Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kay VIntage Jazzbox in Raleigh NC area for $300 - nice

This looks like an early 1950's full size vintage Kay Jazzbox with nice trapezoid inlays on the neck and possible P13 or silmilar pickup (??) - If it is in good playing shape then this is a nice deal.


1955 Kay electric guitar case strings - $300 (Oxford)


Date: 2010-02-23, 7:36PM EST

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The guy I got it from said he got it in 1955 and it looks older than that. I tried to find the model online but none are like this. It has Kay on the top but no numbers anywhere. Both knobs turn but I cant test to see if it works. It has a case and 2 sets of strings. It believe it could be cleaned up and would be a fine guitar. The prices I found for kays are from $20 to $1250 and I can't find any exactly like this. Im asking $300 or best offer.

Location: Oxford

Wayne's World Strat - MIJ - in Indianapolis IN for $340

Here is a nice Wayne's World Strat - these were all made in 1992 in japan - any other versions will de designated as WW2 - have one of these as well and it has a sweet neck and is an all around excellent player - the upgraded pickyups will be a big improvement - along with the tuners they are the only real downside to this guitar so I'd recommend buyi8ng it with the upgrades and just keeping the original pickups for future collector value.   These are nice solid Strats - basically a MIJ 62 reissue with a few minor concesions.


Japanese Squier Strat--60s Reissue; American Fender Pickups - $340 (Plainfield, IN)


Date: 2010-02-21, 7:50PM EST

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MIJ Squier Stratocaster, 60s Reissue, Wayne's World Model. Upgraded with two American Standard pickups in the neck/middle positions (reverse wound in middle position for hum cancelling in positions 2 and 4). Texas special pickup in the bridge. Original pickups included. This guitar is all 60s reissue specs--olympic white body, 21 fret thin 7.25 radius neck, vintage style tremolo unit and split post tuners (sealed die cast type--not Kluson style; this is my only beef with this guitar). The pickups make this guitar, but I will sell it without the upgraded pickups for $280 firm. Guitar neck is in great shape; body has only a few minor dings in the paint. Solid neck joint--this is a great guitar.

Call or text Matt at 765-432-8985. Local pickup in Plainfield. No trades unless you have a Classic Vibe 50s Strat or a Classic Vibe Duo Sonic (plus cash with upgraded pickups).

Location: Plainfield, IN

Vintage Hollowbody Electrics in Phoenix for $250

I emailed this seller about prices and he said basically that he wants $250 for the Kay (Red Speed Demon) and $200 for the Kingston (EP-9T) and $200 for the Harmony (looks like a 1940's archtop).

Those are pretty good prices - especially for the Kay.   His name is John at 480-239-2307


Vintage Guitars - $200 (mesa)


Date: 2010-02-21, 1:07PM MST

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I have several old guitars for sale. Call for details 480-239-2307

Location: mesa

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fernandes Vertigo Deluxe MIJ guitar in Phoenix for $325

I don't often highlight Heavy Metal guitars in this blog but these Fernandes Vertigo Deluxe models have an excellent reputation and this one is selling fairly cheap in Phoenix AZ.   This is the Set neck MIJ high end version with the SD high output humbuckers - serious hard rock or metal type guitar. The Fernandes factory in Japan has a great rep and these are popular "with the kids."  I also personally think the shape is terrific.




Date: 2010-02-24, 4:04PM MST

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Silvertone 1448 Guitar and Amp-in-case in Atlanta GA area for $375

This seller insists that TODAY is the last day to sell his guitar - so maybe you wanna buy it?


Early 60's Silvertone w tube amp case. NM - $375 (dunwoody)


Date: 2010-02-23, 5:24PM EST

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Today is the last day this guitar is for sale as I am leaving Atlanta on Wednesday.. So this is your last chance, I've gotten a lot of emails from people interested in this guitar who never reply back.. SO!! If you really want this guitar I will be in dunwoody tonight. At the mellow mushroom if you want to stop by and try it.... This is an early sixties Sears model 1448 Silvertone. I've had this guitar for 5 years and only used it for 5 shows at most. The condition is amazing, the sound and action are also wonderful - for a 40+ year old guitar and tube amp you will not find a better deal.. today is THE LAST DAY - I'm leaving town and tired of dealing with people who don't have their shit together. If you are serious please email me your phone number I will be checking my email regularly. These go for about $450 on Ebay.


Location: dunwoody

1967 Fender Twin Reverb in Atlanta GA area for $750

If it is a 1967 Fender twin then this is a very good deal - unless it is trashed.  SOmebody local should call him quick... no pic on the listing


fender twin reverb amp tube type - $750 (cedartown ga)


Date: 2010-02-24, 11:53AM EST

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vintage fender twin reverb amp. I think its a 67. fair shape. sounds good. 750 dollars 7708234396

Location: cedartown ga

Ampeg Jet J-12T tube combo amp in Desert Hot Springs CA for $250

Nice little combo for not alot of dough. Cool vintage look if you are into the Ampeg Diamond Blue Tolex. I believe these have Tremolo and Reverb.

Remember you can now click on the link below to go right to the CL post (Yay!)


ampeg jet - $250 (desert hot springs)

Date: 2010-02-20, 1:13PM PST
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AMPEG j-12t tube amp. reverb tremolo great tone. call court 760 464 9262

Location: desert hot springs

Crate Vintage Club 50 tube 2x12 USA amp in LA for $250

This is a heck of a lot of 2 x 12 tube amp for only $250. I've seen and heard these used as gigging amps several times - replacing the speakers and one or two of the preamp tubes makes a huge bnoticeable improvement in tone as well.

Per the recommendation of my readers, I am attempting to insert a direct LINK to the CL listing for the first time on this post - we'll see if it works. - JC

YIPPEE! The LINK feature now works (thanks to Bloggers new updated editor) and You can link to the original CL post by clicking on the original post title below. I will do this from now on. - Jim C


Crate Vintage Club 50 2x12 Tube Combo Amp USA - $250 (Long Beach)

Date: 2010-02-24, 9:31AM PST
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50 watt all-tube combo amplifier from mid '90s. Two channels (clean and gain), both with individual reverb controls. Two 12" speakers. Footswitch included.

This is a nice workhorse amp. Heavy and solidly built in the USA. It has been gigged on, so the tolex has some wear and tear, but nothing horrible. Can get plenty loud--would be good for blues, rock or even punk. Probably could handle just about any style except metal. Decent headroom, and the overdrive channel warms up nicely.

There has been some minor repair work done to the circuit board, but everything works fine (just want to be up front).

Harmony Central reviews here:

Location: Long Beach

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Burns Marquis (RI) electric in North Jersey for $350

Though this is not a vintage 60's Burns guitar these Reissues are pretty cool and they are hard to find here in the USA for a decent price. This one is about half the price of a new imported Marquis - I like these better than the Burns RI Cobra which is basically just a Strat Copy - this one looks like a Burns Bison. And it is dark green which is the same color s Elvis' famous Burns 6+6. Niiiice.


BURNS OF LONDON - "Marquee RI" - ELECTRIC GUITAR - $350 (old bridge nj)

Date: 2010-02-22, 3:22PM EST
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Have an oddball guitar here. The Burns Of London Marquee. Made in Japan late 90's. Cool green color. Awesome tone, Burns Attempt at a Stratocaster in the 60's. Twang, and lots of sustain. Maple body and neck, in great condition. Rare! They don't import these to the states. Europe only. I have too many guitars and am slimming the herd for some spending money.

im located in oldbridge nj, a stones throw away from Staten Island. LOCAL BUSINESS ONLY! Leave a phone number so I know your not a scam artist, I won't call you but promise i'll return any emails.

Harmony H303B Tube amp project in Northridge CA for $30

This is one of those "widowmaker" amps with no output ransformer - but they can still sound pretty cool. Uses 50C5 output tube 12AU6 and 35W4 rectifier tube.

This one obviously needs a complete cap job - but that should be less than $50 (or do it yourself) The Jensen 8 inch is a nice plus though it also needs repair.


Harmony H303B Guitar Amp - $30 (Northridge)

Date: 2010-02-23, 12:18PM PST
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Hey, I'm selling a Harmony H303B guitar amp. The power section works just fine, tubes light up, and speaker makes a hum, but I couldn't get my guitar to actually be heard. Could be as simple as a bad input jack, but I really have no idea. This might be a fun project for someone. Includes a Jensen 8" speaker that has a very small (about 1/4 inch) tear in it.
Give me a call at 818-303-5261 if you're interested.

Location: Northridge

Sunday, February 21, 2010

1993 Fender USA Strat in Cleveland for $500

I am sure that this will be gone be the end of the weekend - here is a USA Strat for only $500. personally I don't like the Black body with the maple neck - but many Clapton fans would.


1993 USA Fender Strat - $500 (Westside)

Date: 2010-02-21, 12:00PM EST
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Sign of the times... comes with original case and tremelo. $500 obo.

Location: Westside

Harmony Bobkat in Seattle for $225

Here is a nice little Bobcat available in Seattle for $225. Wants to do a local sale. Says he will also trade for a small tube amp.


1960's Harmony Bobkat guitar - $225 (Seattle)

Date: 2010-02-21, 9:22AM PST
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All original Harmony Bobkat electric with great sounding silver foil DeArmond pickups.No case
in person cash sale only.Possible trade for tube amp considered.$225

Location: Seattle

Nice Leilani Lap Steel in Los Angeles for $200

Look at the gorgeous PINK MOTS acetate finish on this Leilani lap steel. Comes with OHSC and seller says electronics work. This looks EXACTLY like a Dickerson made lappie (stepped fretboard and string thru body) which would put it at the mid to late 1940'S. And it's PINK!! Wow. NICE.


Leilani Vintage Lap Steel with Case - $200 (Anaheim/USC)

Date: 2010-02-21, 9:24AM PST
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Vintage Leilani lap steel guitar with case. Includes slide. Electronics work, not played in many years.

Location: Anaheim/USC

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Guitar Hound Torture - Possible fake ad??

Here's a listing I saw on CL this week - could be a fake ad to torture us guitar hounds... once you read (and decipher) it you'll see what I mean. If this was real somebody got a way sick lucky arse deal - of course there was no pic. JC

old guitar - $100 (Redlands)

Date: 2010-02-16, 10:39PM PST
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I have old guitar made from medal It has fiddle holes and a big round plate in the top. old shiny medal NAme is only half on the long end Sayts nation but that is all 100or best offfer

Location: Redlands

No name Acoustic in Arlington TX for $25

No idea about a brand or name on this acoustic but looks like a nice guitar for only $25 - could be great extra acoustic for camping, the office or just as a second beater. Hmmm... Is that a solid spruce top??


Guitar - $25 (Arlington, Tx)

Date: 2010-02-17, 11:44PM CST
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Steel reinforced wood neck
- Thin frets for easy play
- Low string action for easy playing
- Great feel and accurate intonation
- Protective satin finish

Location: Arlington, Tx

Fender Vibro Champ in Simi Valley CA for $275

These guys are killing me... A lot of people must really be hurting for cash. Well, it's a buyer's market for sure. Here's a silverface Vibro Champ for $275.


1970's Fender Vibro Champ Amp - $275 (Simi Valley)

Date: 2010-02-13, 8:30AM PST
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1970's Fender Vibro Champ Amp. Silverface with original Special Design speaker. Perfect condition except for a 1/4"tolex repair on the back panel. Call John 805-520-5968

Location: Simi Valley

Magnatone Melodier (set?) in Citrus Heights CA for $249.99

I don't know if this is just for the amp or the set (Lap Steel, case and amp?) but I recommend somebody give them a call. I've bought from these sellers in the past (Music-Go-Round) and they take credit cards and will usually ship the items.

I'm not sure why it says "AS IS"? Maybe the amp needs a cap job or the lap steel needs work - but it could be a pretty good deal.



PRICE: $249.99
SKU: U22245

Call or visit this location:
5413 Sunrise Blvd.
Citrus Heights, ca 95610
Phone: 916-961-1020

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Magnatone Estey Model 432 Starlite w True Vibrato in Portland for $400

These little 432 are extremely cool Magnatones - they have BOTH the Pitch Shifting Vibrato and tube Tremolo circuit - and they have Tube Reverb - all into a 12 inch speaker in a nice compact 20 x 22 x 10 inch package. What's not to love?! Oh, well they do use a slightly rare ELL80 power tube (about 12 watts) but the tubes last a long time in these babies. Magnatones are extrenmely well built amps. This amp cost $200 bucks brand new back in 1966!


Estey Magnatone Model 432 Tube Amp Amplifier - $400 (SE near 38th stark)

Date: 2010-02-10, 12:52PM PST
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I have a really cool and unique sounding '60s Estey Magnatone amp. Single 12" Speaker. It is all in good shape, I had it gone over and the power plug replaced with a grounded one by Brian Sours. Being a '60s tube amp it's not the quietest amp in the world, but it's what you'd expect. The reverb, trem and vibrato all work, and I believe the footswitch outs work as well, but I don't have a footswitch to try them. The three inputs all provide their own cool character, and allow you to go from a clean vibrato spaghetti western tone all the way to way loud raunchy overdrive. It is about 12 watts, and I would say in the same power range as a Blues Junior. Let me know if you want to try it out.

Location: SE near 38th stark

Vintage Hagstrom Viking in San Diego for $650

Here is a nice vintage Hagstrom for about the same price as the new Asian-built Reissue. Nice semi-hollow guitar with the Hagstom famous "ultra-fast-neck!" hehe



Date: 2010-02-17, 1:16PM PST
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This is a late 60s Hagstrom Viking Hollowbody. Made in Sweden
Single coil pickups.
Very thin, fast neck.
It has a few scratches, and standard wear on a 40+ year old guitar.
It is all orginal, except for the bridge.
Plays great, and stays in tune very well.
A hardshell case is included with the guitar.

Cash Only

Location: San Diego

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fender Jag-Stang in Portland OR for $375

These Jag-Stangs are usually way overpriced when they show up so it's nice to see one at a decent price - and it is the desireable Daphne or Baby Blue - add a tortoise pickguard and you can pretend to be Kurt Cobain all day long.


Fender JagStang - $375

Date: 2010-02-16, 4:13PM PST
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I have a Kurt Cobain designed Fender JagStang its got some "buckle" scuff on the back and a couple of small scratches other than that its in good shape. This is the baby blue with pearl pick gard. $375.The other is a Ibanez sdgr Bass Guitar I will sell for $275 OBO 503-367-4500

1971 Stella (Harmony) full size acoustic in Greenville GA for $75

Not the usual 3/4 sized Stella by Harmony guitars you see all the time (and usually overpriced) - and check out that sweet original pickguard - NICE!

Note: Frets look super tiny on this guitar - so most likely not designed for much more than open chording. Or SLIDE!


1971 Harmony Stella guitar - $75 (Townville)

Date: 2010-02-14, 4:13PM EST
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1971 Harmony Stella guitar in nice condition. Full size 6 string. Please call 864-634-5182.

Location: Townville

Nice Kay Acoustic in Santa Fe NM for $175

Check out this nice looking Kay with the Kelvinator headstock logo, bound neck and nice herringbone binding around the body - looks like birch or maple solid woods - action is definitely high - but that's to be expected. Coulbe be very nice.


Kay Guitar (used) - $175 (Santa Fe)

Date: 2010-02-15, 8:37PM MST
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This guitar was gifted to me, but I do not use it and would like for it to go to someone who will. It plays with a rather deep, bluesy tone. Some things to note: high action some superficial scratches (noted in photos below) otherwise in good condition. Soft case included $200 OBO

Encore 335 style Semi Hollow in Western Mass for $300 obo

This guitar looks black in the pics but the seller says it is a "Greenburst" which makes it a very cool looking Univox/Ventura/Aria Diamond guitar. Note that it has the two switches - one on each bout - and the angular single coil pickups just like the red Japanese Crestwood Astral II that Jack White plays. I listed a similar guitar a while back with an Ideal nametag but that only had the two knobs (like Jack's) this one has four. These can be alot of fun for the money.


fs/ft vintage encore semi hollow guitar - $300 (ludlow)

Date: 2010-02-15, 3:23PM EST
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I have here a late 60's encore semi hollowbody guitar in green burst. 2 p90 style pickups. Needs new strings and a set-up. Made in Japan, and is in great shape. will trade for other gear. guitars, basses, amps, speakers ect. let me know, this is a great project for a rare vintage guitar. thanks, jeff

Location: ludlow

Monday, February 15, 2010

Fender 70's Silverface Deluxe Reverb in Durham NC for $850

Like the man says - why buy a RI when you can have the real deal for less..?


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Silverface Fender Deluxe Reverb - $850 (Durham)

Date: 2010-02-15, 9:15AM EST
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Just gone over by Russ at Bull City Sound and is in excellent condition. This is a killer amp. Why buy a reissue when you can play thru the real deal?

Location: Durham

1991 Fender Ultra Strat (USA) in Birmingham AL area for $450

here is another nice USA Strat selling cheap in Alabama. This is basically a Strat Plus (Ultra must be the same). It has the Sperzel Locking tuners, Strat Plus nut and the Lace Sensor pickups. Other than the nicks and scrapes and chips it is one heckuva nice guitar for $450.


Fender American Ultra Strat 1991 - $450 (McCalla)

Date: 2010-02-13, 8:55AM EST
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1991 American made Fender Ultra Strat with Lace Sensor Pickups. Body is traditional Fender Alder with a maple neck. Tuners are Sperzel. Pick guard has been upgraded to pearl. Trem stabilizer is installed. Comes with a hard shell case. This Strat is THE BEST sounding and playing I have had. There is some wear on the finish and's 20 years old. This is a classic Fender guitar. The sound is incredible and the Lace Sensors give a wide array of tones. Looking at this guitar (and playing), there isn't a lot of difference fom the SRV model...except the SRV sticker. This guitar is selling for around $1300.00.
Now for those of you who do not understand how pricing for desirable older guitars works, I'll make it simple. I have shaved off about $400 from my estimated value to compensate for the wear on the finish. Now if it was being sold in a guitar shop somewhere like Nashville, they'd call it a vintage guitar, slap $1300.00 on it, tell you it was played by Eric Clapton and you'd be giddey to have it. Well, I'm just trying to sell it for what it is....a very good Fender Strat. I'm asking $450.00. In other words, please no tire kickers.

Location: McCalla


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