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Gibson and Hofner strings

1965/66 Selmer 'Guitars and Accessories' catalog page 42

Gibson and Hofner strings

1965/66 Selmer "Guitars and Accessories" catalog, page 42: Gibson and Hofner strings
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1968 Gibson J-45

1968 Gibson J-45

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

$4250

1968Gibson J-45, Really great sounding guitar in a hard to find Tobacco Sunburstfinish, Gibson Sonic Logo on the pickguard, Adjustable bridge, Full soundingwith plenty of warmth, Great vintage vibe and fun to play, Very good vintagecondition, Newer hard case
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1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior TV Yellow Lefty Conversion w / HSC

1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior TV Yellow Lefty Conversion w / HSC

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

$9995

1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior In TV Yellow Finish
This Guitar Is Located At IVG Sherman Oaks
In Good Overall Condition (Please See Photos)
Converted To Left-Handed By Previous Owner
Holes For Volume, Tone Controls, And Wraparound Bridge Stud Filled With Finish Touch Up In Those Areas (See Photos)
Input Jack Covered With Black Plastic Plate
Cavity Routed On Back For Lefty Electronics
Lefty Input Jack Installed
Non-Original Pots
Original Pickguard Flipped
Cosmetic ... more
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1975 Gibson L6-S sunburst

1975 Gibson L6-S sunburst

Beckley, West Virginia, 258**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$500

This is a very nice original example of a 1975 Gibson L6-S. The only non original part is the exchange of the bridge pickup to a Dimarzio, which was common on these guitars back in the day. Great condition with only a few minor dings and worming on the back, not through the finish. It has moderate fret wear with plenty of life left. It was designed almost to be a lightweight LP. The rosewood fingerboard and the 6-position switch offer a distinct variety of tones that get you classic Gibson ... more
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Vintage 1978 Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Burst Electric Guitar

Vintage 1978 Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Burst Electric Guitar

Fair Oaks, California, 956**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3400

Beautiful vintage Les Paul. This one has definitely seen tons of stages. All the wear is natural. This is one of those guitars that is a pleasure to play because it's so worn in in all the right spots.

The pots and harness / 3 way switch appear to be original. The tuners have been changed to Grovers. I'm not 100% sure but I think it's safe to say that it probably has a refret based on how much wear is on the guitar. medium jumbo frets look and feel new. The knobs are ... more
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1962 Gibson Les Paul SG Custom White Electric Guitar w /  OHSC 3 PAFs

1962 Gibson Les Paul SG Custom White Electric Guitar w / OHSC 3 PAF's

Hicksville, New York, 118**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$15000

1962 Gibson Les Paul SG Custom White Electric Guitar w / OHSC 3 PAF's
Hey now! You're looking at an incredible vintage guitar This is a 1962 Gibson Les Paul SG Custom Electric Guitar It weighs 7 lbs 10 oz, 24 5" scale length, 1 67" nut width The 5 digit serial number, 47432 dates this guitar to 1962 This guitar itself is absolutely incredible It was just professionally setup by renowned luthier Joe Giselli. The neck is straight, and the frets are clean The tone is exactly what you'd expect, ... more
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1967 Gibson F25 Folk Acoustic Guitar Natural with case

1967 Gibson F25 Folk Acoustic Guitar Natural with case

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 189**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3700


1967 Gibson F25 Acoustic Guitar Natural with caseWeight: 3 LBS 13 OZSuper wide classical sized neckExcellent super clean conditionBridge was lifting a little so it got some hide glue to clamp it back downOriginal saddle was never cut and was too high so a new saddle was made cut down to correct heightOriginal saddle was saved and put in the caseNeck angle is goodAction is low and easy to playFrets and neck in excellent conditionComes with original case in very nice condition
A super clean... more
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1967 Gibson ES-335TD-12 Guitar Sunburst

1967 Gibson ES-335TD-12 Guitar Sunburst

Farmingdale, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6999

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1954 Gibson ETG-150 Electric Tenor guitar with aftermarket Hardshell Case

1954 Gibson ETG-150 Electric Tenor guitar with aftermarket Hardshell Case

Harrisonville, Missouri, 647**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1595

1954 Gibson ETG-150 Electric Tenor guitar with aftermarket Hardshell Case






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1954 Gibson ETG-150 Electric Tenor guitar with aftermarket Hardshell Case
This great guitar is a 1954 Gibson ETG-150 . I am calling it a 1954 because it carries the Gibson Factory Order Number X88923 inside the body. I cannot see a serial number.
This cool antique archtop guitar has 1 P-60 pickup, .
Everything on this guitar looks good, but the back has been removed... more
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Epiphone 1959 59 Les Paul Standard Outfit Inspired By Gibson

Epiphone 1959 59 Les Paul Standard Outfit Inspired By Gibson

Birmingham, Alabama, 352**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$650

Like new condition. No issues, scratches, or dings. I have played several of these and this is the best one I??ve played of this specific model. Selling because I need the money. Shipping within the continental US only
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Used Vintage 60es Gibson Eb-2 Base

Used Vintage 60es Gibson Eb-2 Base

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3350

Hi This is very nice 60es Gibson Eb-2 Base ,one of the first production of hollow body's .The BASS is AUTHENTIC and ORIGINAL Gibson USA product with AUTHENTIC and ORIGINAL electronics, tuners and pickups on it.
#on a back is 872232 . Right handed. Yes, It has strait neck and classic 60ES "Beatles'' sound ( POSSIBLE NEED SOME CLEANING ) This is real vintage instrument and You mast be ready for any adjustments WITHOUT BLAME THE SELLER !!Thank You and good luck bidding
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Epiphone Inspired by Gibson J-200 with Mono Case-Vintage Tobacco Sunburst - Ex

Epiphone Inspired by Gibson J-200 with Mono Case-Vintage Tobacco Sunburst - Ex

Liverpool, New York, 130**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1100

Owned for 6 months - played by professional musician. Comes with brand new Mono case. The guitar has been professional set up. This is an excellent deal!


The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson J-200 acoustic-electric guitar in Vintage Tobacco Sunburst is a used instrument that comes with a Mono case. The guitar features a 6-string configuration and is part of the J-200 model series. It is a high-quality guitar that is perfect for both beginners and professionals alike
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1986 Vintage Gibson Les Paul Standard Wine Red LP W / Case

1986 Vintage Gibson Les Paul Standard Wine Red LP W / Case

Bigfork, Montana, 599**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3399

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1986 Gibson Les Paul Standard Wine Red LP W / Case
Very clean, very nice 80's vintage LP Standard
9 2 lbs
Wine red is my personal favorite color from this era and this one presents really well
There are some slight pick scratches etc and very little rivet wear on the back, but as you can see by the pics, its in great condition
All original, the case is period correct, but I'm not sure that this one wouldn't have come with the chainsaw case, so it may ... more
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1985 Gibson Les Paul Studio Standard Heritage Cherry Sunburst W / OHSC-Excellent!!

1985 Gibson Les Paul Studio Standard Heritage Cherry Sunburst W / OHSC-Excellent!!

Bigfork, Montana, 599**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2999

This listing is for a
1985 Gibson Les Paul Studio Standard Heritage Cherry Sunburst W / OHSC
Super clean, super cool, Studio Standard from 1985
9 4lbs
This guitar is in almost unbelievably nice shape. All original, it does come with 2 sets of tuners
The only real marks to speak up are some simple discolorations on the back of the neck. Nothing you can feel, it is under the lacquer. Other than that, this guitar is about as nice as you will find
The neck has a great feel and ... more
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1954 Gibson Century 6 String Vintage Lap Steel Blue Green with Original Case

1954 Gibson Century 6 String Vintage Lap Steel Blue Green with Original Case

Baltimore, Maryland, 212**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

1954 Gibson Century 6 String Vintage Lap Steel Blue Green with Original Case. Shipped with USPS Ground Advantage.... more
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1950s Cloth Covered Wire for Fender Stratocaster Tele Gibson Guitar BLACK WHITE

1950's Cloth Covered Wire for Fender Stratocaster Tele Gibson Guitar BLACK WHITE

Wauconda, Illinois, 600**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$40


1950's Cloth Covered Wire for Fender Stratocaster Tele Gibson Guitar BLACK & WHITE
Wires about 1 Foot long, actually little over foot, I measured couple and they are close to 14"
Twisted / stranded push / pull wires, great for restoration 1950's guitars or tube amplifiers
Those are about 70 years old so the colors are little agedInternational shipping available
More Vintage electronics already listed, will list many similar soon, please see my other listings.... more
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1968 Gibson B-45-12 Deluxe Natural, Expertly Restored, Hard case, Rare Hurry

1968 Gibson B-45-12 Deluxe Natural, Expertly Restored, Hard case, Rare Hurry

Hollywood, Florida, 330**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1000

This 1968 Gibson B-45-12 Deluxe Natural acoustic guitar is a rare gem that has been expertly restored and comes with a hard case. With its 12 strings and 20 frets, it is perfect for any right-handed guitar player who wants to add a vintage touch to their music

The vintage natural / brown body color with normal checking of this guitar perfectly complements its dreadnaught body type. Its series 1960s, and its model is the Gibson B-45-12. This guitar is perfect for those who love the ... more
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1965 Gibson PAF Patent Sticker Humbucker set. Tone Specific Collection.

1965 Gibson PAF Patent Sticker Humbucker set. Tone Specific Collection.

Ramona, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4950

Check out our other auctions to see other vintage pickups, vintage tubes & the worlds most expressive pickups
This is a vintage 1965 Gibson Patent Sticker humbucker set. These are probably the best value in the vintage PAF market.
Keep an eye on our auctions, soon we'll be releasing an exact replica of this set, along with a few that will feature real vintage magnets
This set comes from the Tone Specific collection & originally lived in a Gibson ES-335. The pots have a 1959 ... more
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Vintage Gibson PAF "Patent Stamp" Single Humbucker 1978? T-Top. GOLD Cover 7 4k

Vintage Gibson PAF "Patent Stamp" Single Humbucker 1978? T-Top. GOLD Cover 7 4k

Ramona, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$495

Check out our other auctions to see other vintage pickups, vintage tubes & the worlds most expressive pickups
This is a vintage patent stamp GOLD T-Top Gibson PAF humbucker.
This example came from the Tone Specific collection of vintage pickups used for R&D purposes that we used to create our line of pickups. The customer we acquired this from claims it came stock in the bridge on an early 80s Les Paul that also had a Tim Shaw in the Neck.
The stamp is consistent with late ... more
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Vintage Gibson 1983 Tim Shaw PAF  Single Humbucker. GOLD Cover 7 2k

Vintage Gibson 1983 Tim Shaw PAF Single Humbucker. GOLD Cover 7 2k

Ramona, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$495

Check out our other auctions to see other vintage pickups, vintage tubes & the worlds most expressive pickups
This is a vintage patent stamp 1983 GOLD Tim Shaw Gibson PAF humbucker.
This example came from the Tone Specific collection of vintage pickups used for R&D purposes that we used to create our line of pickups. The customer we acquired this from claims it came stock in the bridge on an early 80s Les Paul that also had a T-Top in the Bridge.
The date stamp clearly ... more
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1961 Gibson PAF "Patent Applied For" sticker Humbuckers Tone Specific collection

1961 Gibson PAF "Patent Applied For" sticker Humbuckers Tone Specific collection

Ramona, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$15750

This is a vintage 1961 Gibson PAF humbucker set that orginally lived in a Gibson L5 with a 1961 serial number. The Centralab pot is dated the 2nd week of 1962, which gives the PAFs a likely birthdate of 1961 or before. This set of pickups if from the Tone Specific collection of vintage pickups used for R&D purposes that we used to create our line of pickups. Check out our other auctions to see other vintage pickups, vintage tubes & the worlds most expressive pickups
Keep an eye on ... 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

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1961 Hofner Colorama I

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1971 Commodore N25 (Matsumoku)

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1960 Hofner Colorama II

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1971 Epiphone 1820 bass (ET-280)

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1981 Gibson Marauder

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1971 'Pick Epiphone' Catalog

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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

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1961 Hohner Zambesi

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1963 Vox Super Ace

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1966 Vox New Escort

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1969 Fender catalog, Fender Lovin' Care

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1973 Eko Ranger Folk

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1966 Vox Symphonic bass guitar

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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.