1957 Gibson TB-100

1957 Gibson TB-100

  This clean Gibson TB-100 tenor banjo from 1957 has just come out of obscurity from the family of the original owner. Forgotten and unplayed for decades, it retains all its original parts and has suffered no breaks or repairs. We believe even the head to be the original skin…
1957 Gibson ES-225TDN

1957 Gibson ES-225TDN

Now available from Truevintageguitar.com: 1957 Gibson ES-225TDN! From the 1959 Gibson catalog, "The ES-225T series of thin-bodied, cutaway guitars offer outstanding professional instruments in the popular priced field. Combining the rigidity and tone features of a solid body guitar, with the light weight easy-to-hold shape of conventional styling, these instruments are…
1957 Gibson Les Paul TV Model

1957 Gibson Les Paul TV Model

Gibson's Les Paul TV Model was officially offered in the 1956 catalog but was listed next to the Special instead of the similarly appointed Junior. Shipping records for the time period indicate that 552 TV Models were produced in 1957 compared to 1,452 Specials and 2,959 Juniors (not including 3/4…
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…
1957 Fender Champ Amp

1957 Fender Champ Amp

From the 1957 Fender catalog, "CHAMP AMP: The Champ has the top mounted chrome plated chassis with two input jacks, volume control, jewel panel light, and extractor type panel mounted fuse holder. The speaker is a high quality permanent magnet speaker, and the volume and fidelity of this amplifier will…
1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson's Les Paul Junior model was introduced in 1954 as an entry level student model electric guitar. It wasn't until the 1970s that the Jr kicked the student model image in favor of the bare bones rock and roll screamer that it's known to be today. With a solid Mahogany body, one…
1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson's Les Paul Junior model was introduced in 1954 as an entry level student model electric guitar. It wasn't until the 1970s that the Jr kicked the student model image in favor of the bare bones rock and roll screamer that it's known to be today. With a solid Mahogany body, one…
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…
1957 Gibson LG-2

1957 Gibson LG-2

The Gibson LG-2 was introduced in 1942 as the next iteration of their 10 year old L-00 model. It featured a Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, X style top bracing and a lower body width of about 14 and 1/4". With a lightly braced top and smaller sound chamber, the LG-2…
1957 Fender Vibrolux-Amp

1957 Fender Vibrolux-Amp

The Fender Vibrolux-Amp model was introduced in 1956 just after Fender's transition to narrow panel circuits and cosmetics. The Vibrolux is known for that classic Fender tweed break up and deep tremolo at a comfortable studio or home volume level. The 5F11 Vibrolux circuit produces 10-12 watts from a pair…