Unknown Electric Guitar?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by The Angry Possum, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. The Angry Possum

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    Can anyone identify this guitar. It has lewis written on the pickups. The neck is thick. Any info, make year would be appreciated.

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    I've never seen one like it. cool headstock shape.
     
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    Lol. Yeah, The neck is like a Louisville Slugger Bat. I'm thinking Sears, or Kay. Perhaps Greco Japan too.
     
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    Lewis Custom Guitars is a nitro lacquer guitar refinishing body shop and part supplier for all your DIY guitar projects out of CANTLEY, Canada since 1977. Got that tidbit of info from Reverb. Maybe?
     
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    Interesting, Thanks I'll snoop around.
     
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    The headstock looks very similar to the Yamaha SG2/3 headstock. Not quite the same, but close. Japanese guitar of that era that's been refinished?

    What's the neck plate like?
     
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    Frank Meyers, https://drowninginguitars.com/ , seems pretty familiar with a lot of the Japanese electrics - which is what your photo looks like, but hard to tell from a single photo. He's published lengthy articles for Premier Guitar, blah, blah, blah. I don't know, might be worth a try contacting him. Doesn't look like you've got much to go on. There were many, many "brands" that came out of the same factories - stuff you probably already know.

    https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/20875-weird-guitars-vintage-freak-show?page=1
     
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  9. Matthias

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    An early Bill Lewis guitar?
     
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    That headstock has me thinking Guyatone, but I could easily be wrong.
     
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    Not sure, I'll ask.
     
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    MIJ is my first thought ... Try a Google image search and you may find a match or something close ... Nice guitar !!!
     
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    This quite clearly inspired by a 60s Epi Coronet, including the headstock vibe. Could be something to inform search terms?
     
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    The tailpiece, dot markers, switch placement, etc. have me thinking this may be a home brew. Japanese is a definite possibility too.

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    It reminds me of some of the early Russian electrics.
     
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    Headstock is similar to the 1960s Maton electric guitars ( Flamingo, L202, Fyrbyrd etc )
     
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    it has the head stock of the tiesco Sears silvertone guitars made by Tiesco early to mid 60's

    look at example 4 headstock

    http://www.vintagesilvertones.com/

    the pickups not made by Bill Lewis from Vancouver, who made Dave Gilmour's Lewis guitar
     
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