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1969 Fender Lovin' Care guitar, bass and amp catalog - page 38

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Vintage 1966 Oxford 8EV Fender Tweed Ham Radio Speaker Gai-Tronics S7 465

Vintage 1966 Oxford 8EV Fender Tweed Ham Radio Speaker Gai-Tronics S7 465

Newberry, Florida, 326**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Oxrod 8EV-S7 speaker with a 465-637 stamp in a Gai-Tronics wooden box. Looks to be a custom build and came from an estate of an avid meticulous collector. Would not be shocked at all for this to work, however please assume some TLC may be needed for full original functionality. As is - Please see photos for a more accurate description and reach out with any questions you may have. Thanks!... more
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Fender Bandmaster Reverb TFL5005D 1971 - Silverface

Fender Bandmaster Reverb TFL5005D 1971 - Silverface

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


This is a vintage 1971 Fender Bandmaster Reverb TFL5005D amplifier. An unsung hero of the Fender family, the Bandmaster is a killer-sounding amp with a bright, chimey tone. Somewhere between the sound of a Deluxe Reverb and a Super Reverb, the Bandmaster pushes around 50 Watts with a pair of 6L6's
This one is for the player: it has been serviced, with fresh electrolytic capacitors and resistors where needed, has Orange Drop coupling caps, and an internal bias control. Its Vibrato / Reverb ... more
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Mount Holly, New Jersey, 080**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This amp is NOT a twin reverb. It is a super twin. It has NO REVERB. The super twin has more power
I bought this amp in 1983 and never used it professionally. Very clean. Does have some tape residue in spots. With original cover that has some wear and splits. The speakers are original. No foot switch. On the back it says it has 180 watts at 4 ohms. In 2020 I had it ... more
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1958 Fender Deluxe 5E3 Narrow Panel Tweed 1x12" Combo

1958 Fender Deluxe 5E3 Narrow Panel Tweed 1x12" Combo

San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1958 Fender Deluxe 5E3 Narrow Panel Combo
This Amp Is Located At IVG Sherman Oaks
In Good Overall Condition (Please See Photos)
Cabinet Professionally Recovered And Aged
New Grille Cloth
Earlier Jensen 12" Speaker Dates To 1956
Updated 3-Prong Power Cord
Newer Leather Handle
Circuit Professionally Re-Capped (See Photos)
Fully Functional And Sounds Excellent
Available For Local Pickup In Our Shop
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Vintage 1970??s Fender Bassman 50 Silverface Tube Head. AB165 Circuit! Fullerton!

Vintage 1970??s Fender Bassman 50 Silverface Tube Head. AB165 Circuit! Fullerton!

Fullerton, California, 928**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for Sale is this Vintage Fender 1970s 50 watt Silverface Bassman tube Head! AB165 Circuit. Recently serviced by OC amp repair here in Fullerton. Ready to rock!! Good shape .check out the pics. 3 prong cord added. I have 2 heads for sale. Check both of them out! This is a USA only sale. No international buyers please. This is a local pickup in Fullerton Ca. All sales are final   No returns. Thank's for looking 🤘🎵
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Vintage Fender Super Reverb Silver-to-Blackface Conversion 1971

Vintage Fender Super Reverb Silver-to-Blackface Conversion 1971

Great Neck, New York, 110**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This Silver-to-Blackface conversion was done by Vintage Sound Amps in 2001 (url: vintagesoundamps). Though VSA make their own brand of hand-wired
versions of Fender amps, they also do Fender Silver-to-Blackface conversions,
which includes most everything such as a correct Blackface transformer and the correct Blackface tube bias circuit

Based on the transformer code and bias circuit inside the chassis (that I reviewed with the seller's amp tech and his amp book), this one... more
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Fender PA 100 Tube head for PA, Guitar, or Bass - Vintage   FREE SHIPPING

Fender PA 100 Tube head for PA, Guitar, or Bass - Vintage FREE SHIPPING

Neosho, Missouri, 648**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Sounds great!
Completely ran through, cleaned, tested, & works!
Upgraded the power cable
These heads are super loud, and can be used for PA, Guitar, or Bass
100 watts!
Each channel features volume, bass and treble controls with pull-reverb send, along with a master volume and master reverb
This is a killer vintage Fender head, and they're just getting harder and harder to find this clean
Any questions, just ask ;)... more
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Vintage Fender Champion 600 Guitar Tube Amp

Vintage Fender Champion 600 Guitar Tube Amp

Bargersville, Indiana, 461**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale is a Fender Champion 600 Guitar Tube Amp, a great addition to any musician's collection. This amp boasts 1 speaker, 1 channel, and a classic Fender design. It is suitable for electric guitars and is part of the Fender Champion 600 product line
With its vintage tube sound, this amplifier produces a warm and rich tone that is perfect for blues, rock, and country music. It has been well-maintained and is in great working condition, ready to be used for your next gig or recording ... more
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1965 Blackface Fender Bassman guitar amp

1965 Blackface Fender Bassman guitar amp

Wakefield, Rhode Island, 028**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage / blackface 1965 Fender Bassman Amp with AB165 circuit
Hand wired in Fullerton CA. Incredible tone with deep clear bottom, shimmery Fender cleans, and sweet overdriven tones that can compete with any Plexi or Bluesbreaker. Takes pedals as good as any amp I've heard
Fully serviced. Power supply re-capped, out-of-spec / noisy power tube grid resistors replaced, 3-wire grounded power cable installed. Matched pair of SED Winged-C 6L6 power tubes. 2x12" speaker cabinet with original ... more
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Vintage 1960s  Blackface Fender Bandmaster Amp head Ready To Play

Vintage 1960s Blackface Fender Bandmaster Amp head Ready To Play

Canyon, Texas, 790**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Full bench test good to go Metal shows some pitting see pics for condition
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Fender Bassman 212 Cabinet 1968-1969

Fender Bassman 212 Cabinet 1968-1969

Chattanooga, Tennessee, 374**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Fender Bassman 212 Cabinet 1968-1969
Condition: Very Good
Drip Edge
Grille Cloth Replaced
2x12" Celestion Vintage 30s
1x 1 / 4" speaker input on the back panel. Includes thumbscrews on top for mounting matching head. There is some wear to the tolex covering and the grille cloth is not original, but overall this cabinet is in very good shape considering its age. This item is available for local pickup only from our store in Chattanooga, TN, due to its large size
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Vintage 1960s Fender Tube Reverb Tank Unit Blonde - Original

Vintage 1960's Fender Tube Reverb Tank Unit Blonde - Original

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


Hello and thanks for checking out another great auction from HRPawn!
We hope you enjoy the photos and information presented herein. If you have any questions,
feel free to contact us for a prompt and friendly response
Vintage 1960's Fender Tube Reverb Tank Unit Blonde - Original

Tested - Fully Functional
Reverb does have signs of use & wear
Missing Fender Logo in Front
Overall it is considered in Good Condition
Considering the age of the unit
Listing ... more
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Fender Vibro Champ 1976 amp

Fender Vibro Champ 1976 amp

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


Sweet vintage tube amp with tremolo, sounds awesome, very good condition and healthy! Contact us with questions Mad Music St Pete Fl 12- 5 m- sat... more
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1963 Fender 6G15 Reverb Unit Brownface Pre-CBS w / Cover

1963 Fender 6G15 Reverb Unit Brownface Pre-CBS w / Cover

San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1963 Fender Reverb Unit Brown Tolex
In Near Mint Condition (Please See Photos)
Replaced Caps (Originals Included)
Original 2-Prong Power Cord
With Original Footswitch And Cover
... more
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1979 Fender Champ Silverface Vintage Tube Amp Class A 1x8, Serviced

1979 Fender Champ Silverface Vintage Tube Amp Class A 1x8, Serviced

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


Up for sale, a 1979 Fender Champ in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Thoroughly serviced, this Champ delivers a tone with chiming and dynamic cleans that give way to sizzling overdrive as you turn up the Volume knob. It's a perfect pint-sized Class A amplifier for studio use, and with a microphone in front of it, this amp can sound like a giant. It's hard to beat the Champ for simplicity and tonal purity
The original Schumacher transformers are intact, dating between the ... more
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Fender PA 4100 Vintage Solid State 1966 Rare Untested Free Fast Shipping !!

Fender PA 4100 Vintage Solid State 1966 Rare Untested Free Fast Shipping !!

Anaheim, California, 928**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Item was found at a storage auction selling for parts and repair untested!!
... more
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1975 Fender Twin Reverb 2-Channel Guitar Combo Amplifier #51583

1975 Fender Twin Reverb 2-Channel Guitar Combo Amplifier #51583

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


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1950s Fender 5F1 Champ Clone Tube Combo

1950's Fender 5F1 Champ Clone Tube Combo

Livonia, New York, 144**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Please Read our entire auction before bidding
This is a new build replica of a 1950's Fender Champ 5F1
5 watt 1x8" speaker
comes w / all paper work and schematics
Get that same sound without reaching so deep into your pockets!
All Sales here are Final
We do not accept returns unless its not as described or Damaged during Shipping
(pictures are part of the description)
items must be reported as defect within 2 days of receiving the item
Must be returned and in ... more
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Vintage 1970??s Fender Bassman 50 Tube Guitar Bass Amplifier Amp & 2 x15?? Cabinet

Vintage 1970??s Fender Bassman 50 Tube Guitar Bass Amplifier Amp & 2 x15?? Cabinet

Shingle Springs, California, 956**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


The fine item you are considering is a Vintage 1970??s Fender Bassman 50 Tube Guitar Bass Amplifier Amp & 2 x15?? Speaker Cabinet. This cool vintage silver face Fender Bassman 50 amp head and speaker cabinet combo is in typical used condition, with the amp powering up and sounding great. There are some expected issues, such as the amp clicking and popping for a few minutes once it has been turned on, but eventually it calms down and runs pretty silently. The switches and pots are scratchy ... more
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1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb

1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb, Black panel model, Two Jensen 10 inch speakers, Original footswitch and two prong cable, Classic Fender tonality with gorgeous vibrato and reverb, Great sounding, One owner, comes with original Victoria cover
A word about purchasing any of these rare Vintage amps, ??these amps need to be regularly cared for??. These are very old and may need to be or may have been serviced in the past. We recommend that any of these amps upon purchase be serviced and then ... more
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1971 Selmer guitar catalogue

1971 Selmer guitar catalogueScan of 1971 Selmer guitar catalogue showing the range of electric and acoustic guitars distributed by the company: guitars by Gibson, Yamaha, Selmer, Hofner and Suzuki. 1960s Selmer had always placed Hofner at the front end of their catalogues, no doubt these were the better sellers - but into the 1970s Hofner were slipping somewhat and only appear at the tail end of this publication, pride of place going to Gibson, and to a lesser extent Yamaha. In fact this is the last Selmer catalogue to include the many Hofner hollow bodies (Committee, President, Senator etc) that had defined the companies output for so many years - to be replaced in the 1972 catalogue by generic solid body 'copies' of Gibson and Fender models. A number of new Gibson models are included for the first time: the SG-100 and SG-200 six string guitars and the SB-300 and SB-400 basses.

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 bassRose-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 ZambesiThis 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 AceThe 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 EscortThe 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 CareCatalog 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

1973 Eko Ranger FolkThe Eko Ranger series of guitars was incredibly popular in the second half of the 1960s and through the 1970s, selling in very large numbers. The Ranger Folk was 1 1/4" smaller, and 1" shallower than the Ranger VI and XII - and with a narrower waist. Not a bad guitar; a little quiet, but pretty playable. These were great value in 1973, and because they sold so many, they are easy to find and excellent value today.

1966 Vox Symphonic bass guitar

1966 Vox Symphonic bass guitarThe 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 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.