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Cheesy Vintage Japanese Guitar Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by jkingma, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    for $25 I couldn't say no, so I bought this Greco hollowbody project. The previous owner had used a Ginsu knife to whack out bigger holes for humbuckers.

    After I got home, it turns out Ginsu-wielder made it a little more difficult to disguise the holes, as his wandering knife made the holes slightly larger than standard humbucking rings.

    I know there are some guitars that used rings with a larger footprint, it seems to me that my old Hagström HIIN ad bezels that were larger than Gibson-style.

    I'm trying to come up with a good solution to covering them up. Most likely make some covers and mount some vintage cheesy single coils into new covers.

    Does anyone know the model name/number of this Greco?

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  2. Dr Zombie

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    Very similar to my Guitar I call (Japan). That's all it says on it anywhere. Plays and sounds quite good. Here is an eBay link you may find useful.



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    I found these on eBay. I bought one to use on an old bass.
     
  3. Dr Zombie

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  4. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    ^much obliged!
    That looks like a much better solution than trying to make my own without the correct tools.
     
  5. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    I just picked another of these up very cheap, might be a bit better than the Top Twenty one I have now. Pics when it arrives.

    Is there a forum/resource for these guitars?
     
  6. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    And here it is, a better guitar than the Top Twenty, (though "better" is a relative term with these guitars).

    Chunkier neck, nicer sounding pickups, roller bridge, better hardware. But still from the era when these guitars were a tough start for many of us.

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    Open G tuning with heavy gauge strings seems to work for me with these planks, really.
     
  7. Otis Funkmeyer

    Otis Funkmeyer Tele-Holic

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    60s Heit Deluxe Greenburst Hollowbody I just got off of eBay:



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  8. Marshallfender

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    I'm in. Here is one of my "Cheese Logs" Not sure what brand? Any body have a guess? Sounds mean in open G thru my Marshall 2104 !!!!!
     

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  9. rhythmjones

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  10. Marshallfender

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    Here is another of my "Cheese Logs" Not sure what brand? Any body have a guess? Great color!
     

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  11. D in Conduct

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    Nice Kent Americanas there!
     
  12. roger ebelrin

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    Has anyone ever seen one of these?

    My newly acquired, 1968 Ibanez model 1970. I had to fish the switch out of the body and put a new nut and washer on it and clean quite a few years of grime off the guitar. I will replace the tuners, 46 year old Japanese tuners aren't the greatest, and I need to move the bridge back a touch because you cannot intonate it. Its funny that this thing is that old, and well played and has never been intonated? It sounds fantastic though slightly out of tune!

    The other is an oddball Korean guitar. The Dearmond M 75, totally modded. RC Wound Firebird pickups, 50's les paul wiring, fret level, bone nut, ABR Bridge, tuners knobs strap locks ect. Not much left original on that one.
     

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  13. amx4080

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    Here's my guitar that fits in this thread, hung between a Ibanez bass on it's right and Univox 335 copies in 6 & 12 string on it's left:

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  14. D in Conduct

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    An addition to the family

    Kent 833 bass. Same body style as my 6-string that is presently my avatar. There was also a 12-string and a mandolin with the same shape.

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    My other Kents are in an earlier post.
     
  15. SynMike

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    Mine is not a guitar, it's a Cheesy Vintage Japanese Electric Ukulele.

    My dad bought this Tombo Ukulet in 1969 in New Zealand. The sound is on the dark side. I'm guessing that maybe that the pickup was designed for a bass. My dad's came in a cardboard box (still it's home today). But you could buy it in a case that had an amplifier and speaker built into the lid; that would be a fun toy to own. You sometimes see people spell it Ukelet, but I have seen headstock logos that show the spelling as Ukulet. There's not a lot of info available online so I guess they are a bit rare. The Tombo company is still in business but only manufactures harmonicas and accordions.

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  16. BARCARBOB

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    Do you still have this bass?
     
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    My Decca with matching amp. Supposedly, the guitar had never been played since the amp never worked. Looking at the frets, i'm not surprised if that's true. It had a 5 strings on it when I bought it, so I know it works. It's in great condition.
     
  18. twintwelve

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    My 1979 Hondo II Professional-not cheesy, but Japanese......

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  19. rhythmjones

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    I just picked up this awesome Univox Coily from the late '60's early '70's.

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    Not really cheesy. I find it beautiful and it sounds amazing and plays nicely. Super stoked about owning it!
     
  20. Tatercaster

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    I didn't like the P90's, so I'm switching to different pickups and guard once I figure out what I want.
     
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