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Yamaki AY-361. A 1970s Japanese acoustic with a maple fretboard.

guitarz.blogspot.com:I've played a few Yamaki guitars and have always been pleased with them. I even took an old entry level one with a broken headstock and turned it into a Mandocello of sorts. It sounded great. This Yamaki AY-361 is unique to me in that it has a maple fretboard. I'd only ever seen this on older Ibanez and,  if I recall correctly, ElDegas guitars. I'm not shocked to see it here as Yamaki o ...

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Gemelli. An Incredible original offset Italian guitar from 1964

guitarz.blogspot.com:This Italian beauty caught my eye. I feel Ive seen a similar guitar but I cannot quite recall where. Made by Gemelli ( Italian for "twins" as it was a company founded by twin brothers) in 1964 this offset 4 pickup wonder has all the elements of a vintage Italian guitar. Glitter finish and rocker ( or are they push button? ) switches help to complete the overall package of awesomeness th ...

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Norma EG-200 Teisco Split pickup guitar from the 1960s

guitarz.blogspot.com: We've looked at this awesome made in Japan Norma before on Guitarz, but I thought it was worth another look since this one recently popped up on eBay.I love the pickup selector on this split pickup guitar. I think every option is there, including All Off. And that tremolo is, for lack of a better word, epic.R.W. Haller© 2016, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all ...

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Gretsch 7506 Acoustic guitar from 1972 with an unusual bridge.

guitarz.blogspot.com: This Gretsch 7506 initially caught my eye as it was not what I think of when I see the words "Gretsch" and "Acoustic" together. I'm used to the more ubiquitous triangular sound-hole that I thought was common to all of their flattop offerings. Again, I stand corrected.Here we have a very traditional folk acoustic guitar. This Made in the USA guitar has a couple of Gretsch hints, the hea ...

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Hohner EGS Ergonomic Guitar from 2007

guitarz.blogspot.com: I must have missed when Mr. Wilson posted the Black Hawk version of the Hohner EGS guitar. I'm sure I would have remembered seeing something like this before.Though it's not really to my taste, I can see this 2007 Hohner EGS being appealing to some players. It has a lot of decent hardware including Schaller Locking tuners, Ebony fretboard, and shadow piezo pickup. It also has an adjust ...

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R.I.P. Scotty Moore Guitarist For Elvis Presley 1931-2016

guitarz.blogspot.com: Sad news, Scotty Moore has passed away aged 84. I just a few moments ago read a comment about him on Facebook written by a guy called Mark Wilson (no relation to Yours Truly): Met him once, and he autographed my Hofner Committee. I thanked him for inventing rockabilly and he said "It was no big deal". Very gentle and courteous.More...G L Wilson© 2016, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog ...

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Hotflush Spaceking – Chinese Stratty thing from Aliexpress.com

guitarz.blogspot.com: Here's another find from Aliexpress.com, something that the seller is calling a "Firebird" but which surely owes much more to the ever popular Fender Stratocaster. It's as if they've taken the design of the Strat, flipped it over, then started cutting bits out. Almost. When I first saw a thumbnail photo, I thought the guitar had an incorrect and far too large pickguard on it; I didn't ...

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Chinese counterfeit super bizarrely shaped thing labelled BC Rich

guitarz.blogspot.com: Words fail me! OK, I'll try harder. I saw this earlier on Aliexpress.com (via Facebook). For those not in the know, Aliexpress is one source of Chinese-made counterfeirt guitars, copies of Fenders, Gibsons, Rickenbackers (often dubbed Chenders, Chibsons and Chickenbackers) amongst others such as Gretsch, BC Rich, Ibanez, etc. Occasionally they have an original design or two, perhaps a ...

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1979 MusicMan Sabre fretless bass guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com: Here we see a beautiful example of the rarely seen, and some would say more aesthetically pleasing, sibling of the Stingray bass guitar, the MusicMan Sabre. This fretless example features two of MusicMan's own now legendary design pickups as opposed to the Stingray's single unit and also boasts its own unique preamp design, with Bass and Treble EQ knobs for both boost and cut, as well ...

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Amazing Tele-Strat hybrid 50/50 guitar from Rafael Villanova Bazaga

guitarz.blogspot.com: Can't decide between a Strat and a Tele? Maybe you want a guitar that's a bit of both? One answer would be this offering from Spanish luthier Rafael Villanova Bazaga which is quite literally half-Telecaster and half Stratocaster right down to the half-tremolo on the Strat side! The attention to detail is quite something. Check out his other guitar and bass creations on the Bazage Guita ...

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