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1964 1965 Fender guitar catalog

Fender guitars, basses and amplifiers

This 1964 1965 Fender catalog featured electric guitars, basses, acoustics and amplifiers of mid 1964: old favourites like the Fender Telecaster, Stratocaster, Jazzmaster and Esquire are joined for the first time by the Fender Mustang. New amplifiers include the Vibrolux/Reverb and Princeton Reverb. This a well packed brochure, with eight electric guitars, three bass guitars, two acoustic guitars, fourteen amplifiers, eight steel guitars and two keyboards in just eight pages. Two color, 10 7/8" x 8 1/4".

1964 1965 Fender guitar catalog cover
1964 1965 Fender guitar catalog page 2 - Fender Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Stratocaster, Precision bass, Jazz bass, Bass VI
1964 1965 Fender guitar catalog page 3 - Fender Telecaster, Esquire, Mustang, Musicmaster, Duosonic, Deluxe, Deluxe Reverb, Vibrolux Reverb and Princeton Reverb
1964 1965 Fender guitar catalog page 4 - Fender Showman, Dual Showman, Twin Reverb, Super Reverb and Vibroverb amplifiers
1964 1965 Fender guitar catalog page 5 - Fender Bassman, Bandmaster, Tremolux, Concert and Pro amplifiers
1964 1965 Fender guitar catalog page 6 - Fender Rhodes, Fender 400, 800, 1000 and 2000 pedal steel guitars
1964 1965 Fender guitar catalog page 7 - Fender steel guitars, acoustic guitars and the Fender electric mandolin
1964 1965 Fender guitar catalog page 8 - Fender cases, amp covers, strings and reverb unit

Fender 1964 1965

'The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere'

1964 Down Beat magazine - annual guitar issue - Wes Montgomery cover

This 'brochure' is actually the center pages of the 1965 'annual guitar issue' of music magazine Down Beat (July 16th, 1964; Wes Montgomery cover) - check ebay for back issues. Fender had placed similar catalogs in Down Beat over previous years. Interestingly, this brochure speaks of a shift in how Fender was placing itself in the guitar market. The previous year's insert (1963) was in the annual 'school music issue' - clearly aimed more at student players than professionals.

Fender included a longer brochure still, the following year - running at twelve pages. See the 1965 Fender catalog.

Click on the images for a closer look at each page, or click on the model names to jump to the relevant catalog page.

Electric Guitars:

Fender Jaguar
Fender Jazzmaster
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Telecaster
Fender Esquire
Fender Mustang
Fender Musicmaster
Fender Duo-Sonic


Fender Precision
Fender Jazz
Fender Bass VI

Acoustic Guitars:

Fender Concert
Fender King


Fender Deluxe
Fender Deluxe Reverb
Fender Vibrolux Reverb
Fender Princeton Reverb
Fender Showman
Fender Dual Showman
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Super Reverb
Fender Vibroverb
Fender Bassman
Fender Bandmaster
Fender Tremolux
Fender Concert
Fender Pro

Lap and Pedal Steel Guitars:

Fender Pedal 400
Fender Pedal 800
Fender Pedal 1000
Fender Pedal 2000
Deluxe 6
Deluxe 8
Stringmaster steel guitar
Fender Studio Deluxe set steel guitar/amp package
Fender Champ student set steel guitar/amp package


Fender Rhodes electric piano
Fender Rhodes Celeste
Fender Rhodes piano bass


Fender electric mandolin

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Vintage 1964 Fender Duo Sonic  /  Musicmaster Guitar Body - Natural Refinish

Vintage 1964 Fender Duo Sonic / Musicmaster Guitar Body - Natural Refinish

Mobile, Alabama, 366**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage 1964 Fender Duo Sonic Guitar Body. I believe the MusicMaster uses the same body. This body uses the small, early style bridge. Neck pocket is slightly wider than expected at approximately 2-1 / 4" (2 267" measured with calipers). The pickup area was modified for either humbuckers or 3 pickups. Body was stripped of all finish and now has a poorly applied clear finish. There are lots of fine sanding marks on top and sides as well as a good bit of finish dulling on the back that may ... more
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1964 Fender Showman Amplifier Head Black Panel AB-763 Vintage 1960s

1964 Fender Showman Amplifier Head Black Panel AB-763 Vintage 1960's

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This listing is for a Vintage 1964 Fender Showman Amp Head. This Fender Showman AB-763 was made in 1964. The amplifier is in good functional condition and has been recently serviced and sounds good. The transformers are original. The electrolytic caps have all been changed along with the power cable
The grill cloth is also not original and as you can see at one time the amplifier was modded to have an extra input, see the Showman logo. Whatever mod had been installed has been removed. ... more
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Vintage 1964 Fender Music master Brazilian fretboard Pre-CBS

Vintage 1964 Fender Music master Brazilian fretboard Pre-CBS

Cottage Grove, Minnesota, 550**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Dakota Red, a really good refin. Here is a fun one. It??s a great-looking, super lightweight vintage Fender mutt! The body is an original ??64 body and ??A?? neck, the fretboard is Brazilian Rosewood. The body was routed for a humbucker at one point in its life. The pickup is a great-sounding ??66 Music Master pickup. The caps and pots are period correct too. It??s nice and light at 6 3 pounds and sounds great! Sorry, no case but come with a brand new gig bag by fender... more
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Fender Malibu MID 1960s 1965 Acoustic Electric Guitar w / Hard case

Fender Malibu MID 1960's 1965 Acoustic Electric Guitar w / Hard case

Honolulu, Hawaii, 968**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1965 Fender Malibu
Acoustic Guitar
Green stamp inside sound hole
??Manufactured by the
Fender Acoustic INST. CO. INC
Anaheim California??
Includes: Guitar Only
I purchased this guitar heavily used from a music store in Hawaii, I had planned to restore it but never got around to it. I now want to give this to a luthier who wants a great restoration project. These are highly underrated American made vintage acoustics with a Strat like neck that feels amazing This is a ... more
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1965 Fender Mustang Vintage Guitar Daphne Blue, Slab Board, 100% Original w /  Case

1965 Fender Mustang Vintage Guitar Daphne Blue, Slab Board, 100% Original w / Case

Columbia, Missouri, 652**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is a rare and highly sought-after 1965 Fender Mustang Vintage Guitar in Daphne Blue. With its slab board and 100% originality, this guitar is a true gem for collectors and musicians alike. It comes with its original case, making it a complete package

Guitar has many small dings as seen in photos, nothing out of the ordinary
Neck is perfect, sound is amazing
The guitar is in very good shape and has nice low action and good frets. It is a perfect addition to any vintage ... more
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Fender Jazzmaster 1965 - Olympic White

Fender Jazzmaster 1965 - Olympic White

Peekskill, New York, 105**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is a vintage 1965 Fender Jazzmaster with an Olympic White finish. This one has aged gracefully with its naturally faded and yellowing finish on its body and matching headstock. It has wonderful checking throughout and some well-earned dings and scuffs in the right places. It's an amazing player, with a comfortable neck somewhere between a C and D profile. Its neck has binding, dot inlays, and the low and wide frets typical of this era. It has a single changed (but vintage correct) high E ... more
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Vintage 1964 Fender Duo Sonic Guitar Neck - Short Scale 22-1 / 2"

Vintage 1964 Fender Duo Sonic Guitar Neck - Short Scale 22-1 / 2"

Mobile, Alabama, 366**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Please read entire description
1964 Fender Duo Sonic Guitar Neck. This is a short scale neck (22-1 / 2 " ). Lots of wear and patina! Finish checking throughout. Might be some clear overspray around headstock. Fretboard has string wear (divots) all up and down the neck. Frets are very worn with string grooving. Do not know if it will play without buzzing. Lots of finish wear with some darkening on back of neck. A few guitar stand play marks on back of neck but back of neck is ... more
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Fender Vintage Jazzmaster 1965 Black w / Hardshell Case (Refin)

Fender Vintage Jazzmaster 1965 Black w / Hardshell Case (Refin)

Renton, Washington, 980**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage Fender Jazzmaster in Black Finish made in 1965 with Hard Shell Case (Refin). This guitar features a solid alder body, maple neck and Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Pickups replaced with a set of Seymour Duncan hot jazz Single Coils in the neck and bridge position. Controlled by 1-master volume, 1-master tone, lead circuit volume / lead circuit tone wheels, 2-way lead / rhythm circuit switch and a 3-way toggle switch comprised of its original pots dating to the 50th weeks of 1964. The ... more
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Steel construction , chrome finish , normal vintage wear , split in white plastic foot , threads are good , original vintage Fender part. Thanks for looking.

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Steel construction , chrome finish , normal vintage wear with patina , Black rubber foot , threads are good , original vintage Fender part. Thanks for looking.

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1964 Red Fender Mustang Pre CBS Electric Guitar Clay Dots original July 64 Rare

1964 Red Fender Mustang Pre CBS Electric Guitar Clay Dots original July 64 Rare



This guitar is in good condition overall, the neck has almost no marks and the fret wear is light, there is some finger board grooving in the first fret position. The back of the body has paint missing and marks & playing wear. This has a 22 1 / 2" scale neck and approx. 1 1 / 2" wide at the nut. The Neck plate has a L series ... more
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1965 FENDER BASSMAN AMPLIFIER HEAD Owned By Legandary Slink Rand  !!!!!!!!!!!!

1965 FENDER BASSMAN AMPLIFIER HEAD Owned By Legandary Slink Rand !!!!!!!!!!!!

Carthage, Illinois, 623**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1965 Fender Bassman Amp . Owned by Legendary Guitar Man Slink Rand , In Great Working Order
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1965 Fender Jazz Bass pretty refinish in Sonic Blue & ready for its next gig !

1965 Fender Jazz Bass pretty refinish in Sonic Blue & ready for its next gig !

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This cool 1965 Jazz Bass has been refinished in their rarest custom color, this stunning Sonic Blue finish is over an alder body. She has a stamped neck date of August 1965 still sporting its original logo making it 1 of the last w / an ??Unbound?? pearl dot inlaid Rosewood neck. By January ??66 all necks were White Bound from that day forward as all CBS production traits took over from that point in time on. Its original White pickgard pulls this all together. Its 2 pickups are super smooth w /... more
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VTG Original 1965-66 Fender Catalog Telecaster, Duo-Sonic, BlackFace Guitar Amp

VTG Original 1965-66 Fender Catalog Telecaster, Duo-Sonic, BlackFace Guitar Amp

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 838**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This authentic VTG Original 1965-66 Fender Catalog is a real collector's item. It features the Telecaster, Duo-Sonic, and the iconic BlackFace Guitar Amps
?? Authentic 1965-66 Fender Catalog
?? Features Telecaster, Esquire, Duo-Sonic, and Others
?? Includes BlackFace Guitar Amp
?? Ideal for collectors
In Great Condition (See Photos)
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1965 Blackface Fender Bassman Modded Head John McIntyre Bluesmaker in Anvil Case

1965 Blackface Fender Bassman Modded Head John McIntyre Bluesmaker in Anvil Case

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


1965 Blackface Fender Bassman Modded Head John McIntyre Bluesmaker in Anvil Case Here is a vintage Blackface Fender Bassman amp head that carries the chassis number A04894. It has several other designations in it that also help me identify it as a head from early 1965 and I have put those in the photos in this ad. This head is in wonderful cosmetic and playing condition and comes to you in a very nice Anvil road case. This amp has been modified to the ??Bluesmaker?? circuit designed by John ... more
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1965-1966 FENDER STRATOCASTER BODY w strap buttons ONLY ( Refinished  )

1965-1966 FENDER STRATOCASTER BODY w' strap buttons ONLY ( Refinished )

Green Bay, Wisconsin, 543**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Hello, For sale us a Fender Stratocaster body in the color black. I called this particular guitar my "Hendrix Strat " .
The body is lighter in weight showing 4lbs 6oz including original strap buttons
Condition with flaws and refinish details are mentioned in the Condition notes
Hopefully you could put this body to use. If you've never had a vintage guitar body, you're in for a different feel and character
Even if you load this bidy with modern day parts and electronics ( I ... more
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Fender Electric instruments original price list catalog 1964

Fender Electric instruments original price list catalog 1964

Brooksville, Florida, 346**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Price list original issue... more
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Fender Reverb Unit 6G15 1964 - Black Tolex

Fender Reverb Unit 6G15 1964 - Black Tolex

Hudson, Wisconsin, 540**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Recently serviced and ready to surf!
Has 3 prong power cord and had power and cathode capacitors replaced. Also had tone pot replaced. Original capacitors and pot included. Otherwise original. In great shape for its age!
Please reach out with any questions
... more
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Fender 1964 Vibro-Champ Amp AA764 Guitar Combo Amplifier

Fender 1964 Vibro-Champ Amp AA764 Guitar Combo Amplifier

Harrison, Ohio, 450**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Fender 1964 Vibro-Champ Amp AA764 Guitar Combo Amplifier
Production #3
Made in Fullerton, California
Transformer #606-4-45
The amp you are looking at is used but works 100%
This all original amplifier is in Very Good Condition and includes clear cover
The clear cover is fair shape
This will be an In-Store pickup
If you have any questions, please ask.... more
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Fender Jaguar 1965 Candy Apple Red Custom Color Original Electronics Free Ship

Fender Jaguar 1965 Candy Apple Red Custom Color Original Electronics Free Ship

Charlotte, North Carolina, 282**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Dave's Guitars Charlotte is proud to offer a 1965 Fender Jaguar in original Candy Apple Red custom color complete with matching headstock, original electronics, and original case!Rarely do I sell a piece from my personal collection (hence the cell phone pics), but it's time to move it on to a good home that will love it as much as I have; I just can't warrant having a guitar this nice out at gigs
This Jaguar is completely original except one single line tuner which is actually more ... more
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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.