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Re: A Gibson Les paul OR A Fender Stratocaster??

: could anyone reply to this,,,,,for disadvantages and advantages.....etc...

Gibsons have set in or glued in necks, this makes for a very exspensive service if the neck ever has to be replaced!
Also the Gibson Les Pauls are heavey compared to a Fender Strat! Fenders of course are bolt on necks and lighter ! BUT, the sound of the Paul is without equal! Except for one! Try a Paul Reed Smith bolt on!Best of both worlds!
good luck!
Steve

spanish classical guitars

i'm interested in some fine quality spanish classical guitars, eg. paulino bernabe, antonio lopez, rodriguez, etc.

contact me if you have any as i'm only interested in dealing with the manufacturers.

thanx.

nick.

Pleasant Musical Company Shinka Guitar

My son got an old Shinka Electric Guitar made by Pleasant Musical Comany and we would like to know if it is worth putting money into it to fix it up,or is it just a cheap store brand.Thank you Sherry Hartman

mach 1 guitar

what is a mach 1 series x electric solid body, two pickup guitar?

Re: mach 1 guitar

: what is a mach 1 series x electric solid body, two pickup guitar? It is a an explorer type solid body guitar that is vintage

what guitar name starts with "Ar"

what guitar name starts with "Ar"

Re: what guitar name starts with "Ar"

: what guitar name starts with "Ar"

ARIA PRO ?
aRCH DELUXE OF MCDONALDS ?

Re: what guitar name starts with "Ar"

Actually Arbor is another
: : what guitar name starts with "Ar"

: ARIA PRO ?
: aRCH DELUXE OF MCDONALDS ?

Re: what guitar name starts with

: : what guitar name starts with "Ar"

: ARIA PRO ?
: aRCH DELUXE OF MCDONALDS
I have an "Arbor"

research of guitars

russia, Yoshkar-Ola, 424020, Anciferov 27-44

Whats PULSE?

Hi, I've purchased a second hand, black flying v guitar with the name 'pulse' written at the top of the neck. Im just interested wether thats the name of the maker or the name of the model or whatever. Could you also tell me wether its possilbe to contact that company via email etc and wether you have the address. Cheers
p.s theres no indication of another name on the guitar and its annoying me cause I dont what what the make of it is.

Martin Coletti

[The body of this post has been reconstituted from replies so it may differ from what was originally written.]

Can you help?
Any info would be appreciated.
Many thanks
Rich

Re: Martin Coletti

Just trying to research my father inlaws martin coletti and this is all i can find.
I know he brought it between 1957 and 1960 somewhere in america, i've never heard of any others, hope this might give you some idea of the date, i will look into finding the ID number and post that as well.

Re: Martin Coletti

I've been looking at buying a Coletti (not marked Martin Coletti just Colletti" looks late 50's well made with ebony fret board and line'dot MoP inlay the headstock has a loveley MoP design inlaid plus the Coletti "plastic" oval with the name engraved. It's still in it's original blue lined case and apart from the action lokks good - flat top small bodied with 14 frets to the body. Scratch plate looks as though it was added later! Standard bridge with straight through string attachment (no bridge pins) THe machine heads are strange as they have a ivoreen barrel over metal centre making it look a bit like a classical guitar head!

anyone any ideas, I also have checked my "blue books" etc,, and checked the net to no avail!

Pete

Re: Martin Coletti

I have seen a very neat copy of Gibsons Nick Lucas model.
Probabely the same model you mention.
It once was a very good guitar (much nicer build than my Martin)but unfortunately needs a lot of serious repairing.

Marijn.

Re: Martin Coletti

:
I also have a Martin Coletti cello guitar. I have been trying to find out how old it is etc but with no avail. It seems that Martin Coletti only made 2 guitars (Yours and Mine! haha) If you have any information please contact me on the above email address.

Best Wishes

J Brush
I have a Martin Coletti guitar, Serial No, 2776 - made in Muenchen, it has a mother of pearl star on the head and mother of pearl circles on the 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets. The initials J.M. engraved in the internal wood. It's a flatbed acoustic.
: Can you help?
: Any info would be appreciated.
: Many thanks
: Rich

Re: Martin Coletti

I had a Martin Coletti as a Christmas present from my parents in about 1959. It was a sunburst finish,'F' hole archtop cello six-string guitar. As I progressed with guitar playing, I acquired better guitars and in the late 1960's I lent it to a relative, who took it on gigs in folk clubs, and managed to LOOSE it!!!
I also have a four-string Martin Coletti which my father bought in the 1930's. It's a full-size guitar, finished in tobacco sunburst, the body and fretboard bound in white ivorine, with a triple-ring white rosette. The fretboard and bridge are ebony. The fretboard has mother-of-pearl 'flower' inlays on the 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th & 15th frets, and the word 'Coletti' in script mother-of-pearl inlay on the headstock. It has a tortoiseshell scratch-plate which has white binding. These instruments were popular in the 1930's (probably because they had less strings) and were known as Tenor Guitars. They could be tuned either to the top four strings on a normal guitar or as a banjo/ukelele.
Hope this is of interest.

Re: Martin Coletti

: : I Have a Coletti archtop. Can anyone tell me something about it?

Thanks
Thilo

: I also have a Martin Coletti cello guitar. I have been trying to find out how old it is etc but with no avail. It seems that Martin Coletti only made 2 guitars (Yours and Mine! haha) If you have any information please contact me on the above email address.

: Best Wishes

: J Brush
: I have a Martin Coletti guitar, Serial No, 2776 - made in Muenchen, it has a mother of pearl star on the head and mother of pearl circles on the 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets. The initials J.M. engraved in the internal wood. It's a flatbed acoustic.
: : Can you help?
: : Any info would be appreciated.
: : Many thanks
: : Rich

Re: Martin Coletti

I also have a Coletti (I'm in Ireland) that was my father's. He acquired it in the 1930's in, I bel;ieve, South Africa. He played it a lot until he died in 1965. It has a really beautiful sound... I wish I could find out what it might be worth.

Re: Martin Coletti

I have a Martin Coletti with flat ebony fingerboard and "coletti" in pearl on the headstock. Bridge was rather clumsily replaced about 30 years ago with a nylon string job. Not sure if the original was steel string. Pictures available to anyone who wants them.

Thanks,
Gav

: : : I Have a Coletti archtop. Can anyone tell me something about it?

: Thanks
: Thilo

: : I also have a Martin Coletti cello guitar. I have been trying to find out how old it is etc but with no avail. It seems that Martin Coletti only made 2 guitars (Yours and Mine! haha) If you have any information please contact me on the above email address.

: : Best Wishes

: : J Brush
: : I have a Martin Coletti guitar, Serial No, 2776 - made in Muenchen, it has a mother of pearl star on the head and mother of pearl circles on the 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets. The initials J.M. engraved in the internal wood. It's a flatbed acoustic.
: : : Can you help?
: : : Any info would be appreciated.
: : : Many thanks
: : : Rich

Re: Martin Coletti

I also have a Martin Coletti guitar - it is model number 5016H - it is a 12 fret Spanish X-braced guitar converted to steel strings. It is solid mahogony back and sides and a solid spruce top.

It sounds wonderful. I bought it at a car boot sale for UKL12.50 and it cost UKPL380 to put it together.

I too want to know more about Martin Coletti and his guitars.

Please help

Tony

I would

Re: Martin Coletti

I have a Martin Coletti which I have been trying to find something out about for years. It is a small bodied flat top with a spruce table, ebony looking finger board joined at the fourteenth fret, and a shield on the headstock bearing the name. Inside is a label bearing the legend American Model. It has a very sweet tone and beautiful action. The build quality is superb.

I also have an f-hole sunburst guitar with no maker's name, about 60 years old. The art deco mother of pearl on the headstock, and general style make me think this is another Coletti.

It is amazing how difficult it is to find out anything about these lovely guitars, whose makers also produced at least one Spanish model, and one tenor guitar that I have come across.

Let's keep on trying.

Jacek

Re: Martin Coletti

I bought a Martin Coletti way back in '69/70. I paid £18 for it and it sounds great. It's a sunburst finish with twin f holes and mother of pearl inlays on the neck and head. I can't see a serial number but there is a lot of faded markings visible through the f holes. Any info would be much appreciated. Can anyone value Coletti's work?

Colin

: : : I Have a Coletti archtop. Can anyone tell me something about it?

: Thanks
: Thilo

: : I also have a Martin Coletti cello guitar. I have been trying to find out how old it is etc but with no avail. It seems that Martin Coletti only made 2 guitars (Yours and Mine! haha) If you have any information please contact me on the above email address.

: : Best Wishes

: : J Brush
: : I have a Martin Coletti guitar, Serial No, 2776 - made in Muenchen, it has a mother of pearl star on the head and mother of pearl circles on the 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets. The initials J.M. engraved in the internal wood. It's a flatbed acoustic.
: : : Can you help?
: : : Any info would be appreciated.
: : : Many thanks
: : : Rich

Re: Martin Coletti

I have a Martin Coletti flat top which I purchased in 1992
from the original owner. He had bought the guitar new in
1936 from a music store in Plymouth, England for £12. It has
a pine or spruce top with maple back and sides, and is
finished in French polished sunburst. Fingerboard and bridge
are ebony, and the only unusual aspects are the width of
the neck and bridge and the extreme camber of the
fingerboard. My father also owned a blonde flat top model in
1939, but lost it sometime during WWII.

: : : I Have a Coletti archtop. Can anyone tell me something about it?

: Thanks
: Thilo

: : I also have a Martin Coletti cello guitar. I have been trying to find out how old it is etc but with no avail. It seems that Martin Coletti only made 2 guitars (Yours and Mine! haha) If you have any information please contact me on the above email address.

: : Best Wishes

: : J Brush
: : I have a Martin Coletti guitar, Serial No, 2776 - made in Muenchen, it has a mother of pearl star on the head and mother of pearl circles on the 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets. The initials J.M. engraved in the internal wood. It's a flatbed acoustic.

Re: Martin Coletti

I own the "nick lucas Coletti,
i assum it is also an MC.
More interesting is that the guitar was used in the 1944
German movie; Die grosse freiheit no.7 (The great freedom number 7)
Its condition could be better but with big signatur of Hans Albers , pearl inlays and Coletti in Pearl, ivory bridges, and "polished glass or diamants in the tuners
If anyone ( ORknows the movie and )wants to exchange Coletti photos please mail
ehlers01@zonnet.nl

Re: Martin Coletti

Hey,
I have a Martin Coletti guitar also. The model number is G60 and it is also signed by the maker. I bought it for a tenner off a chap who obviously didn't value it's charms.
It has a mother of pearl star inlay on the headstock and little m.o.p flowers on the spotted frets. What surprises me is that the neck is a good 2 frets longer than most spanish guitars, which made me suspect that it may be steel strung - however, there is no truss rod so I shan't try this.
The label reads: "Martin Coletti-American Model Guitars(foreign)"

Any more info would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Martin Coletti

Hey you said that your Martin Coletti is signed by the maker? can you email me the name please? thanks for your time

Robert, klassik_kiwi@hotmail.com

Re: Martin Coletti

I also have a Martin Coletti archtop which my mum originally got for £10 in a second-hand shop in London in the late sixties/early seventies. I've spent ages searching the web/nesgroups to no avail. Has anyone else had much success?

: I have a Martin Coletti flat top which I purchased in 1992
: from the original owner. He had bought the guitar new in
: 1936 from a music store in Plymouth, England for £12. It has
: a pine or spruce top with maple back and sides, and is
: finished in French polished sunburst. Fingerboard and bridge
: are ebony, and the only unusual aspects are the width of
: the neck and bridge and the extreme camber of the
: fingerboard. My father also owned a blonde flat top model in
: 1939, but lost it sometime during WWII.

:
: : : : I Have a Coletti archtop. Can anyone tell me something about it?

: : Thanks
: : Thilo

: : : I also have a Martin Coletti cello guitar. I have been trying to find out how old it is etc but with no avail. It seems that Martin Coletti only made 2 guitars (Yours and Mine! haha) If you have any information please contact me on the above email address.

: : : Best Wishes

: : : J Brush
: : : I have a Martin Coletti guitar, Serial No, 2776 - made in Muenchen, it has a mother of pearl star on the head and mother of pearl circles on the 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets. The initials J.M. engraved in the internal wood. It's a flatbed acoustic.
: : : : Can you help?
: : : : Any info would be appreciated.
: : : : Many thanks
: : : : Rich

Re: Martin Coletti

Searching, searching and this is the only page wich tells me a litlle about Martin Coletti.
My girlfriends mother has an Martin Coletti and this very old guitar is in pretty good shape.
Surely, there must be someone on this planet who knows more about these guitars.

Anyone with more information can mail me at la.beeftink@hi.nl

Greetings from Holland

Re: Martin Coletti

I have a MARTIN COLETTI G50 steel string and like yourself I know nothing about it but it sounds beautiful and plays well and the inlay is exceptional cheers

Re: Martin Coletti

: I have a Martin Coletti flat top which I purchased in 1992
: from the original owner. He had bought the guitar new in
: 1936 from a music store in Plymouth, England for £12. It has
: a pine or spruce top with maple back and sides, and is
: finished in French polished sunburst. Fingerboard and bridge
: are ebony, and the only unusual aspects are the width of
: the neck and bridge and the extreme camber of the
: fingerboard. My father also owned a blonde flat top model in
: 1939, but lost it sometime during WWII.

:
: : : : I Have a Coletti archtop. Can anyone tell me something about it?

: : Thanks
: : Thilo

: : : I also have a Martin Coletti cello guitar. I have been trying to find out how old it is etc but with no avail. It seems that Martin Coletti only made 2 guitars (Yours and Mine! haha) If you have any information please contact me on the above email address.

: : : Best Wishes

: : : J Brush
: : : I have a Martin Coletti guitar, Serial No, 2776 - made in Muenchen, it has a mother of pearl star on the head and mother of pearl circles on the 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets. The initials J.M. engraved in the internal wood. It's a flatbed acoustic.
: : : : Can you help?
: : : : Any info would be appreciated.
: : : : Many thanks
: : : : Rich

Re: Martin Coletti

My mate has a Martin Coletti 1930's model that his father bought from new.Apparently it is for sale if anyone might be interested. My mate is not a guitarist he just inherited it.E-mail me if interested.

Solid body - Manhattan - dated approx 1962/1964 (Europe)

I'm actually looking for more details concerning a solid body guitar, model or make "Manhattan" - 6 string, bought by my father approx. 1962/1964. It's quite a beautiful oldie, blue, 1 pick-up.
Who can help me and provide more details?
Thanks in advance, Frank.

Re: Solid body - Manhattan - dated approx 1962/1964 (Europe)

: Manhattan was the name of a selling office(postorder by tv guides) in Amsterdam and the guitar was made by Egmond in the south of hollandFrom 1958........

Any comments on Brunswick Guitars

Any comments on Brunswick Guitars

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Greco Guitars

I have a Greco semi-hollow body electric with double cut-away and chrome vibrato tailpiece. Would like info on Greco guitars and listings of manufacturing data.

Thanks,

Gdl

Re: Greco Guitars

: I have a Greco semi-hollow body electric with double cut-away and chrome vibrato tailpiece. Would like info on Greco guitars and listings of manufacturing data.

: Thanks,

: Gdl
Model # GR 7
I have a Greco 6-string acoustic I bought used in 1970. A sticker inside says "made in Yugoslavia" Also on label says " designed , serviced and adjusted by Goya Guitars Inc.

Re: Greco Guitars

 Greco Guitars

This popular thread has been given its own page : Re: Greco Guitars

Re: Greco Guitars

I have an original red wood Greco twin neck, not a copy, bought personally in Japan 1981 when i was a sailor. It is in great condition and not used much.
Interested??

: My dad has a Limited Edition Greco 6 string guitar that he would like to know the value of. He got it at an antique auction in Missouri. If anyone knows please email me. The guitar is in mint condition, with case.

: Thank you,
: Jennifer Cooper

Re: Greco Guitars

i recieved this greco 6 string acoustic fro a freind. model gr 623, serial number 36705. i have been searching for information on it but have only found 2 sites that werent helpfull at all. i would like info on its year and everything, and maybe an estimate of how much its worth. thanks -matt

Re: Greco Guitars

i am looking for a greco iceman like paul stanleys of kiss i cant afford an ibanez one can some one help thanks

Re: Greco Guitars+classical

I have had this old greco classical guitar for over 28 years, I finally put strings on it the other day and wanted to find out about the company and value. I see greco made electric guitars, did they also make this classical. it has a great sound. any help would be very appreciated.
I also own a 1952 d-28 martin. It was built the same year my wife was born+cool huh?

Re: Greco Guitars

From what I am told they were Greco was the the company that later became Ibanez.

Re: Greco Guitars

I have a '77 Greco Speedway and was wondering what info you have on these and similar models.

Re: Greco Guitars

I have a '77 Greco Speedway and was wondering what info you have on these and similar models.

Re: Greco Guitars

Hey... as far as I know... Greco guitars are hard to come by. I'm pretty sure that they're made by some old
guy in NYC name Alex Greco. I bought pickups from him 2 months ago, and he had a vast array of guitars
with the name Greco on the headstock. I know the pickups are phenomenal. They're hot, but retain their
tone. The store is at 165 w.48th street in New York (for those in the area). I'm not positive that he makes them,
but I'm pretty sure. The pickups say "Alex Special" on them, and they're a hideous tan color.
I'm gonna call the store and find out anyway because I want one of the guitars....
Adios...
Eric Neuman

Re: Greco Guitars

I havebeen looking for info about Greco guitars for a while. I had a late 60's or early 70's "s" style solidbody and it was misplaced by my brother. I still hope it pops up somewhere. I read on a site that they were built by a Japanese "copycat' company which later became Ibanez guitars. The copies were so close that lawsuits ensued and thus caused many styles to become rare as thay were taken off of the market. I now own an Ibanez Talman with HB pickups and it feels very much like the Greco but the HBs aren't as "biting" as the single coils on the Greco.

Re: Greco Guitars

Here is more info about Greco from the Ibanez site. Turns out that Greco was another company altogether. http://vintageibanez.tripod.com/greco.html
http://www.sf.airnet.ne.jp/~shake/greco/catalogue/Vol6/index.html

Limited Edition Greco, don't know value.

: My dad has a Limited Edition Greco 6 string guitar that he would like to know the value of. He got it at an antique auction in Missouri. If anyone knows please email me. The guitar is in mint condition, with case.

: Thank you,
: Jennifer Cooper

Japan Guitars

I Have a Les Paul look a like and on the back its says Japan on the back and a Dimond on the head there is no writing on the head could you help me

: Gdl

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