1979 Lloyd Green for Sho-Bud LDG Model 6150 Pedal Steel Guitars

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

1974 Ad for The Guitar Study Center.

The only thing small about The Guitar Study Center is the size of the classes. Workshops of 5 or 6 people meet once a week at the Guitar Study Center. You study with musicians like Eddie Simon, Director of the Center, touring guitarist of Simon and Garfunkel. David Cohen of Country Joe and The Fish. Ron Parker, jazz guitarist. Barry Kornfield, New York studio musician. If you’ve been playing the same 5 or 6 chords for the last 5 or 6 years, workshops in folk, jazz, classical, blues and rock are forming now. This term’s expanding curriculum includes courses in bass guitar, blues harp and a new Songwriting Course, specifically designed from the guitarist’s point of view. Why not spend your summer learning to make music?

1974 The Guitar Study Center Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1959 Vintage ad of Andres Segovia, The Golden Jubilee Album, on Decca Records

This vintage ad is inside the 1959 June Guitar Review #22 Magazine. Click the image to go directly to the listing.

In Commemoraton: 50 Years of Mastery. Andres Segovia, The Golden Jubilee Album.

Includes: 3 Long Play Records, An autobiographical sketch, a poetic tribute by Carl Sandburg, an article by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco on Segovia and the guitar renaissance, Segovia’s own voice, recorded, De luxe gift packaging; many other features

After 3 years of preparation, Decca is honored to present a beautiful Gold Label commemoration of Andres Segovia’s 50th year as a concert artist. The world’s acknowledged master of the guitar is here represented by brilliant performances on three brand new Long Play records. All the music – including 2 complete concerti for guitar and orchestra – has been specially recorded, definitively, for this occasion. You will be delighted to hear Segovia himself, discussing his career…and to read his recollections of his life and times. Above all, you will be exhilarated by the Master’s matchless genius, recorded in highest high fidelity. A distinguished addition to your library. A treasured gift.

Selections: Ponce: Concierto del Sur; Rodrigo: Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre (guitar and orchestra – with the Symphony of the Air; Enrique Jorda, Conductor); Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sonata “Homage to Boccherini”; Torroba: 6 pieces Caracteristiques; Tansman: Three pieces for guitar -and other selections by Sor, de Murcia, Roncalli, Granados, Weiss-Ponce, Espla, Mussorgsky-Segovia, Roussel and Segovia.

1959 June Guitar Review #22 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Included in this Guitar Review #22 are vintage ads for Julian Bream on Westminster Records and Andres Segovia, The Golden Jubilee Album on Decca Records.

1959 Vintage ad of Julian Bream on Westminster Records

This vintage ad is inside the 1959 June Guitar Review #22 Magazine. Click the image to go directly to the listing.

“Fascinating…Enchanting”…England’s Great Guitarist and Lutenist, Julian Bream on Westminster Records.

“Julian Bream’s second guitar record is even more enchanting than his first.” High Fidelity Magazine

“Uncommon gifts…pre-eminently a musician of taste and discrimination.” Saturday Review of Literature

“This English youngster has got something very special. He sounds like -and he is – a former student of Segovia. “Former”, I take it, because there is nothing more the master can teach him. Such purity of style and technique is uncommon to say the least.” Hi-Fi Music at Home

“Fascinating, to say the least. His playing is distinguished by a marvelous precision, marvelous clarity and a tone as warm and sensuous as Elman’s on the violin.” New York Journal American

1959 June Guitar Review #22 Classical Guitar Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Included in this Guitar Review #22 are vintage ads for Julian Bream on Westminster Records and Andres Segovia, The Golden Jubilee Album on Decca Records.

1978 Vintage Ad for Rory Gallagher, Photo-Finish Album on Chrysalis Records & Tapes

Photo-Finish is a real winner. It took Rory Gallagher over 18 months to record the album. There’s no question that it was definitely worth waiting for. It proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Rory Gallagher can make his guitar answer his every command. Clearly, Photo-Finish is a red-hot rocker that would finish in any race.

1978 Rory Gallagher, Photo-Finish Album on Chrysalis Records & Tapes Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1978 Iida Bella Donna Banjo

The banjo is a great part of the American tradition. In a much simpler era, the American family often turned to this magnificent instrument as a form of recreation. As the popularity of the banjo grew, so did the careful attention given to workmanship and design. The pre-war instruments were great achievements in construction, in attention to detail, and in excellence of tone. After the war, however, things began to change. The art of great banjo making diminished. The golden era was gone.

Now, twenty years later, Teruo Iida has modeled the Bella Donna after the great pre-war banjos. He has recaptured the lost art of banjo making. The Bella Donna will take purists back to the golden era. Extra special attention has been paid to the hand-carved decorations on the neck. Intricate etchings are hand-engraved into the chrome plated hardware. A unique classical inlay pattern of etched pearl sets the Bella Donna back in time. The sound has clarity of tone and projection to meet the demands of the professional musician. Try an Iida for tone and playability. The sound of America has been reborn at a price that will interest the casual picker, as well as the professional.

1978 Iida Bella Donna Banjo Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1978 Larry Coryell, Improvisation From Rock to Jazz – take a “Master Class”

Using two original compositions created specially for this album, Larry personally demonstrates and explains his brilliant improvisational techniques – tips and insights that can make your guitar solos come alive! Larry tells why he plays every note…demonstrates how…analyzes melody, harmony, rhythm, picking, fingering, chording, scales, and much more…

1978 Larry Coryell, Improvisation From Rock to Jazz Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com



1978 The Best of John Fahey book of guitar transcriptions

Vintage 1978 advertisement: More than 120 pages of exact, note for note musical transcriptions all from John’s great Takoma album, The Best Of John Fahey. Including In Christ There Is No East or West, On The Other Side Of The Ocean, Poor Boy A Long Way From Home and many more…

1978 The Best of John Fahey book of guitar transcriptions Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com



1978 Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons of KISS in Guitar Player

January’s Guitar Player takes an unusual side trip into the world of “extravaganza rock” with a special triple-interview report on the guitarists with top-40 supergroup KISS. Lead guitarist Ace Frehley kicks off the issue, along with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, rhythm and bass players for the group which the Gallup Poll has called the world’s number one rock and roll band…

1978 Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons of KISS in Guitar Player Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com



1978 Richard Tandy – the man who generates the keyboard power behind ELO

The Electric Light Orchestra makes for an electrifying issue of Contemporary Keyboard magazine. It’s a high-voltage issue! Starting with a special, in-depth look at Richard Tandy, the man who generates the keyboard power behind ELO – whose latest LP, Out of the Blue is blowing fuses all over with more than $36 million in US sales…

1978 Richard Tandy / ELO / Contemporary Keyboard Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1978 Avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor – Contemporary Keyboard Magazine

Avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor slaps you awake like New Year’s Day with some startling observations on music – playing it…listening to it…thinking about it – in January’s Contemporary Keyboard. It’s a challenge all the way as this brilliant, enigmatic, surprising keyboard innovator slams into our interviewer, into other famous keyboard performers, into his audience, into CK itself with the same force that’s characterized his singular approach to keyboard music…

1978 Avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor -Contemporary Keyboard Magazine Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1976 U.S. School of Music vintage advertisement

The secret of teaching yourself music. It’s just organized common sense, says this 75 year old home-study school. Their step by step word and picture instructions take the mystery out of learning to play the piano, the guitar, or the spinet organ…

1976 U.S. School of Music Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com



1978 The American Song Festival – building a track record!

1974 Tim Moore: Tim won the first American Song Festival with his composition, “Charmer.” He now has three successful ASYLUM LP’s to his credit, as well as having his songs recorded by a wide range of artists including The Bay City Rollers (“Rock & Roll Love Letter”), Art Garfunkle (“Second Avenue”), Nigel Olson, Cher, Etta James (“Charmer”), Eric Anderson, Maxine Nightingale, Jimmy Witherspoon, Ron Dante and Eric Mercury.

1975 Phil Galdston & Peter Thom: Phil and Peter’s winning song, “Why Don’t We Live Together,” has many covers, including being featured on two Barry Manilow million-selling Arista albums, “Tryin’ to Get The Feeling’ and “Barry Manilow Live.” The 1975 Grand Prize winners (professionally known as Galdston & Thom) have recently released their first Warner Bros. LP, “American Gypsies.”

1976 Kim Carnes & Dave Ellington: Kim and Dave’s winner, “Love Comes From Unexpected Places,” has been recorded by Barbara Streisand, on her “Superman” LP, Jose Feliciano, Melanie and by Kim herself on her latest A&M album, “Sailin.” It also won top prize for outstanding composition in the Tokyo Music Festival. Their material is in constant demand, having written songs for top artists such as Frank Sinatra, Marie Osmond, Andy Williams, Anne Murray and The New Riders of the Purple Sage.

1978 The American Song Festival – building a track record! Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com