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Guitar Identification

Hi, I have a classical guitar with no label in it. The serial number stamped inside underneath the neck is 711011 90 and stamped underneath the serial number is TC-10... Does anyone know what company made this instrument? It also has two ebony reinforcing stripes in the neck.. Thanks for your response.

cortez spanish guitar

I was given a cortez Spanish guitar and was wondering if it is any good. anyone out there know? it's made by Barnes and Mullins and the serial number is 1445

B.C.Rich

I own a 89 platinum Warlock finshed with a pink,black and white snakeskin finish, does anyone know if this is a rarer paint job or just the norm.
It is the only one i can find any sign of in england, it came straight from the warehouse they were being imported to as damaged stock when the company closed down.

Maya Guitars?

Does anyone know anything about a japanese guitar maker named Maya?

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I got two maya basses..
One telebass copy and a rickenbaker copy
They rules..
They do their job, but no versatile..

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i picked up a maya grabber bass for 300$ canadian at a pawn shop in 1997. i got a friend with a gibson and you can hardly tell the difference. tough bass too....i smashed it several times on stage and it will not quit! it looks just like mike dirnts from green day. i never heard of maya before but i love the bass. it sounds great and it's really reliable!!! i also got a gibson '91 thunderbird like nikki sixx in tobacco sunburst and a gibson '62 eb-o (sg style) refinished in black!!! check out www.thecapones.com for pics.

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I own a Maya bass. It´s a Fender Jazz bass copy in really good quality. The bass sounds so good, I love it. It was made in Japan.

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I just saw a Maya Bass ( Jazz Bass) copy in a shop for 180 CHF ( about 120$) buy?

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I own an acoustic Maya...but is says here it's Korean...I too am looking for some info...
"We made this guitar for people who love guitar music"

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: I bought a Black Maya Les Paul copy off ebay. It has "Les Paul Custom" on the truss rod cover, but i doubt that it is the original cover. The Machine heads have been replaced and is as beat up as, i probably payed to much as it needs a fret file ($230 AU), but this thing sounds unbelievable. In fact i have not pluged it into my jcm 800 yet (due to my jcm 800 needing a new input socket) and have just played it through a small crappy $50 amp and i already know it is a better sound than any of my other guitars! It has got the tone!
The guy that i bought it off seem to think that it was out of the ibanez factory, but i don't know as there is bugger all information on it. The only thing disapointing about this guitar is most of the fretboard inlays are not quite square with the frets, but the bindings are perfect. I will keep looking for more info and will post any that i find. Sim.
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I found a Maya guitar at a pawn shop. I gave 10 $ in guarantee it'll be mine when I'll give 55 $ more. Within 2 days, it will be mine. When I'll have it, I will take a picture and show it to you on the net. Good luck to find one, buddy.
Lestat Rice.

J'ai trouvé une guitare Maya chez un prêteur sur gages. Je lui ai donné 10 $ pour qu'il me la garde et dès que je lui aurai donné 55 autres dollars, elle sera à moi. Dès que je l'aurai, dans 2 jours, j'en prendrai une photo et la mettrai sur le net. Bonne chance dans ta recherche.
Lestat Rice.

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i have a black maya guitar, its really rare and its my old mans, now i use it and its great..

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: I have got one, it´s a wine red (les Paul)
it is great and i´ve tried to find something about in on the web but can´t fing anything.

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I have a MAYA FRETLESS BASS GUITAR. I would like to find out what year it is and a rough idea of it's value as I would like to sell it. It is a brilliant guitar and I'm reluctant to part with it, but sadly I must.
If there's anyone out there interested in buying it (I'm in the United Kingdom, South Wales).

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: I've got a Maya accoustic that I bought from a friend almost 20 years ago when he was strapped for cash. I don't know much about guitars and my dog plays better than I do, but in my opinion, the Maya is by far the best accoustic I ever played - great tone, great action - I love it.

: Does anyone know anything about a japanese guitar maker named Maya?

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: I have a maya.
Strat style. And the best part is I got it for free.
peace.
: Does anyone know anything about a japanese guitar maker named Maya?

May I have a Maya Guitar

I have a DIA Japanesse Guitar, and I think it's a Maya one.
How can I know?

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Well, I bought a 3/4 size Maya Flying V for my son about 25 years ago! It has a single humbucker, one volume pot, no tone controls and it looks, plays and sounds great! It cost about £100 GBP in the 1970s and came with a brown leather fitted gigbag. The guitar body is black with a white pickguard, it looks like a rosewood neck. My 6 year-old granddaughter started learning on it last week!

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: : : I truly agree with you. I used to own an Hofner president but sold it..El Maya i think they are as good as PRS .
: : : Does anyone know anything about a japanese guitar maker named Maya?
: These amazing guitars were made in Kobe,Japan from
: the 1970's to 1990's when the city was hit by an earthquake!
: The copies were Maya,the originals were called El Maya...
: I build guitars and have to say that if there was ever an
: instrument that came close to perfection...it would have to
: be an El Maya neckthrubody model with two cutaways (horns)
: and a middle frequency scoop (third cutaway at the butt end)
: and cool herringbone binding on the edges of a perfectly
: carved body.The neckthru section is a maple/rosewood/maple
: sandwich style construction with a dark BRAZILIAN rosewood
: fingerboard (bound lovely...gibson-over the fret style).
: I've seen these babies in black finish as well as natural,
: but they were bolt on neck type and had Floyd Rose bridges.
: It has been a long,long time since I saw any Mayas,though.
: The reason for my "perfection statement" is not at all
: based on love for these guitars...It is a professional
: opinion of someone who has been building guitars for a long time... I do not own any Mayas or ElMayas myself,but I had
: in the past.At the moment,I own around thirty guitars of
: all sorts and they are all hi end and vintage collector items that I play and make records and money with...
: I'm just trying to give you an idea of where I'm coming from when I say that the handmade El Maya is one of the best
: (if not the best) guitars I ever played.From a makers point
: of view,it has the best construction formula you'd want.
: Neck through the body for resonance and sustain.
: String through the body bridge for tight response.
: Angled headstock for proper tension.
: 25 1/2 scale lenght for good tension/intonation ratio.
: Good weight and balance relationship.

: I hope this was helpfull...
: Also,the Maya Strat copies are by far the best Stratocaster
: guitars you will ever find...
: If anyone has an El Maya for sale
: contact me...
: Long live PERFECTION!!!

Cheap Maya

Anyone out there know of Maya guitars i picked up a 1950-60's style Maya electric. Gold, natural timber underside. Nothing wrong, all strung for $10 at a garage sale. Can anyone help me with some recognition, perhaps a picture or some info? I look at it and wonder, just how much of a bargain was it!
Air

Re: Maya Guitars?

: : : I truly agree with you. I used to own an Hofner president but sold it..El Maya i think they are as good as PRS .
: : : Does anyone know anything about a japanese guitar maker named Maya?
: These amazing guitars were made in Kobe,Japan from
: the 1970's to 1990's when the city was hit by an earthquake!
: The copies were Maya,the originals were called El Maya...
: I build guitars and have to say that if there was ever an
: instrument that came close to perfection...it would have to
: be an El Maya neckthrubody model with two cutaways (horns)
: and a middle frequency scoop (third cutaway at the butt end)
: and cool herringbone binding on the edges of a perfectly
: carved body.The neckthru section is a maple/rosewood/maple
: sandwich style construction with a dark BRAZILIAN rosewood
: fingerboard (bound lovely...gibson-over the fret style).
: I've seen these babies in black finish as well as natural,
: but they were bolt on neck type and had Floyd Rose bridges.
: It has been a long,long time since I saw any Mayas,though.
: The reason for my "perfection statement" is not at all
: based on love for these guitars...It is a professional
: opinion of someone who has been building guitars for a long time... I do not own any Mayas or ElMayas myself,but I had
: in the past.At the moment,I own around thirty guitars of
: all sorts and they are all hi end and vintage collector items that I play and make records and money with...
: I'm just trying to give you an idea of where I'm coming from when I say that the handmade El Maya is one of the best
: (if not the best) guitars I ever played.From a makers point
: of view,it has the best construction formula you'd want.
: Neck through the body for resonance and sustain.
: String through the body bridge for tight response.
: Angled headstock for proper tension.
: 25 1/2 scale lenght for good tension/intonation ratio.
: Good weight and balance relationship.

: I hope this was helpfull...
: Also,the Maya Strat copies are by far the best Stratocaster
: guitars you will ever find...
: If anyone has an El Maya for sale
: contact me...
: Long live PERFECTION!!!

Re: Maya Guitars?

: : : I truly agree with you. I used to own an Hofner president but sold it..El Maya i think they are as good as PRS .
: : : Does anyone know anything about a japanese guitar maker named Maya?
: These amazing guitars were made in Kobe,Japan from
: the 1970's to 1990's when the city was hit by an earthquake!
: The copies were Maya,the originals were called El Maya...
: I build guitars and have to say that if there was ever an
: instrument that came close to perfection...it would have to
: be an El Maya neckthrubody model with two cutaways (horns)
: and a middle frequency scoop (third cutaway at the butt end)
: and cool herringbone binding on the edges of a perfectly
: carved body.The neckthru section is a maple/rosewood/maple
: sandwich style construction with a dark BRAZILIAN rosewood
: fingerboard (bound lovely...gibson-over the fret style).
: I've seen these babies in black finish as well as natural,
: but they were bolt on neck type and had Floyd Rose bridges.
: It has been a long,long time since I saw any Mayas,though.
: The reason for my "perfection statement" is not at all
: based on love for these guitars...It is a professional
: opinion of someone who has been building guitars for a long time... I do not own any Mayas or ElMayas myself,but I had
: in the past.At the moment,I own around thirty guitars of
: all sorts and they are all hi end and vintage collector items that I play and make records and money with...
: I'm just trying to give you an idea of where I'm coming from when I say that the handmade El Maya is one of the best
: (if not the best) guitars I ever played.From a makers point
: of view,it has the best construction formula you'd want.
: Neck through the body for resonance and sustain.
: String through the body bridge for tight response.
: Angled headstock for proper tension.
: 25 1/2 scale lenght for good tension/intonation ratio.
: Good weight and balance relationship.

: I hope this was helpfull...
: Also,the Maya Strat copies are by far the best Stratocaster
: guitars you will ever find...
: If anyone has an El Maya for sale
: contact me...
: Long live PERFECTION!!!

Re: Maya Guitars?

: : :
: : : Does anyone know anything about a japanese guitar maker named Maya?
: These amazing guitars were made in Kobe,Japan from
: the 1970's to 1990's when the city was hit by an earthquake!
: The copies were Maya,the originals were called El Maya...
: I build guitars and have to say that if there was ever an
: instrument that came close to perfection...it would have to
: be an El Maya neckthrubody model with two cutaways (horns)
: and a middle frequency scoop (third cutaway at the butt end)
: and cool herringbone binding on the edges of a perfectly
: carved body.The neckthru section is a maple/rosewood/maple
: sandwich style construction with a dark BRAZILIAN rosewood
: fingerboard (bound lovely...gibson-over the fret style).
: I've seen these babies in black finish as well as natural,
: but they were bolt on neck type and had Floyd Rose bridges.
: It has been a long,long time since I saw any Mayas,though.
: The reason for my "perfection statement" is not at all
: based on love for these guitars...It is a professional
: opinion of someone who has been building guitars for a long time... I do not own any Mayas or ElMayas myself,but I had
: in the past.At the moment,I own around thirty guitars of
: all sorts and they are all hi end and vintage collector items that I play and make records and money with...
: I'm just trying to give you an idea of where I'm coming from when I say that the handmade El Maya is one of the best
: (if not the best) guitars I ever played.From a makers point
: of view,it has the best construction formula you'd want.
: Neck through the body for resonance and sustain.
: String through the body bridge for tight response.
: Angled headstock for proper tension.
: 25 1/2 scale lenght for good tension/intonation ratio.
: Good weight and balance relationship.

: I hope this was helpfull...
: Also,the Maya Strat copies are by far the best Stratocaster
: guitars you will ever find...
: If anyone has an El Maya for sale
: contact me...
: Long live PERFECTION!!!

Re: Maya Guitars?

Hi Ricky
Not sure you are still online with regarding this enquiry from 7 years ago. If you are by all means contact me and I will give you as much information regarding the Maya Guitar company I have.
Best wishes Paul

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I've got a Maya. It's a copy of a Gibson Marauder. Beautiful burgundy finish. The body is made of really thick, heavy wood (pretty good sustain) the neck is real smooth. that's about all the info i have.:
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: I have a Maya semi acoustic based on a Gibson E-175. My father brought it back from the middle-east (Saudi Arabia) in the mid-80s. Generally a nice guitar in terms of construction although p-ups, machine heads are pretty cheap but work OK. No idea what happened to the company, they were never big here in the UK but the guy at my local guitar shop remembers them (but not with any great affection). It would be interesting to find out more about the company and range of instruments they made in their hey-day.
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: I have got a Maya Les Paul copy. But like you trying to find stuff out about Maya has not yielded much information. At the moment it is minus strings and bridges as I have only recently started learning to play on an acoustic. The plan is to get it fixed when I can play more than 3 chords!!
A guy at a local guitar shop in Bristol (England) had heard of Maya when I made initial enquiries about getting it fixed however I didn't have it with me when I went in, so he was a bit non-commital. I will go and see him again soon and if I can get any more info I will let you know.

Cheers

Mark
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Not much - I'm trying to find info myself. They made good quality copies of Les Paul and others.

I have an El Maya carved top, through-neck two-pickup electric which was (allegedly) hand made at
the factory as a one-off for the 198? Frankfurt Music Festival. It plays really well with huge sustain.

Good luck in your quest.

David.
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:I have a Maya accoustic with a model number F340. It is suspiciously like a Yamaha accoustic in tone and style.
I wonder if it is a Yamaha alternative brand. Maya is also close to the word Yamaha!
Any thoughts?
Mike

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: : hi there, anwar,, first of all let me ask you if u are a paki or an indian.. your name shows that anyway,, the maya guitar is really superb.. belive me,, i think itz better than gibson.. cuz i am having 3 guitars.. and i always play them,, i have used the same guitar for my 3 albums.. since 87. its great.. ever heard bout the band "strings" yup,,u would have,,im the lead guitarist..u would have seen me in tons of videos..anyway way,,if u r thinking of buying a maya,, go for this great japanese masterpiece,, lifetime guaranteed stuff... u can contact me back on bros123 at the rate of hotmail
bye , cya ..
and hope all others who posted follow ups feel great too.bye all
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ohm amplifier

Is their such a make?

Re: ohm amplifier

: Is their such a make?

Yes

eko guitar

i have an eko guitar...acoustic/electric...modello 100.
any info on this???? year??? value???
please e-mail

Re: eko guitar

I have 2 Eko Electric guitar.
I should like to know the year and model

Re: eko guitar

: i have an eko guitar...electric...modello 389.
: any info on this???? year??? value???
: please e-mail

Re: eko guitar

: i have an eko guitar...acoustic/electric...modello 100.
: any info on this???? year??? value???
: please e-mail

I can tell you that is a mid 60's EKO. They were quite a pricey guitar for their time. EKO's were imported
from Italy. The EKO slogan of the time was "EKO, the Italian Dream".
depending on the condition, you could be looking at a current value of $250-750.
Good to very good condition...~$600. Poor condition...~$300. You have a very cool guitar...Hang on to it.
EKO Rocks!

re: old Italian Guitar

: : I have a very old guitar. There is no brand name on it except a small logo in the top left hand corner that says "FM" On the back it has a small label that says "Made in Italy". I bought it new about 1964 or 1965 and I've had it ever since. Any idea what kind of guitar this is? Ever seen anything like it? Does it have any value except as a keep sake for me?

Re: eko guitar

I know a couple of people with Eko's, i have no idea of value or anything but i'm pretty sure they were made in italy.

Pan guitar telecaster copy

I was wondering if any one out there knows anything about this guitar.I would like any info you have.

Re: Pan guitar telecaster copy

: I was wondering if any one out there knows anything about this guitar.I would like any info you have.

I had one of these years ago, I loved it. I think it was made in Japan. It had a Gibson scale neck that looked like a Fender. It was one of the screamiest guitars I've had.

MARTIN COLETTI G40 1376

A friend of mine has this model of guitar that his father bought sometime in the 30s, it is sunburst in colour has a sheild, not a star at the headstock. IS there anyone out there who has information about this model such as origin, year of manufacture and price etc.
Thanks very much for your help.

martin coletti guitars

Does anyone out there know any history at all about martin coletti guitars.I have a model no 2776 and am wondering how it should be strung i.e. steel or nylon and was the chromed metal tailpiece originally there.It is a beautiful little guitar comparible in sound and build quality to a pre war Martin and I'm very pleased with it, but WHO,WHERE and WHEN were/was Martin Coletti.Somebody please tell me.

Re: martin coletti guitars

Dear Terry,

Over the last 30 years or so, I have come across four Martin Coletti guitars, all of them cello or "f" hole types and all to the same design. Each and every time I have tried one, I have been struck by both its tone and potential. About a year ago, I finally took the plunge and exchanged a Maccaferi type guitar for a Martin Coletti which clearly needed a good set-up and a refret. I'm glad I did for it is a better instrument than the Mac. Age I don't know but would guess early 1950's. My instrument is an acoustic cutaway, has a 16" lower bout, is 3" deep, is one and three-quarter inches at the nut and has three parallel, diagonal white plastic (?) stripes at the fifth, seventh and twelfth frets.

As for origin, those in the know suggest that,despite the name, these are not Italian made instruments but were manufactured in eastern Europe .... East Germany, Czechoslovakia or, possibly, Munich

Hope these notes may be of interest,

Regards,

Mike Wilson

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Mike and all with Martin Coletti Guitars:
I wonder if you'd be willing or able to send me any pictures of your guitar? I'm doing research on Martin Coletti guitars for my website and it would be a tremendous help to me. Any information you've collected about them would be great too. I appreciate your time!
==Alyce==

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: Mike and all with Martin Coletti Guitars:
: I wonder if you'd be willing or able to send me any pictures of your guitar? I'm doing research on Martin Coletti guitars for my website and it would be a tremendous help to me. Any information you've collected about them would be great too. I appreciate your time!
: ==Alyce==

Hi

I have a Martin Coletti guitar which I bought from a friend for £5 in the sixties. He was given it by his dead uncle's wife when we started a skiffle group in the 50's. The uncle was the guitar player in the orchestra on the Queen Mary on the New York run.
It has a round sound hole and unusually for the time, a curved fret board. It got a bit tatty & unfortunately I left it with a well known expert restorer in the '70's at a guitar shop in Newcastle. The shop was sold & I went back for the guitar to find it still in bits with the tortoiseshell pick guard in 3 bits & fag burns in it!! My son is currently considering having it restored. Some of the original purfling was also damaged - but the thing still has a super sound & action. I spoke to Ivor Mairantz when I originally decided to restore it & he seemed to know a lot about the Martin Coletti name. Some were built by craftsmen working independantly in Hungary & places like that, but there was a factory somewhere which eventually in the late '50's started to knock out £5 classical style klunkers for Woolworth's, under the name of Coletti. - Don't know any more. Do you still want pictures? If you have any info I'd be glad to hear it. It's a lovely little guitar & sounds great. E-mail me with any info & if you want pics.
Cheers
Kevin Bond

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