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Cort AS-1 thin bodied acoustic guitar with red binding and inlay

guitarz.blogspot.com:There is a part of me, one clearly rooted in the 1980s I'm sure, that would love to have this Cort AS-1 acoustic guitar. I did a quick search and found very little information about this guitar other than a few reviews that go from poor to a comparison to a Chet Atkins signature guitar. I would suspect that it was manufactured in the early 1990s even though it screams 1987 to me and tha ...

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Rare Fender Deluxe Millenium Edition Telecaster

guitarz.blogspot.com:This simple, sober Telecaster may not look like anything special but it was apparently one of only 30 made in the first week of the new millennium. I'm not sure if that was even really a "thing' or not but it does make for a great sales pitch.That said, I'd definitely welcome this Tele into my collection as it's likely a real player with Fender noiseless pickups, maple fretboard with pe ...

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1967-68 Messenger hollow body fretless electric bass with aluminum neck

guitarz.blogspot.com: Previously on Guitarz we've taken an all-too brief look at a vintage 1960s Musicraft Inc. Messenger guitar (as famously played by Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad) and the more recent Eastwood reissue (which is itself a discontinued model... for the time being). I've not previously seen a bass model of the Messenger, but this is what we have here now being offered for sale on eBay wi ...

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Raven short scale violin shaped bass made in Japan with scroll headstock.

guitarz.blogspot.com:This is a tough one for me.I really want this bass, and the seller is quite literally only a few streets away from where I am as I type this. But I currently own 3 basses ( a Westone Thunder, an Ibanez Roadster, and a Vantage V900B - 2 of which i should be selling ) and I really do not play bass. I can play but I only play for demo purposes and I never gig as a bassist ( all drummers he ...

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G&L Interceptor fretless bass from 1984

guitarz.blogspot.com: These days I feel more at home playing bass than guitar, and thus find myself more drawn to basses when perusing the racks in guitar shops, browsing the web, etc. I'm especially drawn to fretless basses; my first ever bass was a fretless (a Westone Thunder I-A) and I've owned several others over the years, most recently I've been playing a Hohner B2A fretless conversion. But I'm always ...

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1985 Tokai Paisley Telecaster copy.

guitarz.blogspot.com:I almost bought a 1980s MIJ Fender paisley telecaster once. It was in a pawn shop in the early 1990s for $400 Canadian. It was a time before anyone could easily find out that the MIJ Fenders of that era were so incredible, and the price reflected that. I knew, but I was a student and had no money and all my credit was used up. I still regret it though. I think that was when I really sta ...

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Rare Carved Shiraki Acoustic made in Japan 1981

guitarz.blogspot.com:I'd never heard of Shiraki Guitars. They were apparently part of the Matsumoku fold in the early 1980s, so you know that it is likely a quality instrument. It also seems that they did some level of collaboration with Alvarez as well.Though it's really not my taste with the intricate carving and lack of a sound hole ( I wonder if projection through the carved area is any good ), I'd gamb ...

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Briilliant made in Japan St George MP3 from the 1960s

guitarz.blogspot.com:Here we have yet another example of Japanese awesomeness from the past. This 1960s St George MP3 hits a lot of perfect notes for me. The body shape is familiar but unique, there is a healthy dose of chrome but not so much as to take away from the overall elegance, and a wacky headstock that really isn't so wacky after all. It just looks like the right headstock for this guitar. The Burn ...

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Takamine EA-360 electro-acoustic guitar, a.k.a. the Takamine Flying A

guitarz.blogspot.com: I've written before on this blog about the curiosity that is the Takamine Flying A. It's basically an acoustic Flying V that looks af if it has been over-inflated with an air-pump. Of course you can get more V-like acoustic Flying Vs these days from Dean Guitars, but these Takamines remain rare and sought after in certain circles. So, it's interesting to see one come up for sale on eBa ...

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Highly "customized" Martin D-16GT makes me feel more than a little blue.

guitarz.blogspot.com:I'm just going to leave this here, along with a few quotes from the seller."I'm just the type of person that always has to customize things and this production came out of that"" Most stock guitars I've found have thicker than necessary soundboards that don't resonate as well as if it were thinner, so I thinned the top so that the guitar could respond and resonate better with a lighter ...

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