What guitar is this?

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  1. omfg51

    omfg51 Member

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    My bandmate had me set this up for him, and I'm not sure what it is. Plays well, and sounds pretty good. It's got a cool, early St Vincent kind of thing going for it.

    Apparently he bought if from Logan Hyde, which is pretty cool too!

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  2. jdogric12

    jdogric12 Supporting Member

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    No idea. I'll guess a Greco. They did some lines that were unlike the copies they're known for nowadays. Your guitar shares some features with one I own, like the triangles under the knobs, and the large fret dots. My backplate may have Japan on it too.
     
  3. Hack Prophet

    Hack Prophet vile mighty wretched Silver Supporting Member

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    looks like something Matsumoku to me
     
  4. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    My brother and I got one of those for our first electric in the mid-70s. Ours was identical to this one, except the sunburst might have been more red in the middle, and it had a metal headstock logo - "Kingston". I see them coming up on eBay every so often.
     
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    Looks like a Teisco I used to have. Are the frets real low ... almost for looks only? ha! That was the first guitar I refretted.
     
  6. mc5nrg

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    Teisco, St.George, Kingston, Guyatone...
    generic late 60s cheap starter guitar MIJ
     
  7. buddyboy69

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    Yup, what he said. It's virtually impossible to pinpoint much on these 1960s made n Japan guitars. With A LOT of love they can be usable. a Lot of love. I know I gig with a few of them.
     
  8. Polyester

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    Definitely Greco, or another brand made in the same factory. Those pickups are identical to the ones in my ES-920. When it comes to identifying Japanese guitars from that era, the pickups are a dead giveaway if you can match them to a known pickup among one of the millions of weird variations from back then.

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  9. TorzJohnson

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    I don't know what it is, but you can bet Rick Miller and David Lindley each have one.
     
  10. BluntForceTrauma

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    Teisco. My first guitar looked like that. It was basically unplayable. It's a wonder I ever learned to play.
     
  11. buddyboy69

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    Hardware on these is not a definite way to identify them. Those white pickups were on many different models. Almost like there was a big bucket of stuff all the manufacturers had access to.
     
  12. Kelly

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    Don't forget heit.
     

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