1976 Ibanez 2680 Bob Weir Professional Model

1976 Ibanez 2680 Bob Weir Professional Model

The mid to late 1970s was a golden age for guitar manufacturing in Japan. The US manufacturers were hard pressed to compete with the price and quality of product that Japan was making. This time period gave us some great collectible classic gear such as the Ibanez Artist guitar series…
1971 Maestro Echoplex EM-1 Groupmaster

1971 Maestro 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 the desirable EP-3 solid state preamp with the added functionality of a four input mixer and attractive large UV meter. The mixer allows the operator simultaneous…
1969 Fender Deluxe Reverb-Amp

1969 Fender Deluxe Reverb-Amp

The Reverb amplifiers that Fender was producing in the 1960s and 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 has…
1972 Fender Telecaster Left Handed

1972 Fender Telecaster Left Handed

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…
1969 Fender Mustang Competition Red

1969 Fender Mustang Competition Red

The Fender Mustang debuted in 1964 just as that Ford model of the same name came out. It wasn't until 1969 that the Mustang got a new paint job with racing stripes down upper bass bout. The Mustang only came in this configuration with matching headstock from 1969 to 1970. The Competition…
1963 Silvertone 1484

1963 Silvertone 1484

The Silvertone 1484 was manufactured by Danelectro for Sears and sold under the Silvertone brand. The 1484 features two 12″ Jensen speakers powered by a 12ax7 preamp and 6L6 power section. These amps have recently surged in popularity because of their use by Jack White, Beck, and anyone else who…
1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe

1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe

Fender must have been eyeing Seth Lover's Gibson made humbucker design for almost a decade and a half before they were able to get one of their own by 1971. Lover had already designed a wide range pickup but apparently Gibson didn't like it since the stock was sold to…
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…
1964 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

1964 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

Gibson began producing the FT-79 Texan immediately after the Epiphone buyout in 1957 by attaching leftover Epiphone necks to Gibson J-50 bodies. The result was essentially a long scale (25.5") J-50 with powerful yet sweet Gibson slope shoulder tone. When the New York made Epiphone laminate necks started running out,…