CONRAD GUITAR

Posted by Jim Reich on Mon, 05/06/02 - 13:17:34.
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It's interesting that after all these years some people are talking about Conrad Guitars. I have one a blonde,pine wood model 0229. Its my favorite guitar and its a shame the company seems to have disappeared. It has a very good sound the body is a bit large but it looks great.,JR

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Re: CONRAD GUITAR

I just got an old Conrad 6 string from a freind, he's had it hanging in his basement for years. It is a hollow-body electric w/two single coil pick-ups. The neck is still in playable condition but the guitar needs work-pots & wiring are shot etc. I am pretty lit by the discovery of this axe as it looks really cool and I am hoping it will have an equally cool sound. I purchased new pots/selector switch for it and am in the process of fixing it up. Anyway, I have been searching the web and can find virtually no info on these guitars. Any links you might have would be appreciated.

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

I spotted one for sale on eBay. The seller says that they were made in the 1970's by Kasuga/Tokai. I just got my hands on a 12 string that looks like a Gibson ES-335 that someone had converted into a six string by plugging every other tuning peg hole with a dowel stick! I'm trying to restore it.

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

I spotted one for sale on eBay. The seller says that they were made in the 1970's by Kasuga/Tokai. I just got my hands on a 12 string that looks like a Gibson ES-335 that someone had converted into a six string by plugging every other tuning peg hole with a dowel stick! I'm trying to restore it.

Re: CONRAD GUITAR!

I have recently bought a Conrad #40080 for $100. It is virtually perfect condition besides for minor details. And like posted before, theres no information on these anywhere. If anyone can tell me the value, the year, or anything, it would be appreciated.

Re: CONRAD GUITAR!

: I have recently bought a Conrad #40080 for $100. It is virtually perfect condition besides for minor details. And like posted before, theres no information on these anywhere. If anyone can tell me the value, the year, or anything, it would be appreciated.

My boyfriend has a 40080 model conrad & am currently trying to fing out about this guitar. It appears to be a well made instrument

Re: CONRAD GUITAR!

: I have recently bought a Conrad #40080 for $100. It is virtually perfect condition besides for minor details. And like posted before, theres no information on these anywhere. If anyone can tell me the value, the year, or anything, it would be appreciated.

Re: CONRAD GUITAR!

: : I have a conrad acoustic guitar model A585. On the back of the neck it is stamped JAPAN. I have tried to find out some information on it and it seems to be almost impossible. I love the way it sounds though. It is a treasure in my home.

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

I found this old guitar in the trash, It didnt look to bad so I brought it home and cleaned it up and fixed a few minor thigs. I was woundering if u could tell me what the worth is. Its a starter guitar but it's a nice one. The model is 40160, thanks

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

My dad also has a Conrad 40160, very nice guitar with good sound. I do not know the worth though.

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

:I have a model 40242 connrad guitar Ive had for several years my dad give it to me. The name on the neck of the guitar is Johnny Pitts custom. It has a very good sound but like I been searching for information its like they never existed. It's interesting that after all these years some people are talking about Conrad Guitars. I have one a blonde,pine wood model 0229. Its my favorite guitar and its a shame the company seems to have disappeared. It has a very good sound the body is a bit large but it looks great.,JR

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

:found you guys talking about conrad guitars, i have a conrad 6 string electric clear lucite double cut away and a 12 string acoustic ..great guitars with alot of work ..some where i have the difinitive story of conrad ..japan ..new york ..distributors ..names dates the works ..some one from an ebay listing knew all the dirt on conrad ..very kool story for these forgotten guitars ..i also am into kapa's and univox guitars ..have some links to kool sites for these guitars ..also drop me a line and i will send a pic of my clear guitar ....will look some more for the conrad story ..and post it when i do ..

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

I got my dad's Conrad guitar recently and am trying to learn to play. He bought it around 1972 or 73. It is black and has a rose on a white pick guard. Has some bangs and bruises, but it still sounds good.

Re: HELP Please!!!!!

I used to have a sunburst model and it was stolen. does anyone have any info as to where I may find more conrads for sale

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

i have conrad resophonic,highly figured mahogany box.model 40231. also have the WEXLER color catalogue shows all the conrad line of guitars,banjos, mandolines,ukes,basses available in 1974. anyone intrested in sharing info....

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

additional info on the CONRAD catalogue i have the name.adddress of the U.S distrubitor in 1974 as well as price list of the entire CONRAD line.my conrad guitar is a resophonic,round neck,plays either "dobro" still or as a flattop. it is as new, purchased in early 70 s

Conrad Guitar

Hey Dandoty, I'm trying to find some info on a Conrad resophonic that I acquired. Its sounds like the one u posted about and was hoping you could give me any info you have on it; year of manufacture, price, where to find serial, etc. Thanks a lot Frankie B.

Anyone with info

I received a Conrad Guitar, Model-40 080, Serial # 0255681, from a friend when he passed away in 97. It is in excellent shape with NO dings or scratches. If anyone has any info at all on these guitars (value, Models, years etc...) please email me at glen@williamsondesign.com

thanks
Glen

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

I am thinking about buying a Conrad double-neck guitar (I believe it was made in the early 80's) but was curious as to a fair market value and any other feedback or info that someone might have. It plays and looks great but I am not familiar with Conrad's gear. Any info would be much appreciated.

CONRAD GUITAR

Can't help anyone here, I have all the same questions, mine is kind of a resonator-dobro cross. All I know is that it says Conrad on it, no visible model numbers or anything.

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

I have Conrad I got from my grandfather. It is a hollow body with f holes (jazz style). Kind of black on the edges fading to a deep red, with tortise pattern pick guard. Looks to have a place for a tremelo, but have no idea how to get a hold of one. Very good sounding guitar.

Conrad Del Vecchio Copy

sounds like a Conrad Del Vecchio copy, resontor guitar with a wood cover with 6 small cloth covered holes, Chet Atkins played a Del Vecchio guitar like this in the 70's they were made in brazil and not many of them were imported to the USA,
Conrad made one that looked almost just like it but has a truss rod in the neck, and most people say the Conrad was a much better guitar.

Re: CONRAD GUITAR

I have a conrad 12 string elecrtic guitar that used to be my fathers (he died in 1981). I have no idea how to play. It is in real good shape. Where would I find the value of it?

WHEN MADE??

I'VE A CONRAD ACOUSTIC, WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL A JUMBO BODY, SERIAL# 40143. I BOUGHT IT NEW BACK IN THE 70'S, I THINK. IT STILL PLAYS GREAT WITH LITTLE WORK DONE ON IT EXCEPT INSTALLING A PIEZO PICKUP WITH A 5-BAND EQ. I HAD A PRO INSTALL IT, AND NOW IT'S AN ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC, WHICH I CAN AMPLIFY NOW. THE INSTALL REQUIRES REMOVING BRIDGE, BUT WHEN THE GUY PUT IT BACK IN, THE ACTION GOT BETTER!! IT WAS A BIT HIGH ALL THESE YEARS, BUT IT NOW HAS A SECOND LIFE, AND I REALLY ENJOY PLAYING MORE OFTEN NOW THAN I DID. MY QUESTION TO ANY ONE WITH SOME KNOWLEDGE IS WHAT YEAR MINE COULD BE AND WHAT VALUE IT COULD HAVE, IF ANY. I KNOW THE ALTERATION MIGHT KNOCK THAT DOWN, BUT I'M JUST CURIOUS ALL THE SAME. I WOULDN'T PART WITH IT ANYWAY......THANKS

Conrad 6 string Accustic

Model No 40218 Serial Number BB468
Picked this old Conrad guitar up on Craigslist for something to practice on while my LAG was being sent back to the factory to be replaced.
This old guitar has been abused, Dings, dents and scratches , missing the saddle . I brought it home and cleaned it up, Rubbed some coconut oil into the old dry wood and put some new strings on it. The funny thing is, it now looks pretty good,even with the dents and dings. The wood has a very pretty and nice grain to it. It looks like they used a nice maple wood on it. The amazing thing was that I just loved the sound when I got the new strings on it and started playing it. From what I understand they were made some time in the 70's. I think it sounds better than some of the new guitars that recently played at 'Guitar City.

3 single coil Conrad

I just inherited a Conrad guitar from a family friend. It is 335 style with 3 single coils a beautiful sunburst yellow to brown finish with tortoise shell pick guard and tortis plates under the pups and switches. It has a three position switch and a small slide switch. It took me awhile to figure out but the slide switch basically makes it a five position switch with some interesting pup combos. It is a gorgeous guitar and sounds great! Needless to say I am very happy. Found one pic on net by searching Conrad on bing images but the one in the pic was missing pick guard and vibrato. Mine is missing the spring and arm on a very unusual bigsby type vibrato. Took it to the luthier and he says he can source the parts do a little neck adjust and make it brand new. Can't wait get it back. Like everyone else I can find no info about it on net. Don't know the model, year or even the serial number. If any one has any info I would be very grateful! A beautiful seemingly well made guitar it has taken the case away from my epi dot..lol

Sorry

Posted only once have no idea why it came up 3 times

Conrad vintage 12 string

I have a Conrad acoustic model 220 serial 40172 Japan no pick guard design of a gold cross on key part of neck, is it worth anything ? Can anyone tell me about it?

I bought a 12 string new way

I bought a 12 string new way back in 1967,played it in bands for years. Was playing in a club one night, and Jerry Reed came in, on break, he asked if he could play it, you can bet I said yes. Said it sounded better than a Gibson he had, and played as well. We kept in touch until he passed away. wouldnot take anything for it!

conrad guitars

I need a replacement neck. what neck will fit with out any modifications

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