1968 Fender Telecaster Candy Apple Red w/Bigbsy

1968 Fender Telecaster Candy Apple Red w/Bigbsy

"FENDER TELECASTER GUITAR: This is the guitar that starts it all. Rhythm and Blues and Country too are played better on the Telecaster than on any other in the world... Other Telecaster features include a fast action truss-rod reinforced neck (available with a Maple fingerboard), adjustable bridges for both length…
1968 Gibson Melody Maker D

1968 Gibson Melody Maker D

        From the 1968 Gibson catalog, "MELODY MAKER: Very easy on the budget, yet this one has everything. Ultra thin contoured solid body with single or double pickups and Gibson Vibrola. Great sound and easy to handle touch through a full scale and 22 frets. And many…
1968 Gibson ES-330td

1968 Gibson ES-330td

From the 1968 Gibson catalog, "Everything's going for you with this beauty. Big Gibson sound with twin adjustable pickups. A thin silhouette that's easy to play. Slim, fast low-action neck with full 22 frets. A great guitar to give or to get. Brilliant Cherry or Sunburst finish." Gibson updated the…
1968 Marshall 1982a Cabinet

1968 Marshall 1982a Cabinet

1969 Marshall catalog: "MARSHALL - 4x12 Speaker Cabinets - Model 1982 LEAD or BASS - Angled Front - Containing four 12" High Power Celestion Loudspeakers giving a power output capacity of 100 watts." The 1982 model was the heavier duty, professional touring grade version of the 1960 model cabinet featuring…
1968 Gibson ES-335td

1968 Gibson ES-335td

The Gibson ES-335 debuted in 1958 with a revolutionary new design: a double cutaway, thin solid body with hollow wings electric guitar. The thin body of this guitar was constructed of a laminated Maple arched top and back but had a solid center Maple block running down the center of…
1968 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

1968 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

Gibson's line of Epiphone branded acoustic guitars gained a new model in 1963: the FT-90 El Dorado. The FT-90 was essentially a long scale Hummingbird with an attractive long pickguard, natural finish (also available on the Hummingbird in '63), and trapezoid fretboard inlays. The solid Sitka Spruce top and solid…
Gibson’s ES-335 from 1958 to 1968

Gibson’s ES-335 from 1958 to 1968

The folks at Gibson didn't think very highly of Leo Fender's Esquire solid body electric guitar introduced at the 1950 National Association of Music Merchants show. It looked rather crude compared to the nicely appointed archtop electric guitars made by Gibson and Epiphone that were popular with the Jazz and…
1968 Gibson J-45

1968 Gibson J-45

Gibson introduced the J-45 in the summer of 1942 as the newest version in its Jumbo line preceded by the Jumbo-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…
1968 Fender Vibro Champ-Amp

1968 Fender Vibro Champ-Amp

Fender's Vibro Champ-Amp was introduced in 1964 as a part of the redesigned black face era amplifiers. It utilized a class A amplifier with 12ax7 preamp tube and 6v6 power tube making about 6 watts with a tube driven (12ax7) tremolo circuit. The cabinets were solid finger jointed Pine with an…
1968 Gibson SG Standard

1968 Gibson SG Standard

Gibson’s SG body style debuted in 1961 as the next version of the Les Paul signature model. It wasn’t until 1963 that the “Les Paul” graphic was removed from the headstock in favor of the classic “Crown” inlay and it was renamed “SG Standard.” The SG featured a solid Mahogany…