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Vintage Vault

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Vintage Vault: 1958 Fender Top-Loading Telecaster

October 9, 2016
A once unpopular 6-string is now a prized instrument.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Gibson J-160E

September 12, 2016
A classic acoustic-electric flattop with a rock ’n’ roll pedigree.
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Vintage Vault: 1974 Gibson L-5S

August 4, 2016
This svelte solidbody pays homage to a classic archtop.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom

July 20, 2016
A close-up look at a classic Black Beauty, with all the appointments.
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Vintage Vault: 1978 Hamer Sunburst

June 27, 2016
A vintage-inspired design reflecting the best features of classic ’50s and ’60s electrics.
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Vintage Vault: 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard

May 10, 2016
A historic ’burst that’s worth the price of a Bentley Continental Supersports!
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Fender Electric Mandolin

March 1, 2016
Fender’s electric mandolin was endorsed by leading musicians of the day, yet it never achieved the popularity of traditional Gibson acoustic mandos.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

February 9, 2016
Though introduced 67 years ago, this classic archtop is still embraced by professional jazz guitarists.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Foam Green Fender Stratocaster

December 28, 2015
In excellent condition, this handsome instrument can fetch up to $25,000 today.
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Vintage Vault: 1974 Rickenbacker 362/12

November 23, 2015
The electric answer to the ’60s folk revival’s acoustic 12-strings.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Fender Smuggler’s Tele

November 2, 2015
Odds are you’ve never encountered one of Fender’s vintage “weight-relieved” Telecasters.
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Vintage Vault: 1948 Gibson L-5 Premiere Natural

September 28, 2015
Learn the story behind one of the world’s most iconic archtops.
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Vintage Vault: 1972 Fender Jaguar

August 12, 2015
In its day, the Jaguar was Fender’s top-of-the-line model.
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Vintage Vault: 1968 Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe

July 14, 2015
The rare wide-bodied version of an eccentric Gibson classic.
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Vintage Vault: 1956 Fender Stratocaster (Serial #14220) and 1957 Fender Twin

June 14, 2015
It’s not Clapton’s Strat—but it’s very, very close!
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson ES-335TD Pelham Blue

April 20, 2015
The classic double-cutaway thinline in glorious Pelham Blue.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson EB-1

March 22, 2015
Gibson’s first solidbody bass guitar.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Gretsch 6196 Country Club

February 16, 2015
Gretsch’s first cutaway electrics made their debut in 1951. Discover when the Cadillac Green 6196 joined the Country Club line.
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