60's Kawai Guitar

Posted by Ian D on Mon, 11/13/00 - 14:08:55.

I recently purchased an old kawai rumored to be from the 60's- it's got three pickups and all kinds of knobs and switches that look like a jaguar's- can anyone tell me the story? I've got a photo.

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Re: 60's Kawai Guitar

: I recently purchased an old kawai rumored to be from the 60's- it's got three pickups and all kinds of knobs and switches that look like a jaguar's- can anyone tell me the story? I've got a photo.

Re: 60's Kawai Guitar

: : I recently purchased an old kawai rumored to be from the 60's- it's got three pickups and all kinds of knobs and switches that look like a jaguar's- can anyone tell me the story? I've got a photo.I am the owner of an old kawai guitar too and I am like you intersted in any in information

Re: 60's Kawai Guitar

I just picked up a 1964 Kawai guitar that looks kinda like a Fender Jaguar but it has 4 pickups and a switch for each pickup. also, the entire pickguards are metal and raised up and it has a strange looking whammy bar spot. I have no idea the differences between ours but I don't know anything about mine too.

Re: 60's Kawai Guitar

hi,

i do also have a kawai guitar that looks like your description, i ve got no idea of where i can find info of this guitar. I would like to sell it but i want a know a posible price for it.

can you help me

thanks
ricard

Re: 60's Kawai Guitar

i also own a really nice kawai guitar, its thin, light, and it has 4 speakers with 4 switches to activate them. this guitar is rare, its just one of the coolest guitar i have seen so far, i would like to know how old its is, and if it cost some money, wich i really dont care im gonna keep this beauty!

Re: 60's Kawai Guitar

my first electric guitar (back in '65) was a kawai...what a piece of crap that was. it kinda looked like a strat - thin solid-body, double cutaway, exaggerated fender-style head, but it weighed a ton, and the neck and electronics were horrible. i don't remember what i paid for it, but it was in the range of zim-gar and other japanese brands (less than $40 new) - hell, you could get a used gretsch in excellent condition for $50 in those days.
i think i ended up burning it or smashing it (as was the style in those days - i also burned a VOX Phantom - does anyone remember those?

Re: 60's Kawai Guitar

: i also own a really nice kawai guitar, its thin, light, and it has 3 humbuckers. its the nicest guitar i have ever played, if anyone wants pictures, e-mail me, thepropellerhead@hotmail.com. i would really be interested in a valuation, or a bit of history. Thanks

Re: 60's Kawai Guitar

I don't own a kawai myself but my uncle does. It is an electric/acoustic, very big and bulky, has 2 pickups, a whammy bar, and is sunburst with a dark brown pickguard. Anyone with any info. on the approximate age or worth e-mail me. Thanx.

Re: 60's Kawai Guitar

I just recived a Kawai acustic guitar from my grandfather, I also wanted some information about the guitar, I know it is from around 1961, but that is all. If nothing else I would like to know something about the company which made it. If you happen to stumble apon this and have some knowlage of the of which I speak, E-mail me.

Kawai Guitar

I also have a Kawai guitar that I received as a gift from my grandfather about 1977 or so. It is a big body acoustic with a black pickguard and some type of design on the guard. It was at least a few years old when I got and maybe older! Does anyone know anything about this guitar.

Re: Kawai Guitar

: I also have a Kawai guitar that I received as a gift from my grandfather about 1977 or so. It is a big body acoustic with a black pickguard and some type of design on the guard. It was at least a few years old when I got and maybe older! Does anyone know anything about this guitar.

I bought a guitar like that one in the middle 60's
It cost me then $175.00 I don't know how much is it worth today, but I estimate an average of $300.00 to $700.00 depending on it's condition. I still have that guitar and plan to auction it on ebay.

Kawai

I have a Country and Western style Kawai acoustic guitar, but no idea how old it is. If anyone has any info about Kawai guitars, please leave a message!

Re: Kawai

: I have a Country and Western style Kawai acoustic guitar, but no idea how old it is. If anyone has any info about Kawai guitars, please leave a message!

I found the Kawai guitar site. Maybe a little late, but you still migh tbe interested.
http://www.kawai.co.jp/teisco/top.html
If that does'nt work try
www.teiscotwangers.com
Go to links, scroll to bottom of page, there is a link to Kawai site. I believe these are reissues.

Re: Kawai

: I have a Country and Western style Kawai acoustic guitar, but no idea how old it is and how much it is worth. If anyone has any info about Kawai guitars, please leave a message! Thanks

Re: Kawai

I would suggest contacting Troy Reigleman<Troy@kawaius.com> He is a Product Specialist @ Kawai America Corporation
Good Luck
pg

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