• Gibson L5 Wes Montgomery signature

    This has been my pride and joy! Stunning Gibson L5 Wes Montgomery signature guitar i bought with the intention. This is the top of the range specification L5 with all the most stunning woods used,flamed maple back and sides spruce sound board.
    £3,900.00
    0 bidsEnding Friday at 9:00PM GMT1d 19hCollection in personBrand: Gibson
  • KAY K1963 Value Leader Vintage USA Electric Guitar, rebrand 'Old Kraftsman'

    Rare to find in such nice playable condition anywhere as most have not been cared for like this one has. Condition decent. So mostly original parts including floating bridge and red dot inlays which look so cool.
    £595.00
    Brand: Kay
    £35.00 postage
  • Vintage Vega (Plectrum) 'Tenor' Guitar 1919

    There's a couple of hairlines in the bass side that have been repaired in the past however it doesn't affect the sound or the strength. All solid and hard to notice. Nickel plated Grover pat geared tuners with grain ivoroid buttons all in good working order.
    £1,650.00
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
  • Hofner HCT Jazz Guitar - Double Pickup - Sunburst

    Learn, Play, Create. Using the skills and know how from more than 80 years of archtop design. A very affordable jazz guitar that lets you step back in time with ease. Includes a Hofner hard case. Digital Pianos (88 key).
    £605.00
    Click & Collect
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    Brand: Höfner
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  • 5 NOS PCB Mount 3300pF 250V, Capacitor Valve Transistor Audio Amp. 1970's

    The capacitor is PCB Mount, These date back to at least the 1970s. If You like your amps to remain authentic, or you are restoring or even building a period valve amp then these are a must - while they are available !
    £3.80
    £3.00 postage
  • VINTAGE 1970 GIBSON USA SG STANDARD WITH MAESTRO TREMOLO - MINT CONDITION !!!

    USA SG STANDARD ! The neck is in great shape, smooth and straight with original frets having still plenty of life left in them. The front of the body is in an exceptionally clean condition with some slight tarnish on the Nickel hardware.
    £6,232.69
    From Australia
    £170.06 postage
    Brand: Gibson
    or Best Offer
  • Gibson J-2000, signed by Ren Ferguson! ebony/rosewood/adirondack! FREE SHIPPING

    However that's just the start. In this year of production, they gathered together the best materials to make a guitar of: ebony fingerboard, rosewood body, and adirondack spruce top. This is combined with fine abalone inlays on the fingerboard and more inlays traced around the top and soundhole.
    £3,677.51
    From Japan
    Free postage
    Brand: Gibson
    or Best Offer
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  • Unknown 50s Archtop

    The main attraction though is the green-foil pickup which looks light it might be a Teisco. This pickup is controled using a single volume and tone knob.
    £795.06
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
  • 1981 Gretsch White Falcon #7595 Vintage Electric Guitar 6 strings w/HC

    1981 Gretsch White Falcon #7595. Gretsch White Falcon # 7595 made in 1981. The filter ton of the black face specification is carried in PU, and it produces a glittery high region and glossy middle bass.
    £3,784.86
    From Japan
    Free postage
    Brand: Gretsch
  • D'angelico New Yorker Case. 18". 1950's Lifton.

    This is the coolest D'a case I've ever seen, came with an 18" '50's New Yorker.
    £3,753.33
    From United States
    £96.09 postage
    Brand: D'Angelico
  • Vintage 1930's Gibson-Geib tweed / striped guitar case for L-5, SJ-200 etc.

    Original Gibson -Geib case, late '30's, 17" lower bout, fits L-5, J-200 etc. Original interior, no odors, all latches work and original handle is partially intact.
    £825.73
    From United States
    £96.09 postage
    Brand: Gibson
  • Vintage Gibson case for early '60's SG Les Paul

    Original Gibson case for early '60's SG Les Paul. Extremely fine original condition, no issues.
    £1,876.67
    From United States
    £73.19 postage
    Brand: Gibson
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage 1970's Gibson Flying V case. Good condition.

    £750.67
    From United States
    £96.09 postage
    Brand: Gibson
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Gibson 1950's case for ES-225, ES-330, ES-335 / 345 / 355 etc.

    Original Gibson guitar case,1950's, fits ES- 225 / 330 / 335 / 345 / 355 etc. exceptional condition, no issues.
    £1,201.07
    From United States
    £96.09 postage
    Brand: Gibson
    or Best Offer
  • 1950'S VINTAGE ORIGINAL MAGNATONE BIGSBY MARK V MK IV CHROME CONTROL PLATES NOS

    LOT OF 20! THE REAL DEAL!
    £356.57
    From United States
    £51.68 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Nice, very old golden guitar (?) strap

    Nice, very old guitar or mandolin (?). I guess it was made in the 1950s or even earlier! No makersname to be found. It needs a good cleaning. It is in good used condition. FREE Trial !
    £29.28
    From Germany
    £11.26 postage
  • Vintage Gibson late '40's - early '50's case for ES-175.

    £825.73
    From United States
    £96.09 postage
    Brand: Gibson
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage 1980's Gibson Flying V case. Good condition.

    Original 1980's Gibson Flying V case in decent condition. See all pics.
    £375.33
    From United States
    £96.09 postage
    Brand: Gibson
  • Gibson Byrdland SB Crimson Custom Sunburst 2015

    The Byrdland still had the traditional carved solid-spruce arched top and big 17" body like its predecessor the L-5CES, but was quite a bit thinner, at only 57mm deep. The Gibson Byrdland was also made with a shorter scale length, but still boasted all the luxury features of the top-of-the-line Gibson archtop guitars.
    £6,593.25
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Gibson
  • Epiphone Windsor E-351TN Natural 1960

    The Epiphone Windsor E-351TN was built only for a very short period in history; 1959-1962.
    £3,489.43
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Epiphone
  • Eastman AR-880CE John Pisano SB

    Eastman John Pisano Signature Guitars, 16" AR880ce Pre-owned and excellent) condition with Eastman case.
    £2,207.62
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Eastman
  • Levin Model 3 Royal Archtop Natural 1951

    Levin Model 3 Royal Archtop Natural from 1951.
    £2,560.09
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
  • Gibson L5CES P90 Bigsby Jim Hutchins Master Model Cherry red 1994

    This L-5 is a mighty fine handmade- carved instrument with impressive appearance and graceful looks, made of premium grade tonewoods by the hands of Gibsons master craftsman. The Bigsby is not screwed on the top, so it can be changed for a standard tailpiece.
    £7,031.92
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Gibson
  • D'Angelico New Yorker Sunburst 1943 EC

    For sale is this 1943 D’Angelico New Yorker archtop guitar, one of the most unique and rare specimen we've ever come across.
    £34,284.90
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: D'Angelico
  • Gibson L5 Lloyd Loar Signed 1924 with Virzi

    Gibson L5 Lloyd Loar Signed, Dec. 1 1924, SN 77392, met Virzi tone #10313, This is a sensational Instrument, even to our standards. Only a hand full of these are know to exist and each of them is of great historic importance.
    £51,866.90
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Gibson
  • Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Vari-Tone 1951

    This 1951 Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Vari-Tone is a great example of the innovations Epiphone made in the electric guitar market.
    £4,637.85
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Epiphone
  • Triggs Stromberg Master 400 Black 2013

    The Stromberg Master 400 of which the body measures a gigantic 19″, is regarded by many to be the ultimate orchestral rhythm guitar. The Master 400 was instrument of choice for Freddy Green with the Count Basie Orchestra and many other players who needed the very best in power and projection to cut through a brass band or full orchestra.
    £4,386.71
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
  • Gibson ES-175 sunburst 1964

    1964 Gibson ES 175, sunburst, has a well repaired neck (crack) normal wear, and a refret at a certain point, but otherwise it is all original with Patent (PAF style) Pickups
    £5,742.10
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Gibson
  • Gibson Super 400CES 1977

    This is the king or archtops, the Gibson Super 400CES from 1977.
    £7,508.90
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Gibson
  • Gibson L5ces natural

    Today’s Custom Shop L-5 CES is a truly classic instrument. Its appearance is both imposing and graceful, with a stylish single cutaway, block inlays, and artfully crafted headstock.
    £7,331.34
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Gibson
  • Thomas Garvey Archtop Classic 17 Inch 2003

    This is a classic archtop guitar perfect for any jazz enthusiast from beginner to advanced. The top is constructed from the finest hand-graduated spruce and features a beautiful hand-carved tone hole design that helps keep the instrument perfectly tuned even in the most extreme conditions.
    £2,364.78
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
  • Gibson Crimson Custom L-5 CES Wes Montgomery 2015

    This Wes Montgomery L-5 built today by Gibson Custom Crimson is built to the same specifications as the instrument used by Montgomery in the 1960s.
    £6,404.65
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Gibson
  • Stromberg G5 Archtop sunburst 1952

    Elmer Stromberg of Boston rivaled his New York colleague D’Angelico as maker of the finest archtops guitar of this time – and arguably all times. Stromberg archtops are much rarer - D’Angelico produced over 1000 instruments, Stromberg only between 300 and 400 in this lifetime -, and less consistent in quality.
    £32,966.25
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
  • 1965 Gibson Firebird V & Pin Up Girl Featured on Collector's Envelope *A328

    Up for sale is a limited edition collector’s envelope. The envelope measures 6 ½ x 3 ½. The back of the envelope is blank.
    £3.75
    From United States
    £1.88 postage
    Brand: Gibson
    or Best Offer
  • Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster PAF 1959 Blonde

    This is a rare guitar alright, a 1959 Natural ES-5 Switchmaster with a venetian cutaway, sn#A29592. Only 167 natural finished ES-5 Switchmasters were produced in the 1956-1961 period and only 33 of them were made in 1959.
    £17,579.66
    From Netherlands
    Free postage
    Brand: Gibson
  • Vintage 1970s TRAYNOR CATALOG YGL-3 YGM-4 YBA-1A MONO BLOCK B AMPLIFIER

    Do not let this get away. View our entire inventory here.
    £33.67
    From United States
    Was: Previous price£51.80
    £6.76 postage
    or Best Offer
  • VINTAGE 1970s Bigsby BP15 BP12 BP12G GIBSON SG LITERATURE Promo Ad case candy

    This is an original Printand is a r are opportunity to get hard to find Bigsby literature. If you're a 1970s Gibson or other guitar Collector you already know this is a rare find.
    £7.13
    From United States
    Was: Previous price£14.26
    £11.26 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage MIJ 1983 Ibanez AE45TV Piezo Electro Accoustic 

    (These use under bridge pickup with piezo so no need to mess on with batteries and output is always constant, separate volume and tone controls. I'm a player not a dealer or collector. Downsized = everything has to downsize including my guitar collection - i am not really bothered how long it takes me to downsize my guitars :) !
    £500.00
    0 bids
    FAST & FREE
    Ending Saturday at 8:33AM GMT2d 7hBrand: Ibanez
  • Gibson Custom L-5 CES Guitar with case

    The guitar’s neck is made of high-grade maple/mahogany neck supporting a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and multi-ply black or white binding. Gibson CUSTOM L-5 CES. Serial number is 73529080, it refers to a guitar made in 1979 in Kalamazoo USA.
    £5,700.00
    0 bids
    £26.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 5:37PM GMT2d 16hBrand: Gibson
  • 1880's - 1930's Blues Cigar Box Bottleneck vintage Slide 3 string guitar Music

    Listen to some Cigar Box Guitar samples in this Auction
    £10.77
    From United States
    £2.51 postage
  • Early 1900's style Cigar Box Jukes & Bottleneck Americana CD Slide Guitar Music

    Listen to a few of the Cigar Box videos in this Auction
    £10.77
    From United States
    £2.51 postage
  • 1950s VINTAGE ORIGINAL MAGNATONE BIGSBY MARK III DELUXE CHROME CONTROL PLATE NOS

    Here is a cool find! This was in a box marked "Magnatone Guitars". This is a control plate for a Mark III Deluxe Magnatone guitar that was designed by Paul Bigsby in 1955. It has not been on a guitar, but has some blemishes as shown from many years of storage.
    £14.26
    0 bids
    £36.41 postage
    Ending 21 Dec at 8:13PM GMT7d 18hFrom United States
  • 1950'S VINTAGE ORIGINAL MAGNATONE BIGSBY MARK V MK IV CHROME CONTROL PLATE NOS

    Here is a cool find! This was in a box marked "Magnatone Guitars". This is a control plate for a Mark IV or Mark V Magnatone guitar that was designed by Paul Bigsby in 1957. It has not been on a guitar, but has some blemishes as shown from many years of storage.
    £21.77
    0 bids
    £36.41 postage
    Ending 21 Dec at 8:13PM GMT7d 18hFrom United States
  • Nicel, very old floral guitar (?) strap, hippie Style!

    Nice, old guitar (?). I guess it was made in the 1960s or even earlier. No makersname to be found. It may need some cleaning. (see pic) The overall length is approx. Simple.".
    £25.52
    0 bids
    £11.26 postage
    Ending Today at 2:03AM GMT35m 46sFrom Germany
  • Beautiful, old floral guitar (?) strap, hippie Style! Edelweiß

    Nice, old guitar (?). I guess it was made in the 1960s or even earlier. No makersname to be found. It may need some cleaning. (see pic) The overall length is approx.
    £29.28
    0 bids
    £11.26 postage
    Ending Today at 2:03AM GMT35m 49sFrom Germany
  • Nicel, very old floral guitar (?) strap, hippie Style!

    Nice, old guitar (?). I guess it was made in the 1950s or even earlier. No makersname to be found. It may need some cleaning. (see pic) The overall length is approx.
    £25.52
    0 bids
    £11.26 postage
    Ending Today at 2:03AM GMT35m 49sFrom Germany
  • Beautiful, old guitar strap, floral hippie Style!

    Nice, very old guitar strap. I guess it was made in the 1980s or even earlier. No makersname to be found. It may need some cleaning. FREE Trial !
    £29.28
    0 bids
    £11.26 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:29PM GMT3d 15hFrom Germany
  • Nicel, very old floral guitar (?) strap, hippie Style!

    Nice, old guitar (?). I guess it was made in the 1990s or even earlier. No makersname to be found. It may need some cleaning. (see pic) The overall length is approx.
    £25.52
    0 bids
    £11.26 postage
    Ending 22 Dec at 7:00PM GMT8d 17hFrom Germany
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Other Vintage Guitars 

A guitar is a type of musical instrument that has been around in some form for many years. In the 1930s, a new method for amplifying the sound of the guitar was developed, and the electric guitar was born.

Vintage guitars are essentially any guitars from an earlier era, with models from the 1980s and earlier than that generally being considered to be vintage. There are a wide variety of types, brands and models of vintage guitar available.

Types of Vintage Guitar

  • Vintage acoustic guitar – possibly the instrument most of us think of when we think of a guitar, these vintage instruments can often still sound as good as the day there were first manufactured
  • Vintage electric guitar – first developed in the 1930s, the electric guitar is the mainstay of modern rock bands. Many different types of vintage electric guitar are available, dating right back to the earliest days of rock and roll in the 1950s and beyond
  • Vintage bass guitar – the bass guitar is another standard instrument for rock and pop bands. Vintage versions come in many different brands and models
  • Vintage semi acoustic guitar – a semi acoustic guitar is one that can be played without electrification or plugged in to an amplifier. It will have a hollow or semi hollow body in order for the sound to resonate and be able to be heard, if desired, even without the guitar being electrified
  • Vintage guitar brands – there are a wide variety of different guitar brands that have vintage versions of their instruments available. These include well-known guitar manufacturers, such as Fender, Gibson, Epiphone and Rickenbacker, as well as many less well-known varieties

Vintage Guitar Accessories

  • Vintage guitar strings – a necessity for replacing damaged or worn strings. Vintage guitars are obviously older than more modern ones, so are perhaps more likely to have worn strings
  •  Vintage guitar strap – a strap allows you to wear the guitar around your neck when you’re standing up to play
  • Vintage guitar plectrum – used to pick or strum the strings of your guitar
  • Vintage guitar case – to keep your vintage guitar protected during storage or transportation. Can be hard bodied or softer, more lightweight versions
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