1953 Fender Deluxe~Amp

1953 Fender Deluxe~Amp

“Tops in style and beauty, excellent mechanical construction, beautiful striped linen covering, 12″ Jensen Concert Series, top mounted chrome plated chassis, 3 input jacks, tone and volume control. Excellent tone and volume, outstanding in its price class.” — Fender catalog, 1953     Make and Model: Fender Electric Instrument Co, Deluxe~Amp, 5B3 circuit Year: 1953.…
1953 Fender Deluxe 5B3 with cover

1953 Fender Deluxe 5B3 with cover

      "Tops in style and beauty, excellent mechanical construction, beautiful striped linen covering, 12" Jensen Concert Series, top mounted chrome plated chassis, 3 input jacks, tone and volume control. Excellent tone and volume, outstanding in its price class." -- Fender catalog, 1953     ~Truevintageguitar.com~ Make and Model: Fender…
1953 Gibson GA-75w Amplifier

1953 Gibson GA-75w Amplifier

The Gibson GA-75w was produced from 1950 to 1955 for a total of 1274 units according to shipping records. This was clearly meant for the touring professional audience as evidenced by the comparatively high output as well as the alligator clip ground on the original power supply cable. This rare…
1953 Gibson J-45 with Original Lifton Case

1953 Gibson J-45 with Original Lifton Case

Gibson introduced the J-45 in the summer of 1942 as the newest version in its Jumbo line preceded by the Jumbo-35. In Gibson nomenclature, "Jumbo" refers to a 16" wide lower bout while the 17" lower bout is known as the Super Jumbo. The J-45 featured a Spruce top, Mahogany…
1953 Gibson GA-20

1953 Gibson GA-20

The GA-20 was Gibson's counterpart to the popular Fender Deluxe in the early 1950s. The preamp section on the GA-20 is comprised of a pair of 6SJ7 tubes while the power section uses a pair of the ever popular 6V6GT power tubes in a push/pull configuration. These amps have that…
1958 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

1958 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

The Epiphone FT-79 Texan was introduced in 1958, just after the Gibson buyout in October of 1957. Gibson used leftover NY Epiphone long scale necks and mated them to a J-45 body. The resulting guitar was both attractive and a fine instrument that took advantage of both brand's strengths. The earliest…
1956 Silvertone 1382

1956 Silvertone 1382

The Silvertone 1382 is an iconic 1950s electric guitar manufactured by Kay and distributed through the Sears catalog. The 1382's set neck, unique blade style pickups and aesthetically pleasing sunburst finish over figured Maple makes it a fine collectible and playable instrument. Kay began producing this guitar in 1953 as the Thin…