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  • New Listing1962 Gibson Melody Maker D Refin w/Jimmy Wallace Pickups Hot Rod Player w/case

    I ordered a custom-made W/B/W pickguard from WD that was cut for FIrebird/Les Paul mini-humbuckers. The electronics are Gibson USA from a 2012 Les Paul Special. I also installed Gibson Deluxe Kluson tuners with white buttons.
    Brand: Gibson
  • New ListingVintage 1961 Gibson Melody Maker, Modded w/DiMarzio + Rio Grande JazzBar P90s!!!

    Featureing a beautiful straight-grain, old-growth Honduran Mahogany body, and a nice Brazilian rosewood fingerboard -- all of which are by now long gone and impossible to find, the guitar has a full-sounding DiMarzio P90 in the neck position, and a Rio Grande JazzBar P90 in the bridge, both housed by custom leopard wood covers, and it plays and sounds fantastic.
    Brand: DiMarzio
    $94.25 shipping
    or Best Offer

    Brand: Oscar Schmidt
    $25.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingRare vintage Regal Jumbo Hawaiian Guitar W/Stencil, Great sound

    This guitar is amazing. Its biggest asset is it sounds incredible. Checkered binding top and bottom with fancy gold stencil. body is nice and tight. Tuners original with a couple different buttons.
    Brand: Regal
    $59.00 shipping
  • New ListingRARE Vintage Guild Thunderstar Bass Tube Amplifier Amp Head 170w

    The amp is in great working condition. Tubes are still in good working order. Handle is cracked and taped. This tube amp puts out 170w of power. HI, AK, PR & APO/FPO may be extra. Local pick-up can be arranged.
    $60.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Tue, Sep 24
  • 60's Harmony H68 Electric Archtop Guitar

    Great players guitar. Set-neck full-depth body with cutaway. work excellent. Nice straight neck w/ working truss rod. Light fret wear. Action is low. Fresh set-up with new strings. All electronics.
    Brand: Harmony
    $55.00 shipping
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  • New Listing1982 Epiphone USA Spirit ll DC Doublecut GIbson Kalamazoo Original Chainsaw Case

    RARE 1982 Gibson Spirit ll Doublecut in brown sunburst. Original Epiphone USA Chainsaw Case included! It has the original Tim Shaw PAF Replica humbuckers in double white! Those are worth a pretty penny by themselves!
    Brand: Epiphone
    $75.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 1983 USA Fullerton Fender Telecaster Blonde Electric Guitar & Original Case

    Sounds great! Color: Butterscotch Blonde. We are located just 35 miles from Glacier Park. If you are in the area, make sure to stop in! Stop by online or in person. We'd love to see you and promise you won't be disappointed.
    0 bids
    $69.18 shipping
    Ending Sep 23 at 7:45PM PDT5d 18hBrand: Fender
  • New ListingGibson Barney Kessel Guitar

    It is in excellent shape for it's age. The hardware is not original. The hardware is from 1980 or so but sounds great. Everything works. The neck is a flat one similar to what Jimmy D'Aquisto used to make.
    Brand: Gibson
    $59.78 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 1960-1964 Fender Concert Amp Cover( Victoria Luggage Co)

    I have an original 60-64 Fender Concert amp cover. The rare and sought after Victoria Luggage Co. cover, and talk about hard to find. This beauty is clean for its age, but does have age wear/stains, and a few small tears.
    Brand: Fender
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New Listing1972 Guild S90 WAL original case Mahogany body Rosewood neck **couple bumps

    <p dir="ltr">1972 Guild S90 WAL original case Mahogany body Rosewood neck **used** found at estate sale- key with screws inside guitar case</p>
    0 bids
    $20.90 shipping
    Ending Sep 22 at 10:47AM PDT4d 9h
  • Vintage Original 1966 Goya N-22 Small Bodied Acoustic Guitar Sunburst Soft Case

    Guitar is exactly as pictured. Check out Rivington Guitars. Doing that is against U.S. and international laws.
    $75.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 1970 J-45/50 Gibson Deluxe

    1970 J-45/50 Gibson Deluxe . Shipped with USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box.
    Brand: Gibson
    $14.35 shipping
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    Overall she is very clean for a almost 52 year old guitar. The frets show light pitting and wear in the first 3-4 frets. The top has a little wave thing going on but the body bracing is tight no rattles.
    Brand: Gibson
    $46.04 shipping
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  • 1959-60 Gibson GA 18T Tweed

    They are also held among the best of the best for their spectacular tone and tremolo. The GA 18T was modeled after a Tweed Vibrolux. The circuit is similar and the tone is there if not better. These Gibsons are considered Tweed killers.
    Brand: Gibson
    Free shipping
  • 1982 Westone Thunder 1-A Japanese Made W/ Original Hardshell Case

    3-way selector switch. Specs (as shown in the 1982 catalogue). Master Tone. I have owned this guitar for over 20 years. Recently restrung with D'Addarios and did my best to get the intonation set up.
    Brand: Westone
    $46.99 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • AMPEG Vintage 60's Gemini 15 GV-15 w/footswitch

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    $85.00 shipping
  • 1960’s Premier Scroll Multivox NOS guitar body Uninstalled Vintage Project

    Body is 19-1/2” from bottom to top of scroll, 12-3/4” at its widest point, and just under 1-1/2” deep. See photos for details of condition. There are a couple spots where the plastic cover has pulled away from the wood that need to be glued back down.
    $25.00 shipping
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  • Valley Arts Robert Johnson Acoustic Guitar

    <p dir="ltr">Very nice preowned Valley Arts Robert Johnson Acoustic Guitar. </p> <p dir="ltr">These guitars were the result of a collaboration between Valley Arts and the Estate of Robert Johnson.</p> <p dir="ltr">There are a couple of scuffs through the finish as shown in the pictures. Some checking and light wear on the top. Neck is in great shape.</p> <p dir="ltr">Solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, pearl inlays, silver jumbo frets, deluxe Kluson tuners.<br> Reportedly only 120-150 produced.</p> <p dir="ltr">Includes a non original, slightly oversized hardshell case in decent condition.</p> <p dir="ltr">Great guitar, but I am just not a great acoustic player so I am making room for my electrics.</p> <p dir="ltr">Thanks for looking.</p>
    0 bids
    $45.00 shipping
    Ending Friday at 11:07AM PDT2d 9h
  • Rare Rickenbacker Electro 1950s 60s Lap Steel Guitar w/ Original Leg Stands

    This is a beautiful Rickenbacker Electro working lap steel guitar with leg stands in excellent condition! The Fireglo red finish has held up nicely. Select hard wood body. Eveything on this 50s & 60s era lap steel is original.
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingVintage 1964 Kay Pancake Red Foil Electric Guitar Pickup. OL Project. Gold

    <p>Up for sale is a vintage 1964 Kay Pancake pickup. It reads a correct OL on my meter and is being sold as a project. For parts or repair. This is the super rare red foil version </p><br><br><p> I'm always happy to accept returns if an item is not as described. I ask that you please study the photos and contact me with any questions. I've been selling on ebay for over 20 years with excellent feedback so bid with confidence.</p>
    Brand: Kay
    $5.96 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Tue, Sep 24
  • Gibson 6 String 1947-1959 BR-9 lap steel w/OHSC, bars, cable

    BR-9's were discontinued by Gibson in 1959. Original Gibson “wide oval” pickup that is very similar to a P90, but has fixed polepieces. Plays and sounds terrific with great balance and sustain.
    Brand: Gibson
    $28.75 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 1962 Magnatone Custom 413 Guitar Amp

    <p>1962 Magnatone Custom 413 Guitar Amplifier</p><br><p>Early 60s Estey Maganatone. 18 watts, 12” Oxford speaker, all original transformers. Filter caps and a few orange drops have been replaced. 3 prong power cord. Tubes are a mix of new and vintage. Tolex on the bottom of the amp is missing. The tone is smooth and warm, and has a great 6v6 type breakup. Like Magnatones version of a Fender Deluxe. Vibrato works. Comes with original back cover, it’s just not pictured.</p>
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
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  • New ListingTeisco Vegas 40 Pickguard

    Includes mounting bracket.
    Brand: Teisco
    $5.24 shipping
  • New ListingVintage 1960’s Teisco Japan Guitar Roller Bridge.

    <p>Up for sale is a vintage 1960’s teisco electric guitar bridge. This is the best bridge that teisco made. It is in good used condition with some minor signs of use and age and was removed from a working guitar. Perfect for your custom project or vintage restoration. </p><br><p>  I am always happy to accept returns if an item is not as described. I ask that you please study the photos and contact me with any questions you might have. I've been selling on ebay for over 20 years with excellent feedback so bid with confidence.</p>
    Brand: Teisco
    $5.96 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Tue, Sep 24
  • Lyon and Healy Parlor Guitar Early 1900's

    Lyon Parlor Guitar. Early 1900's. Plays like butter now. Has been repaired by J. Gravity Strings.
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Tue, Sep 24
  • Vintage Vox Super Beatle Super Reverb Amp Head V1141 The Beatles

    One plugged hole near the power switch.
    Brand: Vox
    $120.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 1961 Silvertone U2 Danelectro

    1961 Silvertone U2. Reissue: Knobs,White binding,pickguard,new bridge saddle,tuner ferules, strap buttons. All screws.
    $40.00 shipping

    $46.05 shipping
    Guaranteed by Mon, Sep 23
  • Vintage OAHU Lap Steel guitar 6-string Valco/Supro

    Not certain about year of manufacture but late 40s to mid 50s would be likely. OAHU was a brand made in the USA by Valco/Supro. It is complete and functions perfectly. It appears to be original with the exception of tuning pegs that were replaced with vintage style modern Wilkinson tuners. I will include the original tuning pegs for those that may want to restore the original parts. The off white pearloid body is in great shape with no cracks. The amp cord is included. The case appears to be original and is in very good condition. Also included is a genuine Nick Manoloff bakelite slide/tonebar.
    Brand: Supro
    $22.81 shipping
    or Best Offer
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  • Vintage 1978 Greco EG600 3 pickup Les Paul Ace Frehley model Ex cond! NR

    Ace Frehley model. You wanted the best?. You GOT the best! This Greco is re-listed ! If you are thinking of checking out a Greco. but nervous. my advice is go for it. LOW Reserve on this beauty.
    10 bids
    $99.99 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:36AM PDT6h 14mBrand: Greco
  • 1965 Fender Pro Rerverb Amp

    But I'm retired and have to let things go. Every component is original. Considering it's age this amp is in good shape!
    Brand: Fender
    $150.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 1957 Gretsch RAMBLER Vintage 1957 Short Scale 3/4 size Hollow Electric Guitar

    “ The short-lived Gretsch Rambler was a 3/4 size hollow body guitar with a single sharp cutaway and a single DeArmond (later HiLoTron after 1960) pickup. 1957 Grestch Rambler. I am it’s second owner.
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Sep 22 at 3:21PM PDT4d 13hBrand: Gretsch
  • Gibson Les Paul Deluxe 1978

    Beautiful 1978 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe in original natural finish. This guitar plays and sounds like a dream. No cracks, breaks, or repairs that I can see. Finish on back of neck is wearing thin in spots.
    Brand: Gibson
    $65.00 shipping
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  • Vintage Harmony Monterey Blond Archtop guitar. Awesome guitar!

    NO EXCEPTIONS. Stamped 65H1457 inside. Nice condition. Body and neck are solid. No cracks or seam separations. Neck is tight in body. Tuners work smoothly. Tuner buttons are perfect.
    0 bids
    $75.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:12AM PDT5h 50mBrand: Harmony

    <p>Up for sale today is a vintage 1960's Teisco electric guitar neck. Neck is used but is straight and was removed from a working guitar. Perfect for your vintage restoration or custom project. </p><br><p>   I am always happy to accept returns if an item is not as described. I ask that you please study the photos and contact me with any questions you might have. I've been selling on ebay for over 20 years with excellent feedback so bid with confidence. </p><br><p> International bidders are welcome.</p>
    Brand: Teisco
    $16.88 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Tue, Sep 24
  • Vintage 1933 Gibson L-0 Acoustic Guitar

    We try to describe them to the best of our knowledge. Good Luck!
    39 bids
    $50.00 shipping
    Ending Sep 24 at 6:00PM PDT6d 16hBrand: Gibson

    The neck has a slender V shape at the nut filling out a bit by the 7th fret and beyond. Pics were taken with the guitar tuned to standard tuning and as seen in pics there is no apparent bridge or belly lift.
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer

    0 bids
    $27.40 shipping
    Ending Sep 23 at 5:10PM PDT5d 15hBrand: Gibson
  • Callaham Vintage Bridge Assembly for Telecaster, Enhanced Saddles

    Made from cold rolled steel, these bridges have the tone! Right hand model. Callaham steel bridge plate in low luster nickel finish. Specialty Guitars has been an authorized Callaham dealer since 2004.
    Free shipping
    Guaranteed by Tue, Sep 24
    68 sold
  • Old Kraftsman Harmony Kay Vanguard Solid Body guitar Case USA 1960's no reserve

    Made in USA in the 1960's. Needs cleanup setup and new strings. Electronics work.
    0 bids
    $29.99 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:00PM PDT17h 38mBrand: Teisco
  • 60s Teisco/Kawai/Kingston-type guitar gold foil pickup

    The pickup works, but output seems low. Plenty of nicks, dings, scratches, etc.
    1 bid
    $25.00 shipping
    Ending Sep 23 at 1:54PM PDT5d 12hBrand: Unbranded
  • Vintage 70's Univox UB1970F Violin Bass Made In Japan

    Electronics have been tested and in good working order.
    15 bids
    $45.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 5:00PM PDT15h 38mBrand: Univox
  • Gibson Logo Style Guitar Amplifier Badge

    Replace your broken or missing Logo Badge plate. Perfect for a DIY custom amp or restoration project. Glues on, made of painted plastic. Approx size is 2" x 4".
    Brand: Gibson
    Free shipping
    Guaranteed by Mon, Sep 23
    15 sold
  • Fender Champ Blackface - Great Sounding Vintage 60's Fender Guitar Amplifier

    This amp sounds fantastic.
    Brand: Fender
    $50.00 shipping
  • Vintage Gibson Kluson Deluxe 6 inline Strip Tuners 60's NICE FREE SHIPPING!

    They are in very good, used condition. All 6 function fine and all pegs are original and in good condition as well. No screws included.
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Saturday at 12:27PM PDT3d 11hBrand: Gibson
  • 1966 Fender Super Reverb Amplifier

    Al l original. Th an k yo u fory ou r consideration!
    0 bids
    $125.00 shipping
    Ending Sep 23 at 11:29AM PDT5d 10hBrand: Fender

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Vintage Bass Guitars

A bass guitar is a stringed instrument, and the player primarily plays it with the fingers or the thumb. It is played through slapping, popping, plucking, or strumming. You can also play bass guitars by thumping, tapping, or picking with a plectrum.

What should you look for in a vintage guitar?

Understanding the basic parts of a vintage bass guitar will help you while looking for one. It is also important that you understand the guitar’s design and body shape if you are buying a guitar for a specific purpose or sound. Some aspects to pay attention to include:

  • Neck: The type of neck for your bass guitar should be dependent on the size of your hand. The necks come in different shapes, including oval, flat back, V, asymmetrical, and round.
  • Body style: A bass guitar is usually a solid body electric guitar. However, some will have a semi-hollow body designed for more acoustic and rounder tones.
  • Scale length: If you have smaller hands, choose a guitar with a shorter scale. A bass guitar with a longer scale provides a more defined tone on low strings.
  • Number of frets: Vintage guitars will have 21, 22, or 24 frets. Most bass playing takes place in the lower positions, so number of frets is a matter of personal taste.
  • Wood: When it comes to wood, what matters is whether you like the sound and tone of the bass. The choice of wood on your bass guitar can yield different bass, tone, and weight. It is your personal preference on how you will use the bass that matters.
  • Pickup: A pickup has more effect on the final bass sound. It can give different results for each bass tone. A guitar’s pickup is also affected by the age of the string.
What bass guitar strings are available?

Fender makes coated bass strings for vintage electric and acoustic guitars. The list below gives the different string types that you can choose from.

  • Half round series: This string type is ground down for a smoother feel and tone.
  • Roundwound series: The roundwound string is characterized by ridges on the winding.
  • Flatwound series: A flatwound string reduces finger noise. It is also smooth to the touch and has a warm, mellow sound.
  • Tapewound series: This type is characterized by an outer nylon wrap that gives a shorter decay and a more thud.

Choosing the right make and design of your bass guitar influences the results for your music. The strings also play a role in what sounds your guitar will give whether it is a Fender or any other brand.

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