Thursday, December 22, 2011

1971 Gibson SG Special w/ P90's in Wilkes-Barrre PA for $1099

Pete Townsend fans alert!! This 1971 SG Special looks just like the ones that Pete Townsend used to play (and destroy) from 1968 thru 1972 before he switched over to the Polaris White version. Luckily the prior owner kept the wraparound tailpiece instead of replacing it with a stop tailpiece and tunematic thus making this guitar 100% original minus the missing Vibrola tailpiece (which Townsend would also remove from all his SG's since he just bent the neck to give it his signature Vibrato). The 2nd pic show's Pete in concert 1969.

I just stumbled across this listing online and thought it was worth sharing. This guitar would sell for at least double the price if it were in Los Angeles or New York.


Call or visit this location:
3520 Wilkes Barre Township Cmn Call For Directions
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 570-823-8733

Alamo Montclair 2565 tube amp in Glendale CA for $175

I am not a huge fan of the Alamo amps in general due to their notoriously spotty build quality, however these Montclairs are usually a pretty good deal especially if you find one that has been well cared for and maintained over the years.

There are several variations in the tube circuit of these amps ranging from a semi-copy of the Fender Princeton Reverb up through a completely hybrid circuit in the later 1970's. This listing makes it hard to tell but it may be the version with the 5AR4 rectifier and a single 12AX7 in the preamp section. Since it is a single-channel AB circuit this means that the reverb would have to be solid state not tube driven (or run off the speaker transformer like an early Ampeg).

Definitely worth at least taking a look - could be a nice studio or bedroom amp. Just don't expect a Deluxe Tweed.


Vintage tube amp -- Alamo Montclair Reverb 2565 - $175 (Pasadena/Glendale)

Date: 2011-12-22, 12:41AM PST
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late 60s or early 70s Alamo Montclair Reverb Tremelo amp made in San Antonio, Texas. 6v6 and 12ax7 tubes, reverb and tremelo, 1x12" speaker, footswitch, black tolex, silver grill cloth. In great shape, except that the tremelo doesn't seem to work. Sounds good cranked up. Good for your indie rock band!

Call me at ***-***-**** to check it out or email me your phone number with a specific response to avoid spam.

•Location: Pasadena/Glendale

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fender USA VIntage 1962 Reissue Strat in Mesa AZ for $800

This seller in Arizona is offering a very nice 62 Reissue Vintage Series Stratocaster. This certainly appears to be a USA model (AVRI) which makes it a nice deal for the price.


1962 reissue fender strat - $800 (mesa)

Date: 2011-12-21, 5:33AM MST
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1962 reissue fender stratocaster made in 1997 has road house pick ups with no hard case has only one ding in the bottom I will take 800$ cash may trade for an electric acoustic and some cash im open to suggestions its serial #is V100074 showing its a vintage reissue please email with any questions thank you this will be the last day I post this

•Location: mesa

Goya 1960's Model N-21 solid Mahagony acoustic in Phoenix for $130

The guitar in this sellers listing appears to be a late 1960's Goya Model N-21, all Mahogany Concert sized acoustic made in Sweden by the Levin company. I don'tknow what he is talking about as far as the guitar retailing online for $310.99 (LOL!) but the unique fret markers along the edge of the fingerboard are a dead giveaway to a vintage Swedish made Goya. Compare it to the pic in the 1967 Goya Catalog below - looks like the same guitar.

Sounds like this seller is a pawn shop.



Date: 2011-12-21, 2:00PM MST
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I'm selling a VINTAGE GOYA 6 String ACOUSTIC GUITAR. If you're in need of a quality guitar, at a great price, this is the one for you. The guitar's model number is N-21. It is in great shape, just check out the pictures. This guitar retails for $310.99 at most online stores, so don't miss out on this deal! If you are interested, or just have some questions, please feel free to call me at (***) ***-****, or just shoot me an email. My name is Pete, thanks for looking! No calls after 6pm please.

•Location: 16TH ST & THOMAS

Ampeg Gemini I tube amp in Stockton CA for $250

This seller is offering a vintage Ampeg Gemini 1 for $250. If you are in the Stockton area you might want to check it out. I believe these are about 30 watts with two independant channels and Reverb and Tremolo. The tube lineup on these Gemini's tends to vary depending on the model year. Sometimes 6V6's, sometimes 7591's and a few with 7868's. I've always loved the look of these with the chrome logo, stovetop knobs and Diamond Blue Tolex.

I once owned an Ampeg Gemini which was similar but 50 watts with only one channel. I purchased it from a seller in Woodstock NY and the legend was that it had belonged to John Sebastion and been used on some tracks on The Band's Songs from Big Pink. It was a great Surf amp and could really get that CCR-type swampy crunch and twang.

Note: I've had a few readers contact me lately reporting scams and ripoffs on CL. Be alert that whenever you send money to a stranger you are taking a risk! I do not know who these sellers are and just because I highlight a deal does not mean that I consider it to be valid or legit. - JC


vintage guitar / accordian amplifier - $250 (stockton)

Date: 2011-12-20, 4:17PM PST
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Selling a vintage ampeg guitar accordian amp. The same amp goes for 600 dollars at guitar center. The model is a gemini l and has that really cool vintage tremelo and reverb from the 60s and 70s. Its missing the handle and has normal wear for being 40 to 50 years old. It works good, clean it up and have a cool vintage sound. come take it out of my garage... make me an offer. call or text 2**-***-****

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•Location: stockton

Friday, December 16, 2011

Old Kraftsman (Kay) Archtop acoustic at Jersey Shore for $175

I am always suspicious when a seller says "This guitar has not been played much at all" about a 50 year old guitar. Really? Why not? Must be something wrong with it, correct?

In the case of this old Kraftsman I am not so sure. It looks as nice as I can imagine one of these looking after so many years.

Just about all of these pre-1970 USA made acoustics are solid wood guitars (not laminates). They have nice "woody" tone because the wood they used tended to be thicker than their higher end cousins like Gibson and Martin who used more complex manufacturing methods to get beter projection and resonance out of thinner more responsive wooden bodies.

Of course a Gibson ES-335 is an all laminate semi-hollow guitar and nobody ever complained much about those, LOL.

This one is definitely a looker. Doesn't have a silly "faux flame" and instead appears to have a nice finish and perhaps even a fully bound neck.

This is an older listing and there is a good chance it is sold. However, as regular readers of this blog know, the goal here is not so much to jump online and try to buy this guitar as quickly as possible. My real goal is to educate, entertain and hopefully picque your interest in these vintage instruments that might otherwise have escaped your notice. I guarantee that if you keep your eyes open you will find another Kay or Old Kraftsman or Harmony acoustic. If you see one in a pawn shop or local music store, pick it up and try it. You may be pleasantly surprised. - JC


Vintage 1950's Old Kraftsman Archtop - $175 (LBI)

Date: 2011-11-04, 5:17PM EDT
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Vintage 1950's Old Kraftsman archtop acoustic guitar. The guitar is in excellent condition, no cracks, finish is really nice, very little checking, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, original white pickguard and black tuner buttons. There are two codes stamped inside the body, P-3, and N-15, I am not sure what they mean. Neck is straight, and action is fine all the way up the fingerboard, frets have no wear, body is 15 1/2" wide, and 3 1/2" deep, this guitar has not been played very much. Asking $175.

•Location: LBI

Bartell Contessa custom Combo tube amp in York PA for $475

I doubt this amp is still for sale (the listing is 5 weeks old) but I wanted to highlight it because you don't see these Paul Barth designed Bartell amps very often. That said I think the seller is being a bit over the top in comparing this to a 1965 Twin Reverb - since this is basically a 4 input tube PA amp. I suppose he may have modified the design to be more guitar friendly.

That said, Paul Barth is one of the early California engineers involved in electic guitar and amplifier design. He worked for National and Magnatone as well as helping found Rickenbacker. These Contessa's were made under contract to Hohner. They also made guitars and basses, all through the 1960's at their Riverside CA factory.

Here is a link that will tell you more about Bartell.


Vintage 2X12 Tube Amp Boutique Twin Reverb Killer! - $475 (york)

Date: 2011-11-06, 2:43PM EST
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If you are looking for a blackface, 60's Twin reverb but don't want to pay $2000. . .
Here you go .What this is, is a very rare made in USA tube amp chassis installed into a new custom fitted 2x12 cabinet. The amp itself is called a Hohner Contessa Pa 55R. It is made by Bartell amplifiers of California in the mid 60's. The amp is all original and very powerful. It is powered by a pair of old RCA USA black plate 6l6's, as well as four smaller vintage tubes. It has a long reverb pan and the reverb sounds incredible, as does the butter cream tone of the amp. It gets loud and stays clear, or use the master volume to overdrive the amp at useable levels. The amp runs dead quiet at idle which would make it a great recording amp. This EASILY competes with any blackface tone. . .I have had quite a few different blackface and silverface Fenders so when I say it has killer tone, I like to think that I know what I am talking about. You will absolutely love this tone without the high pricetag.The reverb is the deepest I have ever heard. When cranked it all but overpowers the surf rock. I only keep it at about three on the knob and that is plenty for me.
It has the original long accutronics reverb tank.
As far as the brightness...I wouldn't at all consider this a dark sounding amp. I would actually say this is very close to blackface tone with a little more of a fender "brown" sound... but not dark like an old Silvertone or Ampeg.

The amp was designed by Paul Barth. . .he is credited as co-inventor of a little thing called. . .
The Electric Guitar!!!(maybe you've heard of it)
He was instrumental in the founding of Rickenbacker and Magnatone and helped create the first electric guitar pick-up for Rickenbacker called. . .the electric frying pan. Bartell was his later company.

The cabinet is new. Made of plywood with a natural wicker weave grill. The "Satellite" logo
Was added by me. . .it is off of an old car. The speakers are two Celestion G12H-90 watts.
All of the power you can throw at them. They have a very nice punch and tone.
The amp has four 1/4 " inputs with independent reverb on each channel. . .Fenders didn't even have that yet.
Included is an A/B footswitch to switch fron one channel set for your rhythm, to a second channel set for your overdriven lead.
You will absolutely LOVE this tone...The reverb is also foot-switchable.
Don't be just another Fender Lackey...blow them all away!
I would estimate this at about 50 watts or so...very loud!
Come on over and crank it up!
The original pine/black tolex head cabinet is included as well if you would want to put it back to original.
$475 firm or trades considered.
P.S. This is a very large and very heavy amp just so you know.

•Location: york

Gibson SG Standard w/ OHSC in Harrisburg PA for $650

You see the SG Specials and the faded and worn series for sale all the time in the $500-$600 range but here is a nice Ebony SG Standard - much nicer neck, fretboard and finish - for only $650 w/ the original hard case and shroud.

I guess somebody is rockin' out in Harrisburg these days.


Gibson SG Standard w/case(Great condition) - $650 (Harrisburg, PA)

Date: 2011-12-15, 8:49AM EST
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Black Gibson SG Standard from around 2000-2002 in great condition. Only signs of wear are minor dents and scratches. Comes with case. All stock except bridge replaced with better quality tune-o-matic. Original bridge included. Shipping not included.

•Location: Harrisburg, PA

Silvertone model 1485 100 watt tube head in Brooklyn NY for $350

Everybody is on the hunt for these amps theese days and here is one available right in NYC for only $350.

BTW, in addition to the standard horde of guitar fiends who like these amps they also sound very cool when you run a vintage combo organ through them. A big part of the sound of those old Vox and Farfisa organs was the tube amps they used.


Silvertone 1485 Guitar amp Head - $350 (Greenpoint)

Date: 2011-12-13, 2:45PM EST
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The 1485 was the most powerful tube-powered amp that Sears ever made available. At just a shade under 240 bucks, it was also the most expensive. For your money, you got everything that the Danelectro engineering department could bring you: reverb, tremolo, combo footswitch, ground switch, standby mode, spare 110v outlet, 10 tubes, 5 rectifiers... the only thing missing was an '11' on the volume dial. This amp was the MAX.
Jack White has given these amps popular exposure the past few years.

Works Great.
vibrato only works on second channel. has normal wear for a vintage amp. sounds amazing.
if this posting is still up, the amp is still available

1967 Ampeg Reverbrocket in Brooklyn NY for $400

I almost never bother with the CL listings in New York or San Francisco because the vintage gear markets are so competitive there you can barely ever get a deal or move fast enough to land it. Plus there are so many resellers it clogs things up.

However, this amp caught my eye. It is a 1967 Revebrocket - one the best of Ampegs classic models and these amps are built like little tanks. The reverb circuit on these is driven off the output trannie so it is different than the Fender reverb but there are lots of cool tones to be found.


1967 Reverbrocket 2 vintage - $400 (nyc)

Date: 2011-12-13, 4:07PM EST
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I have a beautiful sounding 1967 Ampeg Reverbrocket 2 for sale. Its 20 watts with reverb and vibrato. Both are controlled by footswitch (included and original). Bass, Treble and mid controls. 2 input jacks. Comes with original detachable dolly for easy transport. This amp is a perfect tone machine. The one flaw is the handle is missing, otherwise perfect.

•Location: nyc

1989 Fender MIJ Stratocaster in Phoenix for $350

This seller is offering a nice looking 1989 Fender Strat that was made in Japan. This is a Fender model - not a Squier - and it has all the standard features including one of the very nice dark rosewood fretboards MIJ Strats are known for.

The Olympic White body has aged to a nice cream and even the knobs and plastic items look nicely aged. I would expect that this would be a very nice guitar.


Fender Japan Strat 1989 - $350

Date: 2011-12-13, 10:57PM MST
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Plays great. Nice dark neck,almost ebony in color.Finish is excellent.sounds great. A great vintage and well made Fender Strat. $350 cash today for a quick sale

Thursday, December 15, 2011

3 Danelectro and Harmony tube amps in Topeka KS for $125 each

This seller is offering 3 smaller vintage tube amps, a Danelectro Cadet and a pair of Harmony H303's at very reasoanable prices. These all use 50C5 output tubes which put out about 4 or 5 watts total. They are also widowmaker circuits so whatever you do don't run any two of these through an A/B splitter box and stand barefoot in a puddle while blowing your harp into an old bullet mic mounted on a metal stand.

You laugh now but stranger things have happened. LOL!

I contacted this seller and he said he still has the amps and can drive to Lawrence to meet up with a potential buyer.

Note: He describes all three of these as made by Danelectro which is incorrect. The two Harmony amps are a product of the Valco factory in Chicago. Danelectro amps were made in New Jersey.


3 danelectro 1962 vintage tube amp - $400 (Lawrence)

Date: 2011-12-09, 5:29PM CST
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I have for sale 3vintage amps. 1 danelectro cadet cub 1962 tube amp in excellent condition. Low watts 5 watts. Perfect for mic or bedroom.collectable . I also have two matching harmony h303 tube amps from same year both work 5watts speaker replace with vintage utah on . Bodys a little rough but sound great. Danelectro made all of these. Will sell danelectro for $175 and your choice of harmonys for$125 will sell all three for$375 call ***-***-****

•Location: Lawrence

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fender American Standard Strat in Roanoke VA for $350

Heck of a price for a USA American Standard Strat circa 1999.

Seller is even throwing in an extra pickup and the OHSC.


Fender American Standard Strat - $350 (Rocky Mount)

Date: 2011-12-12, 10:18AM EST
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3 tone sunburst finish. Comes with Fender hard shell case and Seymour Duncan QP Strat pickup in the bridge. Will include original bridge pickup (Fender Deltatone single coil). 99' is the manufacturing date, the last year they made the original line of the American Standard guitars. Plays and sounds great, though there is some wear and tear on the guitar.

Asking 350.00 OBO

•Location: Rocky Mount

Stella (Harmony) 1966 H1141 acoustic in Raleigh NC for $80

The H-1141 was made from the 1940's through the late 1960's. This guitar should say "Stella" on the headstock with a star. This is a classic Harmony Birch bodied blues thumper. Most of the people who own these got them direct from older family members or the Goodwill. You either love 'em or hate 'em. There is no in between on these. LOL.


Vintage Harmony guitar - $80 (Raleigh)

Date: 2011-12-14, 1:37PM EST
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Harmony Stella acoustic guitar. Vintage around 1966 or so, I'm not sure. Good condition for how old it is, however it shows the wear and tear of a 40 yr old guitar. Straight neck, low action. This guitar plays. No Case. Call with questions or interest. 919-***-****

•Location: Raleigh

Weber Super Reverb Clone in Long Beach CA area for $550

Here is another excellent tube amp for not a lot of money. These Weber kits are well crafted using high quality components and they usually cost a pretty penny. This is the vintage Fender Blackface Super Reverb circuit ala 1965. The speaker combo in this one is one of the best because it has two of the Weber Alnico 10's and two with ceramic magnets - that should give it lots of punch, with vintage tone and clarity.

I am sure that the "Snakeskin tolex" is what is keeping this amp from selling more quickly. I can't stand that look myself but some of you may be less offended aesthetically.

San Pedro is right next to Long Beach.


Fender Super Reverb Clone/ Weber - $550 (San Pedro)

Date: 2011-12-14, 10:26AM PST
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****PRICE DROP****

This is a point to point, hand wired- *Fender Super Reverb* Clone built from a Weber Kit. It comes with 4 10" weber speakers and a snakeskin tolex cabinet. ****BAD-ASS***

This is a great sounding amp, the way a Super is supposed to sound... puts the re-issue board mounted crap they're putting out now. I just have way too many amps and need to clear some stuff out. I have over $1400.00 inversted in the amp/ cab/ speakers.

I have way too many amps and this one needs a good home to someone who will play it more often than I do.

•Location: San Pedro

Fender 1982 Harvard Reverb II (SS) amp in Los Angeles for $100

Here is another 1982 Rivera-era amp. This little doggie is all solid state but it is still a nice USA made vintage piece. If you want an amp to throw in the trunk of the car and take to the local blues jam or keep on hand you can't go wrong with these little amps. It is built like a tank and the three spring reverb on these is very drippy for surf. Solid low maintenance gear for super low price.


Fender Harvard reverb II guitar amp -

$100 (Highland park 90042)

Date: 2011-12-14, 10:09AM PST
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Made in USA in 1982'-3 'Really powerful amp . Speaker output , headphone jack. Great condition . Small & light, really nice clean tone but it can also do dirty really well.this is a durable amp & will out last any other guitar combo not made in the USA .

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•Location: Highland park 90042

Fender 1982 (Rivera) Twin Reverb II Amp in Marina Del Rey for $500

Here is a very nice serious gigging amp for not a lot of money. These Fender Twin Reverb II amps were part of the last of the hand wired (non-PCB) tube amps to come out of the old Fullerton Plant. Designed by Fender's then Chief of Engineering Paul Rivera this was part of the line of well-thought out channel switching amps that included the Super Champ, Princeton II, Concert Reverb (aka Concert II) and the Twin Reverb II. I had a 1983 Concert Reverb for many years and I can attest that it was a monster with a wide range of great tones and a stellar clean channel along with excellent tube reverb.

This Twin is a 105 watt 2 x 12 combo amp with an addded gain channel and mid-boost as well as the standard Fender Twin Clean Channel and a nice tube driven reverb (there is no tremolo on any of these Rivera era amps). Don't expect Marshall or mesa Boogie tone from the lead channel on this amp. It is better suited to creating a contoured boosted lead tone similar to an overdrive pedal (but with tube saturation). The amp weighs 75 lbs and gets very loud. $500 is a terrific price for this much tube amp - a new Rivera Chubster would run you triple that and it would only be 40 watts.


Fender Twin Reverb II - $500 (Marina Del Rey)

Date: 2011-12-13, 10:57PM PST
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Must part with this vintage '82 Fender Twin Reverb II. Made here in America.
Black face. 2 Channel, 2x12 Tube combo all 100% original with lead channel/reverb switch and casters.

Tolex is in excellent condition. Grill cloth fully in tact, no rips. Power switches conveniently located on front panel.
Recently serviced at the Amp shop in Sherman Oaks. Sounds killer and looks terrific for its age.


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