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WEM Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage WEM advertisements; 7 adverts covering a period of 5 years, from 1963 to 1968. Click the images to have a closer look.

WEM Circuit 4 - Craftsmanship in Sound

Craftsmanship in Sound
WEM Circuit 4 - 1963

WEM Pick-a-back - Two Great New Amps By Watkins

Two Great New Amps By Watkins
WEM Pick-a-back - 1963

WEM Rapier 44 - Watkins Electric Music Limited

Watkins Electric Music Limited
WEM Rapier 44 - 1964

WEM HR-30 - The Big New Watkins Sound

The Big New Watkins Sound
WEM HR-30 - 1964

WEM 5th Man - WEM, August 1967

WEM, August 1967
WEM 5th Man - 1967

WEM amplifiers - Find Out About WEM

Find Out About WEM
WEM amplifiers - 1967

WEM amplifiers - Now the Move Move on-to WEM

Now the Move Move on-to WEM
WEM amplifiers - 1968

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

Vintage Wem guitars for sale

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Watkins Rapier 33 Electric Guitar - Made in England 1960s - WEM

Watkins Rapier 33 Electric Guitar - Made in England 1960s - WEM

Bristol, BS7***, UNITED KINGDOM

£400

Early 1960s Watkins Rapier 33 electric guitar. Matching red headstock
Serial 1634 so an early production version, set neck with 3 single coil pickups
Its a little tired condition wise but a good chance for an afffordable 60s vintage guitar. Its just had a fret dress and some small attention to the nut and new strings fitted.
The lacquer is very checked all over and the tuners are obvious replacements with the top E tuners corner modified to follow the shape of the headstock. Not ... more
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1960s / 70s Wilson ( WEM ) Sapphire Electric Guitar Left Handed

1960s / 70s Wilson ( WEM ) Sapphire Electric Guitar Left Handed

Bristol, BS7***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1000

Late 1960s / 1970s Wilson (WEM) Sapphire electric guitar - Rare left handed version. Made in England
Hard to date exactly but Wilson branded WEM guitars were post 1968 and according to Watkins guitar world circa 1972 guitars were in the 18000 serial number range, this is serial 17195 so as a guess its from between 1968 - 1972
Used condition but pretty clean for age, there are minor indents around the body edges and one small indent on the fretboard. The electrics are working and the ... more
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WEM SAPHIR KURZE WAAGE - hergestellt in ENGLAND

WEM SAPHIR KURZE WAAGE - hergestellt in ENGLAND

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£1150

60's WEM SAPPHIRE SHORT SCALE - made in ENGLAND :
* SHORT SCALE
* 3 single coil pickups
* tremolo
* Van Ghent tuners
* body has lots of weather checking plus some dings
* A COOL ONE !... more
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1969 WEM  /  WATKINS SAPPHIRE - made in ENGLAND

1969 WEM / WATKINS SAPPHIRE - made in ENGLAND

COLOGNE, GERMANY

€1250

1969 WEM Sapphire - made in ENGLAND:
* alder body finished in sunburst, has laquer cracks & wear
* maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
* Van Ghent tuners
* 3 single coil foil pickups
* Hagstrom style bridge
* tremolo
* low action
* a cool guitar with a unique sound !
... more
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1969 WEM  /  WATKINS SAPPHIRE - made in ENGLAND

1969 WEM / WATKINS SAPPHIRE - made in ENGLAND

Köln, 50***, GERMANY

€1294

1969 WEM Sapphire - made in ENGLAND:
* alder body finished in sunburst, has laquer cracks & wear
* maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
* Van Ghent tuners
* 3 single coil foil pickups
* Hagstrom style bridge
* tremolo
* low action
* a cool guitar with a unique sound !
... more
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