Friday, November 26, 2010

Nice Trashy MIJ Garage Blues guitar in Bay area for $150 -

The seller lists this as a Teisco but I don't think it is an actual Teisco Del Rey - but one of the many similar Jaanese made guitars.  Amazingly you can almost guarantee that this is a solid mahogany guitar - and I mean one solid piece not a laminate - since I've owned a few and they usually are.   It may be a short scale (24 inch) since it is only a 19 fret guitar - or it may be a standard - hard to tell from the pic.  But there is a good chance those pickups probably sound pretty good - nice and raunchy - worth a shot.


Vintage 60's Teisco Electric guitar MUST GO!!!! - $150 (albany / el cerrito)

Date: 2010-11-25, 11:07AM PST

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Up for sale today is a 60's Teisco Electric guitar with original foil pickups. This vintage guitar is in great considering it's age!! The edge and the headstock show wear but the finish is very glossy and has no checking. All the electronics work perfectly no scratchy pots and the "mic" selector switch work great. This guitar has a great sound great for blues, rock, indie, and country. Currently I have it set up as a slide guitar to play dirty blues with and it nails that delta blues tone. If slide is not your thing let me know and I can setup up to your standards and style. Don't pass up this chance to own a piece of history at a fraction of the price of most vintage guitars. I have set the price at $150.00 but feel free to make an offer. If you have any question please feel free to email me.

Victoria Vintage 1960's Japanese bedroom tube amp in Tacoma for $80

How cool is this lil' MIJ Victoria amp?!  Don't expect much beyond the most basic amplification (probably a single ended amp with 50C3 style radio tubes similar to an old tube record player).  I believe these were imported and sold by RCA in 1968-69 along with the Zen-On guitars from what would come to be known as the Guyatone factory.

Not to be confused with a Mrshall stack LOL!


Vintage Victoria Electric Guitar Tube Amplifier - $80 (Monroe)

Date: 2010-11-26, 5:51PM PST

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In excellent condition...Very cool little Victoria,made in Japan.I believe it is 3 to 5 watts..5 inch original speaker sounds awesome..Has 4 small tubes..Real sweet tone and breakup,,,.....The amp works but does need to be gone through a little....No scratchy pots but the volume control does not completely turn down the volume..Tube sockets and pins should be cleaned as well..Simple and inexpensive repair......Probably from the mid 60s.......Price is firm and phone calls only please....360-805-0339..... Cell and not much signal at home>425-232-0385....Thanks for looking!

Vintage Kay Trutone Speed Demon Triple in Spokane WA for $250

Sorry I've been laying low and not posting lately - busy closing on my house (BTW - Bank of America Suuuuucks!!) but here is a nice Kay/Trutone Speed Demon Triple for only $250.  These are cool guitars - they won't go head to head with a Les Paul but they are still fun and oooh so cool with lots of vintage mojo.


Vintage early 60's Truetone (By Kay) Hollowbody - $250 (Spokane/Medical Lake)

Date: 2010-11-22, 9:56PM PST

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Early 60's Truetone (manufactured by the Kay company) hollow body guitar. 3 pickups. Comparable to Kay 573 Speed Demon. Great guitar for blues and garage rock, absolutely incredible tone. In great working condition, minus the missing pickguard. No case. Schaller strap locks installed. 300 Cash. No trades. Local only.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Two Acoustics - Ibanez and Takamine - for $50 in Inland Empire CA

This seller is offering both these guitars for $50.  I contacted them over the weekend and the guitars are still available today - Monday Nov. 15th.  The Ibanez looks like the basic intro student model that sells for $99 new but the Takamine should be a nice guitar - the bottom of the line Takamine goes for $250 and they go up from there so if you bought both and sold the Ibanez for $50 to someone else you'd have a nice Takamine acoustic for free.  Good Luck. 



Date: 2010-11-13, 5:54PM PST
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fender 1960-63 Brownface Concert 2x12 for $150 - DO NOT CALL!

This listing went up today and it was GONE within a couple of hours - but it's just the sort of thing we all look out for so I wanted to list it here. This seller "Andy" listed his "Vintage Fender Concert Amp with Marshall 2x12 Speakers" for $150. Of course if you look carefullly you'll notice it is a Brownface - Wow!  What a nice find for the buyer at that price.

It does happen.

I called Andy and he said:  "Oh yeah, that sold right away."  Gee, I wonder why?




Date: 2010-11-13, 3:39PM PST

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i have a very nice mexican fender stratacaster for $300, a vintage fender concert amp with marshall 2x12 speakers for $150, a vintage 'acoustic' 150b bass amp (that needs some minor repair) for $40, a combo amp cabinet with just a peavy 12in speaker for $35, a vintage ludwig snare drum for $40, a really cool and interesting magnus electric chord organ for $25, and a custom painted metalic green 'strat' type body project guitar for $50. if you are interested in any of this go ahead and give me a call and make me an offer.

-andy 951 392 **** (tel number deleted)

•Location: hemet

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Django Reinhardt plays Electric Guitar w/ Duke Ellington

Another slightly unusual post but I couldn't resist:

I've always respected Django Reinhardt as an influential guitarist but mostly for the quaint "Gypsy Style" acoustic Jazz on his pre-war recordings with Stefan Grapelli and The Hot Club Quartet. This recording changed my mind completely - he is a Guitar Monster period!

Apparently Duke Ellington met Django in Paris during the war and invited him to the USA to tour with his big band and when Django showed up without a guitar a friend took him to the Epiphone factory in New York City where he picked up this 1945 Epiphone Regent electric and an Electar amp. 

The results speak for themselves.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stella by Harmony Flat Top Acoustic - nice - in Green Bay WI for $65

This is avery cool looking Stella by Harmony.  Probably from the 1960's.  Lovely solid wood construction - top looks like one solid piece of Spruce or Birch.  This is not a common guitar - at least not anymore.  Beautiful pics on this listing by the way. - JC


Vintage guitar - $65 (Little Chute)


Date: 2010-10-17, 5:21PM CDT

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Here is a very nice Harmony stella guitar with new strings, sounds great! USA made! 920-915-1592

Vintage 60's Silvertone Acoustic - with the original Box from Sears - in Appleton WI for $50

All I can say is - that's gotta be the oldeest cardboard box I've ever seen LOL!  Guitar looks like new.


vintage silvertone guitar - $50


Date: 2010-11-08, 11:13PM CST

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Standel Artist 100W Bass Amp in St. Louis MO for $200

This is a serious Pro level Bass Amp.  Vintage Standel Solid State 2x12 Artist.  Wow!  Any vintage loving player (especially West Coasters, Surf Players or fans of "The Munsters" hehe) should love to have this in their rig. 


Vintage Standel Artist Bass Guitar Amp Combo 100 watts 2x12” - $200 (Ballwin)


Date: 2010-11-05, 6:54PM CDT

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For sale is a late 60’s Standel Artist solid state amp, 100 watts. Nice sounding amp that gets plenty loud for large settings.

But be advised - It does weight A LOT (75-100 pounds?). I used it at church for a couple of years, but now we have a new system and I don’t need this amp any more.

Do a Google search on Standel amps – they get excellent reviews across the board.

Please email if you are interested or have any questions. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Superior by Noble 50+ year old parlor guitar in Oklahoma City, OK for $45

This looks to be a very old American Made "Superior" by Noble acoustic.  Similar to a post-war Kay or Harmony student model and it includes an original chipboard case.  That looks to me like an old Chicago tailpiece ala Valco/Supro.  




Date: 2010-10-25, 4:30PM CDT

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•Location: OKC

1962 Fender Jaguar - Custom Black - mostly original in Chatanooga TN for $1500

Regular readers of this blog know that I rarelyevery highlight Fender, Gibson or Martin guitars liston on CL because they are usually priced at or above standard market value.  But I am highlighting this Jaguar because if itis mostly all original except for the pickguard and some pots and switches (as the seller says) then it looks like a very good deal.   You'll have to know you're way around a Jaguar to tell if it is the original factory nitro custom black paintjob and if th pickups and hardware are all original - but if so you'll be gettign a very nice deal on a '62 Jag for only $1500 (with the original case and tortoise pickguard as well).  


Vintage 1962 Fender Jaguar Original - $1500 (Chattanooga)


Date: 2010-10-03, 7:02AM EDT

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This is an Original 62 Jaguar in Custom Black! This was only produced in 62 as a custom color by special order from Fender. The body has beautiful checking that the pictures do not do justice. It has been very well taken care of and is one of the best 62's I have seen in a long time. The neck is in pristine condition without fretwear, pitting on the rosewood fingerboard and is straight as an arrow which makes for super low action and phenomenal playability! The heel stamp reads Dec 62. Rosewood fretboard, Alder body, original custom nitro paint job. If you check ebay the body and neck alone are worth what I am asking for a complete working original 62! Also included is the original case which itself is worth quite a bit. Some of the pots and electronics have been replaced as they have worn out but some original features are still intact. For the age and and quality of this instrument it is a steal at this price as a new American Jaguar costs well over this. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks!

The pictures do not do this guitar justice!

Also included is the tortise shell pickguard. Motivated to Sell! I have too many old Fender guitars from the 60's and need to thin out the herd.

SANO 300R Tube Combo in Louisville KY for $300

These Sano's are world class tube amps especially if you are playing Jaz or country but for most other styles as well.  YOu won't find a better built vintage amp in the sub $1K price range anywhere.  Just look at the components in this amplifier! EL34 power, beautiful solid build and hand-wired with a sophisticated tone stack.  This model has Reverb and Tremolo, a 15" alnico speaker and a pair of 8" speakers on the side.  A serious piece of American tube electronics for the price of a new imported Fender Pro Jr.  

I'm not knockin' the Pro Jr. but c'mon...


**Vintage Sano Tube Combo Amp** - $300 (Louisville)


Date: 2010-11-03, 7:06PM EDT

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Sano Combo amp C. late 50's - early 60's

- Dual Chassis Point to point 10 tube vintage amp made in New Jersey

- Full Wave Rectifier and two EL34's (rectifier is a '59 RCA 5AS4A, not the Sovtek 5U4G in photo)

- Tube Tremolo and Reverb

- TV Style Combo Cab w/White piping and Swirl Grill

- One 15" (original) speaker

- Stereo (TRS) jack intended for Accordion, as well as a 4 pin stereo jack for same

- Guitar Channel

- Instrument Channel

- Extension Speaker output

Info on these amps here

Lots of clean headroom. Takes pedals very well. Also great with a Acoustic/Electric First 300 takes it. Firm, no trades. Call 502 498 0245

Kay Speed Demon Triple in Des Moines for $350

Here is a Speed Demon Triple that should be in good shape since same owner for many years.  This is a good price for this model if it is in good shape and all the pickups and controls are working correctly.


Circa 1959 Kay Speed Demon Electric Guitar - $350 (Ankeny)

Date: 2010-10-17, 3:27PM CDT

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For sale is a Circa 1959 Kay Speed Demon Electric Guitar. Plays good, has a good sound. Great starter for anyone starting electric. Needs a little bit of cleaning up but that is all. I have had this guitar for almost 20 years and it has been very kind to me but I just haven't had the time to take it down and play it for the last couple of years.

•Location: Ankeny

Kay Value Leader K1962 in Decatur Il for $200

The Model K1962 is a two pickup Value Leader - usually with a blonde maple neck and a brown sunbust body.   These are nice guitar with a great vintage tone, feel and look.  There is no pic on the listing but here is a link to a Videoon Youtube.

Vintage Kay Guitar K1962 Sunburst – Electric - $200 (Decatur, IL)


Date: 2010-10-09, 3:35PM CDT

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Vintage Kay Guitar K1962 Sunburst – Electric

This Kay guitar was manufactured circa 1960. Please note the “2” in K1962 refers to the number of pickups; not the year the guitar was necessarily made. Physically-speaking, the guitar shows a moderate amount of wear, but nothing unexpected considering the age of it. The neck is straight, and the action is fairly low. This Kay is very easy and comfortable to play. Pick-up selector, 2 volume, 2 tone controls last known to be working properly.

The guitar was originally purchased approximately ten years ago from eBay. Once received, it was tested out, and then put back in the case and has been there since. The guitar comes with a soft, very vintage gig bag. I believe it’s made of leather, but I can’t be 100% sure.

Please bring your own small amp and cable to test out the guitar.

•Location: Decatur, IL

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

1966 Silvertone 1478 Silhouette in Detroit area for $350

These Silvertone Silhouettes are very nice players.  Chunky fast necks and nice hot pickups.  I played one of these at Fat Dawgs up n Berkeley and they are fairly addictive.  The body shape is very easy to hold and play.  $350 is not cheap but certainly worth it if guitar is a player - that Rik bridge should make it one. - JC




Date: 2010-11-02, 8:51AM EDT

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Here's one of 'em. Also known as a Harmony Bobkat in its crappier incarnation. All set-up and ready to go courtesy of Koontz. Thick and meaty Dearmond's , like P90 tone (maybe 11k ?). Shielded, so no nasty hum that these are known for.

Rick bridge so it stays in tune. It's been my Keith Open "G" guitar so that's why only 5 strings.

9 outta 10 condition.

$350 FIRM




Mike (248)336-0126

•Location: Ferndale

Univox Hi-Flier in Columbus GA for $100

I am not sure if anyone wants a scalloped fretboard on a Hi-Flier but if so here you go.  I don'[t think the scalloping makes much of a difference - unless you want that groovy sitar effect.  LOL.


Univox Hi-Flyer Guitar - $100 (Columbus)

Date: 2010-09-23, 5:58PM EDT

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Vintage Univox Hi-Flyer guitar with scalloped fretboard, trebel boost switch. Needs to be set up. Hard shell case included. $100 or make offer. Please text or call for more information at 706-464-1586

•Location: Columbus



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