Another Murph Guitar Sighting on eBay

Murph Alert!

If you are into rare electric guitars made in SoCal, in the category of “not made by Leo Fender” then this is for you! Designed and built near my hometown of Riverside CA by WWII Navy pilot, Patrick Murphy.

Another rare Murph Squire II-T electric guitar up for auction on eBay:
Rare 1966 Murph Squire 2 vintage elec. guitar Tobacco burst San Fernando USA

Seller’s text from the auction:

Welcome to my auction!
Here we have a very Rare Rare 1966 Murph Squire 2 Electric Guitar with rare tobacco burst finish. This guitar was USA made in San Fernando California in 1966.
I had wanted a Fender Jag in this color, when this guitar presented itself I fell in love. This falls into the category of RARE, and where are you going to find another”. Please read copied description that will go with guitar. This guitar is ALL original and unmolested condition. The pictures are the description. There are very minor handling marks on body, and slight buckle rash. This is a 56 year old beauty survivor, that should be in a rock in roll museum somewhere. This has the original luggage case as well. This item is sold as is with no refunds or warranties. Please see my feedback and bid with confidence. This is from my personal collection. I only collect the best. This ships Fed Ex ground. Payment through PayPal. Thank you for your interest in my auction. This is a USA SALE ONLY!

#Murph #MurphGuitars #WWII

Rare 1966 Murph Squire II-T on eBay

The Almost Famous Saga Continues

A rare 1966 Murph electric guitar surprisingly shows up on eBay, but that’s only part of the #AlmostFamous story. Read on…

1966 Murph Squire II-T

Photo courtesy eBay seller edselcandide
Photo courtesy eBay seller edselcandide

From the Listing

“Up for auction is a rare Murph Squire II-T made in 1966. These were produced between mid-1965 and around March or April of 1967 by Murphy Music Industries located at 1817 First Street in San Fernando, California. The company was owned by Patrick Murphy (1920-2009) who was born in Illinois, raised in Detroit, and settled his wife and 5 kids in California following World War II.”

Link to Auction

RARE Vintage 1966 Murph Squire II-T Solidbody Electric Guitar USA

Sold for $1,251.00

The Saga Continues

Continuing the saga of how a WWII Navy fighter pilot-turned-entrepreneur to design and build his own brand of electric guitars in the 1960s. Guitar player and author of the book series Guitar Stories, Michael Wright tells the unique story of Patrick Murphy and Murph Guitars. The story is told here by Michael Wright in Vintage Guitar Magazine.


1965 Murph 12-String Squire in Candy Apple Red

A very rare sighting of a Murph Squire 12-string electric guitar!

As seen on Ebay, this Squire 12-string is in pretty good shape for its age. The Murph Squire 6 and 12-string guitars were built by Murphy Music Industries – a company started by WWII veteran Patrick Murphy – in the San Fernando, California in the mid-1960s.


Here is the original Ebay listing:
VERY RARE MURPH 12 STRING SQUIER GUITAR.Made in Cal. USA guitar.Candy Apple Red

Here is more about Patrick Murphy and Murph Guitars:
Murph Guitars Website


Vintage 1965 Murph Squire original condition with single pickup


1965 Murph Squire

Check out this extremely rare Murph electric guitar being offered on eBay. These guitars were built in Southern California in the mid-1960’s by Patrick Murphy, a World War II Navy vet turned guitar luthier and entrepreneur.


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More about Patrick Murphy:


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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 !!!


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 (

Find Out More

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


1965 Murph Bass Guitar

How rare is this?!

A 1960’s Murph bass guitar. King of the “made-in-a-garage-in-California” #BudgetBrand guitars. Designed and built by Patrick Murphy for a brief time in the mid 60’s.


More info about Patrick Murphy and Murph guitars: Murph Guitars