1959 Gibson Vintage Guitar Case Es 335 Hollowbody W/ Bigsby Lifton Made In Usa

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1959 Gibson Vintage Guitar Case Es 335 Hollowbody W/ Bigsby Lifton Made In Usa

1959 GIBSON Vintage GUITAR Case.  16 1/2" lower bout.  Fits the ES-335 w/ Bigsby.  100% original and intact with all hardware.  Good, sturdy, usable condition with some cosmetic wear / age.   The usual dings, dents & scratches are present...as well as some peeling & fraying of the trim & covering in a few places.  The hardware shows varying degrees of rust & pitting, but is still shiny & it all works as it should.  The handle looks like it is missing the leather covering and someone has left duct tape in it's place.  It appears as though all of the metal framework is still present.  Inside is still quite plush and colorful with the usual age and wear in certain areas.  Original Lifton label still present.
$20 FLAT RATE SHIPPING IN THE US!  Please pay immediately after purchase.
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1964 Gretsch Vintage Guitar Case Country Gentleman Falcon Bigsby 6122

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1964 Gretsch Vintage Guitar Case Country Gentleman Falcon Bigsby 6122

1964 GRETSCH Vintage GUITAR Case.  17 1/2" lower bout.  It should fit the Country Gentleman and maybe the Falcon.  100% original and intact with all hardware.  Good, sturdy, usable condition with some cosmetic wear / age.   The usual dings, dents & scratches are present...as well as some peeling up of the tolex in a few places.  The hardware shows varying degrees of rust & pitting, but is still shiny & it all works as it should.   Inside is still quite plush and colorful with the usual age and wear in certain areas.
$20 FLAT RATE SHIPPING IN THE US!  Please pay immediately after purchase.
Be sure to check our other items!  Ebay seller: ggandelvis

1950s Teisco Ep 3 Japan Vintage Guitar W/ Original Case And Video Demo!!

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1950s Teisco Ep 3 Japan Vintage Guitar W/ Original Case And Video Demo!!

       
       
       
       

The video up there is of this very guitar for sale.  For those who don't know me, I just finished up a book about the history of Japanese electric guitars.  I've been playing, collecting, and restoring these guitars for quite a long time now and now that my book is completed I'm going to be selling off the last of my collection from now until the end of the summer.  Some of these guitars seriously belong in a museum!  Especially this one here which is probably the rarest of all Teisco guitars ever made.  There was a great book written in Japanese about 20 years ago called "Bizarre Guitars of the 1960s" and as I researched my own book I became friends with the author.  He helped me in plenty of ways, but one of the ways he helped was to supply me with old images of catalogs and advertisements. Once he passed along the oldest Teisco advertisement in his collection, coming from a Japanese music publication and dating to 1954.  And that's when I saw this guitar… and I thought "Hey!  I have one of those!!"  I had planned on keeping this guitar forever, but I just can't keep them all and with a little bit of a heavy heart I'm going to pass this one along.

I wrote an article about this particular guitar and I'll do a lot of copy and pasting here for this listing.  I will say that when I visited Japan recently I was able to show the pictures and video of this guitar to one of the original Teisco employees and he was amazed that one of these EP-3 guitars still existed!  It was really awesome hearing his stories about how they attached electronics in the old days and how they made all these parts by hand, even guitar strings!!  The old metal logo was hand engraved by one of his sons!  Anyway, let's talk about this guitar.

I bought this guitar from a fine repairman and good friend, Scott Frielich.  He owned Top Shelf Music in Buffalo NY for many years.  One of his good friends was Jim Fisch (author and guitar collector) and this Teisco was one of the last of Jim’s big collection of vintage hollowbody guitars.  This EP-3 was sitting in Scott’s shop when we decided to fix it up and get it playable again.  The guitar was in good condition overall and was structurally sound in many ways.  What it did develop over the years were several stable cracks in the top and bottom.  Scott’s been fixing old Martin guitars for years and is pretty much a master guitar tech/luthier.  He was able to close up the cracks with a humidity bag and add cleats to stabilize the areas.  The single pickup was unlike anything I’d ever seen.  Thankfully it was still working, but the internal wiring had slowly disintegrated over the years, so this old gal needed a complete rewire.  Check out that pickup!!  It reads out at 4.56k and the thing is punchy as all heck.  See those adjusting screws?  Scott got this guitar playing very well by adding some heat and clamps to the neck (which is a wonderful 50s style profile).  So what we have here is a true relic from the earliest days of the most popular Japanese guitar maker of the 50s and 60s.  These guitars bodies were made by a very old Japanese guitar company called Maruha Gakki, and at that time these guitars were never meant for export or to survive North American climates.  These guitars just didn't stand the test of time.  Well, I've never seen another one of these guitars, either here or in Japan.  Never.  I have friends all over Japan looking for old and interesting guitars for me and I know some serious collectors in Japan who have all come to a consensus that this is simply a rare guitar that's not seen anymore.  Not many were made and even less have survived.

Please check out the pics for the condition.  It's not mint, and it has plenty of wear… but it does exist and it does play.  Even crazier is I have the original case!  Not pictured, but it's a light brown tolex and it's missing the handle.  If it really matters to you I'll take a pic. Just ask.

By the way, check out my other items!!  I always have some interesting guitars for you fellow vintage nuts!

Please read before bidding- I'm real easy to deal with, but communication is the key. I don't really like to deal with 0 feedback, or real low feedback bidders. I'd rather you build up your feedback and then come to me. But if you really want to bid, and you have low feedback, e-mail first as a courtesy.  I only accept Paypal because it's quick, but you should have a confirmed address. This is also important! Should it sell, I'll pack it nicely and ship it insured as quick as I can. Ask all the questions you want before or during bidding! Lastly, there will be no returns, but that being said, this guitar works fine so there shouldn't be any worries! I really pride myself on being honest, and I pack really well! I'm charging a flat $40 for shipping.  Check my feedback, especially from buyers. Cheers!

International Bidders- I use the ebay international shipping program, and ebay sets the shipping costs for you.  On my end, I ship the guitar to the central USA ebay shipping hub, and then ebay will ship the guitar to you.

1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard Vintage Guitar 1957 1958 W/ Original Case & Manual

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1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard Vintage Guitar 1957 1958 W/ Original Case & Manual

Up for a buy it now or best offer is a super cool 1968 to 58-57 conversion Gibson Les Paul Standard. This guitar, serial # 522133 is absolutely amazing, I have owned and played it for about 10 years, but have not been playing much anymore so I am selling off some of my personal stuff. Here is the story. I bought it years ago(at least 10), the guitar retains all of its untampered with original finish, except the top of the body (just the gold). It was already routed (poorly) for humbuckers when I bought it, and had 2 mini switches for the Dual Sound DiMarzios that were in it between the vol and tone pots. The gold top was stripped of its finish, but the back, sides, headstock and neck all had and still have their ORIGINAL un-tampered with finish, NO overspray, NO touchups, no nothing. The top was natural, with sunflowers and hummingbirds painted on it!!!! Other than this, it still had all its original parts.  Anyway, I pulled it apart and sent it to RS Guitarworks to have the routes filled and re-routed properly for humbuckers, have the mini switch holes filled, and have them do a slightly aged goldtop TOP REFIN ONLY to match the wear and checking of the rest of the original finish on the guitar, which turned out pretty good! The guitar had all 50s hardware then installed including an original set of 59-60 double cream PAFs. I have since sold them and the tailpiece and bridge. The guitar as it now sits has an amazing sounding set of very early Gibson 57 reissue nickel PAFS (classic and classic+), that absolutely sound incredible in this guitar. The bridge is an old and worn generic nickel ABR 1 type (the guitar also comes with a chrome pat # Gibson bridge missing the saddles), an ORIGINAL 59 wide bevel rolled plastic truss cover (I can swap it out for the original 3 ply cover that actually came on this guitar if the buyer would prefer that), an ORIGINAL 58 LP JR 3 ply jack plate, and an ORIGINAL 1959 amber bakelite 3 way switch tip. These early 68s used the exact same cut plastic for the pickguard and control covers as the 50s LPs not the moulded 69 and later stuff, and this guitar still retains its original control covers (same as the 52-58 gold tops) and pickguard, but that was perfectly cut to fit the humbuckers. The black THIN rhythm/treble ring is from a 58 LP Special or a 68 Les Paul Custom (I cant remember!). The tailpiece is a very recent Gibson Historic Nickel/aluminum, slightly aged, with the hard to find historically accurate LONG studs. Pickup rings are M-69 reissues. The rest of the hardware (all screws, nuts, washers, knob pointers, tuners, wiring harness, pots, 3 way switch, gold reflector knobs, bridge posts, and height adjusters) are original to THIS guitar as shipped from Gibson in 1968. The pots are side date stamped, either the 20th or 26th week of 68, kinda hard to read. The guitar is the perfect LP weight and weighs in at 9 lbs even. There has NEVER been any structural damage, cracks or repairs to the guitar. The 1 11/16" nut width neck has the less full 59 profile, not as thin as a 60, but not as fat as the 58s and some 59s I've played. It is laser striaght, the frets are original and still in good condition. The guitar comes shipped in its very nice original hard case, along with its original owners manual!!!! NO RECENT HISTORIC LP WILL EVER COME EVEN CLOSE TO THIS GUITAR IN TONE, OR COOLNEST FACTOR, GUARANTEED!!!!! Shipping will always be combined when possible! Shipping will be fairly expensive due to the value with full insurance. International bidders MUST contact me first prior to bidding, or I will cancel or not entertain any offers. Please call if you want to discuss this in person, thanks, Rob 315 298 6797.  Please check out my other auctions for more vintage guitars, banjos and parts.
CHECK OUT THE OTHER COOL AND RARE GUITARS I ALSO HAVE LISTED ON EBAY!!!!
INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS MUST CONTACT ME FIRST PRIOR TO BIDDING!!!!

BIDDERS WITH LESS THAN 10 POSITIVE FEEDBACKS MUST CONTACT ME PRIOR TO LEAVING A BID, OTHERWISE I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID.
 
Please do not bid if you are not going to pay for the item. All non paying bidders will be reported to ebay and the appropriate feedback left.

All items are accurately described, therefore no returns are excepted. Payment to be made within 3 days. Shipments will be made within 3 days of monies clearing via USPS. Buyer to pay all shipping costs. No zero or bidders w/ less than a 98% rating will be considered w/out contacting me first. Should any damage happen during shipping, buyer agrees to provide photographs of all packaging and damage.  Insurance claims will be handled as quickly as possible via USPS.

Vintage Rare 1960s Gibson Guitars Pick Of The Stars Case Picks Case Candy Wow

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Vintage Rare 1960s Gibson Guitars Pick Of The Stars Case Picks Case Candy Wow

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Today I am offering a 1960's Ultimate Gibson Case Candy item...A Gibson Guitar Pick of the Stars Guitar Pick Case with two vintage Gibson used picks that came in it..WOW!!

The Picks are used and the black oval pick looks like it was chewed on a little but still usable. These were the same picks I used when I was 10 in 1962..the picks alone are highly sought after and you never see these cases offered...

What a great item for your vintage Les Paul, Burst, SG, Firebird, ES335 or any Gibson guitar case.... These just don't come up very often...Grab it quick..

Check it out.....Also, keep an eye on my auctions...I have lots to offer this week including other cool parts...I am cleaning out the shop...again...LOL...... See My other Auctions...

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No waiting for an auction to see if you won...if you need it...Grab it...I have a great Buy it Now on this one...I usually keep these but you are the lucky ones..I have a few now so this one I will share..Be sure to check my other auctions..these always sell fast.....

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Now this Pick Case is old and used so it will be sold as-is... but will delight the lucky bid winner..check my feedbacks ...These will be no exception...The lucky bid winner pays $6.50 shipping for lower 48...it will be carefully packed and shipped ....all others please ask....

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1970s Vintage Guitar Hard Case Black Lightweight

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1970s Vintage Guitar Hard Case Black Lightweight

1970's Vintage Guitar Hard Case black lightweight

Don't know much about this case. See pictures for details.

1965 Gibson Melody Maker 2 Pu Set Neck Lite! 5lbs 6oz 65 Vintage Guitar W/case

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1965 Gibson Melody Maker 2 Pu Set Neck Lite! 5lbs 6oz 65 Vintage Guitar W/case

1965 Gibson Melody Maker 

Made in the USA in 1965

Two pickups / Volume tone controls / 3 way switch

Set neck /  Was made into a hardtail hence the 3 vibrato holes

upgraded Grover machine head tuners hence the extra Kluson holes

Great sounding vintage Gibson / Plays super smooth with excellent action / Frets and fingerboard look and feel excellent

Weight is 5 pounds 6 ounces / Finish has been stripped to a nice natural look.   Headstock has not been refinished 

Comes with the original soft shell case for super safe shipping

 

Thank you for looking

Penco 1974 Acoustic Vintage Guitar With Original Case

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Penco 1974 Acoustic Vintage Guitar With Original Case

Selling A wonderful playing and sounding Instrument.   This Guitar was distributed  from the Philadelphia Music Co .It was in our family for years since 1974 when it was purchased.(((( I just looked over my listing and i forgot to put ...purchased From the philadelphia music co. Limerick Pa .)))). what i understand they only made these guitars 4 years due to a Martin guitar Lawsuit.I Know they came through with spruce tops.It has NO BRIDGE LIFTING OR WARPAGE....It has been set up and has new strings on it..The sound is very comparable to my martin D28 very rich and well in tune.Iam asking $500 Because its worth it, Just because it says Penco and not Martin just plays on the brain..I also play the trumpet and i play an old Couesnon sounds better than my Bach 37,,Oh well the bach is worth $2000.00 and the Couesnon is worth $300.00 But sounds better and plays better.The same with guitars.If you buy it you will agree If it dont sell Iam just going to keep it,,,Thanks for watching . P.S (The Acoustic guitar forum) has info on the Penco acoustic guitars.

1950s Teisco Ep 3 Japan Vintage Guitar W/ Original Case And Video Demo!!

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1950s Teisco Ep 3 Japan Vintage Guitar W/ Original Case And Video Demo!!

       
       
       
       

The video up there is of this very guitar for sale.  For those who don't know me, I just finished up a book about the history of Japanese electric guitars.  I've been playing, collecting, and restoring these guitars for quite a long time now and now that my book is completed I'm going to be selling off the last of my collection from now until the end of the summer.  Some of these guitars seriously belong in a museum!  Especially this one here which is probably the rarest of all Teisco guitars ever made.  There was a great book written in Japanese about 20 years ago called "Bizarre Guitars of the 1960s" and as I researched my own book I became friends with the author.  He helped me in plenty of ways, but one of the ways he helped was to supply me with old images of catalogs and advertisements. Once he passed along the oldest Teisco advertisement in his collection, coming from a Japanese music publication and dating to 1954.  And that's when I saw this guitar… and I thought "Hey!  I have one of those!!"  I had planned on keeping this guitar forever, but I just can't keep them all and with a little bit of a heavy heart I'm going to pass this one along.

I wrote an article about this particular guitar and I'll do a lot of copy and pasting here for this listing.  I will say that when I visited Japan recently I was able to show the pictures and video of this guitar to one of the original Teisco employees and he was amazed that one of these EP-3 guitars still existed!  It was really awesome hearing his stories about how they attached electronics in the old days and how they made all these parts by hand, even guitar strings!!  The old metal logo was hand engraved by one of his sons!  Anyway, let's talk about this guitar.

I bought this guitar from a fine repairman and good friend, Scott Frielich.  He owned Top Shelf Music in Buffalo NY for many years.  One of his good friends was Jim Fisch (author and guitar collector) and this Teisco was one of the last of Jim’s big collection of vintage hollowbody guitars.  This EP-3 was sitting in Scott’s shop when we decided to fix it up and get it playable again.  The guitar was in good condition overall and was structurally sound in many ways.  What it did develop over the years were several stable cracks in the top and bottom.  Scott’s been fixing old Martin guitars for years and is pretty much a master guitar tech/luthier.  He was able to close up the cracks with a humidity bag and add cleats to stabilize the areas.  The single pickup was unlike anything I’d ever seen.  Thankfully it was still working, but the internal wiring had slowly disintegrated over the years, so this old gal needed a complete rewire.  Check out that pickup!!  It reads out at 4.56k and the thing is punchy as all heck.  See those adjusting screws?  Scott got this guitar playing very well by adding some heat and clamps to the neck (which is a wonderful 50s style profile).  So what we have here is a true relic from the earliest days of the most popular Japanese guitar maker of the 50s and 60s.  These guitars bodies were made by a very old Japanese guitar company called Maruha Gakki, and at that time these guitars were never meant for export or to survive North American climates.  These guitars just didn't stand the test of time.  Well, I've never seen another one of these guitars, either here or in Japan.  Never.  I have friends all over Japan looking for old and interesting guitars for me and I know some serious collectors in Japan who have all come to a consensus that this is simply a rare guitar that's not seen anymore.  Not many were made and even less have survived.

Please check out the pics for the condition.  It's not mint, and it has plenty of wear… but it does exist and it does play.  Even crazier is I have the original case!  Not pictured, but it's a light brown tolex and it's missing the handle.  If it really matters to you I'll take a pic. Just ask.

By the way, check out my other items!!  I always have some interesting guitars for you fellow vintage nuts!

Please read before bidding- I'm real easy to deal with, but communication is the key. I don't really like to deal with 0 feedback, or real low feedback bidders. I'd rather you build up your feedback and then come to me. But if you really want to bid, and you have low feedback, e-mail first as a courtesy.  I only accept Paypal because it's quick, but you should have a confirmed address. This is also important! Should it sell, I'll pack it nicely and ship it insured as quick as I can. Ask all the questions you want before or during bidding! Lastly, there will be no returns, but that being said, this guitar works fine so there shouldn't be any worries! I really pride myself on being honest, and I pack really well! I'm charging a flat $40 for shipping.  Check my feedback, especially from buyers. Cheers!

International Bidders- I use the ebay international shipping program, and ebay sets the shipping costs for you.  On my end, I ship the guitar to the central USA ebay shipping hub, and then ebay will ship the guitar to you.

1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard Vintage Guitar 1957 1958 W/ Original Case & Manual

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1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard Vintage Guitar 1957 1958 W/ Original Case & Manual

Up for a buy it now or best offer is a super cool 1968 to 58-57 conversion Gibson Les Paul Standard. This guitar, serial # 522133 is absolutely amazing, I have owned and played it for about 10 years, but have not been playing much anymore so I am selling off some of my personal stuff. Here is the story. I bought it years ago(at least 10), the guitar retains all of its untampered with original finish, except the top of the body (just the gold). It was already routed (poorly) for humbuckers when I bought it, and had 2 mini switches for the Dual Sound DiMarzios that were in it between the vol and tone pots. The gold top was stripped of its finish, but the back, sides, headstock and neck all had and still have their ORIGINAL un-tampered with finish, NO overspray, NO touchups, no nothing. The top was natural, with sunflowers and hummingbirds painted on it!!!! Other than this, it still had all its original parts.  Anyway, I pulled it apart and sent it to RS Guitarworks to have the routes filled and re-routed properly for humbuckers, have the mini switch holes filled, and have them do a slightly aged goldtop TOP REFIN ONLY to match the wear and checking of the rest of the original finish on the guitar, which turned out pretty good! The guitar had all 50s hardware then installed including an original set of 59-60 double cream PAFs. I have since sold them and the tailpiece and bridge. The guitar as it now sits has an amazing sounding set of very early Gibson 57 reissue nickel PAFS (classic and classic+), that absolutely sound incredible in this guitar. The bridge is an old and worn generic nickel ABR 1 type (the guitar also comes with a chrome pat # Gibson bridge missing the saddles), an ORIGINAL 59 wide bevel rolled plastic truss cover (I can swap it out for the original 3 ply cover that actually came on this guitar if the buyer would prefer that), an ORIGINAL 58 LP JR 3 ply jack plate, and an ORIGINAL 1959 amber bakelite 3 way switch tip. These early 68s used the exact same cut plastic for the pickguard and control covers as the 50s LPs not the moulded 69 and later stuff, and this guitar still retains its original control covers (same as the 52-58 gold tops) and pickguard, but that was perfectly cut to fit the humbuckers. The black THIN rhythm/treble ring is from a 58 LP Special or a 68 Les Paul Custom (I cant remember!). The tailpiece is a very recent Gibson Historic Nickel/aluminum, slightly aged, with the hard to find historically accurate LONG studs. Pickup rings are M-69 reissues. The rest of the hardware (all screws, nuts, washers, knob pointers, tuners, wiring harness, pots, 3 way switch, gold reflector knobs, bridge posts, and height adjusters) are original to THIS guitar as shipped from Gibson in 1968. The pots are side date stamped, either the 20th or 26th week of 68, kinda hard to read. The guitar is the perfect LP weight and weighs in at 9 lbs even. There has NEVER been any structural damage, cracks or repairs to the guitar. The 1 11/16" nut width neck has the less full 59 profile, not as thin as a 60, but not as fat as the 58s and some 59s I've played. It is laser striaght, the frets are original and still in good condition. The guitar comes shipped in its very nice original hard case, along with its original owners manual!!!! NO RECENT HISTORIC LP WILL EVER COME EVEN CLOSE TO THIS GUITAR IN TONE, OR COOLNEST FACTOR, GUARANTEED!!!!! Shipping will always be combined when possible! Shipping will be fairly expensive due to the value with full insurance. International bidders MUST contact me first prior to bidding, or I will cancel or not entertain any offers. Please call if you want to discuss this in person, thanks, Rob 315 298 6797.  Please check out my other auctions for more vintage guitars, banjos and parts.
CHECK OUT THE OTHER COOL AND RARE GUITARS I ALSO HAVE LISTED ON EBAY!!!!
INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS MUST CONTACT ME FIRST PRIOR TO BIDDING!!!!

BIDDERS WITH LESS THAN 10 POSITIVE FEEDBACKS MUST CONTACT ME PRIOR TO LEAVING A BID, OTHERWISE I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID.
 
Please do not bid if you are not going to pay for the item. All non paying bidders will be reported to ebay and the appropriate feedback left.

All items are accurately described, therefore no returns are excepted. Payment to be made within 3 days. Shipments will be made within 3 days of monies clearing via USPS. Buyer to pay all shipping costs. No zero or bidders w/ less than a 98% rating will be considered w/out contacting me first. Should any damage happen during shipping, buyer agrees to provide photographs of all packaging and damage.  Insurance claims will be handled as quickly as possible via USPS.

Kay Acoustic  Vintage Guitar 1959 With Painted Pick Guard And Soft Case

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Kay Acoustic  Vintage Guitar 1959 With Painted Pick Guard And Soft Case

Kay Vintage Acoustic Guitar 1959 with Painted Pick Guard $100.00
The guitar is in good condition with a few chips and nicks that can be repaired.Needs new strings/missing one metal string winder.  Please view photos.  Selling as is.  Soft zip case included.

S&H in U.S. $18.00

Vintage Guitar Vantage Va900 Neck thru Active Electronics Japan 80s Orig Case!

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Vintage Guitar Vantage Va900 Neck thru Active Electronics Japan 80s Orig Case!

Up for auction is this extremely rare 79/80's Japanese Matsumoku Vantage VA900 Solid body neck-through-body Guitar. This guitar has the Super Rare carved cavity compartment for the two 9-volt batteries. Guitar's action and sound is versatile and the quality is spot on with the early Ibanez vintage models. Definitely inspired by ALEMBIC. Quality and workmanship is unbelievable. Solid brass hardware, including the back plates, make this superior to the Ibanez Musician Models regarding finish maintenance and corrosion. Guitar plays awesome with no buzzing, frets are tight and meaty with minimal wear. Fretboard has some wear pockets on the first 4 or 5 frets, but doesn't affect sound or play. There are a few very tiny finish dings that can be dropped filled and buffed out. They are pictured and hard to see. Guitar is mint otherwise with all original wiring. I added the stronger battery terminal connectors so that its easier to swap out batteries without worrying about damaging the connectors.

I have 70 some pictures of this guitar on Photo-bucket but I'm unable to add them to this listing. Email or call me 24/7 and I will give you the link.
This is the nicest VA900 I have seen and it's their Flagship HOLY GRAIL model!

Catalog Write-up
Top-of-the-line" instrument in every sense of the word, the Vantage VA900 virtuoso solid body guitar offers the discriminating player superlative construction and finishing work, the finest woods available and a multifaceted active/passive electronic system representing the most quiet, state-of-the-art design available today. The neck-through-body "transmit" design provides the ultimate in stability and sustain. The special active/passive circuitry consists of an active preamp providing up to 13 dB of boost to overdrive your sound and an active equalization/tone control offering a total of ±25 dB of tone shaping. Two custom-designed Vantage #600GD humbucking pickups produce a powerful and articulated sound. A coil tap and phaser reversal switch help to further modify the sound.

Specifications    Data
Scale length    25½ inches
Number of frets    24
Neck (material & construction)    Three pieces of laminated maple with two walnut stripes and a multilayer center of ask, walnut and maple running the entire length of the guitar in the "transmit" style design.
Adjustable truss rod.
Fingerboard    Rosewood with a brass nut.
Body (material & construction)    Multi-layered ash, walnut and maple with two walnut strings.
Finish    Matte oak finish.
Pickups    Two Vantage 600GD custom-engineered humbucking pickups.
Circuitry    Preamp volume boost and active tone equalization.
Controls and switches    Master volume
Active treble & bass control
Coil tap / phase / boost / pickup selector switches.
LED indicates low battery level (two 9 volt)
Machine heads    Gold-plated, die-cast precision tuners.
Control knobs    Brass with groove grip.
Bridge / tailpiece    Brass adjustable combination bridge / tailpiece.

1950s Teisco Ep 3 Japan Vintage Guitar W/ Original Case And Video Demo!!

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1950s Teisco Ep 3 Japan Vintage Guitar W/ Original Case And Video Demo!!

       
       
       
       

The video up there is of this very guitar for sale.  For those who don't know me, I just finished up a book about the history of Japanese electric guitars.  I've been playing, collecting, and restoring these guitars for quite a long time now and now that my book is completed I'm going to be selling off the last of my collection from now until the end of the summer.  Some of these guitars seriously belong in a museum!  Especially this one here which is probably the rarest of all Teisco guitars ever made.  There was a great book written in Japanese about 20 years ago called "Bizarre Guitars of the 1960s" and as I researched my own book I became friends with the author.  He helped me in plenty of ways, but one of the ways he helped was to supply me with old images of catalogs and advertisements. Once he passed along the oldest Teisco advertisement in his collection, coming from a Japanese music publication and dating to 1954.  And that's when I saw this guitar… and I thought "Hey!  I have one of those!!"  I had planned on keeping this guitar forever, but I just can't keep them all and with a little bit of a heavy heart I'm going to pass this one along.

I wrote an article about this particular guitar and I'll do a lot of copy and pasting here for this listing.  I will say that when I visited Japan recently I was able to show the pictures and video of this guitar to one of the original Teisco employees and he was amazed that one of these EP-3 guitars still existed!  It was really awesome hearing his stories about how they attached electronics in the old days and how they made all these parts by hand, even guitar strings!!  The old metal logo was hand engraved by one of his sons!  Anyway, let's talk about this guitar.

I bought this guitar from a fine repairman and good friend, Scott Frielich.  He owned Top Shelf Music in Buffalo NY for many years.  One of his good friends was Jim Fisch (author and guitar collector) and this Teisco was one of the last of Jim’s big collection of vintage hollowbody guitars.  This EP-3 was sitting in Scott’s shop when we decided to fix it up and get it playable again.  The guitar was in good condition overall and was structurally sound in many ways.  What it did develop over the years were several stable cracks in the top and bottom.  Scott’s been fixing old Martin guitars for years and is pretty much a master guitar tech/luthier.  He was able to close up the cracks with a humidity bag and add cleats to stabilize the areas.  The single pickup was unlike anything I’d ever seen.  Thankfully it was still working, but the internal wiring had slowly disintegrated over the years, so this old gal needed a complete rewire.  Check out that pickup!!  It reads out at 4.56k and the thing is punchy as all heck.  See those adjusting screws?  Scott got this guitar playing very well by adding some heat and clamps to the neck (which is a wonderful 50s style profile).  So what we have here is a true relic from the earliest days of the most popular Japanese guitar maker of the 50s and 60s.  These guitars bodies were made by a very old Japanese guitar company called Maruha Gakki, and at that time these guitars were never meant for export or to survive North American climates.  These guitars just didn't stand the test of time.  Well, I've never seen another one of these guitars, either here or in Japan.  Never.  I have friends all over Japan looking for old and interesting guitars for me and I know some serious collectors in Japan who have all come to a consensus that this is simply a rare guitar that's not seen anymore.  Not many were made and even less have survived.

Please check out the pics for the condition.  It's not mint, and it has plenty of wear… but it does exist and it does play.  Even crazier is I have the original case!  Not pictured, but it's a light brown tolex and it's missing the handle.  If it really matters to you I'll take a pic. Just ask.

By the way, check out my other items!!  I always have some interesting guitars for you fellow vintage nuts!

Please read before bidding- I'm real easy to deal with, but communication is the key. I don't really like to deal with 0 feedback, or real low feedback bidders. I'd rather you build up your feedback and then come to me. But if you really want to bid, and you have low feedback, e-mail first as a courtesy.  I only accept Paypal because it's quick, but you should have a confirmed address. This is also important! Should it sell, I'll pack it nicely and ship it insured as quick as I can. Ask all the questions you want before or during bidding! Lastly, there will be no returns, but that being said, this guitar works fine so there shouldn't be any worries! I really pride myself on being honest, and I pack really well! I'm charging a flat $40 for shipping.  Check my feedback, especially from buyers. Cheers!

International Bidders- I use the ebay international shipping program, and ebay sets the shipping costs for you.  On my end, I ship the guitar to the central USA ebay shipping hub, and then ebay will ship the guitar to you.

1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard Vintage Guitar 1957 1958 W/ Original Case & Manual

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1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard Vintage Guitar 1957 1958 W/ Original Case & Manual

Up for a buy it now or best offer is a super cool 1968 to 58-57 conversion Gibson Les Paul Standard. This guitar, serial # 522133 is absolutely amazing, I have owned and played it for about 10 years, but have not been playing much anymore so I am selling off some of my personal stuff. Here is the story. I bought it years ago(at least 10), the guitar retains all of its untampered with original finish, except the top of the body (just the gold). It was already routed (poorly) for humbuckers when I bought it, and had 2 mini switches for the Dual Sound DiMarzios that were in it between the vol and tone pots. The gold top was stripped of its finish, but the back, sides, headstock and neck all had and still have their ORIGINAL un-tampered with finish, NO overspray, NO touchups, no nothing. The top was natural, with sunflowers and hummingbirds painted on it!!!! Other than this, it still had all its original parts.  Anyway, I pulled it apart and sent it to RS Guitarworks to have the routes filled and re-routed properly for humbuckers, have the mini switch holes filled, and have them do a slightly aged goldtop TOP REFIN ONLY to match the wear and checking of the rest of the original finish on the guitar, which turned out pretty good! The guitar had all 50s hardware then installed including an original set of 59-60 double cream PAFs. I have since sold them and the tailpiece and bridge. The guitar as it now sits has an amazing sounding set of very early Gibson 57 reissue nickel PAFS (classic and classic+), that absolutely sound incredible in this guitar. The bridge is an old and worn generic nickel ABR 1 type (the guitar also comes with a chrome pat # Gibson bridge missing the saddles), an ORIGINAL 59 wide bevel rolled plastic truss cover (I can swap it out for the original 3 ply cover that actually came on this guitar if the buyer would prefer that), an ORIGINAL 58 LP JR 3 ply jack plate, and an ORIGINAL 1959 amber bakelite 3 way switch tip. These early 68s used the exact same cut plastic for the pickguard and control covers as the 50s LPs not the moulded 69 and later stuff, and this guitar still retains its original control covers (same as the 52-58 gold tops) and pickguard, but that was perfectly cut to fit the humbuckers. The black THIN rhythm/treble ring is from a 58 LP Special or a 68 Les Paul Custom (I cant remember!). The tailpiece is a very recent Gibson Historic Nickel/aluminum, slightly aged, with the hard to find historically accurate LONG studs. Pickup rings are M-69 reissues. The rest of the hardware (all screws, nuts, washers, knob pointers, tuners, wiring harness, pots, 3 way switch, gold reflector knobs, bridge posts, and height adjusters) are original to THIS guitar as shipped from Gibson in 1968. The pots are side date stamped, either the 20th or 26th week of 68, kinda hard to read. The guitar is the perfect LP weight and weighs in at 9 lbs even. There has NEVER been any structural damage, cracks or repairs to the guitar. The 1 11/16" nut width neck has the less full 59 profile, not as thin as a 60, but not as fat as the 58s and some 59s I've played. It is laser striaght, the frets are original and still in good condition. The guitar comes shipped in its very nice original hard case, along with its original owners manual!!!! NO RECENT HISTORIC LP WILL EVER COME EVEN CLOSE TO THIS GUITAR IN TONE, OR COOLNEST FACTOR, GUARANTEED!!!!! Shipping will always be combined when possible! Shipping will be fairly expensive due to the value with full insurance. International bidders MUST contact me first prior to bidding, or I will cancel or not entertain any offers. Please call if you want to discuss this in person, thanks, Rob 315 298 6797.  Please check out my other auctions for more vintage guitars, banjos and parts.
CHECK OUT THE OTHER COOL AND RARE GUITARS I ALSO HAVE LISTED ON EBAY!!!!
INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS MUST CONTACT ME FIRST PRIOR TO BIDDING!!!!

BIDDERS WITH LESS THAN 10 POSITIVE FEEDBACKS MUST CONTACT ME PRIOR TO LEAVING A BID, OTHERWISE I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID.
 
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All items are accurately described, therefore no returns are excepted. Payment to be made within 3 days. Shipments will be made within 3 days of monies clearing via USPS. Buyer to pay all shipping costs. No zero or bidders w/ less than a 98% rating will be considered w/out contacting me first. Should any damage happen during shipping, buyer agrees to provide photographs of all packaging and damage.  Insurance claims will be handled as quickly as possible via USPS.

1959 Gibson Melody Maker 3/4 With Case Great Little Vintage Guitar

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1959 Gibson Melody Maker 3/4 With Case Great Little Vintage Guitar

What a cool little guitar. It has the desirable “bigger” single coil pickup. There are nicks, dings and checking, but no cracks or anything out of the ordinary for a guitar this age. The frets and fingerboard are in great shape. A couple of the tuner buttons are bent. I can’t read the pot codes, but the pots are original and the bumble bee cap is there. The bridge, truss rod cover (and screws), knobs and strap buttons have been changed, all else is original. It's the 3/4 sized 22 3/4 inch scale, and the nut width is 1 9/16. I'm including a period correct"gator" case, but I don't think it's original to this guitar. It looks to be from an early to mid 60's full scale length melody maker. $59.99 shipping is for Continental USA 48 states only. Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii will be more. Sorry, no international shipping on this. 

Penco 1974 Acoustic Vintage Guitar With Original Case

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Penco 1974 Acoustic Vintage Guitar With Original Case

Selling A wonderful playing and sounding Instrument.   This Guitar was distributed  from the Philadelphia Music Co .It was in our family for years since 1974 when it was purchased.From what i understand they only made these guitars 4 years due to a Martin guitar Lawsuit.I Know they came through with spruce tops.It has NO BRIDGE LIFTING OR WARPAGE....It has been set up and has new strings on it..The sound is very comparable to my martin D28 very rich and well in tune.Iam asking $500 Because its worth it, Just because it says Penco and not Martin just plays on the brain..I also play the trumpet and i play an old Couesnon sounds better than my Bach 37,,Oh well the bach is worth $2000.00 and the Couesnon is worth $300.00 But sounds better and plays better.The same with guitars.If you buy it you will agree If it dont sell Iam just going to keep it,,,Thanks for watching . P.S (The Acoustic guitar forum) has info on the Penco acoustic guitars.

1970s Gibson J 50 Vintage Guitar With Original Case!

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1970s Gibson J 50 Vintage Guitar With Original Case!

For sale is a 1970's Gibson J-50 acoustic guitar. It has seen plenty of action in over 40 years and has lots of character to show for it. There are some dents and dings along with finish checking. There is a crack around the sound hole but it has stabilized and not gotten worse. Has that Gibby sound everyone knows and loves. It has only gotten better with age. Comes with the original case. This a truly remarkable vintage guitar and a rare find. 

Prior to shipping I loosen all strings, place the guitar inside the case with bubble wrap around the headstock and over the sound hole, place it inside of a cardboard box with more bubble wrap and packing peanuts. I ship my guitars like they're going to be sent to the moon.

1964 Gretsch Vintage Guitar Case Country Gentleman Falcon Bigsby 6122

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1964 Gretsch Vintage Guitar Case Country Gentleman Falcon Bigsby 6122

1964 GRETSCH Vintage GUITAR Case.  17 1/2" lower bout.  It should fit the Country Gentleman and maybe the Falcon.  100% original and intact with all hardware.  Good, sturdy, usable condition with some cosmetic wear / age.   The usual dings, dents & scratches are present...as well as some peeling up of the tolex in a few places.  The hardware shows varying degrees of rust & pitting, but is still shiny & it all works as it should.   Inside is still quite plush and colorful with the usual age and wear in certain areas.
$20 FLAT RATE SHIPPING IN THE US!  Please pay immediately after purchase.
Be sure to check our other items!  Ebay seller: ggandelvis

1959 Gibson Vintage Guitar Case Es 335 Hollowbody W/ Bigsby Lifton Made In Usa

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1959 Gibson Vintage Guitar Case Es 335 Hollowbody W/ Bigsby Lifton Made In Usa

1959 GIBSON Vintage GUITAR Case.  16 1/2" lower bout.  Fits the ES-335 w/ Bigsby.  100% original and intact with all hardware.  Good, sturdy, usable condition with some cosmetic wear / age.   The usual dings, dents & scratches are present...as well as some peeling & fraying of the trim & covering in a few places.  The hardware shows varying degrees of rust & pitting, but is still shiny & it all works as it should.  The handle looks like it is missing the leather covering and someone has left duct tape in it's place.  It appears as though all of the metal framework is still present.  Inside is still quite plush and colorful with the usual age and wear in certain areas.  Original Lifton label still present.
$20 FLAT RATE SHIPPING IN THE US!  Please pay immediately after purchase.
Be sure to check our other items!  Ebay seller: ggandelvis

1950s Teisco Ep 3 Japan Vintage Guitar W/ Original Case And Video Demo!!

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1950s Teisco Ep 3 Japan Vintage Guitar W/ Original Case And Video Demo!!

       
       
       
       

The video up there is of this very guitar for sale.  For those who don't know me, I just finished up a book about the history of Japanese electric guitars.  I've been playing, collecting, and restoring these guitars for quite a long time now and now that my book is completed I'm going to be selling off the last of my collection from now until the end of the summer.  Some of these guitars seriously belong in a museum!  Especially this one here which is probably the rarest of all Teisco guitars ever made.  There was a great book written in Japanese about 20 years ago called "Bizarre Guitars of the 1960s" and as I researched my own book I became friends with the author.  He helped me in plenty of ways, but one of the ways he helped was to supply me with old images of catalogs and advertisements. Once he passed along the oldest Teisco advertisement in his collection, coming from a Japanese music publication and dating to 1954.  And that's when I saw this guitar… and I thought "Hey!  I have one of those!!"  I had planned on keeping this guitar forever, but I just can't keep them all and with a little bit of a heavy heart I'm going to pass this one along.

I wrote an article about this particular guitar and I'll do a lot of copy and pasting here for this listing.  I will say that when I visited Japan recently I was able to show the pictures and video of this guitar to one of the original Teisco employees and he was amazed that one of these EP-3 guitars still existed!  It was really awesome hearing his stories about how they attached electronics in the old days and how they made all these parts by hand, even guitar strings!!  The old metal logo was hand engraved by one of his sons!  Anyway, let's talk about this guitar.

I bought this guitar from a fine repairman and good friend, Scott Frielich.  He owned Top Shelf Music in Buffalo NY for many years.  One of his good friends was Jim Fisch (author and guitar collector) and this Teisco was one of the last of Jim’s big collection of vintage hollowbody guitars.  This EP-3 was sitting in Scott’s shop when we decided to fix it up and get it playable again.  The guitar was in good condition overall and was structurally sound in many ways.  What it did develop over the years were several stable cracks in the top and bottom.  Scott’s been fixing old Martin guitars for years and is pretty much a master guitar tech/luthier.  He was able to close up the cracks with a humidity bag and add cleats to stabilize the areas.  The single pickup was unlike anything I’d ever seen.  Thankfully it was still working, but the internal wiring had slowly disintegrated over the years, so this old gal needed a complete rewire.  Check out that pickup!!  It reads out at 4.56k and the thing is punchy as all heck.  See those adjusting screws?  Scott got this guitar playing very well by adding some heat and clamps to the neck (which is a wonderful 50s style profile).  So what we have here is a true relic from the earliest days of the most popular Japanese guitar maker of the 50s and 60s.  These guitars bodies were made by a very old Japanese guitar company called Maruha Gakki, and at that time these guitars were never meant for export or to survive North American climates.  These guitars just didn't stand the test of time.  Well, I've never seen another one of these guitars, either here or in Japan.  Never.  I have friends all over Japan looking for old and interesting guitars for me and I know some serious collectors in Japan who have all come to a consensus that this is simply a rare guitar that's not seen anymore.  Not many were made and even less have survived.

Please check out the pics for the condition.  It's not mint, and it has plenty of wear… but it does exist and it does play.  Even crazier is I have the original case!  Not pictured, but it's a light brown tolex and it's missing the handle.  If it really matters to you I'll take a pic. Just ask.

By the way, check out my other items!!  I always have some interesting guitars for you fellow vintage nuts!

Please read before bidding- I'm real easy to deal with, but communication is the key. I don't really like to deal with 0 feedback, or real low feedback bidders. I'd rather you build up your feedback and then come to me. But if you really want to bid, and you have low feedback, e-mail first as a courtesy.  I only accept Paypal because it's quick, but you should have a confirmed address. This is also important! Should it sell, I'll pack it nicely and ship it insured as quick as I can. Ask all the questions you want before or during bidding! Lastly, there will be no returns, but that being said, this guitar works fine so there shouldn't be any worries! I really pride myself on being honest, and I pack really well! I'm charging a flat $40 for shipping.  Check my feedback, especially from buyers. Cheers!

International Bidders- I use the ebay international shipping program, and ebay sets the shipping costs for you.  On my end, I ship the guitar to the central USA ebay shipping hub, and then ebay will ship the guitar to you.

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