Magnatone X20 Typhoon 1965 Peach. Vintage excitement. Paul Bigsby lineage Special Lever lock vibrato

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Model X20


“Incomparable” is how Magnatone described its guitars of the 1960’s.

“Thrilling to own and exciting to play” reads another ad.

No disagreement from me. I am a devoted Paul Bixby fan and own lots of pieces that can be directly, indirectly, and maybe connected to his legendary genius.

This is one of the “maybe” pieces because it came about 10 years after his first foray into the guitar building business with his Magnatone roman numeral guitars. Not sure if this was to continue that numbering system as being “X as in ten” or “X” as in “X”. But Typhoon is a cool name for a guitar.

From my personal collection of vintage American guitars that have been totally rebuilt and refinished by Kevin Smith of TONESMITH Guitar Company.


Kevin first totally disassembled this guitar and did all necessary repairs and maintenance (including fretboard clean up, electronics cleaning, etc.). Next Kevin totally stripped all wood of its old finish and then applied multiple coats of a custom “minimal metallic retro” finish in a “SOCAL coral peach” hue. It is incredibly beautiful.

It has all its original electronics including pickups, pots, etc.

And it is exciting to play.

It does have the features (noted in ads):

1. 3 “MAGNA” pickups.

2. Solid “ultra-sleek hand contoured” body.

3. It is “light in weight” and “precisely balanced for comfortable playing.”

4. “Fastest smoothest playing neck.”

5. “Sensational “Lever-Lock” Vibrato.

6. “Amazing specially designed rocker bridge.”

7. “Exclusive special STRING NUT that keeps strings from jumping out.”

8. “3 slider switches producing 8 different rhythm and lead combinations.”

Comes with non-original hardcase.

You will love this guitar.

I guitar-guarantee it.

Buy it. Try it for three days. If you don’t like it, please send it back for a full refund. No questions asked. I will even send you a prepaid shipping label. I do not want you to suffer any expense in buying this guitar if it does not please you.

I am a collector, not a dealer. All guitars in my collection (now 1000+) were chosen for my personal use and enjoyment. I want you to enjoy them too.

Please check my other ads for more great guitars from my collection.  Alltradesconsidered.


Thank you.

*Note: All my guitars are vaccinated against Covid and Boredom.

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Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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Right / Left Handed
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