Before the Telecaster and the short-lived Broadcaster, there was the Esquire: Fender'sf first production solid-body electric guitar. The original Esquire came out in 1950 and was produced with either one or two pickups. Apart from standardizing the two pickup layout, the Broadcaster also introduced a truss rod into the neck when it premiered in autumn of that same year. No Esquires were produced from September 1950 to January 1951, when the model was reintroduced as a single pickup counterpart to the Telecaster. By the mid-'50s, the Esquire designed had changed to include a white celluloid pickguard instead of black bakelite. Staggered height pickup poles were also introduced in 1955.
This is a REAL 1956 Fender Esquire in all original condition with original hardshell case.
Years of Production: 1950 - 1970
Get classic Fender twang with plenty of swagger in tow with the 1973 Telecaster in a blonde finish. Built with a slab ash body and smooth C-shape maple neck, the '70s Teles featured a pair of warm single-coil pickups and string guides for greater precision introduced in the previous year. It's pretty hard to go wrong with a vintage Telecaster in see-through blonde.
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.
Produced for seven years from 1973 to 1980, the Gibson L6-S wasn't necessarily popular during its lifetime, but picked up steam when it was endorsed by players like Carlos Santana and Pat Martino. Its all maple solid body took direction from the hollowbodied Gibson L Series, intended on giving guitarists an instrument that was both versatile and affordable. The six-way pickup selector allowed for selection of both phase and output settings, adding to the versatility of the L6-S.
This is a VINTAGE, all original, 1962 Harmony H53 Rocket electric hollow body guitar with original chipboard case.
Here is the text from the Harmony 1962 catalog about this model.
Rocket ultra-thin cutaway electric
- Golden Tone Indox Pickup designed in cooperation with DeArmond
- Harmony's ultra-thin arched "tone chamber" construction
- "Ultra-slim" neck, steel rod reinforced, uniform "feel"
- "Straight line" narrow fingerboards - short scale for easy chording, "comping", or solo work
- Outstanding modern design, quality and value !
- Hardwood bodies, celluloid bound edges
- Cutaway design makes fingering easy to last fret
The PGM30 is a PGM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1995. It is a signature model of American guitarist Paul Gilbert. In 1995 it was produced in both by Cort in Korea and by FujiGen in Japan. After 1995 production was moved exclusively to Japan.
The PGM30 is a more affordable version of the PGM100 and PGM300 which features a simpler tremolo and Ibanez pickups. Other features include a basswood body, a Wizard neck with reversed headstock and Paul Gilbert's signature painted F-holes.
A similar but simpler and more affordable model was introduced in 2002 as the PGM3. The PGM30 was discontinued after 2003.
This is a VINTAGE 1995 strat style ash guitar body with a licensed by Fender Mighty Mite neck.
This guitar has some finish scratches and the pick guard is peeling on the corners, but is in very good 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