - W. GERMANY

Montclair, New Jersey, 070**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2795


Hofner 1965 Vintage 4570e Hollow Body Electric Guitar NEAR MINT - W. GERMANY
Gorgeous vintage 1965 wide-body semi-hollow Höfner was made in West Germany and is a special instrument. It has been remarkably preserved over the years and shows little to no signs of its age.
A beautiful medium sunburst, a pearloid inlay fretboard and headstock make this a work of art. Every bit of this guitar is original.
The pickups were rewired about five years ago (see pictures) and the slot ... more
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1966 Vintage Gibson ES-335 signed by Lorette Lynn BBKing Buddy Guy Flectones +4

1966 Vintage Gibson ES-335 signed by Lorette Lynn BBKing Buddy Guy Flectones +4

Hot Springs, Montana, 598**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$11000

1966 Vintage Gibson ES-335 signed by 9 Music Legends w / JSA Auth. #XX28045. INCLUDING LORETTA LYNN!
The JSA Authentication was done on all 9 signatures.
Signed by B B. King in 1996; Buddy Guy in 1993; Loretta Lynn in 2012; Bela Fleck; Victor Wooten; Roy Wooten; Howard Levy and Jeff Coffin.
After I purchased this guitar I contacted Victor Wooten and he remembered signing it in 1993 when he and the Flectones all signed it.
In 2010 I brought the guitar to the Bing Crosby Theatre in... more
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original 1962 Gibson ES-330 Sunburst

original 1962 Gibson ES-330 Sunburst

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8190


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1962 Gibson ES-330 in its original Sunburst finish. It has a great playing neck with good frets. It's all original and 100% complete. The pictured period correct Gibson hardshell case is included, but it housed a guitar with a Bigsby at one time. This ES-330 is in great condition with only some minor nicks + dings, finish checking and other cosmetic wear. The guitar itself remains structurally sound with no ... more
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Vintage 1967 Epiphone e230td Casino

Vintage 1967 Epiphone e230td Casino

Beaumont, Texas, 777**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$10000

57 year old vintage electric guitar. Amazing condition considering it??s age. Everything works including the knobs, the electronics, and the hardware. Original case and whammy bar. Sure to exceed all expectations.
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ORIGINAL 1967 Gibson Melody Maker SG Pelham Blue OHSC - BEST ONE ON EBAY - LOOK!

ORIGINAL 1967 Gibson Melody Maker SG Pelham Blue OHSC - BEST ONE ON EBAY - LOOK!

Santa Rosa, California, 954**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5000

Hello and welcome to my auction!
Here we have an incredible time capsule
This is a 1967 Gibson dual pickup Melody Maker Deluxe with vibrola in Pelham Blue Metallic
Serial number #00695X
This color turns green over time and is one of the rarest colors that Gibson offered. Highly prized!
There is some crazing in the varnish on the back of neck near the heal and some on the lower back on the back of the body
A few minor dings and digs front and back, and a small one on the ... more
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