1965 Fender Champ Amp

1965 Fender Champ Amp

This amp got me thinking. I wondered how many people alive today were alive when this 1965 Fender Champ Amp was made. So I asked Google. Google gave me lots of stats about world population numbers but Google spat back no concrete, easy answers. I love me some concrete, easy answers. But still, no love from Google. In the final analysis, the number doesn’t mean squat. What does mean squat is how this amp plays and…

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1958 Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

1958 Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

It’s still my birthday and my gift to myself is finding especially awesome guitars—pretty much what I do most days come to think of it—such as this American-made 1958 Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. Seller says it was made in early ’58 so she rocks all ’57 features, including her classic tobacco burst and skunk stripe. Better still, seller bought this beauty from the original owner and she is in excellent condition with her original hardshell case. She…

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1965 Fender Jaguar Electric Guitar

1965 Fender Jaguar Electric Guitar

There’s nothing like the real deal and deals don’t get much more real than an all original made in America 1965 Fender Jaguar Electric Guitar with its original hardshell case. I’ll repeat: she is all original including her pots and case. Jaguars have been played by everyone from the late, great and still mourned Kurt Cobain to Nels Cline of Wilco and Win Butler of Arcade Fire. They have a look and feel that launched a…

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Fender Musicmaster Electric Bass Guitar

Fender Musicmaster Electric Bass Guitar

Every once and a while I see something that presses my mental pause button. This Fender Musicmaster Electric Bass Guitar just hit it big time. Why? She’s been tinkered with and she presents you with the choice to keep and play her as is, restore her or just collect and admire her. Seller writes she was made in America in 1976 (our nation’s bicentennial—very patriotic) with a 30″ scale and a Rosewood fretboard. She’s got some play…

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1964 Fender Showman Tube Amp Head

1964 Fender Showman Tube Amp Head

Okay, how cool is this? A sweet-sounding 1964 Fender Showman Tube Amp Head with tremolo bringing 85 watts at 4 ohms. Being made in America in 1963 and finished in 1964, she’s certainly pre-CBS and her Tolex and grill cloth are in very good condition with just a few reminders of the road. She’s in excellent condition and is bedecked in the classic Blackface. She’s not all original but a good portion of her is:…

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Fender James Burton Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar

Fender James Burton Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar

Well dip me in chocolate and call me a bonbon, this Fender James Burton Artist Series Telecaster Electric Guitar from 1994 just eats me alive. How can there be so much gorgeous? Well, it is the namesake guitar of the “Master of the Telecaster,” James Burton. That’s the same James Burton who was introduced by his good friend Keith Richards when he entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Guys like that deserve guitars…

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Three Great Electric Guitars For Any Player

Three Great Electric Guitars For Any Player

Just as with people, every guitar is different. Each guitar sounds different, plays different, has different abilities, strengths and, yes, limitations. That’s why when players get bit by the guitar bug, they start acquiring instruments—so they can get the sound they’re hungering after. It’s even got a name: G.A.S. or Guitar Acquisition Syndrome. So here are three types of electric guitars you might want to consider adding to your collection to round it out some. 1….

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Five Great Electric Guitars for Graduation

Five Great Electric Guitars for Graduation

Now is the season when young folks wrap up their schooling and either proceed to the next level or join the work force. No matter their path, an excellent electric guitar is a great gift to keep minds focused, imaginations bright and fond memories secure. 1. G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar. From $351.98 74 reviewers give this axe a 4 1/2 star rating. That’s a lot of thumbs pointing up. G&L stand for George…

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Fender Telecaster USA Waylon Jennings Autographed Electric Guitar

Fender Telecaster USA Waylon Jennings Autographed Electric Guitar

Every once in a while I come across a guitar that just blindsides me. Today, the gobsmacking honors go to this Fender Telecaster the seller says was signed by Waylon Jennings. The seller doesn’t go much into detail about the particulars of the instrument, except as part of the general terms that “it is fully operational.” But that isn’t what makes this guitar cool. It’s the look, the feel, the lacing, the autograph and the certificate…

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