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…
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…
1962 Silvertone 1429

1962 Silvertone 1429

The Silvertone 1429 was the pinnacle of the Sears catalog guitar line when it was introduced in 1959. The thinline archtop construction was becoming very popular as a result of the Gibson ES-335 of the same time period. The 1429 was built by Harmony for Silvertone and was the exact same body as…
1963 Fender Precision Bass

1963 Fender Precision Bass

"FENDER PRECISION BASS - One of the most popular of modern instrument developments, the Fender Precision Bass has rapidly become the choice of bassists in every field. Requires only a fraction of playing effort as compared with old style acoustic basses; compact in size allowing freedom of movement on stage,…
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…