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
1961 Gibson ES-335tdc on YouTube!

1961 Gibson ES-335tdc on YouTube!

  This killer '61 Gibson ES-335tdc is on hold here at TVG but I wanted to get some time with it before I have to let it go. You can listen to me drone on about the story of how I acquired this beauty, why I think it's special, and what it sounds like. Check it out here!  Read more
1966 Gibson Catalog!

1966 Gibson Catalog!

I love opening an old catalog to compare my identification of a guitar to what the catalog would have called it originally. They're full of cool pictures and information that I don't see on forums and in vintage gear discussions. They also show all kinds of options that changed from year to year. This clean 1966 Gibson full line catalog has just arrived in the mail in truly amazing condition. I'm a little afraid to open it! My first stop in this original 1966 Gibson catalog was the thinline archtop page. The top of the…Read more
1965 Fender Stratocaster

1965 Fender Stratocaster

This 1965 Fender Stratocaster in custom color Olympic White was the Stratocaster that made me fall in love with Stratocasters! I was so tired of seeing all the people playing Stratocasters and couldn't figure out why it was so ubiquitous. I knew as soon as I saw this one that I had to have it, mostly because of the color. It didn't take long after owning and playing it to see why every guitar player I saw was playing one! Imagine seeing a guitar like this for the first time during its debut…Read more
Guitar Safari stop 2: 1968 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard in Silverthorne, Colorado

Guitar Safari stop 2: 1968 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard in Silverthorne, Colorado

1968 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard The Guitar Safari to Missoula, Montana for the 1941 Gibson Super Jumbo 100 had me connecting in Denver, Colorado. I had been working towards a deal with the daughter of the original owner of this 1968 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard for about 10 months and remembered it was only a few hours outside of Denver. I reached out to see if she was interested in meeting half way and she agreed. 1966 Gibson catalog entry for the Trini Lopez Standard Gibson's Trini Lopez Standard model is an ES-335…Read more
1941 Gibson Super Jumbo 100 outside of Missoula, Montana

1941 Gibson Super Jumbo 100 outside of Missoula, Montana

This clean 1941 Gibson Super Jumbo 100 has just emerged from the family of the original owner out of Missoula, Montana. I've been looking for a clean example of the model for a while now so I was happy to find one of the original 138 ever made. The sellers were not interested in shipping so I had no choice but to hop on a plane to Big Sky Country. What a beautiful place! Gibson's Super Jumbo body style debuted in the catalog with two new models: the Super Jumbo 200 and the…Read more