1962 Gibson ES-335tdc

1962 Gibson ES-335tdc

There's something about the Gibson ES body style that grabs you as a player. It's the culmination of 60+ years of artistry, engineering, musicianship, drive, passion, and music. Gibson's ES-335 model debuted in 1958 with an aesthetic that channelled Gibson's history of making world class archtop guitars but took advantage…
Fender Jazzmasters! 1960, 1962, 1966, 1971

Fender Jazzmasters! 1960, 1962, 1966, 1971

This clean but lightly faded 1960 Fender Jazzmaster guitar came in and went out of the shop a few years back. I was thrilled to have it! It's one of the ones that "got away" I suppose. I remember it being a superbly comfortable weight, having a delightful playing neck…
1962 Gibson TB-250 Special

1962 Gibson TB-250 Special

From the 1962 Gibson catalog, "The Gibson Mastertone Tenor Banjo with its characteristic snap, clear ringing tone and attractive appearance is an enthusiastic choice of today's banjo artists and all players who recall the previous top popularity of this famous tenor model." An attractive appearance indeed, especially when ordered Special…
1962 Fender Jazzmaster

1962 Fender Jazzmaster

Leo Fender debuted the new Jazzmaster model in the summer 1958 catalog with a radical new shape: the offset contour waist. Many Jazz players at the time preferred playing the guitar sitting down and Leo wanted the body to fit comfortably over the player's knee and fit the rib cage…
1962 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1962 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…
1962 Gibson J-50

1962 Gibson J-50

Gibson's J line began in 1934 with a 16" wide round shoulder dreadnought in sunburst they called simply the "Jumbo." The Jumbo 35 or J-35 followed suit offered only in Sunburst until 1939 when the natural finish was introduced. In 1942, Gibson redesigned the model again and split it into two…
Vintage Gibson – 1962 Gibson SG Special

Vintage Gibson – 1962 Gibson SG Special

This Special came through the shop last year on consignment: a near mint 1962 Gibson SG Special electric guitar. This was the second year of the SG style body. The Special is made from a solid Mahogany body and neck, set neck joint, two P-90 pickups and either a wrap tail piece…
1962 Silvertone 1472

1962 Silvertone 1472

Before the Silvertone 1480 series were the 1470 amps. Both series had similar or identical circuits and were made by Danelectro. They differed in styling and sometimes speaker brand. The 1472 had a very similar design to the brown face era Fender Deluxe using a 12" speaker, two 6V6 power tubes,…
1962 Fender Jazzmaster Lake Placid Blue Metallic

1962 Fender Jazzmaster Lake Placid Blue Metallic

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…
1962 Gibson SG Special

1962 Gibson SG Special

Both the Les Paul Special and SG Special have long since been the more affordable, P-90 equipped part of Gibson's solid body offerings. In 1961, the Special was the first of the lineup to be completely devoid of the "Les Paul" name while the Junior retained the silk screen and the…