1961 Gibson ES-335tdc

1961 Gibson ES-335tdc

"ES-335td - THIN - DOUBLE CUTAWAY - a newsmaker since its first appearance, this model offers outstanding performance for ensembles, recording, radio, and TV at an amazingly modest price. It offers all the advantages of Gibson's thin body design with its ease of handling, easy fingering, and fast action... Its sparkling…
1961 Fender Jazzmaster

1961 Fender Jazzmaster

"FENDER JAZZMASTER: There is no more convincing proof of the fine playing qualities of the Fender Jazzmaster than its rapid acceptance by guitarists throughout the world during the past few years. This remarkable guitar incorporates all the well known Fender developments including the "off-set" body design, smooth tremolo action plus separate…
1961 Gibson SG Special

1961 Gibson SG Special

"SG SPECIAL SOLID BODY: Another guitar with new styling. New contoured body design and light weight make the SG Special one of the best values in the solid body market. This beautiful and wonderful sounding guitar will be available in two finish: cherry-red and the ultra-modern light cream... Similar in design…
1961 Epiphone FT45 Cortez

1961 Epiphone FT45 Cortez

"Cortez: Distinctive in appearance with a beautiful golden shaded flat top and traditional shape. Distinctive in features with a mellow, resonant tone and a fast, low action. Top is specially selected Spruce providing a fine sounding board, back and rims are Mahogany. Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod. Rosewood fingerboard with…
1961 Gibson ES-330td

1961 Gibson ES-330td

From the Gibson catalog, 1960: "A wonderful instrument with truly magical tone available in single and double pickup models. The double cutaway body and thin silhouette make it wonderfully easy to hold and play." High praise from the company simultaneously manufacturing the Les Paul Standard and ES-335td. An ES-330td in…
1961 Fender VI (Bass 6)

1961 Fender VI (Bass 6)

From the 1962 Fender catalog, "NEW FENDER BASS VI GUITAR - The new six-string bass guitar is the finest on the market. It is tuned one octave below that of the Spanish guitar. The instrument incorporates three pickups that can be used together or in any combination making a total…
1961 Gibson ES-330td

1961 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 thin silhouette make it wonderfully easy to hold and play." High praise from the company simultaneously manufacturing the Les Paul Standard and ES-335td. An ES-330td in…
1961 Gibson L-5 CT Special

1961 Gibson L-5 CT Special

Comedian George Gobel ordered a special guitar from Gibson in 1958 that would complement his new color TV show and his stature: the L-5 CT Lonesome George. It was essentially an L-5 but with a slimmer body depth of 2 3/4". The guitar was comfortable to hold and play standing…
1961 Fender Jazzmaster

1961 Fender Jazzmaster

After a slow start in 1958, the Fender Jazzmaster quickly picked up steam as an American classic. While never as popular as the Stratocaster or Telecaster, the Jazzmaster has gathered a cult following as a result of its unique offset styling and proprietary pickups and electronics. The Jazzmaster has been…