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1961 Fender Super Amp Near Mint Condition

1961 Fender Super Amp Near Mint Condition

Smyrna, Tennessee, 371**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Selling my 1961 Fender Super Amp This may be one of the cleanest brown Supers you will ever see This was purchased from Emerald City Guitars in Washington state So rest assured, it has been gone through with a fine tooth comb My amp tech gave it a full service and installed new filter caps Originals are included It appears that this amp was sent back to Fender on two seperate occasions However, my amp tech could not find anything out of the ordinary Original transformers and tone caps .The ... more
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Fender Tweed Super 1959  Good Condition

Fender Tweed Super 1959  Good Condition

Smyrna, Tennessee, 371**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


I'm selling my 1959 Fender Tweed Super I truly hate to get rid of it, but life happens First of all, the good stuff The transformers are all original as are the yellow astrons The control panel is as clean as they get All letters and numbers are very clear Fully serviced by my amp tech, the best in the business New filter caps He used the original sheaths to preserve the look This really is a great sounding amp Now the other stuff As you can see, it was painted black at one time I guess back in ... more
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Fender 1957 Tweed Super Amp Amplifier, Dwight Twilly, Girls, Scuba Diver

Fender 1957 Tweed Super Amp Amplifier, Dwight Twilly, Girls, Scuba Diver

Tulsa, Oklahoma, 741**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Fender 1957 Tweed Super Amp Amplifier, Dwight Twilly, Girls, Scuba Diver, were all recorded when Bill Pitcock Played through this amp while recording these songs with Dwight Twilly. This particular amp is featured in this month's issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine ,written by Dave Hunter. There is recent proof of a similar 1957 Tweed Super having sold through Heritage Auctions for just over $31, 000 00 . See photo of ad that also ran in vintage Guitar magazine several times in the previous issues.... more
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Vintage FENDER 85 Eighty Five Guitar Amp. Solid State Red Dial & Pedal USA Made

Vintage FENDER 85 Eighty Five Guitar Amp. Solid State Red Dial & Pedal USA Made

Milford, Pennsylvania, 183**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage FENDER 85 Eighty Five Guitar Amp. Solid State Red Dial & Pedal USA Made
amp was found in a storage unit, has signs of wear that can be seen in the photos, particularly there is a large stain on the top of the unit, there is various staining on the front of it which can all be seen in the pictures, there is also damage in the back right side of the wood that can be seen in the tenth picture. while cleaning the unit the piece at the "power amp in" input jack broke off, we have the ... more
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1973 Fender Vibro Champ

1973 Fender Vibro Champ

Ontario, California, 917**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1973 Fender Vibro Champ in very good overall condition. All original RCA tubes and electronics. Fully tested, works and sounds awesome with nice sounding vibrato. Some tolex wear and corner touched up as shown, electronics untouched and clean!... more
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Hartford, Wisconsin, 530**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


FENDER BAND MASTER AMPLIFIER HEAD DATED 1963: this was my amp I used back in the 1970's, I bought it used and it did a good job for me. it has the vibrato and it comes with the foot switch. I did try the amp out and it stills works after all these years of sitting in my closet. it is time to get this amp to a good home and put it to use. I do not have the bottom speaker cabinet. please note the photos of the factory decal inside the back of the amp. the buyer will pay 125 00 S&H in the 48 U ... more
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Fender Vintage 1966  Vibrolux Reverb 35 watt 2 x 10" Combo A07324

Fender Vintage 1966 Vibrolux Reverb 35 watt 2 x 10" Combo A07324

Saint Petersburg, Florida, 337**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Fender Vintage 1966 Vibrolux Reverb 35 watt 2 x 10" Combo A07324. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Ground Advantage.... more
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Fender Musicmaster Amp 2-Channel 12-Watt 1x12" Bass Combo 1970 - 1980 + Tubes

Fender Musicmaster Amp 2-Channel 12-Watt 1x12" Bass Combo 1970 - 1980 + Tubes

Tangent, Oregon, 973**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Fender Musicmaster Bass 2-Channel 12-Watt 1x12" Bass Combo 1970 - 1980.

Comes with 6 extra tubes

I have a other one of these amps and I love it that??s why I bought this as a spare but I??m forced to sell one unfortunately.

Sounds incredible!

Top tolex was replaced with genuine fender bronco tolex
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Vintage Fender Sidekick Reverb 20 Amp Works!

Vintage Fender Sidekick Reverb 20 Amp Works!

Paris, Illinois, 619**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Fender Sidekick Reverb 20 Black Made in Japan MIJ 300$
Fender Japan doesnt exist anymore. The Japanese agent of Fender, Kanda shokai and Yamano gakki quit their work on 31March 2015. So, Fender JP stuff will be more rare in near future!

I know nothing about amps, ask if you have any questions. I purchased from a local musician. Powers on and looks very good. Heavy.
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Vintage Fender Bronco Amp PR258 Combo Guitar Amp  - Great Condition And Tested!!

Vintage Fender Bronco Amp PR258 Combo Guitar Amp - Great Condition And Tested!!

Lemoore, California, 932**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Comes from estate of deceased relative.
Turns on and powers up, but have no way of testing.
Please ask any questions
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Fender 1967 Twin Reverb Blackface chassis and reverb tank COMPLETELY ORIGINAL

Fender 1967 Twin Reverb Blackface chassis and reverb tank COMPLETELY ORIGINAL

Powhatan, Virginia, 231**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Fender 1967 Twin Reverb Blackface chassis and reverb tank COMPLETELY ORIGINAL. If you have been looking for an unadulterated, original blackface twin chassis for your project, look no further!
Check my other auction for the original JBL D120F speaker pair from this amplifier!
1967 Fender Twin Reverb chassis serial number A10443. Date codes on transformers: power xformer 7th week of 1967, output xformer 3rd week of 1967, reverb xformer 45th week of 1966, choke 30th week of 1966. Also ... more
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Fender Vintage Reverb Unit (1961) Brown

Fender Vintage Reverb Unit (1961) Brown

Bethesda, Maryland, 208**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Brown Fender pre CBS reverb unit
Excellence working condition
Some small flaws in top tolex and small wear on bottom
Comes with deluxe padded cover in great condition
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70s vintage FENDER PA 135 Tube Amp Head 6L6 Amplifier Original Cover Excellent

70s vintage FENDER PA 135 Tube Amp Head 6L6 Amplifier Original Cover Excellent

Daytona Beach, Florida, 321**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Offered is an Original Cover for a Fender PA 135 head. It is in excellent shape. It has been folded up and tucked away for years.
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1961 Fender Deluxe Tweed Narrow Panel Vintage Tube Amp 5E3 w /  Victoria Cover

1961 Fender Deluxe Tweed Narrow Panel Vintage Tube Amp 5E3 w / Victoria Cover

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


Up for sale, a 1961 Fender Deluxe in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, featuring the original Victoria Luggage canvas cover, well-kept tweed, an extremely original circuit, a vintage Jensen P12Q speaker, and a complete vintage tube set. This is one of the very last Tweed-era Deluxe amps produced before the Brown Panel amps were introduced just months later in the '61 model year
Few circuits are more desired and emulated than the narrow panel Tweed 5E3, and this amp delivers... more
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Fender Vintage 1976 Bassman 50 Silverface Head - Stock Iron - Fresh ReCap

Fender Vintage 1976 Bassman 50 Silverface Head - Stock Iron - Fresh ReCap

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


This 76 Bassman 50 is in excellent condition. The head has been beautifully maintained. All original iron and a fresh recap using all MOD components. The tubes are in excellent shape with plenty of life left in them
Serial Number: A60188 - 1976
Input Transformer: 606 626 - 1976
Choke: 606-5-39 - 1975
Output Transformer: 606-624 - 1976
... more
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Debary, Florida, 327**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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1965 Fender Bassman-Amp AA165 Tube Bass Amplifier Head #50012

1965 Fender Bassman-Amp AA165 Tube Bass Amplifier Head #50012

Burbank, California, 915**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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1965 Fender Deluxe

1965 Fender Deluxe

Waterford, Michigan, 483**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Here??s a bit of a rare one for consideration. It??s a 1965 Fender Deluxe non Reverb

These were made for a few years starting in 1963 but it??s seems like few were produced when you compare them to their Reverb counterparts. There seems to be a bunch of people who prefer these to the Reverb model as well

That being said the sound is definitely different than the reverb model and these definitely have more headroom. About 20 watts through ... more
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1964 Fender Deluxe Amp

1964 Fender Deluxe Amp

Costa Mesa, California, 926**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


You're looking at a 1964 Fender Deluxe Amp in good condition. This amp sounds fantastic and works perfectly! It was recently serviced and was given a bill of clean health.
The transformers are original. The speaker has been replaced. Many of the tubes are NOS
A great old amp that's ready to rock for years to come.... more
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Fender Quad Reverb 1972 Vintage Guitar Combo Amplifier w /  Casters ?? Used

Fender Quad Reverb 1972 Vintage Guitar Combo Amplifier w / Casters ?? Used

Brookfield, Connecticut, 068**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Here??s a very cool and rare 1972 Fender Quad Reverb! Made from 1972 to 1976, this is the first year of production. Amp is in excellent condition and the transformers are original and dates it to 72. 100 watts and 4 12??s. This will move some air! Local pickup only!... more
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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

1981 Gibson Specials Pre-Owners Manual'Gibson Specials' was part of the June 1981 pre-owners manual series, but unlike the other folders contained a mish-mash of different guitars: limited editions, test marketing and close outs. "You will find the unusual, the brand-new, and the bargain within this folder". End of line 70s guitars like the Marauder, S-1, and L-6S Custom mixed in with brand new models the The V, The Explorer and the Flying V Bass.
It was the largest folder in the series, with 24 inserts, (19 guitars and 5 basses): Guitars: 335-S Standard, Melody Maker Double, Marauder, L-6S Custom, S-1, RD Artist, Firebird, Firebird II, Flying V, Flying V-II, The V, Explorer, Explorer II, The Explorer, The "SG" Standard, Les Paul Artist, Les Paul Artisan, ES-335 Heritage, ES-175/CC Basses: Grabber, G-3, L-9S, RD Artist Bass, Flying V Bass

1970s Shaftesbury 3263 bass

1970s Shaftesbury 3263 bass Rose-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 Zambesi This 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

1963 Vox Super Ace The Vox Super Ace was a mid-priced British solid body electric guitar, produced by JMI at their factory in Dartford, Kent. It was broadly modelled on the Fender Stratocaster, and a sibling model to the dual-pickup Vox Ace. Both the Ace, and Super Ace (along with several other models), were redesigned in 1963 with a new body shape, headstock style, and pickup layout - only increasing the resemblance to the aforementioned Fender. The Super Ace had a 1963 price tag of £47 5S. It's a pretty nice playing guitar with some lovely sounds - check out the videos on this page, and in the Vintage Guitar and Bass supporting members area

1966 Vox New Escort

1966 Vox New Escort The Vox New Escort was Vox's version of the Fender Telecaster, at a time when American guitars were out of reach for most British musicians. It was made by JMI in England, for the British market, and unlike the majority of other models, didn't have an Italian-made equivalent. But the New Escort wasn't a slavish Fender copy, adding Vox's stylish teardrop headstock to the tele-style body, with a stop tailpiece and two Vox V2 single coil pickups. And it's a pretty substantial, and nice playing guitar, with a very comfortable neck. Check out the images, specifications, and watch a video of it in action. There is also extra content in the vintageguitarandbass supporting members area.

1969 Fender catalog, Fender Lovin' Care

1969 Fender catalog, Fender Lovin Care Catalog 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

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1966 Vox Symphonic bass guitar

1966 Vox Symphonic bass guitar The 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 catalog Hagstrom 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 President The 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.

1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manual

1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manual The newly designed Les Paul Recording guitar was released in 1971, in many ways as an updated version of the Les Paul Professional that had debuted two years earlier in 1969. The new guitar came with a new owners manual explaining the (somewhat complicated) controls, their operation, and giving other specifications, including recommended strings, action and control settings. Compare with the broadly similar owners manual for the Les Paul Personal / Professional