Looking for a Vintage guitar or amp? Trying to find a fair selling price for your vintage guitar? Just enjoy looking at cool, funky, unusual guitars? Well this is the blog for you.
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LOOK AT THE DATE ON THE POSTING! Most of these items are no longer for sale. - Jim C.
This seller is offering what many Blues players consider to be the ultimate gigging amp - the original Blackface Super Reverb. These are great because - despite only being 45 watts - they are pretty darn loud and they start to break up at about half the volume of a vintage Twin. If you want pristine clean tones this is not the amp for you - but it will growl and sing nicely at non-ear-splitting volumes for years to come.
Keep in mind that the Super is still a big amp - it is tall and can be unwieldy - but the wheels definitely help.
Vintage Blackface 1965 Fender Super Reverb - $1050 (Torrance)
This seller is offering a pretty good deal on a Hot Rod Deville. This is the 60 watt 2x12 version of the Hot Rod Deluxe and this one has had the original Eminence Speakers changed to Celestion G12H's which are pretty good as well - not exactly the same as Greenbacks but they are better suited to the Hot Rod Deville.
Cosmetics are not great but this looks like more of a players deal than anything else.
Used Fender Deville 2x12 with Celestine SpeakersThe G12M may have
become a classic, but it was the G12H with its heavier magnet that
really characterized the sound of '60s rock guitar. Originally available
in 2 versions--low resonance for bassists and high resonance for
guitarists--both were embraced by guitar players for their unique tonal
The Celestion G12H is a perfect re-creation of the low resonance model,
right down to the voice coil former material; glue formulations; and
vintage, solder-only tag panel. Suitable for use in all cabs, it exudes
thick, syrupy tones with a deep, growling bottom end.
I have had this amp for five years the casing has some wear and tear
from tourning, other than the casing the amp is fine. To get the best
sound It will need new tubes. which will prolly run around $80 easy to
put in. the amp comes with a foot switch with two different distortions.
This is a great amp for Blues/ and Rock RnB Reggae Jazz.
This seller is offering a nice clean looking Magatone Varsity for $250. That is a nice deal and this one looks like ti is good to go. The 6SJ7 preamp in here is basically the same circuit as an early Fender Tweed Champ. These amps sound really nice for the apartment or studio. Worth taking a look (and cool!).
Vintage Magnatone amp - $250 (Little Rock)
Late 1940's-early 50's vintage Magnatone Varsity guitar amp. Great amp
for apartment dweller. Quiet but has great fat breakup. Very classic
rock sound. Cool Mother-of-Toilet-Seat finish. 2 new tubes, transistor
and resistor. New 3 prong power cord for safety. Check out the photos.
Amp is in great shape. Palm tree graphic on speaker grille is well worn.
This guitar is for sale at a guitar store in Portland called the 12th Fret.
$150 is a nice price for a Value leader and this one looks perfectly fine to me. That pickguard is some kind of a retrofit and the knobs are not original - also the headstock logo may or may not be original.
But you don't buy this type of guitar for its perfect aesthetics or collector value. You buy it to play that swampy backwoods delta blues and make is squawk! Check it out:
The Twelfth Fret is unloading some old stuff:
We have this old K electric semi hollow guitar. with a weird pickguard. pickup works and sounds cool.
$150 with bag
The Twelfth Fret
2402 SE Belmont St
I never realized how much of a guitar nut Jeff Beck is until I saw this video showing a small part of his collection. He plays some very tasty licks here including some Duane Eddy and Django Reinhardt.
It sure is something to hear Jeff talk about seeing Buddy Holly play live in Croyden when he was a boy while he is holding a 1954 Sunburst Stratocaster.
I guess I have been living under a rock because I didn't hear anything about this amazing young Australian gal Tal Wilkenfeld who was playing bass with Jeff Beck for a few years. I stumbled onto this nice HD Recording of them playing at Ronnie Scott's in NYC. Beck plays some very subtle and expressive notes in accompaniment of Imogen Heap's vocal and Tal lays it down nicely with drummer Ronnie Corbett.
I was at Barnes & Noble today in Westlake Village CA and saw this coffee book on Sale for $9.95.
I am usually sceptical of these sorts of folio sized picture books but a few minutes browsing the pages told me this is a very well researched and photographed guide to the electric guitar. I learned a few things reading about Ibanez and Burns guitars so I am sure there is quite a bit to learn in these pages.
$10 is cheap for a 320 page over-sized glossy like this one - though it is a softcover. Makes a nice gift for the vintage guitar geek in your life (like yourself LOL!). - JC
Note: I have no connection to this book or its' authors.
I can't say i know anything about these Czech made guitars but the one this seller is offering is certainly in nice shape. I've heard of the Lignatone's but I've never played one. Probably similar to Edgmond or Levin guitars though maybe closer to German made quality (i.e. good) than anything else.
Lignatone Vintage post WW2 Czechoslavakian guitar.....from the 50's.
This guitar is in amazing condition for its age and has a very nice soud
to it. If you're a collector of vintage instruments, this would be one
you would need for your collection. See pics for details. Asking
$75/obo and I am always open to trades.
This seller is offering a Melody JB4 which is a relabeled Teisco E-100. These are some of the coolest Teisco's because they are super simple and have great pickups with their own unique sound. This particular version has the desirable round neck plate meaning that it is basically a set neck guitar with a little plate there to provide extra support. In the 1960's Japanese guitar makers didn't think anyone would trust a glued in neck so they added the plates to give extra support.
These are great little slide guitars. Solid and small bodied. The tone is not bright like an H44 - it is dark and thick and bassy which sounds surprisingly good for slide. The necks are also fully bound which is nice.
This seller is offering this American (USA) Stratocaster for $625 with a nice tweed case. I can't place the exact model or year - he calls it a '79 Vintage look but I don't know what that is - it is not a 70's RI because this one has a small headstock and a 4 bolt neck.
This could be an older modified Highway 1. They used to have the smaller headstocks and only one string tree. This one has a single vintage-style string tree and it also has the vintage Kluson-style tuners which could have been upgrades.
I don't think they made a Highway 1 with a black pickguard and black knobs and pickup covers but those could all have been changed as well. I can't tell if this is the "see-through" finish that came on the Highway 1's.
Of course the best way to tell is to go check it out. Good luck!
This is an American-made Fender Stratocaster. '79 vintage look
creme/black/rosewood fretboard. Very good shape with a few minor
scuffs. Fast neck, very comfortable to play. Great looking stage
guitar. Like most guitars, you have to plug it in and try it out to
really appreciate it. Comes with tweed case. Thanks for looking!
This seller is offering a Stella but it is not one of the 3/4 or parlor sized Stella's you see so often. This one looks about the same dimensions as a Harmony H-62 which would make it an Orchestra size model. This may be a Stella H-942 and if not it is something similar circa 1965-71.
Expect all solid woods - most likely Birch. Nice looking vintage USA guitar.
Now the problem is this guitar is in Casper Wyoming - is anyone even close?? LOL.
Vintage Stella acoustic guitar - $100 (Casper)
Vintage Stella acoustic guitar. After some research I found that this
guitar was made in the late 60's/early 70's and was constructed with a
solid top. Cowboy/Orchestra style so it's bigger and fuller than the
parlor style Stellas one usually sees. A steal at $100. LOCAL/CASH ONLY
This seller is offering a nice looking Audition electric for $150. These were made in Japan in the late 1960's and also sold under the Zenon brand label. This one looks very clean and original. There is a video of Elvis Costello playing his same model guitar live - he sings into the oh-so microphonic pickups!
I have a beautiful electric guitar made by Teisco in the mid-60s. It's
in great condition and has all the original hardware, knobs, switches
and tuners, including two awesome-sounding gold foil pickups! This
classic guitar has a full scale neck with the typical MIJ smaller body
and thinner neck. This beauty is perfect for the collector, smaller
players, or for a beginner looking for something with style!
I'm asking $150 or make me an offer to put this under your Christmas tree!
These Premiers are quite rare and this one is very pretty. I love the tailpiece and the fixed adjustable bridge probably helps quite a bit (though it lowers the collectible value). These are not heavily collected so it is really a matter of taste but I personally like the look and construction of this guitar quite a bit.
Note: Seller says that he is the original owner and I don't see any reason not to believe him.
2nd Note: I apologize to my regular readers that I haven't been posting much the last few months. I've ben busy writing a novel and all my free time has gone to that project. I am almost finished my first draft so I will be back on this blog more frequently in the new year. - Jim C.
My Father bought me this guitar in 1958 and I have been playing it ever since. Back in the old days many guitars were sold by sears and the five&dime stores. The better instruments were sold in music shops. premier sold side by side with Gibson.
I listed it I took it to a guitar repair shop. The owner was amazed at
how rock solid and stable this guitar is. He has an online info page. His name is Dave Fecca Guitar repair of Moorestown NJ.
is original..except..the guitar repair replaced some wiring. Also,
twenty years ago I replaced the bridge with an adjustable one which
allows for better intonation and action changes.
The binding needs to be replaced if it bothers you, it never did me and it does not seem to affect the sound.
can't beat these old woods for sound. This is original 1950s when rock
first started. Elvis and Chuck Berry was the reason I started playing.
Live a little history with this guitar that has given me so much and
made me a lot of money playing gigs.
This seller is offering one of the later versions of the Stella/Harmony H929 with the "cowboy style" pickguard (possibly an H-6128) If you've never owned one of these and you play fingerstyle they are fun to have.
Don't expect much downward pressure on the strings with that stamped tailpiece and floating bridge - but that is part of the overall style and sound of these.
This thing is in great condition, hardly any noticeable nicks or
anything. All the tuners work, and the thing stays in tune forever.
The hard case isn't perfect, but its flaws are small and purely
aesthetic, just a little wear on the inside and some edges.
Harmony made these guitars almost entirely out of mahogany, with a
rosewood fretboard and a shell celluloid pick guard. People have said
this is a perfect guitar for folk or blues music, great for sliding and
cheap enough to also be a beginner guitar for someone's holiday gift.
The sound is bright and loud.
Selling because I have too many guitars, and trying to save up for something bigger.
Contact me if you want more info. Will take ad down when sold.
This seller in Pasadena is offering a vintage Ampeg G115.
I don't know if there are any Pedal Steel players who read this forum but this Ampeg would make a great pedal Steel Amplifier. Tons of clean headroom with a nice spring Reverb and deep Ampeg Tremolo circuit all feeding into a Vintage JBL K130 which many players believe is the ultimate steel guitar amp speaker.
This would probably also make a great vintage keyboard amp - and it is on wheels which is great!
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Up for sale is this vintage Ampeg G115 Amplifier from the 1970s. It's
175 Watts of Solid State power, features a 15" JBL K130 Speaker,
fantastic-sounding tremolo, and spring reverb. It also features 2
inputs, volume, bass, mid. range, mid. freq., presence, and sensitivity
controls. Comes with casters for easy access and mobility.
This seller is offering an exceptional deal on a rare 1981 Studiomaster guitar tube amp. Studiomaster is a British mixing board company with a solid reputation since the 1970's and this was their only foray into the world of guitar amps. It seems they were going for a Mesa Boogie type combo and the reviews from owners are very good - especially in regard to the quality and durability of the construction. However, note that while this is a two channel amp it does use the same preamp gain for both channels so you can't do a "totally Clean A channel and a Totally dirty B channel switching setup - you would have to use some kind of a pedal in front to achieve that effect.
Heck of a lot of amp though for $300. Earl Slick was an early endorser of these rare amps.
Date: 2012-11-19, 10:51AM PST firstname.lastname@example.org[Errors when replying to ads?]
Up for sale is a vintage, rare, early 1980s Studiomaster Valve
Leadmaster. It was made for only 1 year - between 1981 and 1982. It is
a valve/tube amplifier featuring 5 12AX7 tubes, and 2 6L6GC tubes. It
features a 5 band graphic equalizer, and on-board 16" Type 4 Accutronics
(model AB2A1B) spring reverb unit, and a Fane 12" speaker. Comes with
Owner's Manual. It is a very unique, rare, and good sounding amplifier!
For information on this particular amplifier, check out the
Studiomaster website link here: http://www.studiomaster.com/1981%20-%201982.htm
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