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1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog

Fender guitars, basses and amplifiers

This 1965 1966 Fender catalog featured Fender's electric guitars, basses, acoustics and amplifiers of mid 1965. This vintage catalogue consists of twelve pages in two colour print, hailing from July 1965. Dimensions 10 7/8" x 8 1/4". There are a considerable number of instruments squeezed into the relatively small number of pages. Three pages of Fender electric guitars and basses, one of acoustic guitars, three of amplifiers, with the rest dedicated to pedal steels, the Fender Rhodes keyboard and other accessories.

1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog cover
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 2 - Fender Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and 12-String
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 3 - Fender Stratocaster, Precision bass, Jazz bass, 5-String bass and Bass VI
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 4 - Fender Telecaster, Esquire, Duo-Sonic, Musicmaster and Mustang
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 5 - Fender King, Concert, Palamino, Malibu and Newporter Acoustics
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 6 - Fender Showman, Dual Showman, Twin/Reverb and Super/Reverb amplifiers
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 7 -Fender Bassman, Bandmaster, Tremolux, Vibrolux/Reverb amplifiers
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 8 - Fender Deluxe, Deluxe/Reverb, Pro/Reverb, Princeton/Reverb, Vibro Champ amplifiers
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 9 - Fender 400, 800, 1000 and 2000 pedal steel guitars
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 10 - Fender Studio Deluxe set, Champ set, Stringmaster, Deluxe 6 and 8
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 11 - Fender Rhodes piano and Rhodes piano bass
1965 1966 Fender guitar catalog page 12

Fender 1965-66

'Quality instruments are the total of their quality parts'

1965 Down Beat magazine - annual guitar issue - Jim Hall cover

Like the 1964-65 brochure also reproduced on this site, it was included free (actually pages 29-40) inside the 1965 Annual guitar issue of music magazine Down Beat (July 1st, 1965; Jim Hall cover). 1965 was a good year for US guitar sales; this issue sold well, and is quite often available on ebay - because this brochure was part of the magazine, and not an insert, it is usually present.

New Fenders for 1965

Two new models make their first catalogue appearance this year, the Fender Electric XII and the Fender 5-string bass, both introduced earlier in 1965.

Click on the images for full size versions, or click on the model names below for the relevant page for each instrument

Electric Guitars:

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

Basses:

Fender Precision
Fender Jazz
Fender 5-String Bass
Fender Bass VI

Acoustic Guitars:

Fender King
Fender Concert
Fender Palamino
Fender Malibu
Fender Newporter

Amplifiers:

Showman 12"
Showman 15"
Dual Showman 15"
Twin/Reverb
Super/Reverb
Bassman
Bandmaster
Tremolux
Vibrolux/Reverb
Deluxe
Deluxe/Reverb
Pro/Reverb
Princeton/Reverb
Vibro Champ

Pedal Steel Guitars:

Fender 400
Fender 800
Fender 1000
Fender 2000
Fender Studio Deluxe set
Fender Champ set
Fender Stringmaster
Fender Deluxe 6 and 8

Keyboards:

Fender Rhodes piano
Fender Rhodes piano bass

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Fender Guitar Neck Duo Sonic II 1966

Fender Guitar Neck Duo Sonic II 1966

Prairie Grove, Arkansas, 727**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$500

This Fender Duo-Sonic electric guitar neck, made in 1966, is a true gem for any musician or collector. With its unique design and classic Fender quality, it's perfect for anyone looking to add a vintage touch to their collection. The guitar features a sleek and comfortable neck, making it easy to play for hours on end. Its rich, full-bodied sound is perfect for a wide range of musical styles, making it a great choice for any guitarist. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting ... more
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Vintage Fender Precision Bass L Series 1965

Vintage Fender Precision Bass L Series 1965

Columbus, Ohio, 432**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6000

Oh my god. Patina patina patina. It??s gorgeous!

Mostly original L series P bass, weighs 9 6# and plays, sounds, looks fantastic

Older vintage reissue P pickups(20+ years), early Bartolini J bass pickup professional route. Control cavity enlarged to fit Volume pot. Clean work. Older badass bridge. Strap pins not original.
Small break by input Jack on pickguard

Neck is straight, truss rod works. Frets are very worn although the bass plays great with no buzz ... more
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1966 Fender Stratocaster With Original Hard Case. Family Owned, 2nd Owner

1966 Fender Stratocaster With Original Hard Case. Family Owned, 2nd Owner

Chesnee, South Carolina, 293**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$30000

This Fender Stratocaster is a true gem from 1966, complete with its original hard case. This electric guitar has been carefully preserved and has a rich history, having been owned by the same family for generations. It has 21 frets and a solid body type, with a string configuration of 6 strings. The model is the 60s Stratocaster from the Fender Stratocaster series, and it is right-handed.
This guitar comes with a wammy bar and a strap, making it ready to play right out of the box. Its ... more
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1966 Fender Precision Bass

1966 Fender Precision Bass

Encinitas, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$12000



1966 Fender P-Bass in factory custom color Candy Apple Red !

Beautiful golden age P-bass that plays and sounds incredible

All original save for a repro pickup cover and the original owner had diamonds inlaid on the fingerboard but has since been replaced with factory dot inlays

This is a FANTASTIC Fender bass and you will not be disappointed

Thank you for looking!
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1966 Fender Mustang Bass Daphne Blue

1966 Fender Mustang Bass Daphne Blue

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

$4861

Up for sale is a super cool and wonderful sounding 1966 Fender Mustang Bass in its original Daphne Blue finish. Short scale 4 string bliss! Neck is stamped 17DEC66B, visible pots are coded 3046631 dating to the 31st week of 1966. Pickup is replaced and is from a 1980s Fender Bullet Bass and one pot has been worked on and has a partially open back. Overall in very good condition and comes with a vintage non original case. Weight: 7lbs. 9oz
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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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1965 Fender Twin Reverb Tube Guitar Amplifier Head w /  Master Volume Mod #53691

1965 Fender Twin Reverb Tube Guitar Amplifier Head w / Master Volume Mod #53691

North Hollywood, California, 916**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2995

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Fender 1966 JazzMaster Electric Guitar - Sunburst

Fender 1966 JazzMaster Electric Guitar - Sunburst

Lafayette, Louisiana, 705**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$12500

Vintage 1966 Fender Jazzmaster Sunburst w / Case
No International Shipping
This 1966 Fender Jazzmaster is in good condition for its age. The guitar has some wear and tear (as depicted above), as it has been well loved and used by both father and son. The guitar has been used in studio work. Guitar is in not in the original case. This is a consignment item.... more
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1966 Fender BASSMAN Piggyback AMP - Amplifier HEAD and SPEAKER CABINET

1966 Fender BASSMAN Piggyback AMP - Amplifier HEAD and SPEAKER CABINET

Buffalo, New York, 142**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2700

Vintage 1966 Fender Basseman Blackface Amplifier Head and2x12 speaker Cabinet ??piggyback stack in great condition. Amp is clean with only a few cosmetic flaws--and it's all original. I have owned this amp since1970 and it has been used very little and stored most of the time. It is fully functional and sounds awesome
Overall a super nice amp from the 60??s. Great collector piece

Local pick up only, Buffalo New York Area
Overview
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Fender Champ - 1966

Fender Champ - 1966

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, 539**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1375

About as stock and original as they come. An upgraded grounded power cord is the only change. Original Oxford speaker. Amp serviced by an experienced technician. Can include a Weber 8A125 speaker for $60 I used in order to preserve the original.
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FENDER 1966 P JAZZ TELE BASS CHROME BASS TUNER FERRULES MATCHED SET

FENDER 1966 P JAZZ TELE BASS CHROME BASS TUNER FERRULES MATCHED SET

Berlin, New Hampshire, 035**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$65

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Small parts like this are often overlooked because you never know when you're going to need them! Yes, these are from a 1966 Fender Precision Bass and are correct for basses from 1966 thru 1973 where chrome ferrules are desired. These will not fit Kluson Tuners because those have a slightly thicker string post. This is a great set with nice, even wear and very slight aging consistent for the period. FREE USA SHIPPING and a 30-day return privilege for any reason. The Bass ... more
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1966 Fender Deluxe Reverb Combo Amplifier

1966 Fender Deluxe Reverb Combo Amplifier

Farmingdale, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4699

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1965 Fender Mustang Vintage American Natural with Hardshell Case

1965 Fender Mustang Vintage American Natural with Hardshell Case

El Cajon, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2400

1965 Fender Mustang
The serial number is "L58681" which dates to early 1965. The neck is dated to January 1965, the pickups date to February 1965 and the pots date to December 1964. The original white finish was removed many years ago and a light clearcoat was applied to the natural wood. Fender always painted the student models with solid colors, so they never matched up the wood grain. This one actually looks pretty nice as a natural with the dark piece in the middle and lighter ones on the... more
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Vintage 1965 Fender Stratocaster Telecaster Mustang etc Neckplate

Vintage 1965 Fender Stratocaster Telecaster Mustang etc Neckplate

Lubbock, Texas, 794**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$375

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Vintage 1966 Fender Jazzmaster Body, Killer Refin with Racing Stripes 1965 1964

Vintage 1966 Fender Jazzmaster Body, Killer Refin with Racing Stripes 1965 1964

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1995

Vintage Correct Parts is proud to offer, for your consideration,
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This great piece of vintage Fender Tonewood is ready to ROCK! A perfect time to put together and complete a vintage project build
While this body would officially date to 1966 (the neck, available in our other listings, has a 1966 neck date), it is correct and identical to ANY jazzmaster body made between 1959 and 1965.
This body has an ... more
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1965 Fender Jazz Bass original "Firemist Gold" Matching Headstock Unbound Neck !

1965 Fender Jazz Bass original "Firemist Gold" Matching Headstock Unbound Neck !

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

$34995


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1968 Fender Bandmaster Refurbished with 2 1966 Gibson 2x10 Cabinets. CTS Loaded

1968 Fender Bandmaster Refurbished with 2 1966 Gibson 2x10 Cabinets. CTS Loaded

Fenton, Missouri, 630**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

1968 Fender Bandmaster Refurbished with 2 1966 Gibson 2x10 Cabinets. CTS Loaded. The amplifiers has been extensively refurbished. New Power Supply Capacitors. New Capacitors on the PCB. New Diode Capacitor. New Metal Film 6L6 Grid Resistors. New Metal Film 6L6 Bypass Resistors. Three Wire Power Cord. All new Hardware. Chassis Straps, Handle, Corners and Feet. All controls cleaned. Tolex has bee cleaned and rejuvenated. Tubes have all been tested. All original parts will come wit the amp ... more
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1966 Fender Electric XII Vintage 12 String Sunburst w /  Case

1966 Fender Electric XII Vintage 12 String Sunburst w / Case

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

$6500

Up for sale, a 1966 Fender Electric XII in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Purposefully built to accept the tension of 12 strings (unlike most of the 12-string guitars built in the 1960s to capitalize on the burgeoning folk craze and British invasion), the Fender Electric XII was one of the last projects fully realized by Leo Fender before he handed over the keys to CBS. An immediate favorite upon its introduction, the Electric XII ... more
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1965 Fender Princeton Reverb Vintage Black Panel Tube Amp w /  Oxford 10J4

1965 Fender Princeton Reverb Vintage Black Panel Tube Amp w / Oxford 10J4

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

$4800

Up for sale, a 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Boasting the model's earliest features including no-logo grillcloth and a Pre-CBS-style "Fender Elect. Instr. Co " faceplate, this Princeton is extremely original, offering the perfect platform for small club gigs and studio sessions. This classic Fender AA764 Black Panel circuit delivers both well-balanced, sparkling cleans and smooth, harmonic-rich overdrive when you dime it out. The Reverb is lush... more
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Vintage 1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb Guitar Amplifier

Vintage 1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb Guitar Amplifier

Brookline, Massachusetts, 024**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4000

Original owner, new reverb.
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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.