1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1957 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 1970s that the Jr kicked the student model image in favor of the bare bones rock and roll screamer that it's known to be today. With a solid Mahogany body, one…
1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

1957 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 1970s that the Jr kicked the student model image in favor of the bare bones rock and roll screamer that it's known to be today. With a solid Mahogany body, one…
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…
1973 Maestro Echoplex EP-3

1973 Maestro Echoplex EP-3

The Maestro Echoplex EP-3 debuted in 1970 as the next update in the Echoplex line. The early versions were made laminate pine cabinet, black top tape transport base and the legendary preamp circuit that has been copied by so many pedal manufacturers. Later EP-3s and EP-4s used a thicker, particle board cabinet…
1972 Echoplex EM-1 Groupmaster

1972 Echoplex EM-1 Groupmaster

The Echoplex EM-1 Groupmaster is a Mike Battle designed four channel mixer version of the storied EP-3 introduced ca. 1970. This rare tape echo combines two of the desirable EP-3 (Jimmy Page tone) preamps with the added functionality of a four input mixer and attractive large UV meter. The mixer allows the…
1947 Gibson L-7

1947 Gibson L-7

The Gibson L-7 model was a well constructed professional grade budget friendly archtop guitar. It went through many changes from its introduction in 1933 until its retirement in the early 1970s. The L-7 had a fair amount of fancy adornments for a budget model such as a script pearl inlay, multiple…
1972 Fender Deluxe Reverb

1972 Fender Deluxe Reverb

The Reverb amplifiers that Fender was producing in the 1960s and early 1970s became an industry standard for electric guitar tone at their introduction. The Deluxe Reverb is the most popular of the line with its manageable ~22 watt output and 12" speaker. The Reverb and Tremolo that this amp features…
1972 Maestro Echoplex EP-3

1972 Maestro Echoplex EP-3

The Maestro Echoplex EP-3 debuted in 1970 as the next update in the Echoplex line. The early versions were made laminate pine cabinet, black top tape transport base and the legendary preamp circuit that has been copied by so many pedal manufacturers. Later EP-3s and EP-4s used a thicker, particle board cabinet…
1969 Fender Telecaster Olympic White

1969 Fender Telecaster Olympic White

Leo Fender's Telecaster model broke boundaries and has remained a standard in both the vintage playing and collecting guitar arenas. The Telecaster has been in constant production since its introduction as the Broadcaster in 1951. The standard Telecaster went through modest changes for a Fender guitar throughout the early 1970s. The Telecaster…
1973 Fender Telecaster

1973 Fender Telecaster

It's amazing how Leo Fender got the Telecaster so right so early on in the electric guitar's history. What was original the Broadcaster became the Telecaster in 1951 because of a dispute with Gretsch and the model name for their drum kit at the time. The standard Telecaster went through modest…