1960 Fender Custom Telecaster

1960 Fender Custom Telecaster

Fender introduced a new version of their popular Telecaster model in the Summer of 1959: the Custom Telecaster. Not much had changed except for the addition of body binding and sunburst finish. This Custom Telecaster, owned by a friend, is from 1960.   This vintage Fender Telecaster has been wonderfully preserved and still retains its original case. The sunburst finish is ever so slightly imperfect which is evidence of its handmade nature. The neck is constructed of a slab of Rosewood over Maple with no need for a skunk stripe on the back. The…Read more
1965 Fender Jazzmaster – black refinish

1965 Fender Jazzmaster – black refinish

1965 Fender Jazzmaster - black refinish This 1965 Fender Jazzmaster came to me with an already refinished body in black. It looked similar to the Jazzmaster that Nels Cline from Wilco plays so I was immediately drawn to it. All parts are original to the guitar except for the case and the pickup selector switch tip. All the electronics were in good condition. It just needed a setup and new strings. 1965 Jazzmaster neck stamp:   Do you have a Jazzmaster for sale? Call me.Read more
Neko Case’s 1960 Fender Jazzmaster

Neko Case’s 1960 Fender Jazzmaster

NPR caught up with Neko Case recently to discuss her favorite piece of gear - a 1960 Fender Jazzmaster. She makes a couple of interesting comments about the guitar in the interview but the one that sticks out the most to me is how the guitar resonates. My recent main electric squeeze is an early 1965 Fender Jazzmaster. This was the first thing I noticed upon strumming the guitar for the first time. The pre-CBS Fenders have a lightness in the build that translates in to full body/neck resonance. She likes hers because of…Read more
Early 1965 Fender Jazzmaster

Early 1965 Fender Jazzmaster

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 in production in some form since late 1958 with the exception of a short hiatus from 1982-1987. This pre-CBS Fender Jazzmaster is in solid original condition with natural occurring wear. The initial appearance of the guitar is unmistakably vintage Fender. It's in proper…Read more
1977 Fender Champ

1977 Fender Champ

The Fender Champ line began as a single ended, class A amp making just a couple of watts through a 8″ speaker in 1948 called the Champion 800. It underwent a few changes throughout the years but always retained the single 6V6 power tube delivering that smooth breakup and drive. The Champ platform became a recording guitarist’s essential companion that was portable but reliable. The only other necessities were a good guitar and some refined chops.     This Fender Champ has survived in wonderful original condition and performs just as it did…Read more
Vintage Guitar Appraiser

Vintage Guitar Appraiser

Are you wondering what your vintage acoustic guitar, vintage electric guitar, or vintage amplifier might be worth? If your cherished heirloom was stolen or damaged, how would you prove to the insurance company what it might be worth? I'd like to help put your mind at ease. My affordable appraisal service can provide you and your insurer with a properly researched document that will determine the make, model, year of manufacture, originality and condition estimate. Furthermore, this document will provide valuable insight into the value of your guitar in the open market. My…Read more
The Fender Jazzmaster

The Fender Jazzmaster

Leo Fender introduced a new model with a new offset body design in 1958. The guitar was a radically different design from Fender's Telecaster (1952)  and Stratocaster (1954). The Jazzmaster attempted to attract the Jazz players who were more inclined to play a guitar with a much warmer and mellower tone such as an archtop with thick P-90 pickups. Most Jazz players of the time period didn't consider the Jazzmaster a superior instrument for their style so it didn't take hold in that segment of the market. It did, however, become a staple in…Read more
Consign your vintage guitar or amplifier with True Vintage Guitar

Consign your vintage guitar or amplifier with True Vintage Guitar

True Vintage Guitar offers consignment service for those who want to sell their guitar or amplifier at a professional level without the years of infrastructure building and hassle that it requires. A consignment option puts years of experience in your hands and safe guards you from the pitfalls of selling outside your area of expertise. These are some of the benefits you'll receive when you consign your piece with True Vintage Guitar: Professional pricing that combines real industry knowledge with current published values Diversified inventory that draws in buyers and allows them to shop…Read more
Vintage Fender Jaguar Guitars

Vintage Fender Jaguar Guitars

Vintage Fender Jaguar Guitars The Fender Jaguar was introduced in 1962 as the more student friendly addition of the offset line starting with the Jazzmaster. The Jaguar features a shorter scale neck at 24" and its own version of Fender's single coil pickups that make it distinctive among the sea of new guitars that came out in the 1960s. The electronics followed a similar setup to the Jazzmaster in that it had two different circuits on one guitar. The lower circuit had pickup on/off switches and a treble cut while the upper circuit had…Read more
The Fender Princeton Reverb Amp 1964-1967

The Fender Princeton Reverb Amp 1964-1967

Vintage Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp   The Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp was introduced in 1964 and has become one of the most desirable vintage amplifiers ever made. The Princeton Reverb makes about 12 watts of all tube power through a single 10" speaker. It has both reverb and tremolo functions that can thicken up your tone and add a little ambience. The blackface cosmetics lasted until late 1967.   The Princeton Reverb uses two 6V6 power tubes and two 12AX7 preamp tubes for the main amplifier circuit. The Reverb and Tremolo functions are powered by a…Read more