Rickenbacker
A fantastically rare—and perhaps one-of-a-kind—all-turquoise 330 stands alongside a set of mighty and super-stylish Transonic amplifiers. The solid-state Transonic line never achieved widespread success, but it remains forever associated with Jimmy Page and the fi rst Led Zep tour in 1969. With built-in reverb, tremolo, and fuzz, Transonics actually sound amazing—and they stand toe to toe with Voxes of the same era as some the coolest and most contraption-laden amps of the period.

Rickenbacker

A fantastically rare—and perhaps one-of-a-kind—all-turquoise 330 stands alongside a set of mighty and super-stylish Transonic amplifiers. The solid-state Transonic line never achieved widespread success, but it remains forever associated with Jimmy Page and the fi rst Led Zep tour in 1969. With built-in reverb, tremolo, and fuzz, Transonics actually sound amazing—and they stand toe to toe with Voxes of the same era as some the coolest and most contraption-laden amps of the period.

Happy 2-1-12
Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush rock some doublenecks. Photo by Frank White.

Happy 2-1-12

Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush rock some doublenecks. Photo by Frank White.

One of our readers, going only by Rockbeare, shared this incredible  collection of ultra-clean vintage instruments: Front row - 1958 Guild  M75 Aristocrat, 1954 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, 1960 Gibson Les Paul TV  Junior, 1961/62 Fender Shoreline Gold Strat, 1960 Gibson Les Paul TV  Special, 1958 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst, 1956 Gretsch Duo Jet. Back Row -  1960 Gibson ES-330 TN, 1959 Gibson ES-335 TD, 1962 Gibson ES-330 TC.

One of our readers, going only by Rockbeare, shared this incredible collection of ultra-clean vintage instruments: Front row - 1958 Guild M75 Aristocrat, 1954 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, 1960 Gibson Les Paul TV Junior, 1961/62 Fender Shoreline Gold Strat, 1960 Gibson Les Paul TV Special, 1958 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst, 1956 Gretsch Duo Jet. Back Row - 1960 Gibson ES-330 TN, 1959 Gibson ES-335 TD, 1962 Gibson ES-330 TC.

‘60s Smith (Mosrite)  “Mel-O-Bar” with zebra-padded, explorer- shaped body; ‘60s Silvertone  Jupiter with black sparkle finish and De Armond pickups.

‘60s Smith (Mosrite) “Mel-O-Bar” with zebra-padded, explorer- shaped body; ‘60s Silvertone Jupiter with black sparkle finish and De Armond pickups.

1960s Wandre
This  Wandre is one of the few guitars made by Wandre Pioli in Italy in the  1960s. It features Davoli pickups and bakelite top. Because so few were  made, Wandre guitars can command five figures on the vintage market.  Guitar courtesy Lark Street Music, photo: Jonathan Singer.
1960s Wandre
This Wandre is one of the few guitars made by Wandre Pioli in Italy in the 1960s. It features Davoli pickups and bakelite top. Because so few were made, Wandre guitars can command five figures on the vintage market. Guitar courtesy Lark Street Music, photo: Jonathan Singer.
Left to right: Bon Scott, an unidentified “cop,” Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, AC/DC’s then-manager George Browning, and Evans have a laugh and a drink during a March 1976 photo shoot for “Jailbreak.” Photo by Philip Morris 

Left to right: Bon Scott, an unidentified “cop,” Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, AC/DC’s then-manager George Browning, and Evans have a laugh and a drink during a March 1976 photo shoot for “Jailbreak.” Photo by Philip Morris 

Daniel Lanois’ Firebird V
Lanois’ ’60s Gibson Firebird V—which he loves to plug into a cranked amp for delicate fingerstyle work—rests on a golden divan. Photo by Melinda Dahl

Daniel Lanois’ Firebird V

Lanois’ ’60s Gibson Firebird V—which he loves to plug into a cranked amp for delicate fingerstyle work—rests on a golden divan. Photo by Melinda Dahl

1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom
This well-worn road warrior Gibson Les Paul Custom is a 1978 model, in a rare silverburst finish. Two Tom Anderson humbuckers have been installed, an H3 in the bridge and  an H1 in the neck, and the frets have been replaced with a stainless  steel type, which form a pyramid shape. The instrument is actually a  factory second, but surprisingly there are no structural flaws. There is  a slight flaw in the back burst tip, which is the likely reason why it  was stamped a “second.”

1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom

This well-worn road warrior Gibson Les Paul Custom is a 1978 model, in a rare silverburst finish. Two Tom Anderson humbuckers have been installed, an H3 in the bridge and an H1 in the neck, and the frets have been replaced with a stainless steel type, which form a pyramid shape. The instrument is actually a factory second, but surprisingly there are no structural flaws. There is a slight flaw in the back burst tip, which is the likely reason why it was stamped a “second.”

1954 Gretsch Silver Jet
A close-up of the DeArmond Dynasonic-equipped 1954 Silver Jet. Courtesy of Matt Riz/Photo by Rachel Thoele. See more pics in our article on Gretsch Holy Grail Duo Jets.

1954 Gretsch Silver Jet

A close-up of the DeArmond Dynasonic-equipped 1954 Silver Jet. Courtesy of Matt Riz/Photo by Rachel Thoele. See more pics in our article on Gretsch Holy Grail Duo Jets.