Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Vintage

Vintage Bench Test: 1948 Gibson L-4

It may appear old and tired but this Gibson is fighting fit and ready for action. We get to grips with a late-1940s workhorse that’s still punching its weight nearly 70 years after it came out of Kalamazoo…

Classic Combinations: Gibson 1952 Les Paul & 1954 GA-40

This 1952 Gibson Les Paul is in such wonderful condition that, at a glance, you’d be forgiven for assuming it was a modern Custom Shop VOS reissue model.

Vintage Time Machines: 1963 Gibson ES-330TD

From Keef to BB, the 330 has charmed guitarists of all kinds – we take a look at a well-loved 60s original…

Vintage Time Machines: 1960s Di Mauro Grand Bouche

Feel the Django vibes with this Selmer-inspired French acoustic from the swinging 60s.

Classic Combinations: Harmony Meteor & Vox AC30

Remember when Dave Davies slashed an amp?
1969 Gibson SG Special

Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson SG Special

Gibson used ‘Special’ as a model designation for their more upmarket P-90-equipped student models with added neck pickups. Huw Price checks out a rather special SG survivor from 1969…

Vintage Time Machines: ’65 Fender Jaguar

Fender’s short-scale offset was marketed to set surf guitarist’s pulses racing, but it ended up being a vehicle for much more noisy pursuits…

Vintage Time Machines: ’64 Epiphone FT–120 Excellente

A stunning Kalamazoo-made acoustic that proved Epiphone was capable of occasionally getting one over on its more fashionable sister brand, Gibson,

Vintage Time Machines: ’54 Gibson ES-175D

The ES-175D added an extra pickup to Gibson’s most affordable hollowbody jazz box, adding versatility to this stage-ready semi-acoustic…

Vintage Time Machines: ’57 Rickenbacker Combo 850

This early Ricky flagship is an extremely rare window into the rapidly evolving golden age of electric guitar.
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