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Vintage Vault

If you crave collectable gear, Vintage Vault will feed your jones. Each month Dave Rogers, Laun Braithwaite, and Tim Mullally deliver gorgeous photos of some of the world’s finest vintage guitars and amps, along with the history behind each piece and essential background on its makers.

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Vintage Vault: 1961 Martin F-55

November 21, 2018
A rare electric that’s just finding its place on the collectability scale.
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Vintage Vault: 1964 Gibson Dove

November 5, 2018
A 6-string rare bird with a bright, distinctive chirp.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Fender Telecaster Fiesta Red

October 10, 2018
A candy-colored and road-worn Tele with a few rare turns, including an ash body.
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Vintage Vault: 1977 Travis Bean TB1000A Artist

August 17, 2018
An aluminum-through-necked beauty that’s enjoying a renaissance in the world of heavy music.
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Vintage Vault: 1960s Kay Swingmaster K763

July 20, 2018
A semi-hollow player’s workhorse ready for a second life.
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Vintage Vault: 1955 Gibson L-5 CES

July 5, 2018
Marvel at this post-World War II hollowbody, worn by play but still intact and all original.
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Vintage Vault: 1979 Rickenbacker 362/12 Doubleneck

May 24, 2018
A rare bird in mapleglo that’s double the 6-string fun!
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Vintage Vault: 1960/’61 Hofner Committee

April 25, 2018
A rare-bird version of the German builder’s top-of-the-line acoustic archtop.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Danelectro Model 3923 Doubleneck

March 27, 2018
A classic shorthorn that covers the highs and lows.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard

February 21, 2018
A vintage signature model benefits from “the Grohl Effect.”
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Guyatone LG-130T

January 17, 2018
A Bakelite-topped Japanese 6-string from a brand that charmed Cooder and Hendrix.
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Vintage Vault: 1950 Gibson ES-300

December 14, 2017
A classic double-P-90 model that helped introduce laminated-wood guitar bodies.
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Vintage Vault: 1955 Gretsch 6131 Jet Firebird

November 22, 2017
An eye-catching, cardinal-colored survivor from the early days of rock ’n’ roll.
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Vintage Vault: Gibson Firebird I Inverness Green

October 27, 2017
A rare custom-finished ’Bird from the Gibson space-age-design playbook.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Epiphone Crestwood Custom

September 26, 2017
A deeper look at one of Epiphone’s first solidbody production models.
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Vintage Vault: 1966 Rickenbacker 375 Mapleglo

August 20, 2017
A classic Deluxe model, still lookin’ good a half-century later.
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Vintage Vault: 1960 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody Model 6120

July 27, 2017
Get ready to go ga-ga over a pristine specimen of the signature model that helped create "the Nashville sound."
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Vintage Vault: 1966 Fender Jaguar

June 26, 2017
A classic from Fullerton’s transition era.
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Vintage Vault: 1961 Gibson SG Special

May 28, 2017
A first-generation example of the double-P-90 model that Santana played at Woodstock.
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Vintage Vault: 1952 Fender Esquire

May 1, 2017
Spotlighting a pioneering solidbody from Fender’s pre-Strat years.
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