Excellent condition featuring double cutaway contoured Lucite body, original wood grain pickguard with Dan Armstrong and Ampeg engraved logos, interchangeable pickup (only comes with the one pickup that is installed), one volume control and one tone control with aluminum stereo Ampeg knobs, three-way tone selector switch, output jack, flat Ampeg bridge/tailpiece with rosewood saddle, bolt on maple neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with small pearloid dots starting at the third fret, bone nut, Ampeg peghead shape with Brazilian rosewood overlay, truss rod cover, three per side Schaller German made tuning machines, metal thumb wheel on the back of the body for changing pickups, three strap buttons and original hard shell case.
This 1969 Dan Armstrong Lucite electric guitar is in excellent cosmetic condition showing just a few scuffs and dings here and there but nothing serious (see photos). The neck on this instrument is wide and chunky and feels outstanding in hand. The original frets show very little signs of use and the guitar plays great with low action up and down the fingerboard. The "rock treble" single coil pickup sounds fantastic through an amplifier and delivers a clear articulate biting tone. This guitar has not been tampered with in any way aside from a good set up and is all original. The tone potentiometer code dates to the 47th week of 1969. This Ampeg is housed in its original black hard shell case that has been decorated with some pretty awesome stickers.
This is just a super fun guitar to play. These guitars are as cool as they are collectable and we haven’t seen one in this good of shape in quite some time. There are many guitar manufacturers out there that have attempted to make Lucite guitars, but in my opinion, none of them capture the vibe of these original Dan Armstrongs. Don’t pass up the opportunity to own this truly incredible instrument.