Monday, September 16, 2019

Vintage 1952 Fender Wide Panel Tweed Deluxe amp in Nashville TN for $850

This seller appears to be offering a vintage 1952 Fender Deluxe Amp (5B3 circuit) for $850.  I cannot speak to the authenticity of the amp of the seller but based on the rest of the ad this seems to be a music gear shop of some type and the other amps they ar selling seem to be in line with their vintage value - only this one is priced well below market value, so there may be some issues (other than the capacitor aspect he mentions in the ad).

I don't think I've ever seen a Wide Panel 1950's Tweed Deluxe for sale in California for less than $2K but maybe this one is not what it appears to be. Still it should be worth taking a look if you are anywhere near this Nashville area seller. - Jim C. 


1952 Fender deluxe - $850 (Old Old Hickory)

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condition: good
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Original 1952 fender deluxe good condition works well sounds great could use a little love’n up
Maybe take to the Amp doctor and have capacitors checked but for the price you’re getting the real deal and it is in playable condition now and does sound wonderful great for studio work and that greasy harmonica sound
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

1965 Guild Starfire (Player Grade) in San Francisco for $750

This seller is offering one of my favorite guitars for less than half it's market value IF it were in 100% original condition.  Still if you are in the San Francisco area this one is definitely worth taking a look.  Starfire IV's are Semi Hollow" meaning there is a center block similar to an ES-335 - however due to the design they are not as heavy as a 335 so they have a brighter overall tone.

Things to note about this particular guitar from the photos:

- The stock "pinned bridge" has been replaced with a Gibson style Tunematic bridge - which means they must have installed mounting posts and ferrules which is a major modification.

- Tuning machines have been replaced.

- Pickguard is missing.

- Finish is moderate to rough and yes this guitar suffers from the dreaded "headstock clouding" that plagues some vintage 1960's era Guilds.

The good news - it has the ORIGINAL GUILD HB-1 HUMBUCKERS!  Yippee!  So if the action and intonation on this guitar are solid then she should be a player with that unique Starfire IV look, feel and tone.  And they also have the original GUILD CASE (wow!).  If this guitar was in perfect all original condition it could sell for well over $2K so if you can live with the changes you may love it.

- Jim C


 Vintage 1965 Guild Starfire IV, made in Hoboken New Jersey - $750 (South San Francisco) hide this posting

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condition: good 
Really Vintage, 54 years old. Plays and the action is good, comes with original case but missing the pick guard which accounts for the screw holes in the body. Shows signs of wear. Look at the pictures for a better idea. The serial number is EL-1624

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Fender 57 Twin Reissue in Fresno CA for $900

This seller is offering a 57 Twin Reissue for $900.  If you are not familiar with these hand-wired Custom Shop Fender amps do a little Googling and you will see that some folks believe this model is one of the finest production tube amps available today.  Certainly comparable to a Victoria or Fuchs.  Everything about these is top notch including the stock Weber Alnico Speakers.  Original List on these amps was $3K with the street price around $2K when new. 

The seller is looking to sell or trade for "an amp with a master volume" which tells me they are using it more for a studio or home amp than for playing out. The live stage is where these amops really shine.  They may only be 40 watts but with the combo of MM Transformers and highly efficient Weber Alnicos these have an incredible punch - and apparently they love pedals and overdrive. 

- Jim C



favorite this post Fender 57 twin reissue - $900 hide this posting

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Great sounding hand wired amp from fender custom shop. New groove tubes 6l6 GE’s. This the low watt (40 watt) version. Breaks up nicely.

Would consider trades for other high end guitars or amps. I would prefer an amp with a master volume. Of course they must be comparable values. Thanks
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Friday, August 2, 2019

1959 SIlvertone Danelectro U-1 (Refin) in Augusta GA for $215

There is no reason to believe this is not an all original (except for the refin) 1959 Danelectro built Silvertone U-1 electric.  The refin is not all that bad - the original paint job on these was nothing spectacular anyway.   When it comes to Dano's the simpler the better and these U-1's are as simple a they come.    This is about as cheap as you are going to find any playable USA guitar built in 1959. - Jim C

1959? Danelectro/Silvertone U-1 - $215 hide this posting

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This a good playing refinished vintage guitar. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. It has mojo. And a decent soft case.
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