Show me your 60's Japanese guitars

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  1. retroLS1

    retroLS1 Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the heads up! That's a great price... I will reach out to them.

    EDIT: Bummer, they are all out of stock on the imported models and DiPinto has switched to a US-based manufacturer now.
     
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  2. sleepingtiger

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    Yeah, I was actually given a heads-up on the discontinuation of the Korean manufactured guitars by Chris Dipinto, who was very cool! He stated that the cost of the USA models will be 2X to 3X the price, so buy what you can! They had CA Red, Orange & Sunburst in stock. I REALLY wanted a Pink Sparkle with second choice being a Silver Sparkle, but only found the silver & that was somewhere else & that was full pop($799), so I took the red W/ hardshell case. They were super nice & the price new was better than used price anywhere else.
    Too bad you missed it, but I tried!

    Tony
     
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    Any more cool guitars on here lurking? I have a line on a Galaxie 4 that I am hoping to get inbound soon.
     
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    They ARE cool! I just played mine last Wednesday at practice.

    Tony
     
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    I've been looking all over and found someone with a preowned Indonesian one (orange/white model) that I am finalizing the details on. If all works out, should hopefully have it maybe the week after next... very excited!
     
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    Very enjoyable thread!
    This is an mid '60's Teisco with fabulous sounding pickups. Not quite playable but makes a good slide guitar.

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    My first Guitar, and amp, Christmas 1967.. Amp was a Kent but I don't remember the name of the Guitar.. MIJ

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    And My second Guitar around 1969, also MIJ.. Forgot the name of it also..

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    Have you looked into shimming the neck etc.in order to make it more playable? It's been my experience thatmany of them play fine with a set-up. In the old days I'd never even heard the term. I remember asking a music store owner about the "Adjustable Steel Reinforced Neck" sticker on a Norma & his reply with urgency, almost fear was, "Hey! I don't mess around with that stuff!!!". Things HAVE changed!

    Tony
     
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    I was told that they were all Korean made, at least that's what Chris Dipinto told me.

    Tony
     
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    I had this redone to playable condition, but it was a feedback machine, so virtually unusable in my setup. Which was a huge bummer, because it was otherwise beautiful and had that honk.
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    And this is what I keep around to plunk around with on bass. Short scale, so going back and forth with a guitar isn't too awkward.
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    Kent semi-hollow. I'm guessing late '60s but maybe early '70s.

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    Bolt on neck. Very playable with good action but small frets. Pickups were on the weak side. They look like humbuckers but when you open the cover there's a scrawny single coil hiding inside.

    Found it at a pawnshop for 100 bucks or something. It was my main guitar for several years. I never should have sold it. I should have hung onto it and gotten it refretted and had someone like Novak or Lollar rebuild the pickups into something interesting.

    Lots of these guitars look like they come from the same factory.
     
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    My first electric was a Tiesco 'Cameo Deluxe' that I bought in 82. I can't find a pic of what mine looked like anywhere online. It had a white/blonde body and a circular metal sticker on the headstock with Cameo Deluxe emblazoned on it. I wish I still had that guitar. If I ever get lucky enough to find a pic, I'd be happy.
     
  13. retroLS1

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    You're right, my bad. Wrong country :oops:
     
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    FWIW, I found this on Google Images
    Tony

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    Wow! That's exactly what the headstock looked like. Thank you, Tony. You rock!

    Edit: removed question asking where it was found. I had just woken up when I posted. Doh!
     
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    No problem! I just Googled it under images.

    Tony
     
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    Cool!!! Lots of amazing guitars!!

    I had a Tulip when I was a kid, just like the ones here. Bought it at Bradlees for $20 I think. I wrecked it learning about making and repairing guitars. I guess she gave her life for the cause ;) Learned about truss rods, shimming necks, rewiring the output jack when someone stepped on the cord. I think that neck made its way onto several failed attempts at lutherie.
     
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    Well played!...also a great demo of the different tones done to some music that would never come to my mind. Nice guitar too!

    Tony
     
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