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…
Vintage 1968 Gibson Firebird I Lefty

Vintage 1968 Gibson Firebird I Lefty

Here's a killer custom ordered 1968 Gibson Firebird I for left handed players! While production numbers for this rare Gibson are unknown, we very almost never see these surface. The gentleman in this picture still owns the guitar.   It's interesting that Gibson didn't make a left hand oriented truss rod…
1968 Fender Mustang Red

1968 Fender Mustang Red

The Fender Mustang debuted in 1964 as a quality electric guitar at an affordable price. Leo's team packed it with cool features like the offset body design, tremolo tailpiece and two pickups with phase switchable wiring. It featured a slab body that came finished in Dakota Red, Daphne Blue or…
1968 Gibson ES-335-12

1968 Gibson ES-335-12

The Gibson ES-335 debuted in 1958 with a revolutionary new design: the thinline semi-hollow body archtop electric body. 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 the body. The resulting…
1968 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp

1968 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp

The blackface and early silverface era Fender Princeton Reverb is an iconic amplifier that has become one of the most desirable recording amps today. Its versatile platform is just as comfortable at home, in the studio or at a gig. This amp is powered by a pair of 12ax7 preamp…
1968 Gibson Melody Maker D

1968 Gibson Melody Maker D

The mid 1960s saw a large surge in the popularity of student level solid body electric guitars. Gibson's Melody Maker line was in competition with Fender's Mustang and Duo-Sonic II for a quality solid body electric at an affordable price. Unlike Fender's offerings, the Melody Maker actually had a full…
1968 Gibson ES-335tdc

1968 Gibson ES-335tdc

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…
The Fender custom color chart from 1964 and 1965

The Fender custom color chart from 1964 and 1965

Fender Color Chart 1964 The Fender color chart! This one is from 1964. I received this rare bit of Fender paper with a 1964 Fender Jaguar that was factory finished in super rare Black! Custom color Fender guitars are often misidentified as the wrong color. The difference in shades can…
1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

Here's one from the archives: a beautiful Gibson Les Paul Custom made in 1969! The story I have is that it was purchased new by a professional player in Jasper, Alabama. He played it a few years, replaced the tuners, bought other guitars, and eventually forgot about the Gibson Les…