November 2020

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Surf with a Space-Age Samurai

Surf with a Space-Age Samurai

September 14, 2020
Up close and personal with a mint-condition 1968 Yamaha SG-5.
Billy Bought a Guitar ... Company

Billy Bought a Guitar ... Company

August 9, 2020
This is what happened when Nashville hit-maker Billy Grammer decided to fund his own “perfect” flattop.
A Thick Body Rick Classic in Perfect Fireglo

A Thick Body Rick Classic in Perfect Fireglo

June 29, 2020
This 381 from 1970 also features then-new Hi-Gain single-coil pickups.
Walter Becker’s 1968 Ampeg AMUB-1 Bass

Walter Becker’s 1968 Ampeg AMUB-1 Bass

May 31, 2020
We're not sure which recordings the Steely Dan legend used it on, if any, but that doesn't mean it's not a fascinating find!
A Double-Trouble Guitar with a No-Worries Price

A Double-Trouble Guitar with a No-Worries Price

April 29, 2020
The 1965 Gretsch 6117 Double Anniversary makes the most of HiLo’Tron pickups and smooth playability.
A Custom-Finished Fender Worth Five Figure$

A Custom-Finished Fender Worth Five Figure$

March 18, 2020
Ash, rosewood, and factory-original black paint bedeck this beautiful 1964 Strat.
This Colorful Aluminum-Neck Italian Guitar Foreshadowed the Psychedelic Era

This Colorful Aluminum-Neck Italian Guitar Foreshadowed the Psychedelic Era

February 24, 2020
The 1960 Wandré Rock Oval exemplifies its builder’s eye for the artistic and the original.
Identifying a Rare 4-Pickup Baritone

Identifying a Rare 4-Pickup Baritone

January 26, 2020
The Demian VN-4 shares DNA with Teisco, Guyatone, and Kawai relatives.
When Gibson Put the ES-350 on a Diet

When Gibson Put the ES-350 on a Diet

December 22, 2019
Eyeball a shining star from Kalamazoo’s original thinline series.
Vintage Vault: 1937 Gibson L-10

Vintage Vault: 1937 Gibson L-10

October 29, 2019
A classic archtop acoustic that helped define country music resurfaces at the right moment.
Vintage Vault: 1956 Gibson Les Paul

Vintage Vault: 1956 Gibson Les Paul

October 3, 2019
Do you dream of ’50s goldtops? You’re not alone.
Vintage Vault: 1968 Vincent Bell Coral Electric Sitar

Vintage Vault: 1968 Vincent Bell Coral Electric Sitar

August 25, 2019
A sonic touchstone from the psychedelic-rock era.
Vintage Vault: 1961 Fender Stratocaster

Vintage Vault: 1961 Fender Stratocaster

June 25, 2019
It was the Jazzmaster’s year in sales, but the Strat stood strong.
Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard “Byrd” Burst

Vintage Vault: 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard “Byrd” Burst

May 28, 2019
Spotlighting a “player grade” classic.
Vintage Vault: 1921 Washburn Model 1915 Style 1222

Vintage Vault: 1921 Washburn Model 1915 Style 1222

April 24, 2019
A little giant of the original parlor-guitar style still has stories to tell.
Vintage Vault: 1962 Gretsch Princess

Vintage Vault: 1962 Gretsch Princess

March 25, 2019
Designed for female players, this guitar had a brief reign but endures as a rare classic.
Vintage Vault: 1960s Silvertone 1446L

Vintage Vault: 1960s Silvertone 1446L

February 25, 2019
A close-up look at the “Chris Isaak” model.
Vintage Vault: 1967 Hagström F-300

Vintage Vault: 1967 Hagström F-300

January 17, 2019
A Swedish gem that's still got tons of rock ’n’ roll swagger—and a lot of switches!
Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson ES-330TD

Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson ES-330TD

December 17, 2018
A hollowbody thinline guitar with a sound that appealed to jazz players.
Vintage Vault: 1961 Martin F-55

Vintage Vault: 1961 Martin F-55

November 21, 2018
A rare electric that’s just finding its place on the collectability scale.