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

1969 Fender catalog, page 38
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Very RARE 1965 Fender Princeton Amplifier #71 All Orginal!

Very RARE 1965 Fender Princeton Amplifier #71 All Orginal!

Jacksonville, Florida, 322**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3000

This 1965 Fender Princeton Amplifier #71 is a rare find for any guitar enthusiast. With a beautiful vintage design and all original parts, this amp is perfect for both lap and pedal steel guitar, acoustic electric guitar, and electric guitar. The vacuum tube technology creates a warm and authentic sound that will transport any musician to the golden age of rock and roll. Whether you're playing at home or on stage, this amplifier is sure to impress. Don't miss out on the chance to own a piece of ... more
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Footswitch For 60s Fender Blackface Amplifier Deluxe Princeton Super Reverb Amp

Footswitch For 60s Fender Blackface Amplifier Deluxe Princeton Super Reverb Amp

Tacoma, Washington, 984**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$30

Listing is for only the foot switch there is a part of the cord that was taped with electrical tape please see photos otherwise it's in very good shape
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Vintage Fender Reverb

Vintage Fender Reverb

Schuyler, Nebraska, 686**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$500

Here is a vintage Fender Reverb AMP. I bought it at an estate sale I plugged it in and it does power up but I couldn't have anyway to test it. I know the handle is missing. Check out all the pictures before you bid... more
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Early 70s Vintage Fender Bandmaster Tube Amp Head with Groove Tubes

Early 70s Vintage Fender Bandmaster Tube Amp Head with Groove Tubes

Santa Monica, California, 904**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$120

1971 Fender Bandmaster Guitar Amp Head - 40 Watt 4 Ohm (serial #A35996). In fair condition (needs some TLC). Works great and sounds incredible! Power cable is in need of some repair. Original foot switch not included. Volume knob on the second Vibrato channel is broken but functional. Has Groove Tubes GT-6L6 tubes. I am the second owner - purchased in 1978. Made in the United States, this rare, vintage amp head is a great addition to any musician's collection and studio
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Vintage Fender Stage Lead Electric Guitar Amp Project USA US American Amplifier

Vintage Fender Stage Lead Electric Guitar Amp Project USA US American Amplifier

Compton, California, 902**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$100

What you see is what you get. It has missing knobs and controls. It's being sold as is no returns. Quality parts would probably be best for some type of project at this point. Being sold as is no returns
<<<<Shipping is determined by size of box weight, height, length, width and zipcode (location). Please email me your zipcode so i can determine EXACT shipping cost. shipping can be cheaper or more then the posted $100 it just depends on all demensions and zipcode. No shipping to ... more
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1971 FENDER TWIN REVERB - Has Footswitch!! JUST SERVICED! READY TO ROCK!

1971 FENDER TWIN REVERB - Has Footswitch!! JUST SERVICED! READY TO ROCK!

Omaha, Nebraska, 681**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1248

1971 FENDER TWIN REVERB - Has Footswitch!! JUST SERVICED! READY TO ROCK! Amp is in Great Shape. Has wheels on bottom of cabinet. No cover. Buyer pays $175 00 shipping. Good Luck and Thanks for Looking!
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Vintage 1976 Fender twin Reverb  silverface amp

Vintage 1976 Fender twin Reverb silverface amp

Star, Idaho, 836**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1500

Stored in a road case as long as I??ve owned it *road case not included.

This is a hand wired 1976 fender twin reverb. Not a reissue! The real deal!
Sounds amazing, newer tubes. Would be worth having the pots cleaned at some point, all functions as it should though.
Tolex is in excellent condition
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FENDER SUPER REVERB 1964 AMP, PRE-CBS AMPLIFIER AT GREAT PRICE, NO RESERVE!

FENDER SUPER REVERB 1964 AMP, PRE-CBS AMPLIFIER AT GREAT PRICE, NO RESERVE!

Tucson, Arizona, 857**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1695

Here we have a great sounding 1964 Super Reverb amp, that if you are looking for a collector closet queen, this is more of a well used example as depicted in the pictures. A well played, naturally relic??d Super with that tone from being in a gigging band, still very solid and capable of years more of reliable playing, you just may have found your amp. As you might imagine, there have been changes over the years. It has an Accutronics reverb tank, at one point it had casters on the bottom which ... more
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1965 Fender Vibro Champ Vintage Original AA764 Blackface,  Re-Cap Kit

1965 Fender Vibro Champ Vintage Original AA764 Blackface, Re-Cap Kit

Tonawanda, New York, 141**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1250

This vintage Fender Vibro Champ amplifier may be the on you have been waiting for. It features the original 8?? Fender speaker, as well as a Fromel high end cap upgrade kit, and cover. The 2 prong cord with death cap are also included. The power cord was replaced with a standard 3 prong grounded setup (this is the only modification that was performed on this gem

The amp is in excellent condition for its age ?? check the photos. Newer tremolo pedal is included too. Buyer must sign ... more
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1955-58 Fender Princeton Tweed Vintage Tube Amp  5F2-A

1955-58 Fender Princeton Tweed Vintage Tube Amp 5F2-A

Orangevale, California, 956**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1000

This is great 1955- 59 fENDER PRINCETOPN AMP 40 WATTS
SOMENE HAS HAD A CRAZY CAT OR PUP AND THE TWEED CABINET IS IN GREAT OTHER THAN THE
ALTHOUGH UPOLSTERY HAS SOME SLIGHTLY SERIOUS WEAR ETC
THIS AMP WORKS PERFECT AND ACTUALLY HAS SOME NICE KICK FOR ITYS SIZE , CLEAN SOUNDING
MY OLD TELE PLAYS GREAT THROUGH IT WAS SURPRISED GIVEN THE AGE AND SIMPLICITY
WORKS AND SOUNDS GRTEAT I'LL ADD S # TOMARRO
PLEASE EXAMINE PIC FOR OVERALL CONDITIONS WELL AS ANYTHING YOU MIGHT ... more
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1973 Fender Twin Reverb Silver Face

1973 Fender Twin Reverb Silver Face

Des Moines, Iowa, 503**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1500

This 1973 Fender Twin has seen a lot of road time! A touring machine . This boy is one of the loudest amps I have ever heard. 1973 Fenders Twin Silver Face that has been modded ,, , you will notice most 1973 Silver Face Twin's have a master volume . This one was removed and they put a light in it's place! The amp since I purchased it in 2004 has played over 500 gigs, seen lots of studio time, and on one tour was played by David Lowery of Cracker and Camper Van Beethovan . He said it was one of ... more
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1957 Fender Princeton Tweed Vintage Tube Amp Narrow Panel 5F2. Awesome condition

1957 Fender Princeton Tweed Vintage Tube Amp Narrow Panel 5F2. Awesome condition

Fayetteville, Arkansas, 727**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5200

1957 Fender Tweed Princeton amp
In beautiful condition, just a little wear around the edges, original tweed and handle.
Model 5F2SN: P01879
Stamped code of CJ indicates that it was made in October 1957 in Fullerton California
Had a tube replaced recently. No other work in the 25 years I have owned it. Always only in the studio. No tobacco smoke residue
A classic for sure. Awesome recording amp or mic it up for an awesome stage amp. Quiet operation, classic tone!!
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fender 5f6a tweed bassman parts  /  selenium rectifier nos  / oem part quantity  1

fender 5f6a tweed bassman parts / selenium rectifier nos / oem part quantity 1

Rock Creek, Ohio, 440**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$31

fender 5f6-a tweed bassman tube guitar amplifier n o.s. o e.m sel rectifier for bias circuit / one of three available see pics this is for one part... more
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Fender Alnico Speaker, 1976 CTS 10" 8-Ohms, Black

Fender Alnico Speaker, 1976 CTS 10" 8-Ohms, Black

Saint Paul, Minnesota, 551**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$137

This is an original vintage Fender 10" Alnico speaker rated at 8 Ohms impedance with a black frame and was made by CTS. Their part number is 064121 and it was made in the 10th week of 1976 (137-7610). It is in very good cosmetic condition with no flaws in the cone and sounded fine when tested. See attached photos. It has been stored for several years and I have no use for it so it is up for auction. Because of its age, it is being sold in as-is condition but it has no voice coil rub, tears, or ... more
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Vintage Fender DeVille 212 Tube Guitar Amplifier *PICKUP NJ*

Vintage Fender DeVille 212 Tube Guitar Amplifier *PICKUP NJ*

Toms River, New Jersey, 087**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$800

Up For Sale Today:
Vintage Fender DeVille 212 Tube Guitar Amplifier
Amp is pre-owned, shows some wear from age and use ( scuffs, scratches as well as a repair to side ( see pictures)
Amp works 100%
Please see pictures for more detail
This amp is available for Local Pickup Only!
NJ 08753
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Fender Princeton 1963 Brown Ship World Wide

Fender Princeton 1963 Brown Ship World Wide

Port Clinton, Ohio, 434**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4500

Hi, I am selling a 1963 Fender Princeton Tube Amp. This has a changed handle and grounded power cord added. I will add photos of the chassie later tonite. This is in great condition and sounds great. Please understand * Buyer must contact us within 24 hours and pay for shipping, handling, and insurance. I ship worldwide, but please understand the shipping cost is for USA . There will be additional costs for international shipping. Please ask all questions if you have any concerns prior to ... more
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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

$9500

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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Vintage Fender Stage Lead Electric Guitar Amp 1x12 250 Watts - Early 80s

Vintage Fender Stage Lead Electric Guitar Amp 1x12 250 Watts - Early 80's

Fredericksburg, Virginia, 224**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$285

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Vintage 1970s  Fender Musicmaster Tube Bass Guitar Amp USA

Vintage 1970's Fender Musicmaster Tube Bass Guitar Amp USA

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

$550

Tested and working. Some surface wear as I tried to show in pics but overall in good pre-owned condition. Purchase with confidence.
For questions or additional pics, please message me on this format ONLY. I record my packaging process and serial marks for your safety. Payment must be made within 48 hours, or the item will be re-listed. You purchasing this item means you have read the description and viewed the pics. Thanks!
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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

$2695

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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

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1961 Hofner Colorama I

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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)

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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

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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.