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Vintage Vault

1968 Fender Coronado II, Wildwood I Finish

December 17, 2009
The Coronado is Fender''s entry into the double-cutaway hollowbody game
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1968 - 69 Paisley Red & Blue Flower Fender Telecasters

November 18, 2009
Late-sixties paisley Fenders try to cash in on the hippie movement
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1958 Fender Strat & 1959 Fender Twin

October 21, 2009
A look at the evolution of the Fender Twin -- the amp that defined an industry.
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1959 Fender Harvard with 1962 Fender Esquire

September 18, 2009
The magical duo of the sixties: a Fender Esqure and Harvard amp.
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All You Need is... Bass!

August 19, 2009
A pretty pile of basses
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1958 Rickenbacker 330

July 22, 2009
A quick overview of Rickenbacker''s history and the model 330 from Dave''s Guitar Shop.
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1937 Gibson L-Century

June 17, 2009
During the years 1933 and 1934, Chicago held a World’s Fair commemorating the “Century of Progress” since the time of its incorporation. The fair was meant to stimulate the local
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Spring Cleaning

May 20, 2009
Late-''60s to early-''70s Fenders made of mixed and matched parts: the Maverick and the Electric XII
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1961 Fender Stratocaster Tahitian Coral

April 21, 2009
A cool custom-color Strat with great natural wear
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1959 Gibson Super 400 CES

March 17, 2009
A look at Gibson''s Super 400 Archtop
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1966 Fender Telecaster: Custom Candy Apple Red

February 16, 2009
This ''66 Tele features a maple cap fingerboard and Candy Apple Red finish
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1955 Gretsch Silver Jet #16622

December 16, 2008
A look at one of Gretsch''s early solidbody electric offerings
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1965 Fender Stratocaster # 104234

November 11, 2008
Get a sneak peek at this rare 1965 Sonic Blue Strat
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1959 Fender Custom Telecaster #40771

October 13, 2008
In mid-1959, Fender introduced lavishly appointed new versions of its original solidbodies — the Telecaster and Esquire. The models were named “Custom Telecaster” and “Custom Esquire” (perhaps influenced by
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1965 Candy Apple Red Fender Jazz Bass

September 9, 2008
This 1965 Candy Apple Red Fender Jazz Pass still looks good after all these years.
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1958 Gibson ES-350T

August 15, 2008
A rare natural finish 1958 ES-350T with PAFs and a Bigsby
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1937 Martin 00-18 and 000-18

June 10, 2008
The 1930s are known in most history books as the Great Depression, a time of great economic hardship and poverty. Ironically, this same period is also known as the
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1964 Gibson J-45 Serial Number 215778

May 12, 2008
Some of the world''s finest artists have recorded on this classic acoustic from Gibson. It features some of the first renditions of guitar production found in today''s market.
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1965 Gibson ES-355 Mono Sparkling Burgundy

April 9, 2008
The Gibson ES-355 has been a favorite of blues, rock and jazz musicians since its introduction in the late 1950s. B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Freddy King and Keith Richards
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