Bartell Apache Guitar Spotted on eBay

Bartell Apache Electric Guitar


A 1960’s Bartell Apache was recently spotted for sale on eBay. With a ‘Buy It Now’ price of only $350.00, it was scooped up pretty quickly.

Here is the original eBay post: VINTAGE 1960S USA BARTELL APACHE OF CALIFORNIA ELECTRIC GUITAR LUTHIER PROJECT

Bartell was a family owned company located in Riverside, California.

Learn about the Bartell company and their electrics guitars at this great website dedicated to Bartell: Bartell Guitars and Bases

Here are some more photos of the Apache guitar.

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Silvertone 1437 Guitar Electronics Tear Down

Silvertone 1437 Pick Guard and Electronics

Detailed tear down photos of a 1969 Silvertone 1437 electric guitar, pick guard, pickups and electronics.

Keywords: Sears, Silvertone, 1437, Shark Fin, Sharkfin, Teisco, ET-460, K4L, WG-4L

Hashtags: #tonegems #silvertone #silvertone1437 #sharkfin #teisco #teiscoET460 #teiscoK4L #teiscoWG4L

Silvertone 1437 Shark Fin Electric Guitar

Gallery Silvertone 1437

Also known as the Teisco ET-460 or K4L “shark fin” guitar.

This wonderful late 1960’s 4-pickup electric guitar was made in Japan (#MIJ) by Teisco and sold in United States by Sears. This particular guitar was recently purchased from eBay seller mwbutler. The excellent photos below are by mwbutler.

Keywords: Sears, Silvertone, 1437, Shark Fin, Sharkfin, Teisco, ET-460, K4L, WG-4L

Hashtags: #tonegems #silvertone #silvertone1437 #sharkfin #teisco #teiscoET460 #teiscoK4L #teiscoWG4L

Mike Campbell’s 12-string Rickenbacker

Mike Campbell and his 12-string Rickenbacker

The best $150 Mike Campbell ever spent!

Mike Campbell talks about the solid-bodied Rickenbacker 12-string he found shopping through the old “Recycler” advertising newspaper, driving to Anaheim, and later discovering it was built on the assembly line with George Harrison’s guitar in the 1960’s.

Click the link to watch the video.

YouTube Link:  Mike Campbell Tells About His Rickenbacker 12-string

Classic Album: Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Hashtags: #mikecampbell #tompetty #heartbreakers #tpath #rickenbacker #12string #georgeharrison

1965 Sears Silvertone 1438 Bass Guitar by TEISCO (NB-4)

COOL! Check out this a very cool, very red, made in Japan, 1965 Silvertone bass with a hard case up for auction on eBay. Appears to be in pretty good condition.

Sears 1965 Silvertone 1438 Bass Guitar by Teisco (NB-4)
1965 Sears Silvertone 1438 Teisco NB-4 Electric Bass Guitar, Rare Red!

DISCLAIMER: Bid at your own risk. We just like pointing out the cool guitars we find along the way on the World Wide Web. Tone Gems is not associated with the seller; nor have we inspected or played this instrument and make no claim to it’s condition.

The Real Story Behind Marty McFly’s 1955 Guitar

Marty McFly's Gibson ES345 TDCCompliments of the good folks at Reverb.com, here is the true story behind Michael J. Fox’s “Johnny B. Goode” guitar, played during the 1955 Enchantment Under the Sea Ball – in the first Back to the Future movie. This very unique and rare Gibson ES345 TDC – which didn’t even exist in 1955 – was something of a time traveler itself.

Here is the link to the story:
The True Story of the Time Traveling Gibson in Back to the Future

Here is the clip from the movie:

Hashtags: #BackToTheFuture #BTTF #Gibson #ES345TDC #MichaelJFox #JohnnyBGoode

More Murph

Murph Squire IIT, 6-string electric guitar

More Murph Sightings

Just one day after we reported the #AlmostFamous story of Murph Guitars, one of the rarest 1960′s guitar shows up on eBay. Interestingly, the seller has misnamed the Squire II-T as the Squire 11-T. Same naming mistake that Michael Wright made in his article.

Here’s the link: Vintage 60′s MURPH SQUIRE 11-T Made in USA ALL-ORIGINAL RARE !!!

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Murph Guitars

Almost Famous

Here’s the story of Murph Guitars. It’s the story of how Patrick Murphy, a WWII Navy pilot from Detroit, who moved to California in the 1960′s – and for a brief period – became a designer and manufacturer of some groovy electric guitars.

The story is told here by author Michael Wright of Vintage Guitar Magazine (www.vintageguitar.com).

Find Out More

More about Patric Murphy and Murph guitars at the fan website dedicated to the history Murph Guitars.

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