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1974 Fender Telecaster Deluxe Black

Even after Leo Fender left his namesake company, they continued innovating and experimenting. The single-coil sound may be what Fenders are most known for but by the 1970’s, the brawnier, beefier humbucker sound was everywhere. To develop their first humbucker they brought in Mr P.A.F. himself, Seth Lover. These pickups are the heart of the Tele Deluxe, which also featured individual volume and tone controls for each pickup. They offer more output than any previous Fender pickup, and more clarity than what Gibson was offering. As Fender has always been a company that kept a mindful eye on the bottom line they were always looking for ways to simplify construction. For the Deluxe, they used the same neck as their Stratocaster with the larger “CBS” headstock, bullet truss rod, three bolt neck and rounded neck heel. This made managing their on-hand inventory easier. Custom colors were available for order but most can be found in Walnut Brown, Blonde, White, Natural, and Black. As with a lot of Fender’s in the 70s they tend to be on the heavier side, but this very vibey black one is super light and only 7.4 lbs!

This guitar is currently available for purchase at Rock N Roll Vintage in Chicago. We ship world-wide. Please contact our store directly at 773-878-8616, rocknrollvintage.com or email at rocknrollvintage@gmail.com for more info.

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1959 Gibson Les Paul Junior Double Cutaway

Some guitars don’t need an introduction. Case in point: Gibson’s Les Paul Junior is as iconic as they come. No muss, no fuss, just plug and play. The one piece body and chunky one piece mahogany neck are the main ingredients in this tonal powerhouse. The single pickup means one less magnet dampening the strings and the wraparound bridge does a great job transferring those vibrations making the guitar sing. This beauty is up there with the best of them. The red paint of this era is notorious for fading but we actually love this “faded” look on everything from the Junior’s to the iconic “Bursts.” An all around winner!

This guitar is currently available for purchase at Rock N Roll Vintage in Chicago. We ship world-wide. Please contact our store directly at 773-878-8616, rocknrollvintage.com or email us at rocknrollvintage@gmail.com for more info.

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1965 Gibson SG Junior Pelham Blue

Here’s a guitar that you’ll loose some sleep over! Pelham blue is Gibson’s coolest custom color, it’s a shame they’re so rare. Can’t do much better than this SG Junior.

This guitar is currently available for purchase at Rock N Roll Vintage in Chicago. We ship world-wide. Please contact our store directly at 773-878-8616, rocknrollvintage.com or email us at rocknrollvintage@gmail.com for more info.

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Vintage 1974 Rickenbacker 480 Electric Guitar In Mapleglo

The fabulous curves of Rickenbacker’s 4000 series basses… but for guitarists! Yep, the Rickenbacker 480 is a unique beast and was only offered for a few years (73-84) and made in limited numbers. There were two other versions also offered: the Rickenbacker 481 which featured slanted frets and the super rare Rickenbacker 483 which was a three pickup version. The 480 came was available at different times with humbuckers but this one has single coils for a more traditional Ric sound. This one is an earlier piece from 1974 and looks incredible in this Mapleglo finish. This guitar is currently available for purchase at Rock N Roll Vintage in Chicago. We ship world-wide. Please contact our store directly at 773-878-8616, rocknrollvintage.com or email at rocknrollvintage@gmail.com for more info.