1961 Fender Jazzmaster Olympic White Refinish

1961 Fender Jazzmaster Olympic White Refinish

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…

1961 Martin 0-15

The repair mill is backed up so I'm letting go of this one unrepaired. It is in all original condition, exactly as found. Needs neck reset and bridge reglue. No cracks or prior repairs. The finish is nice but needs cleaning. Comes with some lyrics and chord chart found with…
1964 Gibson TG-25 Octave Mandolin

1964 Gibson TG-25 Octave Mandolin

  The Gibson catalogs from the early 1960s do not list an octave mandolin or a Mandola available for purchase but that did not stop Gibson Teacher-Agent Irving Kessler from ordering them. Mr. Kessler owned a teaching studio in New York called the Hawthorne Guitar Studio and was able to…
1965 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

1965 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

From the 1961 Epiphone catalog, "Texan: a Jumbo flat top guitar with a booming voice, fine response, and a fast-action neck, and many more fine features, exceptional at its popular price. Made with selected Spruce top for finest resonance, Mahogany back and rims, Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod, Rosewood fingerboard…
1963 Fender VI

1963 Fender VI

Leo Fender debuted the "VI" in 1961 as the next model utilizing the patented offset contour waist body after the Jazzmaster. It's possible that the popularity of Danelectro's electric baritone guitar (1956) gave rise to Leo's upgraded version with an additional pickup, fully adjustable floating bridge, and smooth tremolo design.…
1955 Fender Deluxe-Amp

1955 Fender Deluxe-Amp

"The Deluxe Amplifier is as modern as tomorrow and will give long lasting satisfaction to the owner." (Fender Electric Instrument Co catalog 1955). Fender debuted the new 5E3 circuit Deluxe model amplifier in 1955 with an updated cabinet design that became known as the narrow panel tweed Deluxe. The cabinet…
1965 Epiphone FT-110 Frontier

1965 Epiphone FT-110 Frontier

From the 1961 Epiphone catalog: "Frontier - A jumbo like no other! Epiphone's finest in this popular size and the pride of Country & Western artists who prize the beauty of its tone, deep bass, and big volume. The Frontier has the mellow sound so ideal for voice accompaniment..... the…
1965 Epiphone FT-45 Cortez

1965 Epiphone FT-45 Cortez

From the 1961 Epiphone catalog: "Cortez - distinctive in appearance with a beautiful golden shaded flat top and traditional shape. Distinctive in features with a mellow, resonant tone and fast, low action neck. Top is specially selected Spruce providing a fine sounding board, back and rims are Mahogany. Mahogany neck with…
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…
1960 DeArmond R15t

1960 DeArmond R15t

From the June 1960 De Armond amplifier catalog, “Born of many years of research and experimentation with “live” musical instrument amplification, De Armond amplifiers can be expected to faithfully project the instrument tones without false compensation.” The De Armond amps are few and far between but well worth the time spent hunting…