Friday, February 6, 2015

Ariatone (Magnatone) Model 810 tube combo amp in Lebanon OR for $195

This seller is currently offering this same amp on eBay for $225 but with $50 shipping so I am sure it won't be available soon - but I wanted to list it because you don't see many Ariatones on CL.

These were made by Estey who also made Magnatones - it doesn't have the "true Vibrato" circuit but it is still a nice little Vibro Champ alternative.

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1960's ARIATONE MODEL 810 GUITAR AMPLIFIER MADE BY MAGNATONE - $195 (Lebanon)


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Early 60's Ariatone Model 810 amplifier with working tremolo. Vintage speaker is a replacement, correct manufacturer and original speaker needing re-coned is included. $195

Rare 1960's St. George Tube Guitar Amp in Hesperia CA for $150

This seller is offering a St. George tube guitar amp from the 1960's for $150.  there is a lot of chatter online about these St. George amps because some people believe they were built by one of Leo Fender amp designers named Ray Massie.  I don't know about that - this one looks more similar to a Lectrolab R500C than anything Leo Fender ever built - but the debate goes on. 

What is amazing about these types of amps is the way they are built.  We've all heard of "Point-to-point" circuit constructions - but these amps take it further to where there is not even a breadboard - they just solder the resistors directly to the lead wires of the output tubes and the volume and tone pots!  Apparently these amps were ubiquitous here in SoCal back in the 1960's since they were built for a store called George's Music right here in LA.  The circuit on this one is pretty straightforward:  Two 12AX7 preamp tubes (one split for use with the tremolo), a pair of 6BQ5 output tubes (like a Vox AC15) and an EZ81 rectifier tube.  Not a whole lot of power to push a PAIR of 12 inch speakers - but they are alnico's so they should be fairly efficient.  I'd imagine this is about as loud as one of those 'lil Fender Blues Jr's.  Of course it probably needs a cap job and a good cleanup and overhaul - but it should be fun to play with.

Maybe Tom Morello should buy this to go along with the St. George Guitar he plays on "Calm Like a Bomb"!  LOL. 

Check it out.

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Vintage tube amp - $150 (Hisperia)

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St George Amp. Mid 60s. don't know much about amps I plugged a vintage bass in.It worked some buzz and left speaker a little rattle.The tremolo work ok. If interested you bring a Guitar up and check it out

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nice early Teisco with Goldfoils and nice case in Brownsville TX for $200

This seller is offering one of the better early Teisco models with a mahogany body, two good pickups and the early style Teisco neck.  Looks to be in good condition and comes with a hardshell case.  Not bad for $200.

It has the most desirable of the gold-foils with the screws along the edge - just like Ry Cooder's.

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60's and 70's Guitars (Brownsville)


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I have 2 vintage guitars, made in Japan in the 1960's and 1970's. They both have a quite a bit of cosmetic wear, but are very playable:
Teisco Del Rey, from around 1966. It has "gold foil microphonic" pickups which have great tone, an aluminum pick guard with lines etched in it, and markers on the upper side of the neck. $200 with a well fitting roadrunner case included.
Electra, chambered Les Paul type, from around 1976. It is model 2252. It looks alot like a Gibson, but is very different, with a bolt on neck. Like the Teisco, it is a very high guality instrument and looks like it could easily survive another 40 years of heavy use as well as it survived the first 40. $250, also with a nice case.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

1960's Gibson B-15 B15 acoustic in Scottsdale AZ area for $325

This seller is offering a late 1960's Gibson B-15 acoustic in what appears to be very nice original condition with the original case for a very nice price of only $325.  Grab this up if you are near Scottsdale AZ. - JC

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GUITAR GIBSON MODEL B15 VINTAGE / WITH CASE - $325 (north scottsdale)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: GIBSON
model name / number: 1960'S

VINTAGE GIBSON GUITAR MODEL B15

FROM THE 1960's

CONDITION: VERY GOOD

IT WILL NEED TO BE TUNED

NON SMOKING HOME

COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL CASE WHICH IS IN FAIR CONDITION

I LIVE IN NORTH SCOTTSDALE NEAR SHEA BLVD AND THE 101 FREEWAY.

ANY QUESTIONS CALL ROSEMARIE

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