San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1978 Fender Stratocaster In Sunburst Finish This Guitar Is Located At IVG Sherman Oaks In Very Good Overall Condition (Please See Photos) Finish Shows Cosmetic Playwear Including Marks, Dings, And Scratches Throughout Some Playwear Visible On Original Frets And Fingerboard Initials Scratched Into Neck Plate All Original Alder Body Maple Neck With Rosewood Fingerboard And Pearloid Dot Inlay Flat Pole Single-Coil Pickups Hardtail Bridge 5-Way Switch 25 5" Scale... more
Fort Mill, South Carolina, 297**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1979 USA Fender Stratocaster black vintage electric guitar has excellent tone and is perfect for any guitar player seeking that vintage Fender Stratocaster tone. It has a solid body, 6 string configuration, and a maple fretboard. This vintage guitar is quality built by Fender in the USA from high-quality materials such as maple wood, which ensures excellent tone, durability and longevity. This guitar is perfect for any player / recording artist or would be a great addition to any guitar ... more
Arizona City, Arizona, 851**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
This Fender 1972 Telecaster Thinline Guitar in 3-Color Sunburst is a must-have for any serious musician or collector. With its iconic design and high-quality craftsmanship, this guitar is sure to impress. The brand, Fender, is known for its legendary sound and this guitar is no exception. The Telecaster Thinline model is a classic that has been used by musicians for decades
The guitar features a beautiful 3-Color Sunburst finish that is eye-catching and unique. Its series and model, ... more
New Paltz, New York, 125**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Offered forsale: Used 1978Fender Telecaster serial number S849264 This guitar isin very good condition, neck and frets are fine. Cosmetically showing marks andplaying wear about the body with two noticeable chips through the finish on thebass side lower bout near the back edge and on the side. The original bridgehas been upgraded to a six-saddle unit. The pickups, switch gear and the volumecontrol are original As with many Fenders of this erathe necks and bodies were built and then ... more
This American made Fender Telecaster is a classic piece from 1967. It features a solid blonde body made of ash, along with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The guitar has 21 frets and a string configuration of 6 strings. Included in this purchase is the original hard case. This Tele is in excellent vintage condition - sounds and plays beautifully ... more
Providence, Rhode Island, 029**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Free eBay listing template designed by dewiso comVintage Fender Stratocaster Sunburst Early 1980's Series E For sale a vintage Fender Stratocaster from the early 1980s series E that comes in a beautiful sunburst color. The body is solid and it has a 6-string configuration. It comes with a hard case for secure transportation. This professional-level electric guitar is a right-handed model with no personalization options. The brand is Fender and the series is Fender Stratocaster. It was made in... more
El Cajon, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1975 Fender Precision Bass The serial number is "588632" which dates it to 1975. The neck has a date code but it's not completely readable (but the green stamp was used in 1975). The pots date to 1975 and it has the original Olympic White finish The body is in good condition overall, but has some dings, scratches, and scuffs. Nothing out of the ordinary for a vintage guitar and no cracks or structural issues The neck is straight and the frets show average wear. It's in excellent ... more
Gunnison, Colorado, 812**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
This Fender vintage guitar from 1974 is a must-have for any serious musician. With its solid body and 6 string configuration, it's perfect for both beginners and professionals alike. The right-handed dexterity makes it easy to play, and the brand is known for producing high-quality instruments. This guitar is a classic model and is perfect for collectors who want to add a vintage instrument to their collection. It's been well-maintained and is in excellent condition, ready to be played and ... more
Appleton, Wisconsin, 549**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
guitar cam from a large collection. guitar is almost un played. fretts are perfect tuners look and feel new. so clean for being 45 or so years old. the finish on the back of the neck is perfect. sounds and plays amazing. designed by leo fender and eric clapton in 1980original case included.... more
El Cajon, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II The serial number is "202180" which dates it to 1967. The neck is dated to June 1967 and the pots date to either 66 or 67 (forgot to take pics when I had them out). The body is in excellent condition overall and there are no major issues. There are some small dings, scratches and scuffs but nothing out of the ordinary for a vintage guitar. No cracks, modifications or structural issues The neck is straight and the frets show average wear. It's in excellent ... more
Henderson, Nevada, 890**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
MINT CUSTOM COLOR! Price is for one guitar, as we have four of these for sale. WE have Dk Blue, Dk Trans Green, Med Trans Red, and Sunburst WE SHIP WORLDWIDE. Contact us with your full address for a shipping quote The shipping price includes full insurance. We only ship on Tuesdays and Saturdays We have a no fee discount We buy guitars for top dollar Experience: AJ's Music and Vintage guitars is avery reputable and long standing specialty Guitar shop; originallyfrom ... more
Saint Joseph, Illinois, 618**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Rare Made in Japan Squier Bullet 1. Factory Fender Engraved Tuners and Bridge Saddles. It plays as well as sounds fantastic! All original This is a no-disappointment / sold AS-IS / AS-PHOTOGRAPHED item Please make sure to ask all questions prior to ordering Disclaimer: I describe all items to the best of my ability. I offer no returns on used gear. Please ask questions if need be before purchasing. All items are insured, packed and shipped professionally. Unfortunately, we ... more
Sarasota, Florida, 342**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Genuine 1959 Fender Stratocaster with lots of nice checking and natural patina. Partially refinished (you hardly notice, it is well done). Features pickups wound by William van Zandt and installed in the late 80s. They are exact reproductions of the pickups van Zandt made for Stevie Ray Vaughn. You could hardly get closer to a perfect guitar! Comes with vintage Stratocaster case.... more
West Hills, California, 913**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
All original US 1979 Fender Lead II now available. Probably the nicest version of this guitar you can find, with the original case too. Mostly these guitars are beat to crap, and missing original parts. Not this one, this one is stock, not one single mod. All original. Frets are excellent, body and neck also in great shape, as is the case. A true closet classic, with minor natural playing wear which is normal for a 45 year old guitar Often overlooked, the Fender Lead Series straight up... more
Syosset, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
This Fender Stratocaster from 1973. The guitar plays well and the pickups work. See video. Serial number 418051 on neckplate falls in the range of original 1973 release. The body is 3 Tone Sunburst finish. It features three pickups and a pickup selector The guitar has 21 frets, weighs 6lbs 14oz and is right-handed. Guitar was reviewed by guitar store expert and many original parts were replaced. Not sure what is original or not on this guitar. See pictures for views of condition and wear of ... more
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 708**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
This is a matching set of 1965 Stackpole pots from a 1965 Fender Jaguar. These were used on the Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and P Bass. 304-6530 matching date code on both pots. Factory solder joints. Original capacitor and resistor. This assembly was pulled from a fully functional guitar. Please ask all question in advance of purchasing.... more
It's a sweet old Fender Champion lap steel guitar. Built at the old Fender factory in Fullerton, California in the year 1952. In 1952, Harry Truman was still president, and America was still embroiled in the Korean War. Rock 'n' roll was still a few years away. Leroy Anderson's "Blue Tango" was the year's biggest hit. The serial number, as stamped on the metal tailpiece is 2605. Guitar Dater Project dates it to 1954. Reverb dates it to 1952-1954. However, part of one ink-stamped Clarostat ... more
Fender Stratocaster MIJ E-Series 1980's Black Electric Guitar Serial #: E601711Made in Japan, 1980's (1984 -1987) This Fender Stratocaster E-series is in good overall condition. The guitar plays well with working electronics. It does have some surface blemishes and nicks and wear from age. The headstock has some nicks along the edges. There is a larger nick on one of the points of the body at the neck. The base of the guitar has scuffs and scratches. The original knobs have been replaced ... more
Paxton, Massachusetts, 016**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Up for sale is a 2023 1966 Custom Stratocaster Candy Apple Red Aged. This guitar is for right handed. Comes with everything. The guitar is in great shape overall, it does have a very small paint chip on the back as shown. Please serious buyers and public meet up, door pickup / drop off only. This guitar was 4, 500 new. The reason for selling is I'm looking for a more heavy metal sounding guitar.... more
Scan 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.
Scan 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
Hofner 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.
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.
The 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.
By 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.
Production 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!
When 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.
'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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
The 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
The 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
A 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!
The 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.
A 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
Not 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
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Loose 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!
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.
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.
"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.