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can you please help identify these guitars?

nmiller

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The one up close is a '60s Japanese guitar, not a Teisco but similarly cheap and not worth more than a couple hundred dollars. The one in back, however, is not Japanese at all - it's a Murph Squire, a rare and fairly collectible guitar that I've seen go for around $1200, though sales are rare enough that it's rather hard to judge value.
 

vbf

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The one up close is a '60s Japanese guitar, not a Teisco but similarly cheap and not worth more than a couple hundred dollars. The one in back, however, is not Japanese at all - it's a Murph Squire, a rare and fairly collectible guitar that I've seen go for around $1200, though sales are rare enough that it's rather hard to judge value.
You guys are the best!!!! Thanks!!!
 

snarkle

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Let us know when (not if) you get these guitars!

I'd be all over that for the case alone—and if that is a Murph you could be a very lucky man!
 

vbf

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Let us know when (not if) you get these guitars!

I'd be all over that for the case alone—and if that is a Murph you could be a very lucky man!
Will do! The seller is a good hour and half away and waiting to hear back so I can get an address to go check em out. If I buy em' you can bet I'll post up some pics. :aok
 

snarkle

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Will do! The seller is a good hour and half away and waiting to hear back so I can get an address to go check em out. If I buy em' you can bet I'll post up some pics. :aok
Ha! I've driven further for less...

In fact, I have to go jump on a ferry to pick up a vintage Melody Maker...

Looking forward to the pics.
 
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That's a Fender case too right?

Jeff
Spotted it too eh? If that's a vintage case it's probably worth a lot more than the guitars. Fender stopped using the 'Koylon' brand tweed cases in 1959 (then went to Tolex), and only reissued tweed in 1983.
 

Smakutus

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Spotted it too eh? If that's a vintage case it's probably worth a lot more than the guitars. Fender stopped using the 'Koylon' brand tweed cases in 1959 (then went to Tolex), and only reissued tweed in 1983.
That's just a cheaper Mustang type case from the 60's isn't it? One with the plastic snap on band to hold the guitar neck in place etc..?

Jeff
 

vbf

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You guys are amazing to be able to spot that level of detail in such a crappy picture. I would hate to be the seller trying to pull the wool over your eyes. :)
 
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Smakutus

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You guys are amazing to be able to spot that level of detail in such a crappy picture. I would hate to be the seller trying to pull the wool over your eyes. :)
My best deal on CL was this Japanese made Strat copy that once set up, played, and sounded great:



I got my money back plus more on that.. Oh yeah I also made a little bit on this white knob Princeton that was also in the small group photo in the ad.



Still had the original two prong cord and just needed one thing changed on the inside.

Jeff
 

tjmicsak

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My best deal on CL was this Japanese made Strat copy that once set up, played, and sounded great:



I got my money back plus more on that.. Oh yeah I also made a little bit on this white knob Princeton that was also in the small group photo in the ad.



Still had the original two prong cord and just needed one thing changed on the inside.

Jeff
The Plywood bodies are really good sounding actually. I have one really close that was made by Kramer. That's why the fore arm cut is solid black- so you can't see the ply layers.
 






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