Information on Lero Guitars

Posted by Kevin Ball on Thu, 11/08/01 - 12:24:50.

i have a friend that has a guitar named "Lero" it's about 50 years old and i'd like to hear from someone that has heard of this company or owns 1 of these instruments.I have seen it in a photograph,it is a
Dreadnought acoustic guitar.any views & comments are wellcome.THANK YOU. kevin

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Re: Information on Lero Guitars

: i also found a lero guitar. i bauth it from a friend of mine for 10 bucks. it was in really bad shape and i'm trying to fix it up. it sounds like the one up there that he is talking about, same bridge, wammy bar, etc etc.. but mine has no original paint left on it, it was painted yellow from top to bottom. what i'd like to know is what the original paint looked like, a picture of it would be VERY aprechiated. i have pictures of mine so if anyone wants to take a look i took a bunch in detail (screws, pichups, full guitar, bridge, etc...) the neck is the part thats in the worst shape and need alto of repair but it's holding togother real good, it's just that the guy who tried to fix it last time put glue from a gluegun in it. anyways, if anyone has a pciture for me PLZ EMAIL ME WITH INFO. matliolec@hotmail.com

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Hey, my friend got a Lero guitar and I bought it off him.. its in pretty rough shape but I think I'm gonna repaint it. its like an SG knockoff and if you guys email me I got pics of it

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I have a Lero that matches your description but mine is a solidbody. Is there a market for these? Mine is actually very nice.

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: : Greetings!I'm currently fixing a Lero electric guitar for a friend. It is approximately 35 years old and is in decent condition. It needs new tuning keys, a new pod for the tone knob, a new jack, etc. it looks very retro and is a dark sunburst color. It has a very thick neck, a bridge you can twist manualy to change the action and the oldest whammy system I have ever seen. Serves like a primitive spring version of a floyd rose. The tone isn't bad and there is two pickup switches to turn each of the single coils off or on (resembles that of a hoffner bass). When fixed i presume it will be a great little guitar and if not, I can smash it on stage!

: Hi There!
: Your description of your friends guitar you're fixing sounds strangely familiar to me. Today I just purchased a Lero guitar for 10 bucks out of the Buy and Sell in Winnipeg. Dark sunburst, a manually twistable bridge, two pick-up switches and yup the weird whammy system too. My model is a hollowbody, in fact thats the only reason I purchased it. The things is I dont know where this guitar was stored for the last 25 years or so...but it actually smells! Do you have any pics of the guitar you're working on? I'd love to see them....what are the chances of twoo of these smelly guitars surviving all these years?
: Thanks.
: JMS Winnipeg Manitoba

Lero Guitars

My friend just gave me a 6-string acoustic Léro, and I think it's a nylon string. It has really nice sound but it's definitely pretty old. I live in California so I don't know how it got here. Any information confirming whether it's meant for what kind of string, etc would be greatly appreciated.

: : : Greetings!I'm currently fixing a Lero electric guitar for a friend. It is approximately 35 years old and is in decent condition. It needs new tuning keys, a new pod for the tone knob, a new jack, etc. it looks very retro and is a dark sunburst color. It has a very thick neck, a bridge you can twist manualy to change the action and the oldest whammy system I have ever seen. Serves like a primitive spring version of a floyd rose. The tone isn't bad and there is two pickup switches to turn each of the single coils off or on (resembles that of a hoffner bass). When fixed i presume it will be a great little guitar and if not, I can smash it on stage!

: : Hi There!
: : Your description of your friends guitar you're fixing sounds strangely familiar to me. Today I just purchased a Lero guitar for 10 bucks out of the Buy and Sell in Winnipeg. Dark sunburst, a manually twistable bridge, two pick-up switches and yup the weird whammy system too. My model is a hollowbody, in fact thats the only reason I purchased it. The things is I dont know where this guitar was stored for the last 25 years or so...but it actually smells! Do you have any pics of the guitar you're working on? I'd love to see them....what are the chances of twoo of these smelly guitars surviving all these years?
: : Thanks.
: : JMS Winnipeg Manitoba
:

Lero SG

I was given a Lero SG clear coat wood with a black pick guard 2 hum-bucklers with a solid bridge that the tail piece has been moved 2 shorten the length of the strings. Stickers covering old screw holes. Works but need sum new nobs and should change one of the tone pots and one of the switches! I read that there's sum Garnet-Lero connection. Says made in japan. The neck looks like 5 pieces of laminated oak and the body is 2 pieces. (maple I think?) Not a bad looking & sounding vintage guitar! Looks like has been played alot from the wear on the frets. Winnipeg.

1970 Lero Les Paul

I bought a solid body Lero Les Paul that dates from about 1970. This is a nice vintage guitar that plays really nice. Some parts of the finish has worn to the wood which happens to be real wood and not plywood or worse, particleboard. It weighs 9 pounds and has the heft of an older guitar. The guitars Lero made in the mid-1960's appear rudimentary and unrefined in comparison with this guitar. What a difference 5 or 6 years make in a company's life.

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Hi, I'm actually surpised that I found anything on these guitars. I was just working on a old Lero 6 string acoustic guitar - but it was in very rough shape. I don't know how it stayed together, there was only one back rib left and the top was missing some pieces too. Someone had made a new bridge saddle for it (out of wood) but it looks from the marks on the bridge that it had an adjustable saddle and possibly a tail piece hook up too. I know the woman who orginally purchased the guitar back in the late 60's. Do these other guitars have any sort of serial #? this one actually has a model # and serial #. any info would be great.

Thanks

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There's a 12-string Lero for sale at a little junk shop on Agricola street in Halifax, Nova Scotia that says Made in South Korea on the label. It needs a bridge and a few other minor repairs and the guy wants $50.00 for it.

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I have 2 Lero acoustics. They are both Martin copies. One of them was my 1st git I learned on. My folks bought it 2nd hand in around 1977 in Toronto. So there may be a Canadian connection. My 2nd Lero I found in the garbage and has never really been playable. I am in the process of documenting my git collection so I'll try and send you a pic of the pair. I'm sorry to say they are of "Sears" quality and probably not worth much. Maybe they were in the Eaton's catolog in the '70s!

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I have an acoustic guitar that is a Lero (has an accent over the e). My father bought it in Nova Scotia 20 years ago. Are these good guitars? value? I know nothing about them.

i have a lero as well

i have a lero its my aunties and then some how my dad got it, anywho it's at least 20 years old, it's not a bad guitar it needs new pickups and it stays in tune good it has a whammy bar too. it looks exactly like a gibson SG when i first saw it i though it was. but unfourtuantley i don't know anything about them but i'm positive they went out of business a while ago, there is no website or anything. thats my guess anyways or either there aumish and can't use electricity no offence to aumish.

Re: i have a lero as well

so if they went out of business, that would otherwise mean these guitars are antiques, right?
by the way my lero is in the shape of a les paul and is in great condition

Re: i have a lero as well

: i have a lero its my aunties and then some how my dad got it, anywho it's at least 20 years old, it's not a bad guitar it needs new pickups and it stays in tune good it has a whammy bar too. it looks exactly like a gibson SG when i first saw it i though it was. but unfourtuantley i don't know anything about them but i'm positive they went out of business a while ago, there is no website or anything. thats my guess anyways or either there aumish and can't use electricity no offence to aumish.

I have 2 Lero's a Bass and a Guitar in the same case

I picked these up at an estate sale a while back. They look like thin tele's. The case is a little wider then a normal case, but it looks cool with both them in there. E-mail me for pictures if you want to see them. gene_nunn@yahoo.com

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i have a lero guitar that my uncle gave me. he bought it in the 70's. I have no idea who it's made by. it and electric solid body and it just won't stay in tune.

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Can you send me a photo of it? I used to have on, would like to see if it's the same model.

: i have a lero guitar that my uncle gave me. he bought it in the 70's. I have no idea who it's made by. it and electric solid body and it just won't stay in tune.

Re: Information on Lero Guitars

: Can you send me a photo of it? I used to have on, would like to see if it's the same model.

: : i have a lero guitar that my uncle gave me. he bought it in the 70's. I have no idea who it's made by. it and electric solid body and it just won't stay in tune.

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I have a tele copy made by Léro (yes - with an accent over the e). My brother got it used in Nova Scotia in the 1970s, so it must be at least 30 years old. That makes two posters with a Léro connected to NS. Hmmm. Maybe they were made in Halifax or elsewhere in the Maritimes? I have used it for 20 years.

The action is great but it too won't stay in tune very well. I had to replace one of the 2 pickups years ago. It sounds decent - warm. Very solidly made and heavy. Never seen or heard of any others until today on this site! Looks like rosewood fretboard - not laquered.

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I just bought a Lero (accent over the 'e') on ebay, its got a single mid body single coil pickup, its like a strat copy, only the cutaways are the same length, its a sunburst, has deacent action, stays in tune ok, I need to replace the machine heads though. it came from a guy in New Brunswick, so Im thinking a big connection to the maritimes, yea... if anyone has any info on these guitars Id love to hear it!

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Hi!I know it's been 3 1/2 yrs since you posted this question but...I just picked up a lero guitar in a pawn shop in new brunswick.Also a strat copy.Do you still have yours?

i have a lero too

Hey I Also have a Léro Guitar, my friends gramps gave it to me and hes pretty old so im guessin its worth something ?!?! .. but im soooo clueless when it comes to guitars and i need to know how much its worth. Its red and white, hollow, 6 string ... thats all i know !?!?! ill try to post a pic if i can get one !?!

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I have a Lero 12 string acoustic. My brother purchased it sometime during the mid seventies at a local department store in Miramichi, N.B. It got passed on to me about 5 years ago. It’s a rather unique looking guitar with a trapeze style tailpiece. Unfortunately, the action is horrible and it desperately needs a fret job. It also requires patience to tune. I have little doubt that this particular model is a Sears quality guitar, but it has held together surprisingly well all things considering, and it’s still fun to play every now and again.

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i was given a lero bass. i would like to find out something about it

Re: Information on Lero Guitars

: i have a friend that has a guitar named "Lero" it's about 50 years old and i'd like to hear from someone that has heard of this company or owns 1 of these instruments.I have seen it in a photograph,it is a
: Dreadnought acoustic guitar.any views & comments are wellcome.THANK YOU. kevin

Re: Information on Lero Guitars

I have a lero les paul copy, that was passed on to me, its a great sounding guitar, only problem is it has this strange feed back that i need to get fixed. i recently also saw a fender strat copy, but it wasn't in the best of shape or sound.

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