1955 Gibson ES-150

1955 Gibson ES-150

    "... The body of the ES-150 is 17" wide and 21" long, the same size and shape as the L-5. This guitar features the famous Gibson streamlined neck with easy play action for instant response, and in every respect is equipped with parts of the finest quality. Top…
1955 Gibson Maestro GA-45T Accordion Amplifier

1955 Gibson Maestro GA-45T Accordion Amplifier

Gibson's Maestro Accordion Amplifier was essentially a GA-40 Gibson amplifier but with bass and treble controls as well as a 4x8" Jensen speaker configuration. This Maestro amp has survived in very nice condition and has all the great smooth creamy breakup and distortion that 50s Gibson amplifiers are known for.…
1955 Fender Deluxe-Amp

1955 Fender Deluxe-Amp

"The Deluxe Amplifier is as modern as tomorrow and will give long lasting satisfaction to the owner." (Fender Electric Instrument Co catalog 1955). Fender debuted the new 5E3 circuit Deluxe model amplifier in 1955 with an updated cabinet design that became known as the narrow panel tweed Deluxe. The cabinet…
1955 Gibson Maestro GA-45T Accordion Amplifier

1955 Gibson Maestro GA-45T Accordion Amplifier

Gibson's Maestro GA-45t amplifier was essentially a GA-40 circuit with tone controls mounted inside of a larger cabinet to accommodate four 8" Jensen AlNiCo speakers. Marketed originally to accordion players, the GA-45t screams as a hot guitar or hopped up harp amp. The gold frame Jensen speakers really shine with…
1955 Valco English Electronics Tonemaster Amplifier

1955 Valco English Electronics Tonemaster Amplifier

The Valco company was formed in the 1930s by Victor, Al and Louis (V-A-L) and made instruments and amplifiers in Chicago until its merger with Kay in 1968. Chicago was a manufacturing hub for budget and mid level musical instruments that were largely rebranded and sold under house and catalog…
1955 National 1224 Tremo-Tone

1955 National 1224 Tremo-Tone

The National 1224 Tremo-Tone is a ~12 watt all tube tweed style amp featuring 2 6x9 speakers. The circuit can be compared with an early tweed Fender Vibrolux, if one existed. The 1224 Tremo-Tone features octal preamp tubes and tremolo driver. The cabinets are solid finger jointed pine. The tone…
1957 Gibson J-45

1957 Gibson J-45

Gibson introduced the J-45 in the summer of 1942 as the newest version in its Jumbo line preceded by the J-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…
1966 Gibson ES-330tdc

1966 Gibson ES-330tdc

Gibson's Thinline Archtop line has been an industry favorite since its introduction with the in 1955. The ES-330 was fully hollow instead of having a solid center block in the body like the ES-335. This model's warm, bluesy tone offers golden age vintage Gibson electric tone spanning many genres from…
1960 Fender Tremolux 5G9

1960 Fender Tremolux 5G9

Fender introduced the Tremolux model in 1955 as their first amp with tremolo built in rated at about 15 watts. By 1960, the Tremolux featured a larger cabinet and an output rating of about 18 watts with its transition to the 5G9 circuit. The 5G9 Tremolux uses a 5U4 (GZ34) recitfier tube…
1957 Gibson Les Paul Special

1957 Gibson Les Paul Special

Gibson's Les Paul Special model, introduced in 1955, was the next trim level offered in the Les Paul line after the Model (Standard) in 1952, and the Junior/TV model and Custom in 1954. The Special utilized the Junior's solid Mahogany body with single cutaway shape but was finished in what Gibson…
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