Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Silvertone 1478 electric guitar in Chicago for $300

This seller is offering a vintage Silvertone 1478 from some time in the mid 1960's for $300.  This one is very similar to the ones St. Vincent plays - she has both a 3 pickup and a two pickup version.  These DeArmond Diamond face pickups sound very nice.  Terrific for Indie and experimental rock. 


Vintage 1960s Silvertone 1478 electric guitar - $300 (New lenox) hide this posting

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Original not a reissue. Decent shape for its age but has dings and chips on body. Plays nice , missing truss rod cover and two knobs. Email or text only
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Teisco/Kawai Vintage Gold Foil Electric guitar in Hamilton NJ for $170

This model being offered for sale in South NJ is likely a Kawai or maybe a Lafayette but it is still probably from the same Japanese factory as the original Teisco guitars.  The key here is the nice fat neck (with tiny frets) and gold foil pickups.  This model could be from the 60's or early 70's but it shows little to no play wear and a nice overall finish.  Could be a winner for slide akin to an E-100 though this is not a "set neck" guitar.  Worth checking out if you are in the market for something unique and as old as your uncle Bob. - JC


 Kawai Teisco - ELECTRIC GUITAR - vintage/uncommon w/gold foil pickups - $170 (HAMILTON) hide this posting

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Kawia Teisco?
model name / number: unknown 
Selling a vintage Japanese made guitar that shows very little wear.

Not marked. Searched hard to find maker and only found one identical guitar online which the seller on Reverb.com identified as Kawai/Teisco manufactured. Can't say definitively who made this one. Found similar ones with Telstar and Arrow brand name but no other identical.

Guitar appears to be all original, untampered with, unmodified, and shows very little wear. If you look close you can see some small nicks and scratches but not bad at all. Neck is straight. No apparent fret wear. Both pickups and all controls working correctly. Seems to stay in tune pretty well- needs new strings as the ones on it currently probably decades old. Distinctive tremolo mechanism, no tremolo bar when found.

Chromed metal pickguard. One tuner is a little bent out of shape but still turns OK, will let buyer address that if they want. Four bolt neck with backplate marked Japan. Thin lightweight body style. Action is pretty low no apparent string buzzing, can probably use a prof. setup and adjustment for maximum return. No case.
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gibson 1960's LG-3 in Des Moines IA for $400

This seller is offering what appears to be a 1965 Gibson LG-3.  The serial number puts the date at 1965.  The Natural finish instead of the usual Sunburst would make this an LG-3 vs. the more common LG-2.  This guitar should be X-braced and certainly looks like it was well loved and hevily played.  Otherwise it appears to be all original.

Gibson Acoustic Guitar Vintage - $400 (Carisle) hide this posting

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Gibson Acoustic Guitar Vintage 1960's.

1962 Epiphone Olympic Double in Omaha NE for $999

This seller is offering a 1962 or 1963 Epiphone Olympic Double - the more desirable two pickup[ version of this guitar.  These are pretty darn good sounding and playing rock and roll guitars. These are a lot better instruments than they appear at first glance - this is definitely not a Melody Maker.

The $999 price is pretty decent for this guitar - although it does have replacement tuners which is sort of a drag.  Make sure there are no neck break repairs at any point - these often have repaired neck breaks in the used market since they were not always well cared for by the original owners.    - Jim C


Nice guitar that sounds and plays well. I set the action and put this guitar in great playing condition. It is Red with nice thin fingerboard. Very fast player!!! This is a 1962 or 1963. The serial number is 242073. Everything works and this guitar plays very well. Nice sound. Blast from the past. May also sell an old Sure 55SW mike.

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