Thursday, February 1, 2024

Beautiful 1950's Kay K-11 Electric Archtop in Roberts, WI for $1150

This is a goergous big 17" wide and deep Kay Jazz Archtip from the early 1950's with an original Olson "monkey on a stick" style pickup. These are lovely vintage guitars and this one seems to have most of the best features of the early Kay's including the original tailpiece, pickguard and tuners. Look at that lovely curly/burled/flame maple on the rear. And from the description it sounds like it was the original owner as well. Nice find for somebody. JIm C
Vintage 1950’s Kay K -11 Archtop Blonde Large RARE Electric Guitar - $1,150 (Roberts, WI) Vintage 1950’s Kay K -11 Archtop Blonde Large RARE Electric Guitar 1 Vintage 1950’s Kay K -11 Archtop Blonde Large RARE Electric Guitar 1 thumbnailVintage 1950’s Kay K -11 Archtop Blonde Large RARE Electric Guitar 2 thumbnailVintage 1950’s Kay K -11 Archtop Blonde Large RARE Electric Guitar 3 thumbnailVintage 1950’s Kay K -11 Archtop Blonde Large RARE Electric Guitar 4 thumbnailVintage 1950’s Kay K -11 Archtop Blonde Large RARE Electric Guitar 5 thumbnailVintage 1950’s Kay K -11 Archtop Blonde Large RARE Electric Guitar 6 thumbnailVintage 1950’s Kay K -11 Archtop Blonde Large RARE Electric Guitar 7 thumbnailVintage 1950’s Kay K -11 Archtop Blonde Large RARE Electric Guitar 8 thumbnail © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap condition: excellent make / manufacturer: Kay model name / number: K-11/8911 size / dimensions: 17” W Very Rare Vintage 1956-1959 Kay K-11/8911 Archtop Hollow body Electric Guitar All Original - Sounds Amazing! This is the Jumbo Large 17” Wide Body Rhythm Special It has a single cutaway It has a beautiful Blonde Finish with pearl inlays Original Tuners, pick guard and Olson pick-ups It is in Excellent condition Plays with rich warm tones; sounds great! This guitar belonged to my wife’s aunt who purchased it new and played for church. Guitar comes with a soft sided (cardboard) Bulls Head Guitar Case (a pre-war 1946 logo case). Cash in person only: $1,150 Rare: I’ve not seen this particular model as an electric guitar Call or Text: (six one two) 735-three four 54 Thanks, Dave * Vintage electric guitars: Gibson, Fender, Martin, Taylor, Gretch, Epiphone, Yamaha

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Paul Bigsby Vintage Style Custom built Electric Guitar in San Andreas CA for $495

This GUitar builder named Jon Trickey is both an artist and Luthier. he actually displays his guitars in an art gallery in the small town of San Andreas CA. This one is clearly a nod to the famous very early solid Body electric made by P.A. (Paul) Bigby for Merle Travis that is acknowledged as having an influence on Leo Fender's first solid body elextric. Jon Tricikey's prices are always very reasonable considering the degree of artistry he puts into these guitars. Check it out. Custom Electric Guitar "The Rustler Jr" the body is made of Mahogany with set neck design, brand new electronics with P90 pickup with special covers, painted Nitro Aged Clear Lacquer, plays and sounds amazing. $495 OBO See all my wild guitars at

Friday, September 2, 2022

1960's Fender Super Reverb Amp - $650 in Southern California (East of Los Angeles).

From the looks of the photos this is a circa 1964 - 1966 Super Reverb and it looks to be 100% original. I called and spoke to the seller and let him know it was a valuable amp and he said - "Last time I checked they were running $800 but we are moving so I am letting it go cheap." I planned to tell him to raise the price but then thought - who am I to spoil somebody's good deal. LOL. ************************ 1960"s Fender Super Reverb Amp - $650 (Duarte) Circa 1960's.Tube type.With Vibrato.Works!Speakers are good.Buyer must move.CASH ONLY!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Silertone 1484 2x12 tube head nd Cabinet in Napa CA for $500

This would be a great amp to pair with that Silvertone Silhouette and have an awesome all original Vintage setup for $1000 total. I used to own one of these and they are a blast - and they do get loud. Just don't expect to lug it and toss it around carelessly at every crappy bar and club and expect the cabinet to hold up perfectly. That said I've seen plenty of alternative / Indie bands with these amps on stage and they rock the house. SILVERTONE 1484 - $500 (Napa County) It all works fine. The 2 12" speaker cabinet totally rips from every amp I've ever tried them on.

Another Silvertone Silhouette / Harmony 1478 for $500 in Alameda CA

Silvertone Silhouette - $500 - Alameda CA Looks like I spoke to soon - here is another Silhouette aka 1478 this time in Alameda CA and for $500. Thuis one appears to be 100% original with the wooden bridge and open tuners and it is in pretty darn good shape. Back in the day this would have turned up at "Fat Dawg's" in the Bay area. Collectors take note. Great old harmony built 1478 with original dearmond Rowe silver foil/ gold foil pickups and electronics. Plays and sounds great. Includes gig bag.
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Annie Clark fans - vintage Silvertone Silhouette in San Diego for $400

Silvertone Silhouette Vintage 60's - In San Diego CA - $400 These Silvertone Silhouettes (aka Harmony Bobcat aka 1478) don't usually turn up for this cheap and this one may already be sold but I had to highlight it based on the feature set and good overall condition for the price. Fans of Annie Clark aka St. Vincent know these guitars can sound awesome and though this one is not all original it does have what many would consider the two upgrades tht make it more managemeble for live performance i.e. upgraded Kluson vintage style tuners and a tuneamatic bridge to replace the wooden one. I prefer these 2 pickup 1478 versions to the 3 pickup 1488 model Annie plays because hers has the dreaded "rocker switches" that are easy to acccidentally knock while playing. I much prefer the basic 3 way switch on this two pickup model. This one does have a significant "boo boo" on its base but some might say that adds to the vintage charm.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Silvertone 1484 Tube Amp in Minneapolis area for $100

Accoerding to this seller the amp works. Sounds like it just needs a little tune up/ cleaning. If you are in the Twin Cities area you may already be on to of this one. LOL. Might even be worth making the trip. 1484's are great Danelectro made amps. A lot of fun and some have even used them onstage (i.e. Jack White). The cabinets are always the weakest part - that and the flimsy reverb units. Sears Silvertone Guitar Amp - $100 (Vadnais Heights) 800 county road e east (google map) Works. Needs some TLC. No speakers in cab. I tested on another cabinet and head works and is loud. All pots could use a cleaning and sometimes play quiter until knob is tapped. Reverb was not working with switch or other switch. Though I can hear slight reverb, it's just not getting through amp. Has new old stock pair of matched russian 6L6GC tubes. Back needs a jack for speaker connection. Has just 2 bare speaker wires coming out from back. Both sides work. Cases are in rough used condition. Comes with rare original pedal. do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers


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