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How about a chance to dust off your old axe or amp for a quick photoshoot and share your oldest bit of gear.

Mine would be my 1964 Fender Bandmaster amp which I have had for over 40 years. It spent over 20 something years in the shed until recently. Had the old death transformer in it, but thankfully a mate changed it out for a safe one last year when I set about restoring it.



Thats what it looked like before the restoration

THis is what it looks like now.



I cut a bit of the original tolex off the inside flap from the speaker cab and managed to stick it on. Not the best but certainly a better look than before.

Looks and sounds great now.

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#2
I'm not sure how old my first guitar is, but it was owned by my dad's friend and he's had it since before I started playing.

Oldest one I bought personally is probably my Ibanez from 2000.

Oldest one in the household is probably the one given to my dad from my mom's brother before he passed away. It could use some fixing, but it's really nice.

No old amps though.
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#3
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#4
70s silverface vibrochamp. A bit rusted on top but still plays really well. Doesn't leave the house anymore because it seems to be a ding magnet.

The tremolo is really rich and satisfying.

#5
I've got an old Japanese Kawai guitar that I reckon to be made some time between 1961 and 1964. Other than that I've got a CSL Les Paul that must be from the early 70s and one of the first Boss PH-1s off the line in 1977.
#6
1973 Marshall Super Lead 100 Head. Aside from some graffiti on the carrying handle and the 'M' on the Marshall logo being missing, it's in great shape.
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#7
guitar - '73 Ibanez Concord 12 string lawsuit era Gibson Hummingbird 12 knock-off
amp - 1987 Gorilla GG20, acquired last Tuesday

I do have a custom made Scandalli piano accordion made in 1955 as my oldest instrument in general
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#8
My Dean Razorback, I've had it for around 7 or 8 years now, Its from the 2005 Razorbacks. The first lot to get manufactured. Absolutely love it.
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#9
Actually on second thought, yeah, I think my Quest: Black Magic bass is the oldest. Dad bought it from the pawn and he never used it so I bought it from him.



Best info I could find says it's a bass from the 80's and was made in Japan.

(mind the ghetto AC. Hard times and blah blah blah I have a new one now)
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#11
A hummingbird copycat from the sears catalog circa 1978. I love that piece of shit. It's what I learned on
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#12
1949 Kiesel tube amp (pre Carvin).
1955 Les Paul Jr.

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#14
Recently got a 1998 Taiwanese Squier. Or at least the neck. Not sure if the body actually matches. Also used to borrow an early 80s Ibanez ST105 from my brother. That thing had some dirty pickups, dude.
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#15
Oldest amp i own would be a 1966 Fender princeton. I got it from a church that was moving and cleaning out the basement. I wven have the original purchase receipt. I paid 100 dollars and helped them move some seating for it.


Oldest guitar i own would have to be a 1966 hagstrom viking...also obtained from the church. Bought at the same time as the amplifier on the same receipt. I paid 500 for the guitar and as above helped move....seating/organ...etc..
#16
i can't really compete here, i have a small kustom practice amp that is probably from the 90s. it is awful. my brother got it for me from the thrift store and someone had tried to extend from the internal speaker (like, a 4''?) to another speaker and i guess gave up midway through, all that was left were the speaker leads. not worth a picature tho.
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#19
1960's Framus Hollywood that I had rebuilt in 2008 because by the time I got this guitar in 2000... A lot of the original spec had gone, and it was old, shakey, and as good as firewood.

This is it now/after I had it rebuilt.
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#20
Probably an 81 Dean Z Standard.
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#21
A 1980 Fender 75 amp. Big tube honker with a single 15" speaker. Good for post-punk jamz.
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#22
My oldest guitar is a 1956 Gibson ES-275. The oldest guitar that I personally bought is my Ibanez 1976 Les Paul copy (not lawsuit era). The oldest amp I own is a Traynor YBA-1A tube amp. and cabinet.
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#25
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My '65 Gibson SG




Are you 100% sure that's a '65? The neck joint looks like later one.


I'm not too versed in SGs though.
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#26
You could be right. Not really sure, it used to be my dad's and he's not around to correct me on that.
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You could be right. Not really sure, it used to be my dad's and he's not around to correct me on that.


To be honest with you, from the knobs, neck joint etc.... It looks more like a 67-69 if it's all original.


In 65, they were transitioning from the old style, small neck joint to the one you see on your guitar IIRC.


The witchhat knobs also weren't on Gibbies until about 67 as well I'm pretty sure.


Serial no, pot codes and pickups could date it probs.
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To be honest with you, from the knobs, neck joint etc.... It looks more like a 67-69 if it's all original.


In 65, they were transitioning from the old style, small neck joint to the one you see on your guitar IIRC.


The witchhat knobs also weren't on Gibbies until about 67 as well I'm pretty sure.


Serial no, pot codes and pickups could date it probs.

Yeah, I'm trying to get some info on it based on the serial number but, that's turning out to be a bit inconclusive and vague at best since Gibson has switched up their serial number configurations three or 4 times over the years. I'm pretty sure it's a '68 now that I really think about it.
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Yeah, I'm trying to get some info on it based on the serial number but, that's turning out to be a bit inconclusive and vague at best since Gibson has switched up their serial number configurations three or 4 times over the years. I'm pretty sure it's a '68 now that I really think about it.


Well, as far as you know, are your pots and pickups original? Do you have metal shielding in the cavities/bigger sized ones? Those are also a good way of at least getting a general idea of the year of manufacture.


I mean, it very well could be a 65. There have been some weird ones during the years.
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#30
Everything's original. As far as the metal shielding goes, I can't really tell. I'm going to send some emails to people who are really well versed on Gibson serial numbers and see what they say.
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Everything's original. As far as the metal shielding goes, I can't really tell. I'm going to send some emails to people who are really well versed on Gibson serial numbers and see what they say.



Not just serial numbers. They can be a hassle to discern alone.


Take a picture of the pots (with clearly visible pot codes), behind the pups (to verify if they are PAF or PAT no. etc...), cavity, headstock and hardware (to make sure if it's chrome or nickel plated). Even tuners and plastic pieces can help with dating if the guitar is stock.
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Not just serial numbers. They can be a hassle to discern alone.


Take a picture of the pots (with clearly visible pot codes), behind the pups (to verify if they are PAF or PAT no. etc...), cavity, headstock and hardware (to make sure if it's chrome or nickel plated). Even tuners and plastic pieces can help with dating if the guitar is stock.


Ahhh, good point. That'll help. Thanks for the help!
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Ahhh, good point. That'll help. Thanks for the help!



No problem. I mean im not an expert but vintage guitars are a bit of a hobby of mine so I try to help when I can
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#34
My oldest is probably my Traynor YCV40WR. Not sure what year it's from but it's made to look vintage. I think they discontinued them in the early 2000's or something.
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My oldest is probably my Traynor YCV40WR. Not sure what year it's from but it's made to look vintage. I think they discontinued them in the early 2000's or something.



They still make them.


Great amp though.
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#36
sold off my vintage stuff a few years back. currently my oldest guitar is an 89 Strat Plus Deluxe, so not that old. oldest amp is my late 70s Legend Rock and Roll 50 2x12 (needs a little work so not in use right now) . Legend was one of the first boutique amp makers and are featured on ZZ Top's Elimanator album (pic in profile it's the amp my strats are in front off. 3/4 in oak cab makes it heavier than hell. oldest fx pedal is my DOD FX 65 chorus that i bought in the mid 80s. still in great shape and still works fine. i had a bunch of vintage pedals but sold them off just befire the vintage market took a dive.
#39
This is my oldest guitar. A Japanese Ibanez 1910 from circa 1968



It's missing the pick guard, which I took off for some reason 30 plus years ago, I think its still in the shed somewhere. Its subsequently has had work done it to get a much better action. It has a floating bridge so we shaved a bit off that to get it playable.
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