1960 Fender Jazzmaster Blond

1960 Fender Jazzmaster Blond

Leo Fender's Jazzmaster model has gathered a cult following as a result of its unique offset styling, proprietary pickups/electronics, and smooth action tremolo tailpiece. Jazzmaster pickups are unique in that the coils are only 1/8" high but extend out to the edge of the almost inch wide bobbin. Fender's custom color…
1977 Gibson SG Standard

1977 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 Standard featured a solid…
1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson's Les Paul Junior model was introduced in 1954 as an entry level student model electric guitar. It wasn't until the late 1960s that the Junior kicked the student model image in favor of the bare bones rock and roll screamer that it's known to be today. The Junior is known for…
1960 Gibson SG Special

1960 Gibson SG Special

Gibson's "SG" model name made its debut in mid 1959 with the SG Special. It was the exact same guitar as the Les Paul Special utilizing the double cutaway LP body but devoid of the "Les Paul" signature on the headstock and a pearl inlaid Gibson logo instead of the silk…
1964 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

1964 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

From the 1961 Epiphone catalog: "Texan: A jumbo flat-top guitar with booming voice, fine response, 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 with distinctive…
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…
1960 De Armond R5t with foot switch

1960 De Armond R5t with foot switch

From the June 1960 De Armond 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 them.…
1965 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

1965 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

From the 1961 Epiphone catalog: "Texan: A jumbo flat-top guitar with booming voice, fine response, 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 with distinctive…
1954 Martin 00-17

1954 Martin 00-17

The Martin 00-17 model has been a great small body flat-top that's flown under the radar since its reintroduction as a 14 fret model in 1934. By that time, the style 17 designation indicated a solid Mahogany top, back and sides with very few trimmings in order for Martin to…
1967 Gibson SG Standard

1967 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…