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Cheesy Vintage Japanese Guitar Club

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

  1. FenderGyrl

    FenderGyrl Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hohner Early Telecasters

    Hi, this is my first time posting. Here is a trio of 1970's Hohner Telecasters. All of them have been restored. They were completely stripped down and cleaned. All of the pickups have been potted. The frets have been dressed on them. All three have aftermarket tuners. They play surprisingly well. :lol:
     

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  2. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    I need to stop craigslisting, but I just picked up this Kingston hollowbody:
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    Those are the craigslist pics, I'll upload some better ones once I get it cleaned up.

    Right now it has cheeze-grater action, but the neck is straight, so I'm thinking that it needs a good shimming. It had been messed with a bit- some screws are missing, the vibrato needs a new spring, a couple of mystery holes in the body and the bridge looks like it snapped and was glued together, but I have plenty of parts in the junk box.

    It's nice and light, very compact, I think it'll be a good couch noodler. :D
     
  3. MrTwang

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    Here's an update on my Teisco Tulips.

    Managed to get a proper pickguard assembly for the one I already had and found another one with the alternative shape.

    The third one, someone had stripped down to bare plywood. I was going to refinish it but kinda like it the way it is. Put a Rickenbacker style bridge on it and it's my favourite of the 3 to play and is the one that is permanenty by the couch in grabbing distance.
     

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  4. Tidepoolbay

    Tidepoolbay Friend of Leo's

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    Nice stuff guys!
     
  5. dqami

    dqami Tele-Holic

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  6. devnulljp

    devnulljp Tele-Meister

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    My Fugly 60s Japanese guitar: Teisco WGL2 from 1964 or thereabouts.
    I used to live in Kyoto and you'd literally see piles of these types of guitars for $50 stacked up in junkshops and at fleamarkets.

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    I bought it for the pickups. One day, they will go on a Cabronita...
     
  7. Maricopa

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    Oooo, the 'Holy Grail' foils!
     
  8. devnulljp

    devnulljp Tele-Meister

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    Yup. Those are going in a Cabronita build one of these days :D

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  9. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    That'll be cool.
    I picked one up recently that's gonna go on an solid-body electric reso.
     
  10. FenderGyrl

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    :lol: Figured I would post a few pics of some restored 1970's Tele wannabe guitars I have collected. They are a blast to play. Some of the single pickup versions are set up for slide in various tunings. A few of the others are set up in different tunings, Nashville/DADGAD/etc. The chrome pickup ones are Jedsons, they sound ok without having to pot the pickups. Almost all of them have replacement tuners to make them functional, and the nuts are being replaced on them one by one when we find the time. Most of them play pretty well for what they are. The Jedsons are restored with the original tremolo bars, as well as a few of the Sears versions. Some of them have been converted to hardtails.It seemed like they just kept showing up at my doorstep begging to be rescued !!! :rolleyes:
     

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  11. jkingma

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    Wow, you've got some great looking guitars there.
     
  12. FenderGyrl

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    Thanks ! :) It took a lot of elbow grease to get them looking good again. A few of them were basket cases that just needed some TLC. :cool:
     
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  13. tintag27

    tintag27 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Quick plug for a great site I visit daily, devoted to the more unusual guitar!
    Plenty of pictures and background info on vintage Japanese & European instruments, among others....
    http://guitarz.blogspot.co.uk/
     
  14. 62 Jazzmaster

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    Yet another craigslist fixer-upper, not too cheezy, but vintage MiJ hollowbody goodness:
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    I like the looks of that. I wonder if that's the original colour??
     
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    Got it one week ago, dont know the model age etc etc excelent for the value.

    Can anyone identify this?
     
  18. Memphisbound

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    1965 Univox UC-2. A great guitar.
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  19. Shango66

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    Guy atone and Mosrite....tre cool
     
  20. capt pearl

    capt pearl Tele-Meister

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    I had 1 like the left one. It was in terrible shape but sounded cool. wish I still had her! ;)
     
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