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Pearl Telecaster from Matsumoku factory ?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Frakbak, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. perttime

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    Different body shape and hardware, though.
     
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    If I copy their peghead (i have an artist of that era) and put it on the three LP special copies I'm making, and make a peghead overlay that says "Gibanez", do you think anyone will sue me?
     
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    I doubt it. Unless you sell a few thousand of them???
    :) :D :lol:

    I'm sure it will look good.
     
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    99% of the comments I'd get here locally would be "that doesn't look like gibson". I like gibson's aesthetics a little better, more classic, but the string spacing on the ibanez is better, and I adore the AR300 that I have. 35 years old and it still doesn't need any truss rod adjustment other than what it takes to keep the truss rod from rattling.

    I could rankle shorts here by saying "I like the LP special pattern, but I figured I should put a peghead from a better company than gibson on the guitar".
     
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    I've got two Yamaha exact Strat copies from the same time period I believe (79).. both excellent guitar and very undervalued IMHO.
     
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    There aren't many non-Fender telecaster copies that I like, but this one looks great.
     
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    Only slightly. And they were made on the same line by the same people.

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    Telecasters and Stratocasters are also only slightly different, and they are made in the same places.

    1982 MC150:

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    Hi Frakbak,
    if you ever want to sell, I would be interested. I had one of those in the 80ties. I loved the pickups.
    Congratulations!
     
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    I have an 82 Washburn made by Matsumoko. Great guitars from there
     
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    I would get the pickup route cleaned up and prepped for another pickup. You might have a great Nashville Tele there.
     
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    I would probably put some new budget electronics in it, after a good set-up.
     
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    Pearl Guitars were manufactured by Fujigen-Gakki.

    Early Ibanez guitars were made by Guyatone with sourced components (primarily necks) from Matsumoku. At one time or another, Matsumoku also made guitars under contract to Hoshino/Ibanez. Hoshino became the exclusive maker of Ibanez, which remains their exclusive brand. Hoshino did not contract manufacture for other brands.
     
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    LOL. Just came across another source attributing Pearl Electrics to Matsumoku and acoustic by Fujigen. Japanese "Badge" guitars of the 60's-'70's were all over the place from the sounds of it.
     
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    I have never seen a Pearl tele, but a bandmate of mine had a '70s Pearl Les Paul copy, that was an envied piece of equipment in my neck of woods back in the day. It was a stellar guitar.
     
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    Hi Frakbak, nice guitar! I had one of those in Berlin end of 70ties, beginning 80ies . They cost those days between 300 and 350 Deutsche Mark (160€) , colour also in black. I loved it, especially the bridge pickup. Can you tell me have much ohms the pickups have? Could you measure? I'm now looking for such a Telly buch don't find one... and the later "by Vorg" I didn't like...
    Hope you have fun with that guitar.
     
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    I'm not surprised. Pearl also made a line of really nice pedals back in the 80's. Some of the circuits were quite innovative back then, such as the parametric overdrive and the analogue octave. You should get a couple to go with the guitar! ;)
     
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    The red bridge pickup might mean something, red for red hot?:confused:
     
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