Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Silvertone Danelectro U-1 in twin Falls, ID for $375 w Orig case

This seller is offering a 50+ year old Silvertone U-1 made by Danelectro. This one looks mostly original save the Vol and Tone control knobs which can be found and replaced if you are so inclined.  That said, the value of these old Danelectro's is not so much in their 100% original condition (unlike a Fender or Gibson) but in their playability and tone if they have been maintained well over the years.  People don't hang Danelectro's on their wall to admire - they play 'em, sometimes damned hard!  I've seen several Indie and Alt Country guitarists over the years grab one of these U-1's off a stand and unleash monster licks wit a slide.

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Vintage Late 1950s Silvertone Danelectro U1 Guitar - $375

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For sale is a late 1950s Silvertone Guitar made by Danelectro, U1 guitar. These guitar are becoming more and more difficult to find, especially ones in good, playable shape. This specific guitar is (in my opinion) perfectly aged, showing some gorgeous wear from a life of playing, but still in great working shape. Great jazz or blues guitar (it makes a stellar slide guitar). Tone & Volume pots have been professionally cleaned up and work with no glitches, playing through the single lipstick pickup. Original hardshell case comes with it, including the original cord sold with these guitars and a vintage tuner. A true piece of American music history.

Email or call/text at 208-three-zero-nine-*****.
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2001 USA Fender Deluxe Stratocaster in Muncie, IN for $500

This seller is offering what appears to me to be a 2001 Fender Deluxe Stratocaster. The difference between the Deluxe model and the "American Standard" model in 2001 was the abalone fret dot inlays (which you can see clearly in his photos) and Sperzel locking tuners as well as SCN or "virtual noiseless pickups."  The Deluxes also have a more carefully machined fretboard that includes rolled edges on the frets that give it a nice broken in smooth playing feel - something most vintage gear players look for in a guitar. 

Not everyone is a fan of the SCN pickups - most vintage gear players embrace the buzz and hum of an old single coil since it lets the pickup breathe and respond instantly to subtle changes in the magnetic fields.  But this is purely a matter of personal taste.   Many professionals can't stand any kind of buzz of hum in a guitar.

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American Fender Stratocaster 2001 - $500 (Muncie)

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I am selling my lightly used American Corona California Custom made 2001 issued Fender Stratocaster. The reason I am selling is because I rarely play the Fender. It is an excellent guitar, in excellent condition, always stored in the hardshell case which is included in the sale. Guitar comes with original white face plate and a black face plate. If you have any question or can offer any cash, please send an email to me. I will be in town until Sunday 5/11, then I am moving out of state. 1 original owner, smoke free environment, selling due to relocation and not playing the instrument. Serious inquires only, please no major low offers, no trades either.

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Beautiful Vintage Guitar or Harp tube amp in Lubbock TX for $225

This seller is clearly an expert and has posted a meticulous listing for this absolutely stunning vintage tube amp and speaker cabinet.  These Bell & Howell Filmosound tube amps are considered by some to be the "cream of the crop" as far as build quality and components. In fact the tube complement, including the original British made 12AX7 Mullard tubes in this amp are worth a considerable small fortune on their own - let alone the rest of the perfectly matched and preserved ensemble.  If you are anywhere near Lubbock TX and are looking for a nifty vintage tube combo with some serious MOJO, I recommend you check this listing out. 

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1950s B&H Tube Guitar Harp Amp And Jensen Speaker - $225 (Lubbock)


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For sale is an early 1950s Bell and Howell Filmosound 15 watt all tube amplifier featuring point to point wiring and 6V6 push pull circuitry and a matching B&H Speaker cabinet with original Jensen 12" speaker in amazing original condition. This classic combination includes the very low hour amplifier extensively and professionally bench tested in pristine original condition with no corrosion or damage of any kind. The hand wired circuitry is all original with only the photo electronic tube used in the original projector application removed for optimization in use as a guitar microphone or instrument amp. The premium tube compliment is all original B&H silkscreened logo tubes including two 6V6 output pentodes (with a third for screen voltage regulation) the original RCA 5Y3 rectifier and 5879 dual element tube for voltage gain and two matched B&H British Mullard 12AX7 dual triodes for the Class A front end and driver stages. This amp can drive both 8 and 16 ohm speaker cabs with plenty of clean power wide range tone control and superb crunch when overdriven. I am an old retired recording studio service calibration tech and can assure that the original circuitry including capacitors resistors and wiring has never required repair of any kind and the amp has not been unnecessarily tweaked modified or otherwise altered by unskilled tube amp Guru wannabees. The very rare early generation Tombstone Deco speaker cabinet has the original white and burgundy felt B&H logo and grill in pristine condition with the inner matching felt lining to the entire cab equally clean and nice. The hinged back of the cab allows access to cable storage and is tight with no unwanted vibration issues when used at full volume. The original Jensen P12 Alnico 25 watt rated 16 ohm speaker is in mint condition with complete B&H labeling and tan paint scheme to the frame and bell housing with the date code showing it was manufactured the 9th week of 1952. The cone voice coil and spyder assembly are perfect and the original B&H dedicated terminals are provided with a standard 1/4 inch phone jack lead to allow use of this cab with other tube amps. The only cosmetic issue is the expected scuffs to the outer two-tone gray paint of the cab which was the result of storage at times without the included original B&H logo heavy quilted and padded cloth cover. 60+ years young and going strong this is a rare local opportunity to acquire an authentic Boutique amp from the Golden era. For the guitar player or blues harpist desiring this unique combo I am asking $225 CASH. This price is cash only and firm. Please be patient and I'll try to answer email as quickly as possible. Thank you. If this ad is still listed then it is still available so please don't email asking if it is still available.

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Alamo Challenger Tube Practice Amp in Pensacola FL for $170

The seller is misinformed as to the wattage of this little Alamo - it is more like 6 watts than 50 (like many casual owners he innocently is mistaking the wattage 'draw" for the wattage output), however I will say that if you are a collector or a vintage gear hound this particular Alamo he is offering is in excellent vintage condition and it is also one of the more desirable offerings from the 1960's San Antonio, Texas based guitar and amp company.    Many of Alamo's tube amps either had solid state preamps or silicon output rectifiers - thankfully this one does not.  It has the traditional 5Y3 rectifier tube giving it similar performance and tonal characteristics as its vintage peers like the Fender Champ and many Valco, Harmony, Magnatone, Danelectrro and Silvertone amps of the period.   Don't expect that little cabinet to be very sturdy.  It adds to the charm.  

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Vintage 50w tubed amp - $170 (pensacola)


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I have rare collectable early 60s Alamo challenger 2562 combo amp, which is in perfect working condition and sounds amazing for recording. This design was Alamo's answer to the Fender Champ amp. The circuitry and tube completelment are supposed to be very similar: the tubes are 12AX7, 5Y3GT and 6V6 and has 10'' speaker. This amp has an incredible sound very compatible to a Fender Champ amp with a very Fendery clean sound in the first half of the volume range and then it gets a nice grind going after that. This amp is super-clean and sounds great at any volume. I love this amp and will definitely regret selling it for but I am very strapped for cash right now. So if you have any questions please call or text me. id be happy to send you more pics or videos of it in action.
$170
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dimensions are 21'' tall ...17'' wide. . .7.5'' deep

Here are some links Online about this amp

http://cindysguitarplus.com/2013/10/alamo-challenger-model-2562/

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/amp-central-station/151673-lets-see-your-alamo-amps.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FQzHs8p1w4
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1964 Vintage Fender Stratocaster - Pre-CBS Olympic White - in Mobile AL for $12K

Yes, I agree, $12K is a lot of money for a guitar.  But this seller is offering what appears to be a one owner pre-CBS Stratocaster and if it turns out that everything is 100% original then the guitar is being offered below current market value.  As always - proceed with great caution.  If you don't know what to look for then you'd be taking a big risk with the purchase.  A refinish (even a good one) would likely drop the value of this guitar below $10K.

You don't see a lot of the Olympic White Strats out there from this period.  1964 is Pre-CBS - this one may or may not have the transition logo, I can't tell from the photo. Click thru to the original post to contact seller.

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Vintage Fender Guitar for Sale - $12000 (Orange Beach)


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1964 Fender Strat in same family since new. White.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Harmony Sovereign Acoustic in Pheonix AZ area for $250

Nice looking Harmony Sovereign acoustic in Phoenix area.  These are all solid wood - this is not the "double Dread" sized Sovereign that Jimmy Page played on Stairway to heaven - but they are still cool acoustics.

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Harmony Sovereign guitar - $250 (Dewey)


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1971 model 1203, solid spruce top, a little finish crazing, no body cracks, recently dropped action, very playable, neck is straight, fret board and frets are in great cond., bridge not lifting, no lose braces, the neck has possibly been reset, no case, these are priced in the Vintage Price Guide from 550 to 700,(just saying!) $250 cash, no shipping or texting, call 928-642-****.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Kay 2 pickup Vanguard in Minneapolis for $199

This seller is offering a nice little Kay Vanguard (could be a Truetone, Old Kraftsman, or Penncrest model) - a two pickup version - for only $199.  Nice deal on a fun vintage USA made electric, BUT can I make one request of all you future sellers.  Please, no more hawking "Brazilian rosewood!"   Gimme a break please!  Just because it was made prior to 1970 and it is has some Rosewood does not make it "Brazilian."  And even if it was it isn't necessarily high quality stuff.  It's on the freaking fretboard for goodness sake - of an electric guitar.  So it has little if anything to do with the tone.  Trust me, if Kay or Harmony were making it, they would just as soon bust up the packing crates and reuse that wood to make guitars.  Let's not get carried away with marketing.

Okay, that is my little pinhead rant for the day.  Go back to your work.  Nothing to see here. - JC

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early 60's vintage Kay electric guitar - $199


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Unbranded (these were often sold through a wholesaler to department stores) Kay solidbody electric guitar with 2 pickups, each with its own volume and tone controls, vibrato tailpiece (bar is missing) sunburst lacquer finish and brazilian rosewood fingerboard.
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