The experience we needed to make our Handrafted Folk Guitars began in 1887. That was the year Yamaha started making musical instruments. Ever since, we’ve been perfecting our expertise in handcraftsmanship, woodworking and manufacturing technology in order to create these superlative instruments for your enjoyment. The Yamaha Handcrafted Folk. Six models, each guitar meticulsly crafted from the highest-grade woods we’ve specially chosen from forests worldwide. Then hand-adjusted to the most stringent specifications. To admire and play the result of almost a century of work, write us for the selected Yamaha dealer nearest you.
1979 Yamaha Handcrafted Folk Guitar – almost 100 years in the making Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
After 50 years of building so many fine guitars, Mr. Kazuo Yairi certainly deserves the Gold Medalion Award of Excellence! He’s earned it! He is celebrating the occasion with the new Alvarez Yairi Medallion Dreadnoughts and the Alvarez Yairi Medallion Classics. These 50th anniversary guitars are exceptional values and only a limited number will be produced in 1979. A gold plated “Limited Edition” award medallion, designed to be worn as a belt buckle or neckpiece, will be given free with each Medallion guitar…
1979 Alvarez Yairi Medallion Dreadnought and Classic Guitars Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
A backstage talk with Roy Clark, Country Music’s “Instrumentalist of the Year.” “What kind of amp do you use? A Kustom. I first tried Kustom years ago before they were a known brand. Somebody plugged it in and I tried it, and it sounded great.”
1979 Roy Clark for Kustom Guitar Amplifiers Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
For 1979 Hondo II offers the remarkable Barcus-Berry Hot-Dot. Factory installed on selected models, the Hot-Dot Hondo II give you a choice between brilliant amplified sound when you need it and traditional acoustic sound when you don’t. Another more for your money idea from Hondo II.
1979 Hondo II Acoustic Guitar with the Barcus-Berry Hot-Dot Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Designed as both recording and road boards Carvin’s new stereo mixers represent the “State of the Art”, for both sound quality and construction. Carvin Boards are quiet and they don’t add sound coloration or audible distortion…
1979 Carvin S1200 Stereo Board – $995 Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Ax-cessories. Guild guitar accessories: strings, pickups, bridges, electronics, knobs, nuts, saddles, polish, picks, capos, cords, straps, echo and more!
1979 Guild Ax-cessories Guitar accessories Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
People who make their living from music make it with Ovation. Artists like Nancy Wilson, Roy Clark, Tony Rice and Larry Coryell. On tour, the roundback is tough and consistently playable. And it sounds great (if it didn’t, they wouldn’t play it). Choose from nylon, 6 and 12-string models. With or without Ovation’s famous acoustic-electric pickup. Whatever your music, make it with Ovation.
1979 Ovation guitars – rock, country, bluegrass, jazz Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
At Carvin you’re not only buying the best, but the price is right too! We handcraft guitars & other professional products in limited production quantities and sell only direct to you thus passing on super quality with big savings…Solid Brass Tune-O-Matic bridge & tail piece; Eastern Hardrock Maple Body for unsurpassed sustaining qualities; Schaller Machine Heads; Solid Brass Nut; Ebony fingerboard with nickel-silver frets…
1979 Carvin CM130 Vintage Guitar Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Why settle for less? Once you savor the superb balance and playability of the E’Lite, create for yourself the fantastic Dean sound and admire the incredible Dean finishes, you won’t settle for less!
1979 Dean E’Lite guitar – a new star is born Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Listen to the scream of the Hawk. The Hawk combines Washburn’s traditional workmanship with fine quality materials at an affordable price. Special features include: neck-through body construction; 3-piece rock maple and rosewood neck; polished rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets; solid ash body with carved arch-top; Washburn “Power Sustain” humbucking pickups; brass bridge and nut; strings anchored from back of body; available in grained black, grained brown and tobacco sunburst finishes.
1979 Washburn Hawk Electric guitar – listen to the scream of the Hawk Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Roy Clark, Labor of Love – a great album from the winner of “Guitar Players” annual readers poll 1977 and 1978; Roy Clark and Buck Trent, “Banjo Bandits” – instrumentals from the Country Music Association’s 1978 Instrumental Group of the Year.
1979 Roy Clark “Labor of Love” Vintage Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Sounds good on paper…Sounds better in person…The Aria Pro II PE1000: Body & Neck – designed for play. Unique body construction gives the PE-1000 unequalled sustaining power. Its unique heel-less neck permits easy acces all the way to the 22nd fret. Supermatic Bridge – two-way adjustment system enables guitarist to adjust harmonics with ease. Exclusive 3-way ball-end system accommodates every type of string. Protomatic Pickups – Have no equal in sustaining power or clear tones. Sensitive with a capital S. Strategically located controls – volume control, tone control, and 3 position toggle switch placed at your fingertips for quick and easy operation. MG-55C Machine Heads – solid metal heads minimize string slippage. Promote extremely fine tuning. Violin finish -the finishing touch. Adds to the beauty of the design. Old world method of finish improves sound tone.
1979 Aria Pro II PE-1000 Guitar Vintage Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Three new ways to get down…or space out. The Ibanez Studio Series – 3 new rockers of classic heritage. Well balanced, long-scaled beauties with style, grace and simple, solid class. Get down or space out, but get to it – try an Ibanez Studio.
1979 Ibanez Studio Series Guitars Vintage Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Introducing Hohner Electrics. More of what you want..for less. Hohner has a reputation for high quality instruments at affordable prices. And our new handcrafted Electrics are no exception. We’ve taken the details that make a great electric great and added a few innovations of our own. Classic appointments blended with advanced solid state electronics make these guitars sound as good as they look. But the ultimate test is playing one. After you do, we’re sure you’ll agree that at any price it’s hard to beat a Hohner electric guitar. When you’re looking for that big break, Hohner can be instrumental.
1979 Hoher Electric Guitars Vintage Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Matrix. Warner Bros. recording artists. A hard-driving fusion group with lots of brass, percussion and electronics. And all 32 channels, including a wide variety of mics, pickups, and line feeds, are amplified by Bose 1800 power amps and Model 802 loudspeakers. Matrix. A group with talent and taste. “A band that cannot fail,” says the LA Times. Matrix chooses Bose for all their needs. Main PA, electric bass, sythesizers, acoustic and electric piano, and all stage monitors…
1979 Music by Matrix. Sound by Bose. Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
At Kramer, we have one purpose, one goal: to offer the serious musician a quality-crafted instrument, far surpassing those on the market, at a reasonable price. No other fretted instrument manufactured has the playability, the versatility of sound, the quality of electronics, the precise intonation, the amazing sustain and a clean, functional design…
1979 Kramer Guitars – why do so many top pros choose Kramer? Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Lloyd Green, one of the bright stars of the Nashville recording world insists on playing only the Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar. His LDG Model 6150 is unique in every way…a showpiece that has become the standard for professional musicians everywhere. Other Sho-Bud models include the new Super Pro, the Pro I, II, and III, and the Maverick. See your Gretsch dealer…
1979 Lloyd Green for Sho-Bud LDG Model 6150 Pedal Steel Guitars Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Badlands is: Jake E. Lee, Ray Gillen, Greg Chaisson, Jeff Martin
1991 Badlands Voodoo Highway Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Vinnie Moore rips the very heart of commonality from any piece he attacks. And he does it with Talon hard core thunder from Heartfield. Strap one on today. And lay a path of devastation. Look for Vinnie’s ne Relativity Records release, Melt Down.
1991 Vinnie Moore for Heartfield Talon Guitars Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com
Traditional craftsmanship matched with space-age technology created the superior sound of the Ovation Roundback. That same synthesis contributes to the uncanny performance of its electric pickup and on-board active electronics system. We position six piezoelectronic pickups at the anchor points of the strings to the Delrin saddle, the precise point at which string and guitar are working to produce the sound…
1991 Ovation Roundback Acoustic/Electric Guitar Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com