Hikare guitar

Posted by Esther Akin on Sun, 09/03/00 - 02:16:10.
In Reply to Old Town Guitars

Just picked up a Hikare guitar at a garage sale. Cannot find any into in web regarding this make. Can you tell me anything about it?

Model #H250A - Designed in Hawan - Built in Korea.

Thank you for any help you can give me.



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Re: Hikare guitar

HEY !!!!!!!!! I TOO HAVE A HIKARE GUITAR.
I PICKED MINE UP ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO AT A PAWN
SHOP IN HOLLYWOOD. THE MOD#: WG 62
THE GUITAR IS A SIX-STRING, DESIGNED IN HAWAII &
BUILT IN JAPAN.....I AM GOING TO TRY TO FIND OUT
MORE ABOUT THE COMPANY "HIKARE" & WILL TRY TO GET
THE INFO TO YOU. WRITE BACK.....
DONNY
The "Hottest" Guitar Player in the World.

Re: Hikare guitar

: HEY !!!!!!!!! I TOO HAVE A HIKARE GUITAR.
: I PICKED MINE UP ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO AT A PAWN
: SHOP IN HOLLYWOOD. THE MOD#: WG 62
: THE GUITAR IS A SIX-STRING, DESIGNED IN HAWAII &
: BUILT IN JAPAN.....I AM GOING TO TRY TO FIND OUT
: MORE ABOUT THE COMPANY "HIKARE" & WILL TRY TO GET
: THE INFO TO YOU. WRITE BACK.....
: DONNY
: The "Hottest" Guitar Player in the World.

Hey - I just bought a Hikare guitar at a pawn shop
Steel string - did you ever find out anything about the guitar?

Re: Hikare guitar

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WRONG!!

WRONG!!

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