Who remembers Bradley guitars ?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by whitehall, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. kimnjerry

    kimnjerry Member

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    Jeez...
    It plays and sounds as good as my friend's Gibson 175...I'd have thought it was worth more (even though I paid Veneman's $150).
     
  2. EdMan57

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    It might be worth more.Try seeing what kind of offers you can get.Of course,highlight it's Japanese build quality.In general,most house brands,such as Bradley,have lower resale values.Even if it's only based on the guitar buying public's perception of such.



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  3. mc5nrg

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    I think you can safely double the above figures.
     
  4. kimnjerry

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    Perhaps I'll experiment on Craigslist with the high price point (±$900) and see if there are any takers. It's a sweet guitar, but I rarely play it, bought an Epiphone Dot, and don't like to see it gathering dust. And if I can put together a YouTube video for appearance and sound, I'll provide the link.

    I assume I can't upload a photo from my hard drive to this forum.
     
  5. K.O.

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    Had to bring this thread back...

    Still have my Bradley Strat (30 or so years)

    Heavy but I love it

    I will be refretting finally, you would not believe how low I have worn them.

    it will be the only work needed in all these years...
     
  6. LARRY GERSHON

    LARRY GERSHON Silver Supporting Member

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    Had to revive this thread been playing my Bradley L5 copy this guitar is really a great piece. Will try to upload some jpegs. Anyone ever seen any of the Bradley L5’s?
     
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  7. EdMan57

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    Cool guitar. I remember seeing the L5 copy in the old catalogs.
     
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  8. Da Geezer

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    The L5 is only one I’m familiar with....there used to be several around my area.
    I’m guessing it’s because I’m relatively close to Rockville (relatively....2hr)

    We used to make regular trips there, and we would always hit both Veneman and Levins....super fun in the 70's
     
  9. LARRY GERSHON

    LARRY GERSHON Silver Supporting Member

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    I live a half hour from Rockville but purchased the guitar years ago from a gentleman living in the eastern shore of Maryland
     
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  11. mc5nrg

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    To reiterate what I have probably posted on this or other Bradley threads: Koob Veneman was early in bringing product in from Japan.They used the family guitar business Kapa brand on acoustic guitar MIJ imports later switching to the Bradley name perhaps taken from the street in Bethesda. Many Bradleys were sourced from the same as similar Ibanez models but K.Veneman also sourced from Matsumoku, was tight with Arai(sold lots of Aria acoustic and electric) and pretty much anyone who would provide a profitable deal. Eventually Bradley guitars were made in Korea as the guitar market changed and evolved.
     

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