Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bruno Conqueror 60's Japan Semi Hollow electric in Provo UT area for $75

here is a nice deal for somebody.  This seller is offering an Aria made Bruno, similar to the Univox and Ventura models, for $75.  It sounds like it is in good working condition.   He says it has a "Memphis neck" and from the picture it is clearly a four bolt neck off a different "Memphis" brand guitar.  That would probably be 70's not 60's.  I wouldn't guess that is the best neck for this type guitar, but it might not be terrible either.  A better solution would be to find one of the many similar 1960's Japan hollow body's with trashed electronics that you can find fairly cheap and just borrow the neck off one of those.  No matter what this should be a fairly good deal for a vintage MIJ player - it will just need some tweakin' fer sure.  


Conqueror Bruno Hollowbody Electric Guitar - $75 (Eagle Mountain)

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This vintage 1960's aria guitar made in Japan is a classic guitar that can be played with or without an amplifier. It has a Memphis neck and a conqueror bruno hollowbody. There are some cracks on the back of the guitar and some scratches but it works great.

-high output pickups, two volumes two-tones and a three way switch for pick up selection.
- comes with a powerflex soft bag

No shipping, pick up only!
  • Location: Eagle Mountain
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Posting ID: 4069698115
Posted: 2013-09-15, 4:12PM MDT

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Collection of 22 Vox Amps near Sacramento, CA for $65K

This is one of the most bizarre listings I've ever seen - this guy has 22 freaking Vox amps.  WTF?  You think this guy even has a wife?  I can't imagine.  hehe.

I don't even know if this is a good deal or not - a bunch of these Beatle amps are actually Solid State models - since that is what the Beatles themselves also used at one time or another - but the collectors must be getting all in a tizzy at the idea all these models will be flooding the market soon LOL.  Check it out.


Lots of Vintage Vox Amps - $65000

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I am an older man who loves the Beatles and played in bands through and past college. I've been collecting Vox amps for 45 years. I am selling my outstanding collection of Vox amps as a group only. There is an AC100, Supreme, many many Beatle amps. There are 22 listed and I'm throwing in 3 more for free. Email for more info. As you may suspect, there is no way to ship all these safely so you will need a truck to pick them up. I am outside sacramento. If you see what looks like round objects or stains on anything it is the camera lens that is causing that. thanks
Price: $65,000

Friday, September 13, 2013

Aria Japanese 335 in Eugene, OR for $350

I've seen a lot of ES-335 copies from Japan but other than some of the Yamaha models this one looks more beautiful than most.   I'd expect it to sound and play nice as well.  That is a set neck - Aria (and Univox) would still put the little two screw plates on the set necks because the Japanese luthiers just wanted to make sure they were secure.  


2ctfj-4036279049@sale.craigslist.org [?]
Posted: 2013-08-30, 2:10PM PDT

*Rare!* Vintage Japanese 335-style hollowbody electric - $350 (Eugene/Springfield)

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Up for sale: a nameless but beautiful 335 copy. The pickups are stamped underneath as Maxons, which indicates this guitar was probably made in Japan's Matsumoku factory in the late 60s or early 70s; likely from the Aria line. It features all gold hardware with Gibson-style keystone tuning machines, all original save the gold Schaller strap-locks. Rosewood fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl block inlays. The finish is a beautiful transparent cherry burst that exposes a magnificently detailed flame maple top; the maple also appears to be spalted inside as well, a very cool piece of wood. 5-piece maple neck with elaborate binding, this guitar looks and sounds amazing. Comes with a hardshell Roadrunner ABS case. Serious inquiries only please.
  • Location: Eugene/Springfield

1965 Magnatone Guitar designed by Paul Barth in Salt Lake City for $449

This seller is offering a very rare guitar - though it is missing part of the bridge so that could be very hard to find if you wanted to get an original replacement part.  Magnatone produced several different lines of electric guitars over the years some designed by Paul Bigsby, others by Paul Barth after he left Rickenbacker and before he formed his own Bartell company.   This one appears to have Rickenbacker "toaster" pickups. 

Note:  I believe these were all originally sunburst so this guitar may well have been stripped and refinished.  


vintage magnatone electric guitar rickenbacker richenbacher Paul barth - $449

i'm not 100 percent on the serial number or the model of this guitar, but a little googling has led me to think it's from the early 60s and is a mark vii or something thereabouts. it's a full size electric guitar. missing the bridge and bridge cover (as you can see in the pics) but it otherwise still very nice overall. i bought this at an estate sale some time ago intending to get it playing but have had it a long time and it just hangs on the wall looking pretty. electronics were tested when i first got it and it played well, but i didn't want to leave it assembled with non-original parts. so you'd be buying this as is/as pictured. has a cool paisley pickguard and matching pattern on the neck. tuning pegs work as they should. guitar is very lightweight and very cute. will ship via parcel post or ups - whichever a buyer prefers. no case included. located near 70th south and redwood. call or text 801*** ****

Magnatone MP-1 1x12 tube combo in Gold COuntry, CA for $400 obo

Here is a seller offering one of the lesser known but still terrific Magnatone models, the MP-1.  This is from the Estey Period and when they were changing factories - I think some of these were even made in Pennsylvania - but quality control was still high and they were expensive amps at the time made with very good components.  As far as I am aware, none of the MP-1's have "true vibrato" (varistor) but they do have both a gorgeous lush tremolo and reverb, all tube driven.  

Note:  That Alamo amp may be interesting as well - but my experience tells me they are very hit or miss.- JC


Guitars, Amps, Effects; Cool Stuff! - $175 (Sonora to San Andreas)

1) Early '70s Alamo Montclair,1x12"combo great reverb, very cool tremelo. SS pre, 2 6v6 power section. VG cond.... $175.00
2) Late '60s Magnatone MP-1, 1x12" combo, tremelo, reverb (akin to a Deluxe Reverb) needs a little love (scratchy pot, has a 70s Fender speaker which needs to be soldered) ...$400.00
3) Early '70s "The Thunderer" by PWR Sonic, SS, 2x12" Orig. Eminence spkrs w/ chrome dustcaps an amazingly rare amp that has a very distinctive sound....$350.00
4) Leslie 120, single bottom rotor (no horn) ,/1/4 plug for any use w/guitar amps...it has an internal amp which works (but is used only to power the motor?) work fine but could use the attention of someone who knows the innards of these things for optimal performance...cab is in good cond...$300.00 Guitars
1) DeArmond M-77T, early '90s, black w/white USA DeArmond 2K pick-ups, has "Digsby" vibrato, VG cond with an excellent hard case...$450.00 or 400.00 w/o case
2) 2001 Gibson Les Paul Special/Junior (that's the model!), black w/ p100 pick-ups, mini trapezoid markers, keystone tuners and a Gibson gig bag; good cond $450.00
3) '60s Japanese guitar, chrome pick-guard, 2 single coils, pretty much a slide guitar, great tone; w/ orig. case in exc. cond (both guitar and case) the guitar can't really be played "Spanish" style past the 3rd fret but it's a killer slide! $100.00
1) Block logo MXR DynaComp (original) perfect working order VG condition....$100
2)Script logo MXR DynaComp (original) " " " Exc. Cond.....$200.00
3) Ernie Ball Volume pedal , Mono Exc. Cond................................................$60.00
4) Ernie Ball Roto Vibe (original) ......................................................................$150.00
Pics on request....responses with phone numbers will receive prompt attention....reasonable offers on all or part gladly entertained.
Will remove items as they are sold so don't bother asking if "it's still available", I won't respond. Foreign money wiring schemes and Nigerian scams welcome; I can always use a good laugh.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

11 year old Kid Teaches Us All How to Really Sing

Brendan MacFarlane is only 11 years old in this recording but he sings "House of the Rising Sun" with as much heart, soul and purity as any version I've heard.  This was about 4 or 5 years ago and his voice has changed a bit listening to this recording reminds me about the magic that makes music so powerful.  - JC



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