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…
1961 Fender Jazzmaster Olympic White Refinish

1961 Fender Jazzmaster Olympic White Refinish

While the Jazzmaster model never really appealed to the Jazz musician market, it seems to have a lasting appeal to just about all other types of guitar players. The offset body and endless tonal combinations were just what the burgeoning Surf scene musicians were looking for. The Jazzmaster model has been…

1961 Martin 0-15

The repair mill is backed up so I'm letting go of this one unrepaired. It is in all original condition, exactly as found. Needs neck reset and bridge reglue. No cracks or prior repairs. The finish is nice but needs cleaning. Comes with some lyrics and chord chart found with…
1965 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

1965 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

From the 1961 Epiphone catalog, "Texan: a Jumbo flat top guitar with a booming voice, fine response, and a fast-action neck, and many more fine features, exceptional at its popular price. Made with selected Spruce top for finest resonance, Mahogany back and rims, Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod, Rosewood fingerboard…
1963 Fender VI

1963 Fender VI

Leo Fender debuted the "VI" in 1961 as the next model utilizing the patented offset contour waist body after the Jazzmaster. It's possible that the popularity of Danelectro's electric baritone guitar (1956) gave rise to Leo's upgraded version with an additional pickup, fully adjustable floating bridge, and smooth tremolo design.…