Silver Strings Music
Vintage Guitars & Amps since 1970!
Silver Strings Music was opened on Nov. 27, 1972, after Ed Seelig had been selling vintage guitars & amps to touring bands since early June of 1970. Some of the iconic guitars & amps of the last 45+ years have been bought from Silver Strings. Customers have included Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Chuck Berry, The Who, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, Aerosmith, Johnny Winter, Cheap Trick, Heart, Bad Company, The Allman Brothers Band, Warren Haynes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Poco, Jeff Tweedy, KISS, Grand Funk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Yes, ZZ TOP, The Beach Boys, Badfinger, Bob Seeger Band, The Cars, Daryl Hall, Pink Floyd, Rory Gallagher, Little River Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Three Dog Night, REO Speedwagon, Peter Frampton, Queen, Humble Pie, Moody Blues, Joan Jett, Dave Mason, Jethro Tull, Wishbone Ash, Procol Harum, Rush, Bon Jovi, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ronnie Montrose, Todd Rundgren, Tommy Bolin, Joe Bonamassa, & dozens of other touring bands!
We also partnered to unearth the iconic Paul McCartney 1960 left handed sunburst Les Paul Standard, which we traded to Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick first. Derek & Susan Trucks purchased one of Duane Allman's remaining 2 '69 Marshall 50 watt heads in 2011. Countless guitars & amps from us have become stage & studio gear. 1957 Fender Twin Amp #A 00005, which became one of Keith Richard's stage & studio amps, as well as a '58 Fender Bandmaster with 3 x 10" speakers, which also became one of his favorite recording amps!
We have also custom made picks for Chuck Berry, ZZ TOP, Cheap Trick, & Johnny Winter. Custom made Seymour Duncan Pickups have been a specialty of ours for touring bands too.
One of the first 10 Vintage guitar Stores in the U.S.!