Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sears 1971 10XL Tube Combo amp w Tremolo in Portland for $175

These Early 1970's Sears Amps fly way below the radar.  These were the last tube amps sold by Sears and they are pretty darn awesome vintage bang for the buck.

This model uses a 7189 Output tube and 12AX7 Preamp which is basically the same as a Vox AC4.

The trick with these 10XL's is to look for the ones with the "square red power indicator light."  I know we are really nitpicking now but apparently they alrered the circuit at some point when they also switched the red lens to a round shape and it didn't sound as good (or so I've heard).

Here is a website called Tonegems that tells you all about this model:

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Sears & Roebuck 1971 Guitar Combo Tube Amp - 10 XL (Silvertone 1421) - $175 (Foster and Powell

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Sears & Roebuck 1971 Vintage Guitar Combo Tube Amp - 10 XL (Silvertone 1421)

10 Watts and 8 inches.
Great tube amp. Great vintage sound. Can't buy a new one like this any more.

More info/specifics here: Tube Amp- 10 XL (Silvertone 1421)

[Camera broken. Will have better photos later.]
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Mid 1960's Teisco E-100 Electric in Lancaster PA area for $55

This seller is offering a neat little Teisco built solid body electric for $55.  Thatprice is in keeping with what these guitars sold for about 20 years ago when I  fist got into this obsessive hobby LOL.

Small bodied - but full scale - MIJ electrics like this (E-100 or similar re-branded model) are fun as long as you have realistic expectations and don't mind tinkering with it to dial in the tone.  I like them for slide and they also work as great jangle boxes for Indie style rhythm work.   Check it out:  - JC

Vintage Electric Guitar MIJ - $55 (Ephrata) hide this posting

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condition: good
Vintage Electric Guitar
Made in Japan in the 1960s
Plays great through a guitar amplifier
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

1978 Guild S-300D Westbury USA made electric in Nashville for $650

This seller is offering a Guild S300-D in Nashville for $650,  These solid body guild electrics fly way below the radar but they are known to be great playing and great sounding guitars by those who've actually played them.  IMHO the S300 is also one of the few "non-standard" guitar shapes to actually work both aesthetically and practically.  

The S300-D (the D-stands for Dimarzio pickups) was offered from 1977 to 1982.  It has a mahogany body and set mahogany neck with a 24-fret Ebony fretboard.  The stock pickups were a Dimarzio PAF and a Dimarzio Super Distortion, great for a range of styles from Jazz to Heavy thrash metal.   It's ironic that this guitar is for sale in Nashville because the one style it would probably not be suitable for is Country (which may account for the low asking price).  It looks fairly stock in the photo.  The mini switch on these is not a coil-split as is sometimes stated - it is a "phase reversal switch" which gives that squawky 70's out of phase tone you will either love or hate. LOL.   The asking price on this listing is very good based on current market value.
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 1978 Guild S300-D - $650 hide this posting

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Vintage 1978 Guild S300-D. Great vintage American made guitar that plays and sounds great! $650
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Friday, January 27, 2017

Custom Kraft (Valco) Model 880 1960's Tube amp in Vegas for $400

This Las Vegas area seller is offering a Custom Kraft 880 "Dyno Blast" Guitar Amp for $400.  I have not personally played one of these (they are fairly rare) but I recall from a post I read that this was the top of the line Custom Kraft guitar amp in 1967.    It's not the same as some of the smaller Valco amps since it is an AB Push Pull Circuit - but I expect that the Solid State Rectifier would give this amp a good deal of punch without the usual sag associated with a tube rectifier. If you are all about the "sag" then this might not be for you - but I tend to like very sharp attack in my amps.  If I want sag I use my Magnatone M10a (now that is one saggy amp LOL.)

This exact amp was sold for $599 by a California dealer a little over a year ago (I recognized the wacky purple background in the photos).  This should make a nice studio amp, though with its pair of Vintage RCA 6L6 tubes it probably gets pretty darn loud (similar to a Silvertone 1484).  - JC


Vintage Custom Kraft Dyna Blast 880 Combo - $400 hide this posting

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Custom Kraft Dyna Blast 880 Combo by Valco, 1960's vintage
Very good condition inside and out for a 50 year old amp.
Everything works fine, pots good, all vintage tubes, reverb and tremolo, jenson C12 R speaker, three prong chord, no foot switch.
warm vintage tone, great recording amp.

only trade Vox AC15 1x12 Combo

Friday, January 20, 2017

1960's Teisco ET-200 in Cincinatti area for $85

This seller is offering a mid-60's Teisco ET-200 for the low price of $85.  There are several versions of the ET-200 an this is one of the better ones, including the Mahogany (multi-piece)body, chunky  "thumbnail neck" and the glorious Teisco 4x2 headstock.  These stratocaster-style pickups also sound pretty good.   Don't expect to do any shredding or power chords on this one but great for Indie, garage, and alt-weirdo-punk rock.    - JC


 Vintage Teisco ET-200 Electric Guitar - Japan - $85 (Lexington) hide this posting

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make / manufacturer: Teisco
model name / number: ET-200
Vintage 1960's Teisco ET-200 Electric Guitar is in good condition. Made in Japan. $85.


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