Identify Yumi Nakashima's guitar?

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  1. amper

    amper Member

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    I'm trying to identify this guitar. The player is Yumi Nakashima of the Japanese band Chirinuruwowaka (チリヌルヲワカ). She also plays as a solo artist as "Yuu" and in the band Go!Go!7188. Yumi was well-known for playing Telecasters, but she has been seen in at least a couple of videos with a red example of this guitar, which seems to be made on the Fender paradigm, with a Tele neck pickup and humbucking bridge pickup. I really dig it, but this is the largest, clearest picture I've found, and I still cant' read the headstock.


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    You can see her playing it in the video for "Machine" (マシーン), here:

     
  2. amper

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    Solved! I realised that in the video above there is an almost clear shot of the headstock, and I managed to puzzle out the logo: Sugi

    It's a Sugi Rainmaker.
     
  3. Sarutobi sasuke

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    pretty cool bass in that video
     
  4. geodr

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    Designed in Japan hand crafted in California
     
  5. Guitarworks

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    Well how 'bout that. You'd think it'd be designed in the U.S. and built in Asia.
     
  6. sansan

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    Ummm wow. I NEVER EVER thought I'd see Yuu on thegearpage. My absolute favorite artist of all time. I've been in love with the Sugi Rainmaker since I first saw her playing one. It always reminded me of a Fender Cyclone.

    She has a new Telecaster but I don't know what brand it is.





    I wish Chirinuruwowaka would tour America. I saw GO!GO!7188 6 times when they toured America. I'd follow them around like I did GO!GO!.
     
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  7. amper

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    I actually did track down her blue Tele. It was made by Trafzck Guitar Services in Tōkyō, and somewhere around the Internet, I found a couple of high resolution pictures of it that are now buried on a hard drive somewhere in my house where I will probably never find them again.

    http://trafzck.com/phone/index.html
     

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