Tag: Vintage

In Pictures: Gardiner Houlgate Auction December 2018

Here's a quick look at some of the items that will go under the hammer on 12 and 13 December 2018.

Head to Gardiner Houlgate’s largest guitar auction to date

The auction takes place on 12 and 13 December 2018.

Vintage Bench Test: 1957 Fender Stratocaster ‘Mary Kaye’

Forget your ’54s and custom colours, the most collectable Stratocaster of them all is the blonde and gold ‘Mary Kaye’.

The Money Shot: 1935 Gibson Super 400

Named after its original $400 price tag, the grandiose Gibson Super 400 was launched in 1934.

The Reverb Top 10: Vintage Delay Pedals

Everyone loves the sound of a proper vintage delay, but which stompboxes are people snapping up the most?

Vintage Bench Test: 1957 Gibson ES225TDN

The ES-225 was Gibson’s first thinline hollowbody, and yet it doesn’t get the same attention as its golden-era Kalamazoo siblings. But with original P-90s and a fabulous neck profile, it’s one of the few remaining 50s Gibsons that doesn’t cost rockstar money.

Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gibson SG/Les Paul Standard

The Les Paul officially became the SG in 1963, but guitars were still leaving Kalamazoo with the man’s name on their truss rod covers until the tail end of the year. Huw Price gets to grips with one of the last examples, along with that sideways Vibrola…

The Money Shot: George Harrison’s Maton MS500 Mastersound

Beatle guitars have been no strangers to auction houses in recent years, but this might be one of the most interesting and unique of them all.

The Reverb Top 10: Vintage Drive Pedals

Do the old ones really sound the best? Dan Orkin of Reverb.com picks out the 10 best selling vintage drive pedals on the online marketplace for you to add to your wishlist…

Vintage Bench Test: 1950 Fender Broadcaster – Broadcast Quality

The roots may be showing on this old blonde, but it sure can sing. Huw Price surfs the airwaves with one of Fender’s first guitars: a 1950 Broadcaster…
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