This is a Nicolaus Amati Copy circa 1920 violin being sold with bow and case. The case appears to be original.
Niccolo Amati was a teacher of Stradavari. Born 1596, Died 1684. His violins are considered technically perfect, and are copied much. He started with a smaller model than Stradavari. Then Niccolo worked on a "Grand Model."
Nicolo (1596-1684), son of Hieronymus, grandson of Andrea, and nephew of Antonio, is considered the greatest instrument maker of the family. His instruments are much admired for their beautiful and penetrating, though not powerful, tone. Violins, violas, cellos, several three- string bass viols, and at least one pochette by his hand are known.
Gibson launched the Firebird design in 1963 with four main models: the Firebird I, II, V, and VII. Each was distinguished by different pickup and hardware configurations, though they all shared thru-body construction and a unique "reversed" body shape with a large lower horn. The Firebird III in specific used chrome hardware, a vibrato tailpece, and two mini-humbucker pickups. By mid-1965, Gibson changed the Firebird (as well as its counterpart Thunderbird bass) to a more traditional "non-reversed" body shape.
This instrument is in all original condition. Photos are of the actual instrument.
Introduced in 1959, the Melody Maker was Gibson's flagship entry-level solid body guitar. Initially offered in three iterations-- a standard model with an lone single-coil pickup, a 3/4 sized model, and a Melody Maker 'D' dual pickup model--, early Melody Makers featured a single-cutaway sunburst slab mahogany body redolent of a Les Paul Junior. The body transitioned to double-cut in 1961, and in 1967 two additional models-- a three-pickup Melody Maker III and a 12-string model-- were introduced. The original run of Melody Makers was discontinued in 1971.
This is a VINTAGE guitar being sold in 'Excellent' condition. Non-original hardshell case included.
Between 1975 and 1978, Gibson produced the Mark series of flattop acoustics which were designed by Michael Kasha and Ricahrd Schneider. These steel-strings had a 16 3/16-inch wide body and were narrower at the waist than a normal dreadnought. Some innovative features offered with the Mark series were a modified fan-pattern bracing style, an asymmetrical bridge, a removable pickguard, and interchangeable saddles. The MK-35 specifically used Mahogany for its back and sides, dot inlays, nickle-plated, and a three-piece Rosewood fingerboard.
The Kramer aluminum neck era ran from 1976 to 1985 and was the legacy of the company before switching over to the more popular wood neck models uring the 80s. The first production batch of Kramers were introduced in November 1976. All of these early Kramers featured a "forked" aluminum headstock and aluminum "skeletal" neck (the Dukes had no headstock). These necks, designed for sustain, contained slots that ran the length of the neck for holding the wood fills in place. The idea of the wood inlays were to reduce the coldness feel of aluminum. Usually but not always, the wood neck fills were the same type and color as the body. The Ebonol fretboard contained large Phil Petillo designed "center-touch" frets, a zero nut and aluminum dot inlays. The higher up models had the mother of pearl "crown" shaped inlays. Scale lengths were 25". Tuners were Schallers. They were manufactured at the Kaiser Aluminum plant on East Avenue in Erie, Pennsylvania. The necks were attached to the body by two bolts and the bolts were covered by an oval shaped aluminum plate. Control cavity covers were also aluminum.
The first pickups were chrome covered with "Kramer" etched in the covers and pickup height was adjusted from the back of the guitar. The first models also had walnut pickup surronds that broke rather easily. Pickups were of an unknown origin but rumored to be Mighty Mites. Body woods in the beginning were fancier imported woods like koa, bubinga, swetenia, afromosia, etc. before going on to plain maple and walnut.
Bud Ross founded Kustom Amplifiers in 1965, which became well known for their "Tuck and Roll" covering which consisted of Naugahyde and feels like squishy plastic with a sparkle finish.
This is a Kustom K-25-2 combo guitar amplifier finished in Silver Sparkle Tuck and Roll covering being sold in 'Excellent' cosmetic condition.
$ 199.99This is a 1950s vintage LIFTON hard shell case for a Jumbo/J200 being sold in good condition, which is unusual for it's age. It has no hinge or latch issues. You will find usual wear expected for a 60 year old case.
This is a very rare Mammoth Guitars "Vintage Dreadnought" acoustic guitar built by Dana Bourgeois in 1995. This is number 4 of only 20 made.
"The Deacon. A work of art. Its form follows its function. And its function is to make music. Whether you‘re standing on stage or sitting in the studio. the sculptured Deacon shape conforms to your body. Which leaves you free to concentrate on your music. The Deacon's slim, two-piece mahogany neck means faster ﬁngering and more control. The high cutaway extends playing range to a full two octaves. Powerful double-coil humbucking pickups are fed through the active electronics of a built-in FET pre-amplifier for enhanced output. Conveniently mounted volume and tone controls put you in charge of every note. And the pickup selector switch permits a choice of three distinct sounds. Select the neck pickup for rhythm guitar. Or the bridge pickup for bright, piercing leads. Or both pickups out-of-phase for a funky sound. Balance. Grace. And a functional shape designed to bring out the artist in you. Listen to sound sculpture. Play the Deacon. Play a work of art."
Case: Original hardshell case included
This is a real deal 1959 Supro Rhythm Master in Sunburst finish. It's a rare model that was made in the original Chicago Valco factory. The guitar features two original patent number oversized single coil pickups, along with a piezo pickup. The little screws on the side are small pots, that you can adjust the volume & tone for each pickup.
$ 1,999.99This is a VINTAGE 1962 amplifier being sold in 'Excellent' condition. This amplifier has been 'tuned up' and reconditioned by our expert tube amplifier technician and is in excellent working condition.
Teisco was a Japanese budget brand that produced guitars starting in the late '40s. By the early '60s, Teisco guitars became increasingly unique with a number of original shapes and designs being produced. Those imported to the United States were branded as Teisco Del Rey starting in 1965. Collector interest in Teisco and other budget import brands has increased in the past several years. Teiscos are notoriously difficult to date and identify as no comprehensive records were kept during production. The ET-200 was a two pick-up version of an earlier design.
Years of Production: 1960s
Design Elements: Two single-coil pickups, floral pickguard, dot inlays