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1965 Fender® Deluxe Reverb®

The 1960s Fender amplifiers with Reverb have been an industry standard for electric guitar tone since their introduction in 1964. The Deluxe Reverb-Amp is the most popular of the line with its manageable ~22 watt output and 12″ speaker. The Reverb and Tremolo that this amp features has become the benchmark by which many other amp builders have based their circuit and tonal aspirations. This...
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1964 Fender® Deluxe-Amp

Fender’s tweed Deluxe in the 1950s was updated to the brownface version from ’61-’63 and culminated in the blackface version from late ’63 until 1966. Production of the Deluxe Reverb-Amp far outweighed the numbers for the non-Reverb version. The Deluxe-Amp has enough headroom when necessary and plenty of gain on tap when cranked. This 1964 Fender Deluxe-Amp has just come from the family of the...
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1974 Fender® Telecaster® Thinline

Fender’s “Thinline” version of the popular Telecaster model was designed by Roger Rossmeisl and debuted in 1968. After a short time routing the body under the pickguard (called the “Smuggler’s Tele”),Rossmeisl decided instead to chamber the body and added an attractive F hole route in the bass side lower bout. The Thinline was updated to its second version in 1972 with two Seth Lover designed...
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1939 Gibson L-00

Gibson’s L-00 flat-top guitar made its first catalog appearance in 1932 amidst many improvements across the steel string acoustic line. The L-00 model was Gibson’s lowest priced name brand flat-top acoustic guitar with humble appointments including a stencil painted *unsafe* “Gibson” logo, single layer top and back binding, and simple pearl dot fretboard inlays. It was offered in a standard...
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1960 Gibson ES-330TD

From the 1960 Gibson catalog, “A wonderful instrument with truly magical tone available in single and double pickup models. The double cutaway body and think silhouette make it wonderfully easy to hold and play.” High praise from the company simultaneously manufacturing the Les Paul Standard and ES-335tdc. An ES-330td in Sunburst could be purchased from your local Gibson dealer for $250 in...
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1966 Silvertone 1454

The Silvertone brand name was used throughout the 1960s as Sears’s name for all things musical. The Silvertone 1454 model was manufactured by Harmony in Chicago and featured three DeArmond Goldentone pickups commonly known as Gold Foil pickups. The 1454 is unique in that it features individual on/off switches, volume, and tone knobs for each pickup. This 1454 has survived in very nice...
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1982 Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer

The Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9 debuted in 1982 and lasted only until it was updated to the TS-10 in 1985. The TS-9’s circuitry was almost identical to the TS-808 except that the output section was updated which resulted in it having a bit brighter and slightly more cutting tone. The Tube Screamer’s popularity grew and the TS-9 was eventually reissued in 1992. For more information on vintage Tube...
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1966 Fender® Mustang®

The Fender Mustang debuted in 1964 as a quality electric guitar at an affordable price. Leo’s team packed it with cool features like the offset waist body shape, tremolo tailpiece, and two pickups with phase switchable wiring. Fender introduced the veneer Rosewood fretboard in place of the slab in 1962 but a few short scale Fenders escaped the factory with slab Rosewood fretboard between August...
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Gibson’s Les Paul Custom model was reintroduced in 1968 and retained many of the desired features that the 1950s guitars had. Unlike the 50s Custom, the 1969 version featured a carved Maple cap over a one piece Mahogany body instead of a solid Mahogany body throughout. The Les Paul Custom retailed for $575.00 in September of 1969 according to Gibson’s published suggested retail price...
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1964 Fender® Reverb

Prior to Fender releasing the Reverb-Amp line in 1964, guitar players utilized an external Reverb Unit in the signal chain to get that thick swampy reverb tone out of their Fender amp. The (internal) Reverb-Amps are convenient and sound wonderful but it’s hard to beat the wide range of Reverb tone from dry to total reverb monsoon. This early 1964 Fender Reverb Unit with cover has just come out...
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1960 Gibson SG SPECIAL

Gibson’s “SG” model name made its debut in mid 1959 with the SG Special. It was the exact same guitar as the Les Paul Special utilizing the double cutaway LP body but devoid of the “Les Paul” signature on the headstock and a pearl inlaid Gibson logo instead of the silk screen. The model remained unchanged except for a slight tweak of the neck pickup position for increased neck stability. The...
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1963 Harmony H66 Vibra Jet

From the 1962 Harmony Catalog, “Want unusual sound effects while playing? Would you enjoy tremolo at your fingertips, in your guitar, as now attainable only thru certain circuit amplifiers? Then Harmony’s Vibra-Jet Tremolo Electric is for you! Enjoy pulsating tremolo through your guitar, not your amplifier.” While the built in tremolo effect never really caught on in the guitar world, Harmony’s...
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1975 Ibanez JL-70 Jetlyzer

This rare 1975 Ibanez JL-70 Jetlyzer was made during the golden age of manufacturing for Japan (mid to late 1970s). Ibanez contracted with Maxon to build this and the rest of their line of effects pedals. The Jetlyzer was an 18 volt mono phase shifting pedal that featured an optional dramatic Jet sound that is anything but transparent. The Flying Pan was also offered by Ibanez at the time but was...
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1951 Silvertone 1342

The Silvertone 1342 debuted in the 1950 Sears catalog in a rare but aesthetically pleasing trapezoidal cabinet shape and a green and tan color scheme. The catalog described the shape of the amp as “low, wide and handsome”. The 1342’s amplifier featured one microphone channel with one input and one instrument channel with two inputs and produced about 12 watts through two 6V6 power tubes. It had a...
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1965 Silvertone 1488

The Silvertone 1488 was the top of the line solid body electric guitar in the Sears catalog in the 1960s. Made by Harmony in Chicago, the 1488 featured three DeArmond made gold foil pickups, individual rocker switches for each pickup and a unique volume-tone-tone-tone control layout. The Bobkat shaped body is actually slightly larger than the Harmony version. This 1965 Silvertone 1488 is in...
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1968 Gibson ES-335-12

The Gibson ES-335 debuted in 1958 with a revolutionary new design: the thinline semi-hollow body archtop electric body. The thin body of this guitar was constructed of a laminated Maple arched top and back but had a solid center Maple block running down the center of the body. The resulting guitar had a warm tonal response but limited the problem of feedback at high stage volumes that many...
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1929 Gibson U-1

We've got two of these in the shop right now. This one is very clean and has hardly been played at all. It has had no repairs except for adding a little glue to seal up that hairline crack. It is loud and sweet and ready for you. Comes with the original canvas bag.
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1929 Epiphone Model 0

Ever come across one of these? This Epiphone Model 0 is construction of solid Mahogany throughout. The neck joins the body at the 13th fret and the body features X style bracing with a single tone bar. The guitar is very lightly constructed. Repairs include a neck set, a cut down saddle and one replaced tuner button. The guitar is playable in it's current condition but would benefit from...
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