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SELMER | CATALOGS | 1965/66 | FRONT COVER

1965/66 Selmer 'Guitars and Accessories' catalog, front cover

This 1965/66 catalog included the range of guitars available from Selmer at this time, and with Hofner making the greatest proportion of this range, it is no surprise that a new model, the Hofner Ambassador is featured on the front cover. This is one of the new Florentine cutaway models first introduced in the summer of 1965.

1965/66 Selmer "Guitars and Accessories" catalog: front cover
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1966 Gibson ES-330 TDC Cherry Vintage Electric Guitar Excellent w / Pro setup OHSC

1966 Gibson ES-330 TDC Cherry Vintage Electric Guitar Excellent w / Pro setup OHSC

Hopewell, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5825

1966 Gibson ES-330 TDC Cherry Vintage Electric Guitar Excellent condition straight neck & very low playing time on this one. She sports a pro setup with low action. The Original Hard Shell Case well worth $500 on its own. Excellent Condition and new strings 10's. In this condition they are rare as this is one of 1151 Cherry ES-330 TDC's produced in 1966. The serial number is 887311. The neck joint at the 16th fret confirms she was born in 1966. Polished , neck lemon oiled, new set of ... more
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1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin Bass

1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin Bass

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

$4995

1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin Bass, AKA the Beatle Bass, Hollow-body, Sunburst finish, Staple pickups, Large raised logo and larger Pearloid controlpanel, Fantastic warm and powerful tonality, Light weight, Plays great, Truly abeauty, VG++, Rare worn original hard case... more
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Vintage 1965 Gibson Skylark lap steel with case Korina

Vintage 1965 Gibson Skylark lap steel with case Korina

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 532**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1459

Vintage 1965 Gibson Skylark lap steel with hard case. Condition of the lap steel and case are in quite nice condition, other than marks from use and 2 holes on top from a hand rest the owner had on it at one point.
PayPal or M / 0 only. No wire / bank transfers of any sort. Questions about this item? Ask before you bid Also note, we do NOT send out 2nd chance offers after auctions end.
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1966 Gibson SG Custom a genuine Polaris White w / 3 early Pat. Stickered pickups.

1966 Gibson SG Custom a genuine Polaris White w / 3 early Pat. Stickered pickups.

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

$13495

This is a very cool last of the early 60??s type SG Customs in a fabulous all original Polaris White finish. Its block inlaid ebony fingerboard feels great & its neck profile is very comfortable. Its headstock has Gibson??s famous Les Paul Custom pearl inlays w / a set of factory pat. pending Grover tuners. It??s loaded w / 3 potent original early 60??s Pat. Stickered Humbuckers (Pre-T Tops w / out covers). Its Small pickgard is the last of its type prior to the ugly full faced pickgards of ... more
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Gibson Melody Maker 1965 - Cherry Electric Guitar w /  Original Case

Gibson Melody Maker 1965 - Cherry Electric Guitar w / Original Case

Huntington, Indiana, 467**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

For sale is a Gibson Melody Maker 1965 - Cherry Electric Guitar w / Original Case in Very Good Condition!
Weight - 5 lbs 10 5 oz
Nut Width - 1 56 "
Scale Length - Roughly 22 3 / 4 "
Includes the original hard case, but the handle is broken on one side
The guitar is currently strung just using the hardtail, but can be strung for the whammy bar as well
Sold as pictured / described
Internal Use (Bin) - P2
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Gibson Vintage ES-345 Gold Varitone Plate 355 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1960

Gibson Vintage ES-345 Gold Varitone Plate 355 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1960

Mill Valley, California, 949**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$139

** Vintage Gibson 1960's Gold ES 345 Varitone Plate **
Very Good ConditionSee PhotosShipping Lower 48 $11 00We Ship Worldwide030824... more
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1966 Gibson ES-335 Cherry Vintage Electric Guitar Player Grade Great Condition!

1966 Gibson ES-335 Cherry Vintage Electric Guitar Player Grade Great Condition!

Norman, Oklahoma, 730**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6499

Player grade, vintage Gibson ES 335. It's had some mods, but it plays awesome and sounds killer. Here are some details. Very vibey with lots of checking and yellowing. I have gigged with this guitar regularly for a couple of years and it has been solid as a rock for me! I really love it, but I am selling a couple items to chase something else
Repaired headstock break. Don't know the history here but it's solid and has given me no issues 1 9 / 16 nut widthNeck is .81" thick at 1st fret, .98" ... more
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GIBSON ES175 VINTAGE 1965 - VERY WELL MAINTAINED - ALL ORIGINAL- GIBSON HC CASE

GIBSON ES175 VINTAGE 1965 - VERY WELL MAINTAINED - ALL ORIGINAL- GIBSON HC CASE

Bedford, Texas, 760**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5500

GIBSON ES-175 ACOUSTIC / ELECTRIC CUTAWAY - 1965 ALL ORIGINAL - S#367240 KALAMZOO FACTORY - UNDER SERIAL #STAMP IS A 2 INDICATING A FACTORY SECOND BUT THERE ARE NO DEFECTS. THE UNIQUE CHERRY SUNBURST FINISH WAS USED ON A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF THIS MODEL MOST YEARS VERY WELL MAINTAINED ALL MAPLE BODY WHICH IS PERFECT COSMETICALLY & SHOWS VERY SLIGHT WEATHER CHECKING IN THE LAQUER. THE NECK IS PERFECTLY STRAIGHT. THE ACTION IS VERY LOW FOR EASY PLAY ACTION. A VERY SMOOTH EBONY FRETBOARD w /... more
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Vintage Gibson Es 125 Tdc 1965-1975

Vintage Gibson Es 125 Tdc 1965-1975

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

$2500

This vintage Gibson ES 125 TDC is a true gem for any guitar enthusiast. With its iconic Gibson ES series design, this electric guitar stands out among the rest. The model number ES-125 signifies its high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, making it a timeless instrument for musicians of all levels. The brand Gibson speaks for itself, holding a reputation for producing some of the best guitars in the market.

This guitar has been well-loved and has stood the test of time, ... more
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Incredible Gibson Melody Maker 1965 Cherry Red Electric Guitar w /  Original Case

Incredible Gibson Melody Maker 1965 Cherry Red Electric Guitar w / Original Case

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

$2100

Absolutely incredible guitar in wonderful shape. Plays fantastic, please see video, may have light sound issues like many of these older guitar. It does have scratches and marks(small dots front) on front side and back so please check out my photos. No neck breakage or repairs. Small chip on the top back side of guitar. most of the scratches are more visible on the back. Two stickers on front I haven't removed to not strip wood. Haven't pulled out underneath for date but serial and model pretty ... more
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Gibson Firebird 1965 - Original Inverness Green, Super Rare and Beyond Cool

Gibson Firebird 1965 - Original Inverness Green, Super Rare and Beyond Cool

Commerce Township, Michigan, 483**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$12000

How do describe a guitar that's this rare? Gibson offered Custom Colors in 1965 for the radical, space-age Firebird Non-Reverse, but 95% of the time produced sunbursts. About 60 years have passed now, and how many Inverness Green Firebirds have survived in the dynamic guitar marketplace? Here is one in unfaded glory! The killer combination of 3 Vintage P-90s, effective Maestro trem, lightweight, massive tones, accurate innotation, Brazillian rosewood, aged mahogany, beautiful checking, simple ... more
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Gibson SG with Maestro Vibrola vintage 1965 w /  original hardshell case

Gibson SG with Maestro Vibrola vintage 1965 w / original hardshell case

West Chester, Pennsylvania, 193**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$21965

vintage 1965 Gibson SG with Maestro Vibrola
Comes with original case
In good playing condition- Setup for optimal playability with new strings Daddario EXL110 10-46 (9 / 19 / 23)
Specs:
- Pickups: 7 69K (N), 7 84K (B)
Guitar weighs 7lb 2oz
Back of neck possibly refinished or at least clear coated
Rest of instrument black lights properly. Neck appears to have slight separation from body. .no evidence of repair and plays perfectly
Original Pickups: Black decal "PATENT ... more
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1966 Gibson ES-330 TD Vintage Hollowbody Guitar Ice Tea Sunburst, Near-Mint

1966 Gibson ES-330 TD Vintage Hollowbody Guitar Ice Tea Sunburst, Near-Mint

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

$8800

Up for sale, a 1966 Gibson ES-330TD in 100% original, collector-grade condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. A stunningly well-preserved vintage Gibson, the guitar features a lightly figured maple body finished in Ice Tea Sunburst
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Vintage 1966-7 or 1969 American Made Gibson Electric Guitar

Vintage 1966-7 or 1969 American Made Gibson Electric Guitar

Norwalk, California, 906**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1499

Vintage 1966-7 or 1969 American Made Gibson Electric Guitar Used Please verify condition and view pictures for details Free Shipping(You will be shipped exact item pictured)... more
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Vintage! 1965 Gibson ES-330TD Hollowbody Electric Guitar Royal Tea Burst + OHSC

Vintage! 1965 Gibson ES-330TD Hollowbody Electric Guitar Royal Tea Burst + OHSC

Thousand Oaks, California, 913**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4695



Vintage! 1965 Gibson ES-330TD Hollowbody Electric Guitar Royal Tea Burst + OHSC

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1966 Gibson SG Melody Maker D Vintage Electric Guitar FIRE ENGINE RED | 100% Ori

1966 Gibson SG Melody Maker D Vintage Electric Guitar FIRE ENGINE RED | 100% Ori

Lee's Summit, Missouri, 640**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3000


1966 Gibson SG Melody Maker D RED VERY GOOD PLUS!
Here is a very cool 1966 Gibson SG Melody Maker D Vintage Electric Guitar in FIRE ENGINE RED. This iconic guitar exudes vintage charm and delivers timeless tone. Crafted in 1966, this Melody Maker D remains 100% original, showcasing Gibson's renowned craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Specifications:
Model: 1966 Gibson SG Melody Maker D Color: Fire Engine Red ... more
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1966 Gibson ES-120T Electric Guitar Repair Free Original Condition W / HSC CLEAN!

1966 Gibson ES-120T Electric Guitar Repair Free Original Condition W / HSC CLEAN!

Spring Hill, Florida, 346**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2200

Vintage, One Owner, Amazing Condition & Repair Free
1966 Gibson ES-120T Hollow Thinbody Electric Guitar
With Hard Case Pictured
This Guitar Is Completely Original Without Change, Repair Or Refinishing
If you think you're seeing something of concern not described below, please ask
Condition Description & Flaws Noted:
This is a Vintage & Amazingly Clean 1966 Gibson USA ES-120T that's absolutely beautiful and plays even better! This guitar was professionally gone over... more
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RARE HAGSTROM 12 String SOLID BODY GUITAR 1 owner 1966 Original Case "clean"

RARE HAGSTROM 12 String SOLID BODY GUITAR 1 owner 1966 Original Case "clean"

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

$1495

UP FOR SALE??. A RARE ALL ORIGINAL 1966 ONE OWNER HAGSTROM 12-STRING SOLID BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR WITH ORIGINAL CASE??. THIS GUITAR IS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION WITH ALL THE ELECTRONICS & KNOBS WORKING PERFECT??. THIS GUITAR SOUNDS & PLAYS GREAT??. HARD TO FIND A BETTER ORIGINAL EXAMPLE!
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1965 Gibson Melody Maker Cherry Red w / Alligator Case 5 2 Lbs GREAT PLAYER

1965 Gibson Melody Maker Cherry Red w / Alligator Case 5 2 Lbs GREAT PLAYER

Berkeley, California, 947**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2200

1965 Gibson Melody Maker Serial No. 269324 This guitar is in very good vintage condition, with some small dings on the back of the neck and at the edge by the endpin, as shown
The neck is a comfortable 1 66 inch nut width. The slightly wide and flat fingerboard make for a fast neck
The action is set very low with no buzzes. It's a completely functional and great sounding guitar all around the neck. We recently set it up and set the intonation precisely
The Gibson Melody Maker Double ... more
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1966 Gibson Melody Maker Vibrola Cherry SG Vintage Electric Guitar

1966 Gibson Melody Maker Vibrola Cherry SG Vintage Electric Guitar

Sonoma, California, 954**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2935

1966 Gibson Melody Maker with a Cherry Burgundy Red finish and Vibrola tremolo. This vintage guitar is 100% all original with zero modifications. It is in excellent overall condition with no issues. There are typical handling marks and scuffs throughout but nothing major. The finish is still shiny with no finish checking. There is only very light fretwear, and all frets have been polished to a bright shine. The Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard is in great condition with minimal fingerwear. The ... 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.

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1961 Hofner Colorama I

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1960 Hofner Colorama II

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1968 Shaftesbury 'Electric Guitars' catalog

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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.