1966 Fender Mustang Restoration Part II!

1966 Fender Mustang Restoration Part II!

It's finally making music again by the end of this video! This is the 1966 Fender Mustang that was found in a hoarder's attic after being forgotten about for decades. This is the second installment in the process of bringing this guitar out from the attic and onto the stage. The best part of this restoration is that a friend saw my Instagram (@truevintageguitar) story about needing a replacement switch for a Mustang and remembered he had a few vintage switches rattling around in a parts drawer. He offered to send them at…Read more
1941 Gibson ES-300 in the studio!

1941 Gibson ES-300 in the studio!

This 1941 Gibson ES-300 was rescued from an old house only moments before demolition. It's estimated that only about 60 were made with the nearly 7" long diagonal pickup with adjustable pole pieces. I was stoked to hear it go back to work in the studio for the first time. You can hear this beauty here! Or you can find more pictures and information on it at the listing: http://truevintageguitar.com/inventory/1941-gibson-es-300/ https://youtu.be/rFWFzEQD67ERead more

How to buy a vintage guitar – tips from the experts

Guitar.com just ran a very cool article offering tips and tricks for buying vintage guitars. I was honored to be on the panel of experts consulted to offer advice! You can check out the article below which includes some good friends like Mike Adams (@puisheen) and Kris Blakely (@fried__okra) as well: https://guitar.com/guides/essential-guide/how-to-buy-vintage-guitar-tips/ You can follow along on live vintage guitar safaris and stories on Instagram here: @truevintageguitar or check out the videos I'm running on YouTube here: True Vintage Guitar on YouTube.Read more
1966 Fender Mustang restoration from the attic to the stage!

1966 Fender Mustang restoration from the attic to the stage!

This 1966 vintage Fender Mustang has just emerged from decades of obscurity in the attic of a hoarder's house. I was really excited to pull it out of the box but found that it was completely unplayable! That's ok, all the good guitars I get are completely unplayable at first. https://youtu.be/56ej5AmwK-E 1966 Fender Mustang I'm really excited to get this one cleaned up and making music again! This video is just the first step in the process. Do you have a vintage Fender Mustang that you're interested in selling? I'm always looking to…Read more
Vintage Guitar Inspection and Authentication: 1961 Gibson ES-335TDC

Vintage Guitar Inspection and Authentication: 1961 Gibson ES-335TDC

I've just inspected this killer vintage dot neck Gibson ES-335 inside and out and filmed the entire thing. I checked everything from top to bottom including the tuners, truss rod, nut, frets, PAF pickups, ABR-1 bridge, potentiometers, and Bigsby tailpiece. It's been a great playing guitar since Jason Burns refretted it but I wanted to share all its secrets with everyone. You can check out the full listing for the guitar here: http://truevintageguitar.com/inventory/1961-gibson-es-335tdc/ I'm always looking for clean examples of the Gibson ES-335. Do you have a vintage Gibson you'd like to sell?…Read more

Coolest Vintage Guitar You’ve Never Seen – Tuning Fork Bridge??

This 1967 Gretsch 6187 Viking has just landed at True Vintage Guitar and it's awesome. I had never played a vintage Gretsch with the Floating Sound Unit (Tuning Fork!) bridge before and it was a unique experience but there is a lot of unique innovation on this guitar I had never seen before. T Zone fretboard? Supertrons? This guitar has it all. You can check out the whole video here! https://youtu.be/15jhNjD_sIQ 1967 Gretsch 6187 Viking on YouTube!Read more

Guitar Safari Vlog: 1960 Gibson ES-335, 1975 Gibson ES-345, and surprise Gibson!

This week was a wild one. It started off with agreeing to purchase a very clean 1960/early 1961 Gibson ES-335TD in Pekin, Illinois from the original owner. I tried to buy a 1975 Gibson ES-345TD on the way, failed on Monday because of a case issue, closed on Wednesday, and bought a surprise Gibson from the same seller on Friday! You can watch the video of the whole 1,500 mile road trip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQyo3CPXAIg&t=5s I'm always looking to buy clean vintage Gibson guitars and I don't mind driving for the right guitar or…Read more
Vintage Fender and Gibson Amplifiers and ear protection – You need it

Vintage Fender and Gibson Amplifiers and ear protection – You need it

It may sound funny but I'm sometimes more inspired by a vintage tube amplifier from Gibson, Fender, Marshall, Silvertone, Danelectro or ??? than I am the guitars. Every one of them sound different and even some from the same model have their own unique characteristics. One thing that seems to be the same across all models of vintage tube amplifiers: I crank them up loud and end up with a headache and I get worried about the future of my ears. I decided it was time to buy ear protection but wasn't sure…Read more
1967 Gibson SG Junior — Live!

1967 Gibson SG Junior — Live!

.... or is it an SG Junior? Does a factory White 1967 Gibson SG Junior even exist? Well, not according to the catalog! But that's just a technicality I suppose. You can hear this killer sounding vintage Gibson guitar played through a 1971 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp here: https://youtu.be/Dll2lBTCddg 1967 Gibson SG Junior White on YouTube! This vintage Gibson SG from 1967 is available at the time of this posting here: http://truevintageguitar.com/inventory/1967-gibson-sg-junior-white/. Check out that great original White finish that isn't technically a custom color for this guitar. If it was a custom color…Read more
Vintage Guitar Stories 02: 1966 Fender Jaguar!

Vintage Guitar Stories 02: 1966 Fender Jaguar!

This clean and original vintage Fender Jaguar is currently available and is an excellent example of the model. Check out this new Youtube video below detailing all the cool features, the story of the guitar, and some playing clips so you can hear how it sounds. You can check out the listing for the guitar here: http://truevintageguitar.com/inventory/1966-fender-jaguar-slab-fretboard/. https://youtu.be/dx7NFTRJ7ss I'm always lookin for clean examples of vintage Fender guitars but especially vintage Fender Jaguars! Do you have one you'd like to sell? Reach out to me at the Sell My Guitar page here: http://truevintageguitar.com/sell-your-vintage-fender-guitar/.Read more