Way back in the the early legend of guitar research, Michael Wright, published a short list like this in his book Guitar Stories Volume One. Many thanks need to go out to the main contributors to this list besides yours truly. The great Jimmy Noise worked on this list and added a ton of information, and Nate DeMont of DeMont Guitars gave up just about everything he had for this project. Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music filled in some missing pieces too. These three guys are just so great for sharing what they know. So I really appreiate these fellers!
Japanese Manufacturers of Made in Japan Badged Electric Guitars From 1960 to 1980
65 Japanese Guitars of the '60s ideas | japanese guitar, guitar, vintage guitars
The build quality on the later Kents is quite impressive. I really like the triple binding. I've got a white Anyone know anything about kent bonanza acoustic? Looks like a hummingbird knockoff. I cant find any info. Wow, thanks to this tutorial, I have the info needed for my blog.
This is one of the most frustrating questions from the MIJ collector. People often make the mistake of citing the American or European importer as the 'maker' of the guitar, when in fact several Japanese manufacturers were producing badged guitars out of their plants and shipping them to America and Europe to sell. Japanese manufacturers made multiple badges at the same plant, many of whom resemble each other closely.
Teisco Vintage s 4 pickup. Guyatone LG 's. Who among us doesn't relate to Nigel Tufnel in This Is Spinal Tap when he tried to explain to "Meathead" that having an 11 on his amp made it louder than - and hence superior to - one having a mere 10? That's just how I felt back in the day when, after nearly two decades of owning one - that's only one - guitar, a classical, I decided I ought to get an electric guitar again. Who could have known how slippery that slope would turn out to be?!