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  1. ARNE Guitar???
    Dennis Hill

    I have an ARNE guitar that is at least 50 years old. It is a Modle C-22 classic. Can anyone tell me anything about it?

  2. early 60,s Galanti Guitar 4 sale worth between 1200 and 1800 make offer
    daniel mason 575 740 0942

    july 22 2010 daniel mason
    i have a older galanti grad prix plays perfectly everything works great, color is sunburst, serial number is 5543, minor nick in front lower body not noticeable finish is crackling on top by neck it a red sunburst have pics you can e mail me at [email protected] or call me at 575 740 0942 the date today is july 22 2010 new mexico number

  3. ANEA electric guitar
    Rick

    I have an ANEA electric guitar and case from 1981

    Kahler tremelo and string set system shaped like an ARIA zz2 guitar

    Anyone know about this guitar?

  4. old Barclay guitar
    Brendan

    i have an old burclay accoustic guitar but indide it just says model: 52 i have tried looking for it but no luck at all help plzz

    1. Re: old Barclay guitar
      clive

      : i have an old burclay accoustic guitar but indide it just says model: 52 i have tried looking for it but no luck at all help plzz

      I was shown one of these new 2 years ago-Price was £49.95-played like a wat rag and sounded crap

    2. Re: old Barclay guitar
      Derek

      I have a 6 string sunburst small Barcley custom I can not find any marking or infomation on it there is an ad for one that is the same any info on this guitar would be great

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    1. Re: Gibson Hummingbird Replica Acoustic guitar by columbus
      sabina

      : Hi guys, I have recently inherited a hummingbird replica acoustic guitar made by columbus, and am trying to price and date it. Im unable to find anything, anywhere on the net for this type of guitar made by columbus. I have a feeling its from around the 70’s, but cannot be sure. Any ideas?

      hey
      i have a columbus hummingbird
      i bought it about a year ago and it was £185 so i don’t know how correct that is . I was also told it was dated from late 60’s early 70’s hope this helps x

      Thanks!

      1. columbus guitar
        pat

        I had one fixed recently by Twang Guitars Penge and they said they were made in Japan in the 70s.Worth about £200 in good nick.Good luck

      2. Re: Gibson Hummingbird Replica Acoustic guitar by columbus
        Tom McCool

        : : Hi guys, I have recently inherited a hummingbird replica acoustic guitar made by columbus, and am trying to price and date it. Im unable to find anything, anywhere on the net for this type of guitar made by columbus. I have a feeling its from around the 70’s, but cannot be sure. Any ideas?

        : hey
        : i have a columbus hummingbird
        : i bought it about a year ago and it was £185 so i don’t know how correct that is . I was also told it was dated from late 60’s early 70’s hope this helps x

        : Thanks!
        My father bought me one in 1976, it was my first guitar, it cost £45 then. The sound was and still is awesome particularly with new set of strings. I saw one in a music catelogue in 1984, it was priced at £120, which surprised me, but when you hear it you can understand. I’ve still got it and play it and it still sounds awesome, I can understand now why the guy who taught me then (who played in a band) regularly asked to borrow it for gigs. I’m pleased I’ve turned down numerous offers for it over the years.

    2. Re: Gibson Hummingbird Replica Acoustic guitar by columbus
      stevestephens

      : Hi guys, I have recently inherited a hummingbird replica acoustic guitar made by columbus, and am trying to price and date it. Im unable to find anything, anywhere on the net for this type of guitar made by columbus. I have a feeling its from around the 70’s, but cannot be sure. Any ideas? Thanks!
      I bought a hummingbird acoustic by Columbus in th mid 1970’s, I still have it and it plays as it did new. I think it cost around 90 UK pounds at the time but cannot really remember. I knew nothing about the make then and little more now. I can say it is a player guitar and wellworth having.

    3. Re: Gibson Hummingbird Replica Acoustic guitar by columbus
      Richard

      : Hi guys, I have recently inherited a hummingbird replica acoustic guitar made by columbus, and am trying to price and date it. Im unable to find anything, anywhere on the net for this type of guitar made by columbus. I have a feeling its from around the 70’s, but cannot be sure. Any ideas? Thanks!

      My Dad bought me one for my 13th birthday back in 1973. Unfortunately the headstock broke last year and i need a repair but it is still worth repairing in my view
      The sound on a new set of strings is awesome

    4. Re: Gibson Hummingbird Replica Acoustic guitar by columbus
      Mike

      If it’s any use now I bought one of these in 1978. It was priced at £65.00 but I got it for £37 owing to a cosmetic flaw. It lasted for years until the neck broke in an accident.

      : Hi guys, I have recently inherited a hummingbird replica acoustic guitar made by columbus, and am trying to price and date it. Im unable to find anything, anywhere on the net for this type of guitar made by columbus. I have a feeling its from around the 70’s, but cannot be sure. Any ideas? Thanks!

    5. Re: Gibson Hummingbird Replica Acoustic guitar by columbus
      peter isherwood

      haha alreet tim 🙂 im trying to find out some info on my columbus strat copy lol not having much luck

    6. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Tim Drane
      Tim Drane

      Hi guys, I have recently inherited a hummingbird replica acoustic guitar made by columbus, and am trying to price and date it. Im unable to find anything, anywhere on the net for this type of guitar made by columbus. I have a feeling its from around the 70’s, but cannot be sure. Any ideas? Thanks!

      1. columbas acoustic guitar
        maz

        I have a 12 string columbas acoustic guitar plus 2 6 string columbas acoustic guitars.The best acoustic sounding guitars i have ever played.They get better as they age!!! Truly a collectors guitar.

      2. Columbus humingbird copy
        Pat Clarke

        Hi there there are two on ebay .However I would check with buyer I dont rember my one having a sticker inside it and the other one does not have the name badge in the photo .If it is genuine it will be in mother of pearl.Happy hunting.Be careful mij guitars are being copied or sold for too much.

      3. Columbus humingbird copy
        Pat

        I found a link which I found usefull badged guitars from Japan. heres loads of info – (HHTP torchharrison) has been collating info about 70s guitars allsorts.Thought this might be useful for this site.

      4. Columbus Gibson Hummingbird Copy
        Robert

        Hi Guys,

        I bought one of these new in November 1970 for some £31. 00 pounds sterling in Guildford, Surrey, England (from Andertons Music which is still in business).
        Like everyone else’s comments this is a brilliant guitar and still with me 40 years on. Well made, very versatile sound and can be played in many different styles. I have had no trouble with the guitar over all these years apart from replacing the top nut on the fretboard.
        I believe from memory, that Columbus were just entering the market and were making a good effort to Copy the Gibson without regard to cost or mass production at that time.

        I just tried pasting a photo of my guitar but this site doesn’t seem to accept pictures which is a shame, to be taking about something that nobody can see, particularly a guitar. We all get off on Just How they look. Anybody want a picture of mine please e-mail me.

      5. humming bird by columbus
        one half of the bow thrusters

        hello people i have owned one since new in 1974 38 years its my oldest friend (except for my mum) it still plays and sounds better than any other guitars i have owned and still own down to six now . my x wife bought it for me in 1974 for 40 pounds not much now but a fortnights wages back then . the best present i have ever recieved in almost sixty years on this planet and is played almost every day had many offers for it over the years but i would rather sell my soul to the devil than part with my columbus humming bird

      6. Columbus Gibson Hummingbird replica
        Gusbandicoot

        Hi, I have one of these….is there still interest in them? One thread there worth around £200?

      7. For Sale?
        Alan Wilson

        Hi, My mum used to have one of these when she was a teenager as a gift from my grandad. It was stolen from her in a bitter divorce with her husband, and she misses it greatly.

        I desperately want to find her another one and give it to her as a gift. Do you know of any for sale? Is your one for sale? I’m willing to pay above the market value for it.
        My email is [email protected]

        1. columbus hummingbird
          Emily_hummingbird

          Hey, I know we are three years down the line from this post, but I wondered if you managed to get your hands on one?
          If not and you’re still looking, I’ve recently inherited one I’m willing to sell.

      8. For Sale?
        Alan Wilson

        Hi, My mum used to have one of these when she was a teenager as a gift from my grandad. It was stolen from her in a bitter divorce with her husband, and she misses it greatly.

        I desperately want to find her another one and give it to her as a gift. Do you know of any for sale? Is your one for sale? I’m willing to pay above the market value for it.
        My email is [email protected]

  5. jerry's gibson sg?
    jeff

    i’ve got an old bat-wing sg that has an oval inlay that transites the trapese tremlo. there is also some weird inlay along the upper horn. it came with a old super distortion in the lead that i gave away to one of my friends. the top, including the inlays, was painted black. any info?

  6. KOREA MADE GUITAR.
    DEBORAH BANKS

    I WENT TO THE THRIFT STORE AND FOUND A GUITAR THAT HAD A LABEL INSIDE THAT SAID HONDO GUITAR MADE IN KOREA. MODEL H 320 IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION PLEASE RESPOND. I GOT IT TO LEARN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

    1. Re: fenix forum
      geronimo

      :gooday mate…I am a bit of a collector of fenix guitars..I know a fair bit about them…What I am looking for is the full registry of fenix guitars..any ideas..geronimo

    2. Re: fenix forum
      Savage

      hi, a couple of years back i bought a fenix acoustic guitar for £200 second hand, the model number is XL-40 but i really cannot find any information about it on the internet. It has no serial number written in it which leads me to be concerned if it may be fake. I bought it purely on its sound and looks, not knowing about the company. Any information to help would be much appreciated.

    3. Re: fenix forum
      victor

      : Hello! I just started a forum dedicated to fenix instruments. I am inviting anybody who is interested! Come and join us at
      : http://fenix.eamped.com

      I just played a Fenix D-50M and was wondering if it could have a solid back,, anyone know?

      1. Price of guitar
        Doug

        I have a Fenix six string acoustic guitar which I bought over 20 years ago (I think) The model number is D85SR, serial number 9051505. It is in mint condition. Have you any idea what its worth as I am about to sell it having bought a Breedlove? Thanks.

        Doug

    4. Re: fenix serial numbers
      john smith

      howdy
      i’ve got a fenix strat copy which i bought some years back
      and can’t find out any info about it
      the serial no. is E737486
      can any body help

    5. Re: fenix forum
      Alastair McGowan

      : This is a repeat post (this is the last I won’t put them all over the forum, just seems to be several fenix threads)

      I have just put my near mint condition fenix strat on ebay (user sap2amm8)for 7 days from 12 Dec 07

      Hello! I just started a forum dedicated to fenix instruments. I am inviting anybody who is interested! Come and join us at
      : http://fenix.eamped.com

    6. Re: fenix forum
      Carl Mitchell

      Hello!
      I Bought a Fenix 12 string acoustic guitar the other day.
      I was wondering if anyone new home much it is worth?
      serial no. a 6504534
      Model D-12j
      please email me at [email protected]

    7. Re: fenix forum
      Trick

      : Hello! I just started a forum dedicated to fenix instruments. I am inviting anybody who is interested! Come and join us at
      : http://fenix.eamped.com
      Hello!
      I’ve got two Fenix guitars. A Strat in vanilla yellow and a Tele in the same color.
      At the moment the Tele is at a luthier for an upgrade. I’ve chosen for a Callahan bridge (with the modification string through body which the guitar didn’have) and new pick-ups from the brand Rio Grande. The luthier will call me when he starts the work to inform me whether the guitar (mainly the used wood) is worth of it. Altough most comments on the net praise the quality of this guitars I need to be sure before I invest 300€ into the axe. My first impression is rather good althoug
      .
      The Strat has got a fixed tremeloe (I bought it that way)and the pick-ups are from a Japanese Fender.
      I think (hope) that Fenix Strats and Tele’s are well made but that you need to upgrade the pick-ups and the bride (or the whammy bar).
      I’ll tell you what my luthier think about it.

      Have you got any information about the serienumbers?
      Greetz,
      Trick
      Belgium

    8. Re: fenix forum
      nic salmon

      I have a fenix telecaster r/n E1053542; it’s the best guitar I have ever played, and beats any fender! Couldn’t get any joy from the address you have posted! Would like to know a bit about my guitar, any suggestions?

      1. Re: fenix forum
        Trick

        : I have a fenix telecaster r/n E1053542; it’s the best guitar I have ever played, and beats any fender! Couldn’t get any joy from the address you have posted! Would like to know a bit about my guitar, any suggestions?

        My Fenix telecaster is made of baswood. My luthier replaced the pick-ups by rio-grandes which he modified personally. He also put another heavier bridge (string-thru-body-one).
        This is the BEST telecaster I’ve ever played on.
        (and I also have got an american and a japanese fender)
        I’m 48 years old and I have played the guitar since 1970.
        My other Fenix is a stratocaster with a large headstock. The quality of this guitar is amazing. If you see a Fenix and you have the opportunity to buy it…. Don’t hesitate, just do it!

        1. Re: fenix forum
          Allan Kingdom

          I bought a Fenix Stratocaster this weekend. The bloke had it stored under his bed for several years. I gave him £30 for it thinking it would be scrap, but having got it home and given it a good clean it looked really good, playing it was a pleasant surprise as well. Nice tone and good to play. I’m impressed!

  7. Guild Acoustic Guitar
    Terri

    I’m looking to find out how much an old Guild guitar is worth. I purchased it used sometime between the late 1970’s to early 1980’s It is in very good condition. The model # is MK5, serial # looks like 1J2956 or IJ2956. I’m not really looking to sell it but I would like know what it is worth in order to have it insured.

    1. Re: Barclay Guitars
      Magix

      I have an electric Barclay guitar also.It looks like a Fender Stratocaster to me.No numbers on it ,I bought it in Romania in 1996.The quality it’s very very good.But i have no idea about the origin and the maker of this guitar.

    2. Re: Barclay Guitars
      stratmangler

      : I have found a Barclay guitar. No date on it but I know it is old. It does have a number on a gold sticker on the back of the neck. It is FG 19R. If anyone has any info about these guitars it would be appreciated.

      – Hi elaine, try checking e bay for a similar guitar, i think there is one available. all I know is that in america barclay guitars were made by harmony, but here in asia barclay guitars are made in japan, I have a barclay guitar, it an electric les paul copy, probably from the late 70’s. all I can say it sounds awesome,and the craftmanship is superb.in japan i think the company that manufactured these guitars is associated with guyatone. im not sure if harmony guitars is the distributing company in america. I hope this helps.

      1. Re: Barclay Guitars
        claude

        : : I got a Barclay custom accoustic guitar. No date on it but I know it is old. can,t find serial# i thing it,s 1970 or 71 just want to know what list for thank.

      2. Re: Barclay Guitars
        plobony

        I also have barclay gibson les paul copy, "let’s play" music written on headstock.Don’t know where and when it was made, sound really great.

      3. Re: Barclay Guitars
        brian plath

        I own a Barclay American made guitar, and have found out that they were made by the Harmony guitar company in Chicago around the time they were making Silvertones, Aldens and numerous other brands. The Unity Buying Services had Harmony make their guitars (similar to the Harmony lines) only with their headstocks and specs. Mine is a H74-3, which is found on the inner part of the body in a greenish type print. They guitars also will have another number on it such as f-67, which means it was made in July of 1967. These guitars featured high dollar features like DeArmond pickups, Maple bodies and necks, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboards and abalone pearl inlays, as well as nitro-cellulose finishes (which will crack as time goes by).

    3. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Elaine
      Elaine

      I have found a Barclay guitar. No date on it but I know it is old. It does have a number on a gold sticker on the back of the neck. It is FG 19R. If anyone has any info about these guitars it would be appreciated.

      1. Barcley
        Earl Browning

        I have a barcley Stratocaster 1967 sun burst
        It still plays good. It has a barcley stickeron the front
        It has 21 frets on volume one tune. It open tuners
        It has best 4 other Stratocasters. It was made on Tesico
        Japan. The strings are original all but
        One string.

      2. Barclay 3/4 size classical guitar from 1970
        Roland Lee

        Hi Elaine. I bought my 1st guitar(Japanese Barclay, 3/4 size classical guitar) when I was 12 and used it up until I was in high school. I even performed ‘Mood For A Day’ by Steve Howe on it at a high school dance(1976)…and it ‘sung’ while being miked. I paid $24.99 for it at a shopping mall. I’ve been a professional musician for more than 40 years now and I look back at all the guitars I owned…I think I injected a lot of love into that instrument.

      3. Barclay 3/4 size classical guitar from 1970
        Roland Lee

        Hi Elaine. I bought my 1st guitar(Japanese Barclay, 3/4 size classical guitar) when I was 12 and used it up until I was in high school. I even performed ‘Mood For A Day’ by Steve Howe on it at a high school dance(1976)…and it ‘sung’ while being miked. I paid $24.99 for it at a shopping mall. I’ve been a professional musician for more than 40 years now and I look back at all the guitars I owned…I think I injected a lot of love into that instrument.

      4. barkley guitars
        rod

        I dont know much about barkley guitars but my first electric was a barkley.It was two pickup with a vibrato, that was in 1971 boy was I cool ha ha. My mother bought it from some discount mail order cat. in Chicago I believe. I also got an amp but it wasnt as loud as my freinds Harmony so it was sent back & I got the same Harmony amp but I played it until I bought a Fender Mustang.The Barkley was a red sunburst kinda 60s color I have a Norma wall hanger that looks about the same.Sorry I cant offer more info.

      5. I got given a twelve string
        Anonymous

        I got given a twelve string by my guitar teacher, he thinks its from the 60s. It definitely looks like it might have been. On the inside it says its a barclay and the serial number is 1277 and is made in japan.

  8. need to find out about a guitar i purchased
    terry minter

    HELLO MY NAME IS TERRY I HAVE RECENTLY PURCHASED A MINATURE REAL ELECTRIC GUITAR THE NAME ON IT IS STUNTMAN THE BACK SAYS IT WAS MADE IN JAPAN YET I CAN FIND NO WEB PAGES OR GUITAR MATCHING THIS TYPE OF GUITAR WOULD REALLY GREATLY APPRECIATE IT IF THERE IS ANY WAY YOU COULD TELL ME WHAT KIND OF GUITAR THIS IS IT HAS AMAZING SOUND WHEN PLAYED IT IS APPROXAMATELY 30 INCHES LONG LOOKS LIKE A GIBSON LES PAUL BEAUTIFUL PAINT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING FOR A KID REALLY NICE GUITAR WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS WORTH IF ANYTHING AND HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OR SEEN ONE OF THESE I HAVE 1 AM AT TOTAL LOSS CANNOT FIND ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT THIS GUITAR ON THE WEB THANK ANY OF YOU IF YOU COULD HELP ME FIGURE THIS ONE OUT! EMAIL ME AT [email protected]

  9. need to find out about a guitar i puchased
    terry minter

    HELLO MY NAME IS TERRY I HAVE RECENTLY PURCHASED A MINATURE REAL ELECTRIC GUITAR THE NAME ON IT IS STUNTMAN THE BACK SAYS IT WAS MADE IN JAPAN YET I CAN FIND NO WEB PAGES OR GUITAR MATCHING THIS TYPE OF GUITAR WOULD REALLY GREATLY APPRECIATE IT IF THERE IS ANY WAY YOU COULD TELL ME WHAT KIND OF GUITAR THIS IS IT HAS AMAZING SOUND WHEN PLAYED IT IS APPROXAMATELY 30 INCHES LONG LOOKS LIKE A GIBSON LES PAUL BEAUTIFUL PAINT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING FOR A KID REALLY NICE GUITAR WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS WORTH IF ANYTHING AND HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OR SEEN ONE OF THESE I HAVE 1 AM AT TOTAL LOSS CANNOT FIND ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT THIS GUITAR ON THE WEB THANK ANY OF YOU IF YOU COULD HELP ME FIGURE THIS ONE OUT! EMAIL ME AT [email protected]

  10. C.F. MARTIN GUITAR
    JEFF KUSE

    I have my great grandfather’s guitar.
    I a few years back sent it to Martin. They let me know that it was manufacured in 1893 and everything is original on the guitar. They said it was in good condition. I have been told by someone that theer isn’t a huge collectible market for it because of the small body and can really only utilize gut strings. I still wonder what it is worth appoximately. Rosewood with ivory pearl on neck. Does any body have an idea what a range would be for it?

  11. telecaster copy
    richie

    does anyone know anything about my tele copy it is a blonde about 30yrs old someone said it may be a jedson or ? cant remember the other alternative too long ago. cheers richie

    1. Re: amuýba gýenm
      gotsiken

      anan nasil? selamimi soyle. yarin bi ara bos vaktinde gelsin bi sey verecem ona

      : hepiniz orospu cocugusunuz

  12. Garcia Guitars
    Sam

    A number of years back a friend of mine had a Garica 3 classical guitar that I believe was hand made in Spain. Since that time I have looked for Garcia guitars and haven’t found them. Anyone have a website for the maker of these guitars?

    1. Re: Garcia Guitars
      josh

      Hey guys,
      just sending to ask you if you know any sites where i could find cheap electric guitars around the liverpool penrith regions

      thanks guys if u could you please send them to my email.

  13. Gibson guitar
    Kathy Edwards

    My son was given a gibson guitar by his Uncle. I am trying to find out what it is worth it is a Les paul recorder serial # 71439046

  14. Barcley Guitar Acoustic / Electric
    David Manzoni

    I have a hand crafted Barcley Acoustic/Electric Guitar model number SA 330 Serial no 95053069 made in Korea
    Can anyone tell me anything about it eg: how much it would cost.
    tkanks david

    1. BARCLAY SA-330 model # 95115537
      billy

      I have the same guitar ,it plays well except the electronics are cheap in it . needs a better quality pick-up nice guitar i paid 150.00

      1. Re: Barcley Guitar Acoustic / Electric
        Rick Lobbestael

        As I’ve said earlier BARCLAY is still around!! In 2006 they are now on another Japaneese site "www.mascorp.co.ip/index.html " I guess they must have been bought up by another co. You can still see their current models though.

      2. Re: Barcley Guitar Acoustic / Electric
        Rick Lobbestael

        : I have a 40 year old Barclay semi-acoustic 2 pick up 12 string and have found where the manufacturer is But can’t read the writing!!.-Barclay guitars is a site on the jappaneese internet. you have to download some kind of language deal from Microsoft Before it even lets you enter the site.when you do , the 1st page is in english and japanese but when you go from the ener page,everything is in Jap. BUT THE COLOUR pix showw all models currently still built. The site, I can’t remember, but try barclay guitars, or burclay musical instuments or something to that effect. I guarentee the co. is still in business and if you look on some european guitar sites, you will see the still use them over there.
        Hope this helps!

  15. what else
    Tom Llewellyn

    A friend has an Arch Top F Hole K Guitar with number 6835 printed on it. Any information would be helpful.
    Thanks
    Tom

    1. Re: what else
      Richard Banfield

      : A friend has an Arch Top F Hole K Guitar with number 6835 printed on it. Any information would be helpful.
      : Thanks
      : Tom

      Jamie we were tooting: where were you?

  16. Guitars
    philip p kiriewsky

    I have a steinberger GL4 , White with 2 single and 1 double active pickup’s. with locking tremelo, Please help me get a price estimite
    on my guitar, i bought itin NY about 20 years ago for $2200

    1. I own two Lord Guitars model 9402. They are both half sized six string acoustics with no serial #. Im very interested in learning more about these guitars as they seem to be cheaply made from great materials. One of the two playes very nice and the other one is unplayable due to severe warping. If anyone has any info on or has owned or has known somone who has owned "lord" guitars, please reply. Any little bit of info would greatly help my research.

    2. : Has anyone ever heard of the brand name "Lord" guitars? I think they were made in Japan in the 60’s. Anyone have any infor on them? Thanks if you do for sending it to me!!!

      I just recieved one from my uncle he owned it when he was a kid but I can’t find a single thing on it!

    3. Re: LORD GUITARS
      bob

      : Has anyone ever heard of the brand name "Lord" guitars? I think they were made in Japan in the 60’s. Anyone have any infor on them? Thanks if you do for sending it to me!!!

      Yes I Own A LORD BASS. It’s a violin shaped Paul McCartney style. It was my first bass. My Dad bought it for me November 1966. I also have the original case. Both are in very good condition.

    4. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... jeffers steele
      jeffers steele

      Has anyone ever heard of the brand name "Lord" guitars? I think they were made in Japan in the 60’s. Anyone have any infor on them? Thanks if you do for sending it to me!!!

      1. Have a Lord Les Paul style
        Anonymous

        It’s black and roughly the same dimensions as a Les Paul. The headstock originally had a Lord decal, but that wore off years ago. I used it all the time in a working band after purchasing it around 1968 along with an after market case. The sound was fairly mellow and much lighter than a real LP. Also has a bolt-on neck, unlike a LP.

        I still have it and it still works to an extent though it’s become difficult at best to keep in tune. I was looking to restore it about 10 years ago but I (like others here) found virtually nothing about it on line and no available LP/Epi parts would fit. It was supposed to be a clone of the LP, according to the dealer I bought it from but it soon became evident that the dimensions were not exact. The former owner of ABC Music in Burbank, CA was able to fill in the blanks one day.

        He told me that a number of companies flooded the market with cheap LP clones after the patent lapsed briefly. Ibanez made the famous clone and ended up being sued by Gibson. But a lot of the cheap Korean clones were (in Gibson’s opinion) not close enough to fool anyone so they were allowed. He didn’t know the name Lord specifically, but said that importers would have hundreds made under one name, then more under another and so on. The catch, in terms of restoring, is that the Korean models were all made to metric dimensions that were close but not the same as the real guitar they imitated. Thus I found out that restoration was probably not possible unless I wanted to fill the existing holes and risk drilling more at what would be nearly the spot of the originals.

        Overall, it was decently made to have held up through 6 years of active playing all the time. I can’t complain that I didn’t get my money out of it, but despite the sheer volume supposedly made at the time, I’ve never been able to get my hands on any of the metric dimension parts to fit. I saw one other similar to mine in a pawn shop (brand also unknown due to decal being long gone) that I thought was probably of the Lord era.

        1. Lord Guitar
          Anonymous

          I have a Thrift Shop and recently someone donated a LORD model 9400 guitar. It’s in great shape, but I have no idea how to price it. Thanks!

          1. Where did you find a model
            Anonymous

            Where did you find a model number? Mine doesn’t seem to have one. No serial number either.

      2. I own an sg style Lord
        Anonymous

        I own an sg style Lord electric guitar. I know almost nothing about it but would love to get more info.

  17. hofner senator
    jon

    has anyone got any info on the hofner senator single cutaway electric,I have a Blond version serial no. 28, its also regd. Thin E 1 I have heard the blonds were rare so if anyone has one please reply

  18. EF391-RD acoustic/electric
    R. King

    Does anyone else own one of these? I mean I know they were made in 83 and 84 and that they’re a jazz model. Is this a rare guitar? It’s 4 band with the pick ups in the bridge and the last two frets.

      1. Re: EF391-RD acoustic/electric
        steve

        Yep I have one, see thru green, bought it way back second hand from a guy who wanted to PX with an Ovation. I don’t do it justice, but my son may he’s started to take a shine to guitars.

        Wondered how much it’s worth now days…any idea.

        Steve

        : : Does anyone else own one of these? I mean I know they were made in 83 and 84 and that they’re a jazz model. Is this a rare guitar? It’s 4 band with the pick ups in the bridge and the last two frets.

        : It’s a Takamine 6 string.

        1. Re: EF391-RD acoustic/electric
          Rhody

          I have an EF 391 ME, 1985. Plays nice. $600. Black, flamed maple. Seem to be few and far between. Sold fo 850 new.

          : Yep I have one, see thru green, bought it way back second hand from a guy who wanted to PX with an Ovation. I don’t do it justice, but my son may he’s started to take a shine to guitars.

          : Wondered how much it’s worth now days…any idea.

          : Steve

          :
          : : : Does anyone else own one of these? I mean I know they were made in 83 and 84 and that they’re a jazz model. Is this a rare guitar? It’s 4 band with the pick ups in the bridge and the last two frets.

          : : It’s a Takamine 6 string.

          1. Re: EF391-RD acoustic/electric
            Al Palmieri

            : I have an EF 391 ME, 1985. Black, flamed maple. Seem to be few and far between. Sold fo 850 new.

            : : Yep I have one, see thru green, bought it way back second hand from a guy who wanted to PX with an Ovation. I don’t do it justice, but my son may he’s started to take a shine to guitars.

            : : Wondered how much it’s worth now days…any idea.

            : : Steve

            : :
            : : : : Does anyone else own one of these? I mean I know they were made in 83 and 84 and that they’re a jazz model. Is this a rare guitar? It’s 4 band with the pick ups in the bridge and the last two frets.

            : : : It’s a Takamine 6 string.

            I have one that I bought new. I love it and it’s in perfect condition. I don’t think there are many because I have seached it and never found any for sale.

      2. Re: EF391-RD acoustic/electric
        D. Johnson

        : : Does anyone else own one of these? I mean I know they were made in 83 and 84 and that they’re a jazz model. Is this a rare guitar? It’s 4 band with the pick ups in the bridge and the last two frets.

        : It’s a Takamine 6 string.

        1. Re: EF391-RD acoustic/electric
          D.J.

          : : : Does anyone else own one of these? I mean I know they were made in 83 and 84 and that they’re a jazz model. Is this a rare guitar? It’s 4 band with the pick ups in the bridge and the last two frets.

          : : It’s a Takamine 6 string.

          I’ve just found one, it’s rough looking but plays beautiful. Do you have any info on price?

          1. Re: EF391-RD acoustic/electric
            rod

            I also have one of these I bought used in 1988. It’s a great guitar but have no idea what it’s worth. I would be very interested in knowing

            : : : : Does anyone else own one of these? I mean I know they were made in 83 and 84 and that they’re a jazz model. Is this a rare guitar? It’s 4 band with the pick ups in the bridge and the last two frets.

            : : : It’s a Takamine 6 string.

            : I’ve just found one, it’s rough looking but plays beautiful. Do you have any info on price?

            1. Re: EF391-RD acoustic/electric
              Mike Parenti

              Dude I have also! Trying to sell it for $450 (has a slight "hum" in pick up) … But I have seen another guy selling it for $750 online … I also do not know what it’s worth.

              : I also have one of these I bought used in 1988. It’s a great guitar but have no idea what it’s worth. I would be very interested in knowing

              : : : : : Does anyone else own one of these? I mean I know they were made in 83 and 84 and that they’re a jazz model. Is this a rare guitar? It’s 4 band with the pick ups in the bridge and the last two frets.

              : : : : It’s a Takamine 6 string.

              : : I’ve just found one, it’s rough looking but plays beautiful. Do you have any info on price?

      3. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... RK
        RK

        : Does anyone else own one of these? I mean I know they were made in 83 and 84 and that they’re a jazz model. Is this a rare guitar? It’s 4 band with the pick ups in the bridge and the last two frets.

        It’s a Takamine 6 string.

        Related Article:
        Best Acoustic Electric Guitar Under $500

        1. takamine ef391rd
          Anonymous

          I Have a mint ef391rd – rosewood back and side – solid spruce top – 1983 – 4 band eq with humbucker at neck 2 last fret – clean sound no hum – today’s value approx 900.00 (also as a three way switch for pickup switching)..

    1. Re: Galanti guitar
      Houston Fruge

      I also own one of these fine guitars. I bought it in 1963 in Paris, France, for about $200, which was a lot of money back then. I still play the guitar. It’s sunburst in color, has 3 pickups, and push button pickup selectors.
      Houston

    2. Re: Galanti guitar
      Robert Zoppi

      I actually own one of these guitars myself. When i Bought it, it came with an amp of corse but i don’t know its actual value. I no longer have the amp but the guitar is still in good condition.

        1. Re: Galanti guitar
          ymit

          : would you like to sell your GALANTI??
          yes,i have GALANTI GDAND PRIX 1967 el. guitar and i want to sell ,its the same ,you can see picture of guitar on yahoo ,sincerely prof.YMIT ZENDELI,STRUGA macedonia,mob.070 362 233,THANKS.

            1. Re: Galanti guitar
              daniel mason

              i have a galanti guitar serial number 5543 my e mail is [email protected] it is sunburst red in color play perfectly minor nick in lower front body normal ware of a guitar of this age contact me for pics or to buy

    3. Re: Galanti guitar
      paul ladue

      I just bought a grand prix and was trying to find out about these
      galanti guitars.

    4. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Francis Wood
      Francis Wood

      Hi,
      I bought a Galanti guitar in 1967 and have used it ever since. Its still in great condition (black,sunburst with white plastic cover.) The serial # is 4614. There is some belt buckle wear on the back of guitar but otherwise still looks like it did when I bought it. I’ve been very protective of it all these years. This guitar has the 0-2-1-m black button controls at top of white panel and volume and tone controls at bottom right. Also treble bar.
      I have only seen this guitar used by a professional player once on tv many years ago and have never seen another one besides mine. I was wandering about the value of my guitar. I don’t want to sell it but I am curious. When I bought it in 1967 I think it sold for $267.00 which was a good deal of money at the time. I actually bought it from a jewelry shop in Larenceville, Virginia.
      I’d appreciate any info you could give me on this guitar.
      Thanks,
      Francis Wood

      1. Galanti Grand Prix 1959-1969 FOR SALE
        Eileen Collard

        Mahogany body, maple neck & rosewood fret board, Original hard body case. Serial # 3765. Excellent condition two pick ups. Bought in 1967.
        $500 + shipping. Email me directly for photos.

      2. galanti guitar
        Anonymous

        im selling a galanti guitar ex condition original case back plate serial number 176 great peice

      3. Interested in buying a Galanti
        Nick

        Hi all,

        Just reading this thread as I am v interested in buying a Galanti guitar. My top fave pick would be a Galanti-made Goya Panther (in Off-White especially), but a GRand Prix or Jet Star would also fit the bill. Heck, any Galanti/CastelFidardo guitar I am willing to take a poke at.

        If anyone out there is interested, send me a line with a description and maybe some pics at [email protected].

        I live in Sydney Australia but I am willing to pay shipping for the right guitar.

        Also, they dont have to be mint, but must be playable.

        Thanks all for your time.

        1. Galanti Grand Prix
          Wellington

          I have a Galanti grand prix willing to part with. It’s the 3 pick up version and in mint condition. Comes with original whammy bar and a sick black tweed case.

          email me cause your email address doesn’t go through for me: [email protected]
          Let me know if you are interested

          -Wellington

        1. galanti guitar for Sale
          Bigtrunk01

          Hi Nick

          I have a galanti guitar for sale for a good price. pictures availble on request.

          Many Thanks

          Stacey

    1. Re: Galanti Guitar
      patrice

      : I am looking for a GALANTI guitar…..can any one help???
      i got one electroaccoustic n 8872

    2. Re: Galanti Guitar
      kevin

      : I am looking for a GALANTI guitar…..can any one help???

      I could possibly help you. I have a 12 string electric galanti guitar.

      1. Re: Galanti Guitar
        Antonio Nuse

        : : I am looking for a GALANTI guitar…..can any one help???

        : I could possibly help you. I have a 12 string electric galanti guitar.

        I´ve a sweet semi-hollow Galanti Guitar in Sumburst, just w a set-up and re-wiring made by Alan Entwistle. It really sounds good, and very playable. !Beautyfull!!

            1. Re: Galanti Guitar
              Joe

              : I have a galanti guitar.Good condition.trying to sell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grand prix.Model 5807

              Drop me a line………..JOe

            2. Re: Galanti Guitar
              Joseph Amuso

              : I have a galanti guitar.Good condition.trying to sell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grand prix.Model 5807

              IS it a Grand PRIX solid body? if so drop me a line.

            3. Re: Galanti Guitar
              Scotty

              : I have a galanti guitar.Good condition.trying to sell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grand prix.Model 5807

              I offer you U$ 1100 for it.
              Come back to me please.
              Regards,
              Scotty

              1. Re: Galanti Guitar
                Joseph Amuso

                : : I have a galanti guitar.Good condition.trying to sell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grand prix.Model 5807

                :
                : Send me a picture if you have one or drop me a line.
                Joe

            4. Re: Galanti Guitar
              Paul LaDue

              : I have a galanti guitar.Good condition.trying to sell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grand prix.Model 5807
              I just bought a Grand prix guitar today! I have no idea what model number it is but it is a black , with white pick guard , like a strat.

          1. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... matt hogan
            matt hogan

            : : : I am looking for a GALANTI guitar…..can any one help???

            : : I could possibly help you. I have a 12 string electric galanti guitar.

            : I´ve a sweet semi-hollow Galanti Guitar in Sumburst, just w a set-up and re-wiring made by Alan Entwistle. It really sounds good, and very playable. !Beautyfull!!

  19. Does anyone kno wot wood the jedson les paul copys are made of?
    pete

    Does anyone kno wot wood the jedson les paul copys are made of?

    1. Re: Does anyone kno wot wood the jedson les paul copys are made of?
      steve

      : Does anyone kno wot wood the jedson les paul copys are made of?

      i have one of these babys just like a black les paul custom these i hve been told were made upto about 1971 and are made from a special wood called plank

    2. Re: Does anyone kno wot wood the jedson les paul copys are made of?
      Andrew

      : Does anyone kno wot wood the jedson les paul copys are made of?

      Mines made of Maple

  20. lefthand guitars
    rob palato

    im looking for a nice eletric guitar just for jamming with so if you one that you don’t use anymore and would like to sale it to me please get back at me im" just look for something to practice with but i don’t wan’t to buy a junky guitar so please be truthful with aboout your guitar and what you have for sale. thanks rob.j.palato

    1. Re: lefthand guitars
      Marine John

      I bought one lefty from <a href="http://www.time2get.com"&gt; time2get.com</a> for an incredible price, you don’t have to buy a second hand.

      : im looking for a nice eletric guitar just for jamming with so if you one that you don’t use anymore and would like to sale it to me please get back at me im" just look for something to practice with but i don’t wan’t to buy a junky guitar so please be truthful with aboout your guitar and what you have for sale. thanks rob.j.palato

    2. Re: lefthand guitars
      rob palato

      : im looking for a nice eletric guitar just for jamming with. a strat type lefty just to learn on can you sell me your"s im looking for a good one that you don’t need anymore! call me south-paw rob @661-392-0525 anytime! thank’s

  21. Jedson Guitars
    Andrew Lintern

    I’ve just bought a Jedson les paul copy, its cracking but like evrybody else can’t find anything on them! Anyone?

    1. Re: Jedson Guitars
      Arthur Hurnell

      I often play on my dads early seventies/late sixties jedson I cant find any information on the web……Search Jedson guitars in google and you find one image of a jedson (bass) guitar! What is going on?

      1. Re: Jedson Guitars
        Arthur Hurnell

        : I often play on my dads early seventies/late sixties jedson I cant find any information on the web……Search Jedson guitars in google and you find one image of a jedson (bass) guitar! What is going on?……………….since I originally posted this i have found out they are japenese copys (cheap ones from the 70s

      2. Re: Jedson Guitars
        jamie

        lol keep looking you probly still won’t find any info on em. i got two jedsons both very nice, refurbished by myself… erm can’t really say much except you refered to a bass picture… well for some reason some jedsons were converted from bass to normal guitars. if look at the heads on a lot of jedsons they resemble bass guitars. one of mine is one of these. they are not that rare but they are a nice old vintage guitar with a decent tone all of its own. i love em

        1. Re: Jedson Guitars
          Cole

          I have a mid seventies les paul copy. But it does not have a brand name or serial number. All their is is a sticker that says lp-29t. Ibanez copies don’t use that serial and so I was wondering what design your jedsons have on their heads.

        2. Re: Jedson Guitars
          matthew

          im a guitarist in an up and coming band, i only use jedson guitars in that band for the tone etc etc… i use a shortscale 335 copy, and two telecaster copies one single pickup with a vibrato (converted by myself), and the other is a two pickup that had a broken vibrato when i bought it but i have put a solid tailpiece on it. i cant find any info on them really, i aquired my first due to the fact that i like the cheap 60s ‘lawsuit’ guitars. i believe the full title of the brand is ‘James Edward Dean and Sons’ hence JEDSon. and they began in the 20s or 30s making lap banjos and slide guitars, later being distributed by the Dallas Arbiter company of London. http://www.remembreremembre.tk

  22. could anyone tell me what guitar is this!
    pete

    hi could anyone tell me what guitar i have i found it in my house
    i’ll send you a picture of it. on the head it says top twenty.

    1. Re: could anyone tell me what guitar is this!
      len

      : hi could anyone tell me what guitar i have i found it in my house
      : i’ll send you a picture of it. on the head it says top twenty.
      Hi i think the guitar is from the late 50s to mid 60s thay were a cheap guitar turned out for all the budding guitarest of that error.Hope that helps
      regards len

      1. Re: could anyone tell me what guitar is this!
        jamie

        : : hi could anyone tell me what guitar i have i found it in my house
        : : i’ll send you a picture of it. on the head it says top twenty.
        : Hi i think the guitar is from the late 50s to mid 60s thay were a cheap guitar turned out for all the budding guitarest of that error.Hope that helps
        : regards len
        hi could you send me a pic… i got a incling its a jedson by the word twenty but could i have look neway 😀

    1. Re: where to find vintage Guild D40
      paul

      : I would like some advice on where I couild find the best deal on a nice vintage Guild d40 – ebay scares me lately – thanks, al.

      1. Guild D 40
        Bill

        I just posted my 1978 Guild D40 Sunburst in very good ++ conditionwhich has a vintage soundhole DeArmond pickup. I was looking to see if the posting might be found by googling, and I ran across your entry here. Contact me if you are interested.

      2. Re: where to find vintage Guild D40
        paul

        : : I would like some advice on where I couild find the best deal on a nice vintage Guild d40 – ebay scares me lately – thanks, al. have pre 1976 guild d40 # 98184. only used for about 2 years since then…not a very good player….will consider selling but want reasonable offer otherwise will keep as collector item…good shape…no cracks can send pictures…not really an ebay guy

    2. Re: where to find vintage Guild D40
      Nan

      I have a nice 1976 Guild D-40 cutaway that I would part with for $1000. It is in very nice condition with an M1 pick up and hardcase.

    3. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... al
      al

      I would like some advice on where I couild find the best deal on a nice vintage Guild d40 – ebay scares me lately – thanks, al.

  23. minature guitars
    myra lewiski

    I need about 15 doll guitars that are about 14 inches long, and will need more eventually. It isn’t necessary that they play. It’s for a Hank Williams doll that I’m making. thanks,
    334-263-7305

    1. Re: minature guitars
      Anis Latuheru

      I sell several guitars (Strato’s, Les Paul’s,Acoustics etc)
      for USD 12,–/pcs. But I live in Holland. I hope that won’t be a problem

    1. Re: Barcley Guitar
      Ilya

      I have a Barcley from 60s too. Barcley is not Barclay! Barclay is a pretty well known american brand. There are hundreds of thousands barclays in the world. And I guess there are only few Barcleys.

      1. Re: Barcley Guitar
        David

        I have no idea what the value of the Barcley I have is. I tried to search it on Google but it only showed me Barclays. I don’t know what year it is either. Any help?

    2. Re: Barcley Guitar
      Davito

      My dad has this guitar from the 60’s, I’m sure, but I don’t know the exact year it was made. It’s a 12-string Barclay Custom, sunburst pattern with an interesting pick guard. I haven’t found anything on it, and all that I know about it is what I’ve told you, but I’d be interested in finding out about the Barclay guitar company.

      1. Re: Barcley Guitar
        Latenite

        I have a barkley usa.only numbers in it8999H1219 and
        An O off to the side of it.haven`t got a clue,other
        than they were mail order out of chicago.and they are older than the 60.if you have one that was 1st made,it at least goes back to 1946.Look at some ww2 movies you just might see a couple…grants department store sold a lot.do your home work from there…

      2. Re: Barclay Guitar
        Dawn Reagan

        I have a Barclay acoustic. Says Barclay and USA on the head, but no distinguishing serial number or anything. I know my instrument is over 30 years old. I took lessons as a teen, and am 48 now. My parents bought the instrument from a discount catalog called Unity Buying Service or something like that, for something like $216. I’d love to get more information on this guitar, but there’s not much to go on.

        1. Re: Barclay Guitar
          DAVID FORD

          DON’T SELL IT!!! I DON’T KNOW MUTCH ABOUT THEM AS WELL HOWEVER I WAS ONE DAY IN GUITAR CENTER ABOUIT 2 YEARS AGO WHEN I BROGHT IN IN TO SEE WHAT STRINGS WOULD BE BEST FOR IT. THIS GUY ASKED ME IF HE COULD SEE IT, PLAYED A FEW NOTES ON IT AND THEN SAID IT SOUNDED REAL NICE AND ALL. HE THEN SAID THAT IT WAS A COMPANEY THAT MADE THEM LIKE BACK IN THE LATE 60’S AND THAT IT WENT OUT OF BUISSNESS OR SOMETHING. THE THING THAT STRUCK ME ODD WAS THAT HE SAID THAT HE WWAS COLLECTING THEM AND THAT THEY MAY ONE DAY BE WORTH SOME MONEY HOWEVER THAT BECAUSE MINE HAD NO MARKING IN IT TELLING THE DATE OF WHEN IT WAS MADFE THAT IT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE THE FIRST ONE MADE BY BACLAY! HE SAID HE HAD A 67, 68, & A 69 AND OFFERED ME A $100.00 FOR IT, WHEN I TURNED HIM DOWN HE OFFERED $125.00 AND THEN $150.00 FINNALLY I TOLD HIM JUST TO GIVE ME HIS NUMBER, LET ME DO SOME MORE REASERCH ON IT AND I’D CALL HIM. RELLUCTANTLY HE GAVE ME HIS NUMBER BUT I NEVER CALLED BECAUSE I COULD NOT FIND ANY MORE INFO OTHER THAN WHAT HE HAD TOLD ME. SO I STILL HAVE IT BUT, BECAUSE THERE IS NOT A LOT OF INFO OR VERY LITTLE DEMAND I DON’T SEE VALUE IN IT YET HOWEVER GIVE IT A COUPLE OF YEARS AND I THINK THERE WILL BE DUE TO 2 YEARS AGO WHEN I TRIED A SEARCH THERE WAS NOTHING ON IT AND NOW I AM STARTING TO SEE PEOPLE ASKING QUESTIOINS ABOUT IT! E-MAIL ME IF YOU GOT MORE INFO I’D BE INTERESTED TO HEAR FROM YOU OR SOMEONE THAT DOES!!! EVERYONCE IN A WHILE I TRY AND DO SOME RESEARCH ON IT AND WELL NOW I AM ACTUALLY STARTING TO SEE IT ON THE NET SO I THINK THEIR MIGHT BE SOME POTENTIAL (IF NOT ALREADY) VALUE TO IT IN A FEW YEARS!!!

        2. Re: Barclay Guitar- Additional Info
          Dawn Reagan (via moderator)

          A friend took a good look at the instrument and found some numbers…. Anyone know what they mean? First group is S-69-W (or possibly H?)Next group is RN followed by some unintelligible script. Last group is probably an actual serial number 7914 1203-3

          Any ideas where I should look for additional information?

          : I have a Barclay acoustic. Says Barclay and USA on the head, but no distinguishing serial number or anything. I know my instrument is over 30 years old. I took lessons as a teen, and am 48 now. My parents bought the instrument from a discount catalog called Unity Buying Service or something like that, for something like $216. I’d love to get more information on this guitar, but there’s not much to go on.

          1. Re: Barclay Guitar- Additional Info
            GLS

            I have a Barcley Custom guitar, Model R-340 distributed by RMI in Ottawa, Canada. It’s a beautiful guitar. I know nothing else about it.

            1. Barcley custom
              Anonymous

              I have been given a barcley custom R-360 not 340 and it wasn’t ever played just collecting dust and inside it says barcley custom R-360 made in Japan distributed by R.M.I. Ottawa. It’s was my sons grandfathers and he was about 12 when he got it and lived in Ottawa he is in his 60s now so I am pretty sure it’s from the 1960s. I can not even find information on R.M.I Ottawa. It would be interesting to compare the guitars

    3. Re: Barcley Guitar
      Plankton

      I have a 1967 Barclar. It’s an "ice tea" burst hallow body manufactured by Harmony Guitars. My serial number is 7522H74-3 F67 (Fall 1967). Mine looks like a combination H74 model and a "Rocket" model. It has a Harmony trem and Rowe DeArmond PU’s. It’s very KOOL! I believe that Barclar was a brand name used by a dept. chain and Harmoney made the guitars…

    4. Re: Barclay Guitar
      G Motzing

      I recently found an accoustic barclay in my grandmother’s closet, apparently its from the mid 70’s, it is made of some light hardwood, has very cheap tuners and an arched fretboard. The only writing i can find on it is "barclay" and "steel reinforced neck" it has a pretty severe crack and the neck is seperating from the body but it sounds decent enough to fix.

    5. Re: Barcley Guitar
      Woodstrapper

      There seems to be two different kinds of Barcley
      guitars around. One type was made in Japan and the
      other was made in the Midwest. I know a little about
      the ones in the Midwest.

      Back in the late 1970’s, early 1980s the Barcley
      Brothers had a shop in my home town of Bartonville,
      Illinois, just south of Peoria. The brothers hand
      made jazz archtop quitars. I didn’t have the $1500
      they wanted for a new one back then, but I did have
      them work on my Martin. They flattened the frets on
      the Martin. I noticed at that time that all the frets
      on the Barcleys were flat.

      The jazz player Mary Osbourne played a Barcley for a
      while. They are nice guitars if you find one in nice condition.

      : i have a guitar that i found in my roommates storage unit and it is pretty old looking with and palm muting deal near the bridge
      : it looks like it is straight out of the 70’s if anyone might have any info on this guitar i would like and e-mail thanks

      : walter

      1. Re: Barcley Guitar
        Lonnie

        hey I recently found your folowup and I have a 67 Barclay that says "Barclay USA Chicago, Illinois" it has one single PU everything but 2 screws are original the headstock has slight damage but elsewhere there is no visible or structural damage

        Just wanting some info if youve found it

        Lonnie

    6. Re: Barclay Guitar
      Will Heller

      My dad has a Barclay guitar as well. It’s a gorgeous mahogany acoustic with a white pick guard. Decent sound to it as well. I asked him and my mother when they got it, it’s believed around the early 70’s sometime. Aside from that, I can find no info on them, nor does there appear to be any on EBay.

    7. Barclay Acoustic Guitars
      Carlos Manuel El San Juan Burito Supreme V

      I have a 1962 Barclay acoustic (22 Fret), i put brand new GHS strings on it 3 weeks ago, and all I know is that it was manufactured in Japan.

    8. Barclay Acoustic Guitars
      Carlos Manuel El San Juan Burito Supreme V

      I have a 1962 Barclay acoustic (22 Fret), i put brand new GHS strings on it 3 weeks ago, and all I know is that it was manufactured in Japan.

    9. Re: Barcley Guitar
      d. fry

      :We have a barcley guitar. It has model # R130. Anybody know where I can get info. on it. Doesn’t seem to be much around. thanks

      :D. Fry

    10. Re: Barcley Guitar
      Patrick Bain

      i found a Barcley guitar in my garage the other day. The guy at the music store said he had never herd of them. I cant find anything on the internet either. Mine is atleast 25 years old.

      1. Re: Barcley Guitar
        brian

        I too have an old "BarclEy guitar I bought from a friend
        in the 1980’s but I can’t find any info on BarclEy
        have you had any luck lately ?

      2. Re: Barcley Guitar
        Don

        Cleaning out my grandfathers attic and I found a BARCLAY acoustic guitar. at the very end (I know nothing of guitars) where you’d tune it, it has a flashly little sticker with a silver background that changes with light movement – says BARCLAY in a somewhat 3d looking graphic, definitely late 60’s or early 70s from my guess. Inside the hole in the base of the guitar theres a silver sticker that says TATRA I in a red circle surrounded by a silver coloring that says circularly: CLASSIC GUITAR HAND CRAFTED IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. It’s a 6 string guitar and is in pretty good shape, looks new but has no strings on it. The place where you’d brush the pick across is plastic, the rest is wood. More on the heavy side… seems like a nice guitar but… I’ve never really examined a guitar before now.

        1. Re: Barcley Guitar
          PG

          I just found the same Tatra in my storage – my ex-husband’s guitar from Berkeley CA in the early 1970s.

          : Cleaning out my grandfathers attic and I found a BARCLAY acoustic guitar. at the very end (I know nothing of guitars) where you’d tune it, it has a flashly little sticker with a silver background that changes with light movement – says BARCLAY in a somewhat 3d looking graphic, definitely late 60’s or early 70s from my guess. Inside the hole in the base of the guitar theres a silver sticker that says TATRA I in a red circle surrounded by a silver coloring that says circularly: CLASSIC GUITAR HAND CRAFTED IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. It’s a 6 string guitar and is in pretty good shape, looks new but has no strings on it. The place where you’d brush the pick across is plastic, the rest is wood. More on the heavy side… seems like a nice guitar but… I’ve never really examined a guitar before now.

          1. Barcley
            Anonymous

            There is a Barcley (note spelling) guitar made in Japan. I’m holding one at this moment that my father gave to me when I was 12 in 1970. It has been in it’s case too much and I’m looking for someone to do some repairs on it to restore it. So the spelling is correct, just for the record : )

      3. Re: Barcley Guitar
        Marc

        A friend of mine gave his old Barclay electric guitar to his 10 year old step-son recently. I’ve never heard of them but I took it home and totally cleaned it, smoothed the fretboard out as it was never finish sanded and was quite rough. I polished and oiled it a bit. I’d like to put a Duncan Hotrail in it too. I put some GHS Boomer lights on it and was quite suprised by the action. The PU has got to go though. It has a really cool chrome & gold metal cover and who knows what’s underneath it. It’s very retro with a Thunderbird/Mustang sort of body. It will be a good guitar for the kid to learn on for awhile.

      4. Re: Barcley Guitar
        Rick

        I have a Barklay USA date stamped inside is 8-56 or 66 with a Harmony model #H1218 but I can not find any info only #1215 is a close model, only this double f-hole is flamed archtop-archback and 90% condition. anyone have any info let me know.

        1. Re: Barcley Guitar
          Jake Gooden

          : I have a Barklay USA date stamped inside is 8-56 or 66 with a Harmony model #H1218 but I can not find any info only #1215 is a close model, only this double f-hole is flamed archtop-archback and 90% condition. anyone have any info let me know.

          i have a sunburst barclay archback, better known as a pot belly in my parts. hit me back, mine was given to me and play a bunch, i would love to know more about it.

      5. Re: Barcley Guitar
        Leway Previs

        I know what you mean. My father has a Barclay guitar. Four mic switches above the strings, plus a fifth below (use currently unknown) and what I consider to be an elongated head. It has ‘model 1803’ on the back of the head, but that so far is all I know. I don’t even know the date.

        1. Re: Barcley Guitar
          strat mangler

          I have a barclay les paul copy, it really looks like a real gibson les paul, they did’nt change a thing,probably straight out of the "lawsuit era" or probably older. all I know is that the guitar is made in japan, and yes they are still in business, but I think they only make acoustic guitar these days. oh and there is also barclay guitars that were made by harmony guitars, you can check out their pictures on harmony’s web site. all I can say is that my barclay les paul copy sounds and looks gorgeous.

        2. Re: Barcley Guitar
          jon Polonez

          Hi,

          I purchased a barclay electric (on ebay $100), thin hollow body, binding all around, double cut away, 2 s/c pickups, and vibrato bar. This guitar appearance was decent, electronics were a basket case. I completly re-wired, added new controls, this guitar sounds great, plays very well, very cool retro look. The only marking on it is the Barcley badge, no model number….: email me if you like, at [email protected]

          I know what you mean. My father has a Barclay guitar. Four mic switches above the strings, plus a fifth below (use currently unknown) and what I consider to be an elongated head. It has ‘model 1803’ on the back of the head, but that so far is all I know. I don’t even know the date.

          1. Re: Barcley Guitar
            Glenn

            My first electric guitar was a Barclay semi-acoustic, cherry sunburst with white binding. It was an archtop and was fitted with two microphonic pickups (magnetics was very expensive in those days). It had a hardtail (trapeze-type) with a floating ebony bridge and was really quite attractive. I paid about $30 brand new in about 1967 – that was a lot of money for a kid in highschool in those days. I only traded it about 5 years back to ‘Better Music’ in Canberra for a Fender Newport acoustic. As I recall, they gave me $100, as the electrics had seen better days and the neck needed sorting after years of playing. I still have the Fender and a Les Paul Studio, but my taste for Jazz got the better of me and I recently bought an Ibanez Artcore semi. The Barclay was terh start of my long love affair with electric guitars and I still have fond memories of it.

    11. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Walter
      Walter

      i have a guitar that i found in my roommates storage unit and it is pretty old looking with and palm muting deal near the bridge
      it looks like it is straight out of the 70’s if anyone might have any info on this guitar i would like and e-mail thanks

      walter

      1. Barkley guitar
        Davealous

        Wow! Barcley, Barclay, Barkley, CMI, Harmony, Teisco, I’m totally confused haha. I recently picked up a Japanese ‘ Barkley ‘ 70’s L.P. Special copy, the guitar is all original with case and is excellent. By chance I found the same guitar in England labeled CMI, it’s easy to see they are exactly the same. Any thoughts?

      2. barcley vs barclay
        butto

        barcley instruments were made by teisco…lookup barkley fender maverik….copies of mostly fender products or other stencil brands…apparently barkley was for the canadian market and barclay was for american..harmony did not mfg these guitars but may have ordered some to stencil as theirs…i just picked up a barcley solid body electric mandoline…teisci pup for sure,,zero fret..floating wood bridge…pretty nifty..very playable…thats why i did this info search

      3. Barclay guitar model #f410
        stewart

        I bought this in 1969 .I paid 125.00 for it about 20 yrs ago I was offered 5000.00 for it the guy had d45 Martin and my Barclay put it to shame He wanted to buy it right away He didn,t get .I was just playing it tonight and it will put a Martin to shame

      4. Barcley Custom
        eljaco

        I have a Barcley Custom, I heard that Gibson had an over stock of Hummingbirds, and slapped a different sticker on them to move them fast at a better price. You can move 100 at $500 in the time it would take to move 10 at $1500. I like the story, and when I look at this guitar, if it didn’t say Barcley on it I’d swear it was a Gibson. Black bell an all. Out of all my guitars, which are many, that Barcley holds it’s own.

        1. barclEy
          Anonymoujohns

          Hi . I noticed your comment. I aquired one of these last week. is there a way to trace with serial # for the age?
          I will try to paste a picture next week
          are they solid wood? it has a slight seam down the back, so I think so

      5. Barcley custom guitar(postively correct spelling)
        andy

        I own a Barcley custom guitar which I purchased in Ontario Canada (new) in 1970.for $120.I bought it at a guitar dealership.I think it was there for a year or so , before I bought it .So I would say it’s 1969 or possibly 1968.Its exactly like a Hummingbird.The headstock has a black plate with a narrow band that is raised around the perimeter of the plate and is silver in colour.It is in the shape of a (T). On the top part of the T it reads Barcley and in the up and down position it reads custom.The plate is held in place by 2 rivets on each side of the word (Barcley) I’m pretty sure that the wood is Brazillian Rosewood. I installed a set of elixir Nanoweb .013-056 strings.The sound is like nothing that I’ve heard before.The highs and lows are nothing short of perfect.It rings like a Liberty Bell.I’ve been trying to root up info on it for awhile now but to no avail.Seems to be a Rare bird.I’ve been looking at the forums and there are a few (very few that is) around but everyone has the same problem in finding out info. on these Guitars.(What’s the Problem.)Where are all the(so called knowledgeable experts)? This will be the 2nd time that I’ve written to this forum.Please! Post this one and don’t disregard it.Hoping to see it on the Forum.All the Best.Thanks!

      6. Barcley Acoustic Guitar
        andy

        A friend of mine has a (Positively) Barcley Custom Acoustic Guitar that was made in Japan.He says he bought it in Toronto Canada in 1968.Its an exact replica,pick guard ,fret markers and all to a Gibson Hummingbird but far superior in sound I’ve yet to hear a guitar with such remarkable sound.The sustain is unreal.It appears to be Brazilian Rosewood.HEwasTOLD it was.Can someone shed any light on it.HEsays he’s been trying to find info on it for the past 10 years but keeps coming up Blank.Where are all of the knowledgeable Guitar people? Where are they Hiding.MY opinion ( for what it’s worth) is that I think it is a rare find and probably of value .HOLD ON to it if your lucky enough to stumble onto one in the dark. Good luck and happy hunting.

      7. Barcley custom
        Jane

        I have a “Barcley Custom” R340 acoustic. Seems to be a spelling issue pertaining to this guitar on this thread. My dad bought mine for me in 1969 in Ottawa, On. I recently took it to a luthier here and he corrected a nut zero line error on it and wondered how I played it the way it was made. He did a bunch of other adjustments and fixed it up nice and it sounds so much better.

        1. Barcley guitar
          Jason Saunders

          I also have a Barcley custom r340. I believe the barcleys Were for the Canadian market and the Barclays for the American

      8. barclay
        Anonymous

        I got a Barclay guitar that has japan on the head no numbers on it not no info I want to know something about it can any body help please it has 6 string’s on it looks old and hand made somebody help

      9. Barcley acoustic, R-340, RMI distributing, Ottawa, circa 1965
        Barcley Acoustic Player

        I just started doing some research and found very little but here is what I can share.
        My mother purchased a Barcley 6 string acoustic guitar with case and capo as a gift to my father on thier first aniversary in 1965 from Sears department store ( Simpson Sears back then I do believe ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpsons_(department_store)#Simpsons-Sears Pen Centrer Mall, St. Catharines, Ontario.
        Inside the sound hole it has a paperback cigarette pack size sticker tag displaying
        Barcley Guitars,R.M.I distributing,Ottawa, Model R-340, printed in japan ( not sure what was printed and why it read like that , “Made in Japan ” may be more appropriate). I was about 10 years old when I discovered it in a basement closet and played around with it all the way through high school and into university at Carleton in Ottawa where i had very talented musical roomates from Sault Ste. Marie who got me into busking Stompin Tom Connors, John Prine, folk and bluegrass tunes etc.. As I progressed in my playing abilities I started to take notice of how rough shape this instrument had developed into over the years (comparing it to my all my roomates higher end guitars ). I frequented Song Bird music in town, purchased and traded in a few different acoustics on a student budget (About 4 or 5 different buy,sell and trade exchanges over 4 years ) but they never felt the same as I was use to the size and fit of my dad’s Barcley. After school and into the job market finally making some monies, I decided to try and see if it could be brought back up to a decent sounding and playing instrument again and was given the name of a local luthier named Fred Gabrsek of Freddys Frets (http://www.freddysfrets.com/). He took it, upgraded the machine heads, cut a new nut, hand worked the frets, action, did the intonation and got it tunned pretty good. I think the bill was about $400.00 back around 1995. May have been more than the guitar was worth but it was worth it to me as i love to play it to this day. I get decent compliments on its sound and feel from much better players than I who have takin it for a spin. Good tone, feel, playability etc.. For a 47 year old guitar, all the parties and campfires, thats pretty good. Suffice it to say, I would still rejoice in the purchase of a Martin D45 or D18 to take me through to the end.

        1. barclay guitar
          Anonymous

          I have a Barclay custom R-340 #1201 in great condition. I would like to sell it. what would it be worth?

      10. Barcley Custom R-360 distributed by R.M.I. out of Ottawa
        JJD

        I have had this guitar for quite some time and I am curious to when it was made. I can see that nobody has much info on line and was wondering if anyone has found anything out lately.

        Thanks James

        1. Barcley Acoustic
          Anonymous

          Hi James,
          I have one too! but mine is an R-340. My dad gave it to me in 1970 so that gives you a rough idea. I’m in Ottawa too. He originally went into a store here to get me one for my 12th birthday, saw one he liked, went back the next day and it was gone and ended up getting me this one. I’ve held onto it all these years, played it off and on and now paying the price for letting it sit in it’s case. I’ve been playing my new Yamaha. So I’m looking for someone to repair it. Some work has been done but I was told it needs a little more extensive work but I want to restore it. As the thread goes here the conversation is changing to “Barclay” guitars, not the same.
          Janet

    1. Re: daion guitars acoustic or electric
      bert eijkenduijn

      i am selling a daion acoustic doubleneck 12 and 6 steel string. email me if you are intrested.

    2. Re: daion guitars acoustic or electric
      Keith Groover

      : Im looking for Daion guitars acoustic or electric.

      I’ve got a Daion electric in good condition that I’m looking to sell. Email me if you’re interested.

      Thanks,

      Keith

  24. Appraisers of Vintage Guitars
    Robert Von Hatten

    Where can I find information about appraisers of vintage guitars? I have a old Goya guitar (Model g25 made by AB Herman Carlson in Sweden) which I bought in 1961 and is still in very good condition. I want to find out it is worth today.

    1. ARNE Guitar???
      Dennis Hill

      I cannot information on my guitar, ARNE Classic C-22.
      I know it is over 50 years old. Can anyone help??

    2. Re: Appraisers of Gibson Guitars
      Beth Scott

      :I have a gibsonmodel number 4692 17, i have no idea of the worth or the year. It is in pretty good shape, has a wonderful sound. Was my mothers, but, i have had for 17 years and still cant play, i need money desprately at this time.

    3. Re: Appraisers of a Gibson Guitar
      Char Van Keuren

      My father has a Gibson SJ200, Serial @1124P (the 4 is in red and I believe it was made during WWII period) and would like to find out what it’s worth. The tweed case is original.

      1. Re: Appraisers of a Gibson Guitar
        cw mims

        whats the value of a 1965 humingbird cherry finish guitar number 303209 gibson thank you.

      2. Re: Appraisers of a Gibson Guitar
        Kathy Edwards

        My son was given
        a gibson guitar by his uncle and we would like to know it’s worth. It is a Gibson Les Pau recorder serial # 71439046

        1. Re: Appraisers of a Gibson Guitar
          cw mims

          have a gibson guitar 1965 number 303209 humingbird cherry finish can u tell me what its worth thank you cw

    4. Re: Appraisers of Vintage gibsons
      Teresa Davis

      : I have a friend that inherited a 1932 gibson guitar (asoustic). He also holds the original purchase reciept.
      And the place of purchse and not to forget there is a number stamped on the inside of the instrument that number reads "369". Does it also raise the value if the guitar was used to play with certain bands back in the 30’s and 40’s?
      the guitar was purchased in oaklahoma by a person with the name of "AB Lester" the band was the ????? and the Texas Playboys. Does this friend of mine have something? He also has a Violin that was hand carved back in the 1920’s. Also has horse hair bar, case, etc. Please relpy A.S.A.S.

    5. Re: Appraisers of Vintage Guitars
      Robert Benedict

      : Where can I find information about appraisers of vintage guitars? I have an old Galanti Guitar my Dad bought while we were stationed in Germany 30 years ago for $5.00 which and is still in very good condition, it is several shades of green with a white pick guard and Wah wah bar. Its Serial number is 6205. I want to find out it is worth today.

  25. fenix web???
    Ferri Aranda

    i’m Ferri,

    i bought a green and black Fenix guitar.it’s very beautyful,and his sound is perfect!now,i want to take more information about new cataloge,or their e-mail adress,or their web!!!

    thanks!!

    Ferri(Catalunya!)

      1. Re: fenix web???
        Sean Duggan

        : Hello Ferri,
        : i’m looking for the same question…

        Sorry, but Fenix stopped making guitars in 1996. It was the brand name for Young Chang who are a superb piano maker. It ws the same company that made Japanese Fenders

    1. Re: barclay guitars
      Brian Plath

      : need to know some stuff on them

      I have a 1967 USA Barclay F-67 jazz style acoustic/electric I would like to find out more on or like to find others like it. I would also like to find out the current value.

  26. gut strung guitar
    bob l. pierce

    can a 12 string guitar with steel strings be gut strung? Has anybody ever done this? I thought it would give a more mellow sound. Any comments? thanks bob

    1. Re: Fenix electric guitars
      Stu

      Hey
      Same here, i’m thinking about buying a Fenix strat with stacked humbuckers, but i can’t seem to find any info about them. All i know is that they are Korean but the supplier for them in britain doesn’t have anything on their site about them

      1. Re: Fenix electric guitars
        Tony Konieczny

        : Hey
        : Same here, i’m thinking about buying a Fenix strat with stacked humbuckers, but i can’t seem to find any info about them. All i know is that they are Korean but the supplier for them in britain doesn’t have anything on their site about them

        Fenix guitars were made by Young Chang who used to make guitars for Fender Japan. When Fender quit making in Japan Young Chang started his own company. A retail outlet in Scotland bought a huge ammount of stock and sold them on a mail order basis. The guitars are usually well made and reasonably finished, in fact, worth more than their meagre retail price from £90-£150, depending on the model.
        I managed to find one in a junk shop and bought it for £60. It needed a good clean and a set up but once this was accomplished it played very well. The pickups were made to look like Fender Lace Sensors and were OK but not great. I’ve subsequently loaded it with Seymour Duncan pickups ( alnico pro,neck, reverse-wound alnico pro middle and little screamin’demon humbucker in the bridge position ). It is now my main gigging guitar and produces all the sounds I need.

        1. Re: Fenix electric guitars
          jim

          : : Hey
          : : Same here, i’m thinking about buying a Fenix strat with stacked humbuckers, but i can’t seem to find any info about them. All i know is that they are Korean but the supplier for them in britain doesn’t have anything on their site about them

          : Fenix guitars were made by Young Chang who used to make guitars for Fender Japan. When Fender quit making in Japan Young Chang started his own company. A retail outlet in Scotland bought a huge ammount of stock and sold them on a mail order basis. The guitars are usually well made and reasonably finished, in fact, worth more than their meagre retail price from £90-£150, depending on the model.
          : I managed to find one in a junk shop and bought it for £60. It needed a good clean and a set up but once this was accomplished it played very well. The pickups were made to look like Fender Lace Sensors and were OK but not great. I’ve subsequently loaded it with Seymour Duncan pickups ( alnico pro,neck, reverse-wound alnico pro middle and little screamin’demon humbucker in the bridge position ). It is now my main gigging guitar and produces all the sounds I need.

          This is an excert taken from a reveiw on harmony central (I hope the aurthor doesnt mind)

          Don’t forget that Fenix are made by Young Chang who made Strats for Fender – the story is that he made BETTER guitars under his own brand name of Fenix and this got him into trouble with Fender.I can understand why as well. This suburst model has the Fender shaped headstock and an earlier serial number than the other two guitars so could guess that these were ‘lawsuit’ models ( a well used term nowadays for anything resembling anything else) meaning that Young Chang had to change them.
          Hence we now have the wider headstock (can’t describe it any better than this because its unlike anything else) and the bevelled headstock. Regardless of the headstock shape, they all have the same quality build and feel to them. Tonally, they are similar (all 3 having the Lace Sensor looking stacked humbuckers).

          For full reveiw see
          http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Fenix/Stratocaster_Copy-01.html

          1. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            Dave Russell

            : : : Hey
            : : : Same here, i’m thinking about buying a Fenix strat with stacked humbuckers, but i can’t seem to find any info about them. All i know is that they are Korean but the supplier for them in britain doesn’t have anything on their site about them

            : : Fenix guitars were made by Young Chang who used to make guitars for Fender Japan. When Fender quit making in Japan Young Chang started his own company. A retail outlet in Scotland bought a huge ammount of stock and sold them on a mail order basis. The guitars are usually well made and reasonably finished, in fact, worth more than their meagre retail price from £90-£150, depending on the model.
            : : I managed to find one in a junk shop and bought it for £60. It needed a good clean and a set up but once this was accomplished it played very well. The pickups were made to look like Fender Lace Sensors and were OK but not great. I’ve subsequently loaded it with Seymour Duncan pickups ( alnico pro,neck, reverse-wound alnico pro middle and little screamin’demon humbucker in the bridge position ). It is now my main gigging guitar and produces all the sounds I need.

            : This is an excert taken from a reveiw on harmony central (I hope the aurthor doesnt mind)

            : Don’t forget that Fenix are made by Young Chang who made Strats for Fender – the story is that he made BETTER guitars under his own brand name of Fenix and this got him into trouble with Fender.I can understand why as well. This suburst model has the Fender shaped headstock and an earlier serial number than the other two guitars so could guess that these were ‘lawsuit’ models ( a well used term nowadays for anything resembling anything else) meaning that Young Chang had to change them.
            : Hence we now have the wider headstock (can’t describe it any better than this because its unlike anything else) and the bevelled headstock. Regardless of the headstock shape, they all have the same quality build and feel to them. Tonally, they are similar (all 3 having the Lace Sensor looking stacked humbuckers).

            : For full reveiw see
            : http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Fenix/Stratocaster_Copy-01.html

            I am from the UK and bought a Fenix Tele in 1993 from a shop in Ayr – it was s/h but almost new and cost me 200 quid which was quite a bit. I still have the guitar and play and record with it all the time. Great to play

          2. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            Zoran

            I have a Fenix electric guitar, Strat tipe with 3 single pickups. Serial no is E9114461. I would like to know where is manufactured and when. The guitar is unbelivible good sound and finish. So I would like to now a realy price for it. I don’t beleive that on net I cant find anything abouth it.

            1. Fenix Guitars
              Peter Roussel

              I have a collection of these fabulous guitars 23 so far and all are great they were made by the Young Chang Factory in Korea as copies of mainly the Fender range although there are some Gibson Copies as well. Although it is thought they originally made for Fender it is very hard to prove this I have seen one Strat made in korea which probably came from Young Chan who was one of three brothers. Because of the quality of these Guitars they were eventually shut down by Fender little information is available as to how or where they are now.
              If you are lucky enough to find one keep hold of it as they are getting harder to find and thus more valuable often seen on German ebay but hold thier prices well.

          3. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            tony hayes

            i swapped a jap strat for my 1981 fenix telecaster in 2001,it was in a music shop in manchester for 400.00 pounds, i had never heard of fenix at that time so rang a mate in liverpool who’s knowledge of guitars is legendry who gave fenix a glowing thumbs up so i swapped the strat for the fenix telecaster and definately got the better deal.
            the strat played and sounded good, the tele is superb.
            i play classic rock and blues and the fenix is sweet as a nut going through a 100w marshall.
            i dont use an overdrive pedal,i use the overdrive from the amp through a behringer hellbabe wah wah pedal and a behringer delay and a peavey chorus pedal,i get remarks about the sound and looks (slightly aged )of the guitar from other guitarist and many have offerd good money for it,but i always refuse, cos she’s my baby…

          4. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            tony hayes

            i swapped a jap strat for my 1981 fenix telecaster in2001,it was in a music shop in manchester for#400.00, i had never heard of fenix at that time so rang a mate in liverpool who’s knowledge of guitars is legendry who gave fenix a glowing thumbs up so i swapped the strat for the fenix telecaster and definately got the better deal.
            the strat played and sounded good, the tele is superb.
            i play classic rock and blues and the fenix ios sweet as a nut going through a 100w marshall.
            i dont use an overdrive pedal,i use the overdrive from the amp through a behringer hellbabe wah wah pedal and a behringer delay and a peavey chorus pedal,i get remarks about the sound and looks (slightly aged )of the guitar from other guitarist and many have offerd good money for it,but i always refuse, cos she’s my baby…

          5. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            Jim Cruppa

            : : : Hey
            : : : Same here, i’m thinking about buying a Fenix strat with stacked humbuckers, but i can’t seem to find any info about them. All i know is that they are Korean but the supplier for them in britain doesn’t have anything on their site about them

            : : Fenix guitars were made by Young Chang who used to make guitars for Fender Japan. When Fender quit making in Japan Young Chang started his own company. A retail outlet in Scotland bought a huge ammount of stock and sold them on a mail order basis. The guitars are usually well made and reasonably finished, in fact, worth more than their meagre retail price from £90-£150, depending on the model.
            : : I managed to find one in a junk shop and bought it for £60. It needed a good clean and a set up but once this was accomplished it played very well. The pickups were made to look like Fender Lace Sensors and were OK but not great. I’ve subsequently loaded it with Seymour Duncan pickups ( alnico pro,neck, reverse-wound alnico pro middle and little screamin’demon humbucker in the bridge position ). It is now my main gigging guitar and produces all the sounds I need.

            : This is an excert taken from a reveiw on harmony central (I hope the aurthor doesnt mind)

            : Don’t forget that Fenix are made by Young Chang who made Strats for Fender – the story is that he made BETTER guitars under his own brand name of Fenix and this got him into trouble with Fender.I can understand why as well. This suburst model has the Fender shaped headstock and an earlier serial number than the other two guitars so could guess that these were ‘lawsuit’ models ( a well used term nowadays for anything resembling anything else) meaning that Young Chang had to change them.
            : Hence we now have the wider headstock (can’t describe it any better than this because its unlike anything else) and the bevelled headstock. Regardless of the headstock shape, they all have the same quality build and feel to them. Tonally, they are similar (all 3 having the Lace Sensor looking stacked humbuckers).

            : For full reveiw see
            : http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Fenix/Stratocaster_Copy-01.html

            Hi there guitar lovers, I`m playing a 12year old Fenix young chang, and I tell you all I bought It in groningen holland for only €50. I won`t sell it for a €1000 becouse I never played such a smooth guitar, just as good as a €2500 fender. I had a look at the finish inside Its kind of rough, but It sound perfect, and I bought a MANSON guitar in 2007 €2350 superb guitar guy`s the best i ever played on,, greetsszzz from me Jim cruppa Rock`n Rhythm&Blues

          6. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            Jon

            : : : Hey
            : : : Same here, i’m thinking about buying a Fenix strat with stacked humbuckers, but i can’t seem to find any info about them. All i know is that they are Korean but the supplier for them in britain doesn’t have anything on their site about them

            : : Fenix guitars were made by Young Chang who used to make guitars for Fender Japan. When Fender quit making in Japan Young Chang started his own company. A retail outlet in Scotland bought a huge ammount of stock and sold them on a mail order basis. The guitars are usually well made and reasonably finished, in fact, worth more than their meagre retail price from �90-�150, depending on the model.
            : : I managed to find one in a junk shop and bought it for �60. It needed a good clean and a set up but once this was accomplished it played very well. The pickups were made to look like Fender Lace Sensors and were OK but not great. I’ve subsequently loaded it with Seymour Duncan pickups ( alnico pro,neck, reverse-wound alnico pro middle and little screamin’demon humbucker in the bridge position ). It is now my main gigging guitar and produces all the sounds I need.

            : This is an excert taken from a reveiw on harmony central (I hope the aurthor doesnt mind)

            : Don’t forget that Fenix are made by Young Chang who made Strats for Fender – the story is that he made BETTER guitars under his own brand name of Fenix and this got him into trouble with Fender.I can understand why as well. This suburst model has the Fender shaped headstock and an earlier serial number than the other two guitars so could guess that these were ‘lawsuit’ models ( a well used term nowadays for anything resembling anything else) meaning that Young Chang had to change them.
            : Hence we now have the wider headstock (can’t describe it any better than this because its unlike anything else) and the bevelled headstock. Regardless of the headstock shape, they all have the same quality build and feel to them. Tonally, they are similar (all 3 having the Lace Sensor looking stacked humbuckers).

            : For full reveiw see
            : http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Fenix/Stratocaster_Copy-01.html

            Hi, I have a white Fenix Les Paul copy. Ive had it for around 17/18 years now and its the best guitar ive ever owned. Would love to find out more about the history of the guitar, but info hard to find.

          7. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            Kevin

            I have a Fenix B-10 on loan and I’m amazed by this instrument. It did require a little truss rod tweaking and now it sounds and plays like a very expensive ABG. IF I could find a good case for it I’d turn in my AgnosticClub membership card. Thanks, K

          8. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            Alastair McGowan

            I have just put my near mint condition fenix strat on ebay (user sap2amm8)for 7 days from 12 Dec 07

          9. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            BENNY BASS

            : : :hola hermandos low frecuency saludos. yo encontre por alli un baJO color hueso y esta bastante bueno ,versatil precensia buen sonido, pero de la madera no estoy muy informado,igual tiene buen sustain y bien pesado…tiene nmo de serie y eso…saludos de chile

          10. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            will

            : : : Hey
            : : : Same here, i’m thinking about buying a Fenix strat with stacked humbuckers, but i can’t seem to find any info about them. All i know is that they are Korean but the supplier for them in britain doesn’t have anything on their site about them

            : : Fenix guitars were made by Young Chang who used to make guitars for Fender Japan. When Fender quit making in Japan Young Chang started his own company. A retail outlet in Scotland bought a huge ammount of stock and sold them on a mail order basis. The guitars are usually well made and reasonably finished, in fact, worth more than their meagre retail price from £90-£150, depending on the model.
            : : I managed to find one in a junk shop and bought it for £60. It needed a good clean and a set up but once this was accomplished it played very well. The pickups were made to look like Fender Lace Sensors and were OK but not great. I’ve subsequently loaded it with Seymour Duncan pickups ( alnico pro,neck, reverse-wound alnico pro middle and little screamin’demon humbucker in the bridge position ). It is now my main gigging guitar and produces all the sounds I need.

            : This is an excert taken from a reveiw on harmony central (I hope the aurthor doesnt mind)

            : Don’t forget that Fenix are made by Young Chang who made Strats for Fender – the story is that he made BETTER guitars under his own brand name of Fenix and this got him into trouble with Fender.I can understand why as well. This suburst model has the Fender shaped headstock and an earlier serial number than the other two guitars so could guess that these were ‘lawsuit’ models ( a well used term nowadays for anything resembling anything else) meaning that Young Chang had to change them.
            : Hence we now have the wider headstock (can’t describe it any better than this because its unlike anything else) and the bevelled headstock. Regardless of the headstock shape, they all have the same quality build and feel to them. Tonally, they are similar (all 3 having the Lace Sensor looking stacked humbuckers).

            : For full reveiw see
            : http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Fenix/Stratocaster_Copy-01.html

            ____________________________________________________________

            mm, my dad bought me a fenix les paul shaped guitar ages ago, now that i play the guitar seriously, it is actually a pretty good guitar.. i have been told that it sounds tinny, but a hundred quid cheapo aint gonna sound like a custom shop gibson is it?!
            but it looks good, especially since ive replaced all of the non electric hardware with gold ones. there are a few bad things about it like: bolt on neck, no glue. and a mahogany fingerboard, but its a pretty tough chappy, and while im saving up for the real thing, its a pretty good substitute i think…

        2. Re: Fenix electric guitars
          Cal

          I have a Fenix Telecaster by Young Chang, which is hollowed out in the top half and is fitted with a single pick-up and a double pick-up. The guitar is in brand new condition and has never been gigged. Could anyone tell me what it’s value is ?.

          1. Re: Fenix electric guitars
            isaac bergen

            : I have a Fenix Telecaster by Young Chang, which is hollowed out in the top half and is fitted with a single pick-up and a double pick-up. The guitar is in brand new condition and has never been gigged. Could anyone tell me what it’s value is ?.
            i am interesded in buying a fenix stadacaster

            1. Re: Fenix electric guitars
              brendan

              : : I have a Fenix Telecaster by Young Chang, which is hollowed out in the top half and is fitted with a single pick-up and a double pick-up. The guitar is in brand new condition and has never been gigged. Could anyone tell me what it’s value is ?.
              : i am interesded in buying a fenix stadacaster

              how much is it worth

        3. Re: Fenix electric guitars
          tommy

          Another point to make out is in agreement with fender fenix guiatars could not be sold under the "fenix" brand name, so if u have one its illegal 😛 plus quite rare increasing the price
          I currently own a japanese strat replica, got it 4 a bargin price and i’m sure its worth a hell of alot more, very good quility, nice neck nice to play.
          Pickups?? might consider changing, but there ok i suppose

          1. Re: Fenix acoustic guitars
            kevin

            :does anybody know the value of the acoustic six string with pick up.

            My model # is SL-93S

            1. Re: Fenix acoustic guitars
              ISAAC BERGEN

              : :does anybody know the value of the acoustic six string with pick up.

              : My model # is SL-93S

              1. Re: Fenix acoustic guitars
                dave

                : : :does anybody know the value of the acoustic six string with pick up.

                : : My model # is SL-93S

                If you still have it , it is worth a lot to me

            2. Re: Fenix acoustic guitars
              ISAAC BERGEN

              : :does anybody know the value of the acoustic six string with pick up.

              : My model # is SL-93S NU-S-L-93S

    2. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Chris
      Chris

      i have an electric fenix "strat copy" i’ve been told its 15 years old. if you have any imformation on the i would be greatly happy to find out

      1. Fenian SL 93s acoustic/electric
        Matt

        Fenian fans,

        I bought this guitar in Besancon in France in 2000. I was relatively skint at the time but made detours to go past the shop just to look at it because it was so beautiful. The finish is excellent and detail is the mark of an artisan of quality. It plays really well too. I bought it for 2400 Francs, about £250 and this instrument will never be sold. It will go to my son when I’m gone, I value it that much. Not a great tale but testimony to everything else I’m reading about Young Chang and his now defunct Fenix brand.

        Matt. Edinburgh.

      2. Fenian SL 93s acoustic/electric
        Matt

        Fenian fans,

        I bought this guitar in Besancon in France in 2000. I was relatively skint at the time but made detours to go past the shop just to look at it because it was so beautiful. The finish is excellent and detail is the mark of an artisan of quality. It plays really well too. I bought it for 2400 Francs, about £250 and this instrument will never be sold. It will go to my son when I’m gone, I value it that much. Not a great tale but testimony to everything else I’m reading about Young Chang and his now defunct Fenix brand.

        Matt. Edinburgh.

      3. 1993 fenix telecaster
        Nick Hibben

        have owned this guitar from new and purchased it for around £200 from the importer on mail order from Scotland, I use it mainly as my “Practice” hack so the frets are pretty worn and the paint finish is faded (the gold finish hardware wore away quickly from day one) The body has cream binding and it was very pretty when new……it is also extremely heavy (I,m sure it has a mahogany body). The playability on the neck is tremendous, better than any of the American Fenders I have owned since I’ve had the Fenix……..I am considering selling my current “Fat Strat Texas Special” and spending a few quid on the Fenix to replace the pick-ups, machine-heads and get a re-fret as it is obviously let down in these areas compared to the Strat as it was less than a quarter of the price new……..I’d like to hear from anyone who has modded a Fenix with regards to cost and final results!

        1. Fenix Telecaster
          Juergen M Becker

          I bought a Fenix TC-30 in 1991 from Musikhaus Thomann in Germany. This guitar features a mahogany-body with Birdseye-maple veneer on top (and rear!!!). The body is fully bound in cream on top and the under-side. The finish is a beautiful purple-burst, all hardware is gold-plated. The price was then a ridiculous DM 239! The bridge is the same as it was used on some Fender Elite Teles. In 2001, I changed the PUs for a Broadcaster Set STL-1B/STL-1R. It sounds fantastic. However, because of my preference of ebony over rosewood fingerboards., I had a special neck made (Birdseye maple base / ebony fb) which enhanced sustain and clarity even more. I still have it, as it is, but now facing the first problems with the tarnishing of the gold-parts. Anyway, I will still keep and play it.

    1. Re: maison guitars
      UNG

      : Help! I need some information to Maison Guitars FA-740D (made in Korea ?)
      : If you know the web adress please enter reply in this site,thanks.

    2. Re: maison guitars
      Ray Alex

      Maison is the first and no1 in Korea on guitars. I had mine for 8years now and its still awsome !!!!
      The price is for an electric guitar today around
      350-400$us because they gained…good.
      Ray

    3. Re: maison guitars
      Melanie

      I haven’t found something about Maison Guitars but I bought a Maison Les Paul on a fleamarket. she’s like the LP Black beauty. she’s great an the sound is verry good!
      I payd 200 CHF.
      Bye Melanie

      1. Re: maison guitars
        Gerald

        : I haven’t found something about Maison Guitars but I bought a Maison Les Paul on a fleamarket. she’s like the LP Black beauty. she’s great an the sound is verry good!
        : I payd 200 CHF.
        : Bye Melanie

        Hi! this "maison" lp copy is set neck or not? 😀 I’m about to buy one real cheap!

    4. Re: maison guitars
      Igor

      I’ve bought the very fine Maison guitar some days ago. And don’t know too what has happened with the fabricants-no information! I find the Maison very well and esthetically right maid,- and again,-it sounds great! So if you have ANY information about Maison guitars-please post it here!
      Hi, Joe!
      Igor
      Paris

      1. maison guitars
        wm guitars

        wm guitars are specialist dealers in rare and collectable guitars. maison is one of there special brands wich we have been collecting for many years ,and currently are stocking the largest selection in europe. maisons are becoming very rare nowadays. early models where handmade and often one offs in a tiny korean workshop.yooyin took over in the early 90s these models are not of the same quality and dont have the same desirability. yooyin was not in business for very long and does not exist any longer.maison also build some models for columbo and photogenic both extremly rare.maisons are very nice guitars with a high standard and finish as time has shown. iff you got one for sale or want to buy or just know more please get in touch. wm guitars dartington devon gb 01803 868040 thanks walter http://WWW.maisonguitars.co.uk

      2. Re: maison guitars
        Fredrik Fredriksson

        I have a ES-335 style Maison in wine red see-through color. Very well made and a true copy with mouse ears and block inlays, but with a bolt on neck (which I don´t find has any negative impact on the sound or appearance). Very good sounding and a nice player. My Maison is approx ten years old. I bought it recently for 200$

        1. Re: maison guitars
          Dazza

          : I have a ES-335 style Maison in wine red see-through color. Very well made and a true copy with mouse ears and block inlays, but with a bolt on neck (which I don´t find has any negative impact on the sound or appearance). Very good sounding and a nice player. My Maison is approx ten years old. I bought it recently for 200$

          I have owned my acoustic maison for 24 years and love it. I came here looking for info on them because I don’t understand how we don’t hear more about such a great guitar. I live in Australia and my maison is the only one that I have ever seen, I’m not deluded enough to think I’ve got the only one but this shows how uncommon they are and that is something that has baffled me for some time.

        2. Re: maison guitars
          paulus frank sinatra columbus de coco

          : I have a ES-335 style Maison in wine red see-through color. Very well made and a true copy with mouse ears and block inlays, but with a bolt on neck (which I don´t find has any negative impact on the sound or appearance). Very good sounding and a nice player. My Maison is approx ten years old. I bought it recently for 200$

          1. Re: maison guitars
            stefan price

            hi, my dad bought a white maison les paul deluxe along with a small park amp and a boss tuner for £50 at a boot sale in exeter, devon, England, the tuner was crap primarily because it was broken, the amp is fine, but the maison les was in a sorry state, knackerd pickup covers and machine heads, missing tail stop, dented frets, and the block inlay on the first fret was coming unstuck, my dad had the frets dressed, replaced the machine heads and pickup covers with gold parts as it was orininally he made better fitting control plates on the back and wired it so both volume and tones were individual to each humbucker, oh and the inlay was repaired, it now looks fantastic, very exspensive and shiny looking, it plays and sounds much better than the epiphone model, the head stock is much better than the epiphone and i think i prefer it to the gibson les paul i used to have. stefan price, ps my dad is the greatest!

      3. Re: maison guitars
        i want to sell my maison guitar and i need a price is their a maison site o

        : I’ve bought the very fine Maison guitar some days ago. And don’t know too what has happened with the fabricants-no information! I find the Maison very well and esthetically right maid,- and again,-it sounds great! So if you have ANY information about Maison guitars-please post it here!
        : Hi, Joe!
        : Igor
        : Paris

        1. Maison guitars
          dave.gammaleonis

          The older ones, like the FA-740D that I have, were apparently made in a five-story factory. Ground floor was the guitarmaking operation, and the top four floors made plumbing fixtures and things along that line. They were hand-made (at least mine certainly and obviously was). It’s really hard to find much of anything on the original company. There’s a new incarnation now, but I don’t think it’s the same company, it’s someone who’s bought the rights to the name.

        2. Re: maison guitars
          Stefano

          I to have a maison, and its great, my first guitar anyway, but I to dont seem to find ANY infortion on maison why?

        3. Re: maison guitars
          Massimo

          : I’ve bought the very fine Maison guitar some days ago. And don’t know too what has happened with the fabricants-no information! I find the Maison very well and esthetically right maid,- and again,-it sounds great! So if you have ANY information about Maison guitars-please post it here!
          : : Hi, Joe!
          : : Igor
          : : Paris

          1. Re: maison guitars
            Massimo

            I have bought too a used Maison guitar, a fantastic 12 strings, black with blue birds painted and it sounds wonderfully!!!! I was looking too for some news about Maison guitars but I found anything; the only thing that I remember is that about 10 years they were famous for good imitations of Les Paul guitars.

            Goodbye to all Maison owners!

            Massimo

      4. Re: maison guitars
        Mladen

        I have one for about last 10 years. It was new and had american labels all over. It is stratocaster-like and sounds good.
        Three years ago Jethro Tull had a concert in Zagreb, so I was very surprised when I found that Martin Barre has two Maison guitars. This is all I know about this subject. If you know more, please send a note.
        M.

        1. Re: maison guitars
          rolf

          : I have one for about last 10 years. It was new and had american labels all over. It is stratocaster-like and sounds good.
          : Three years ago Jethro Tull had a concert in Zagreb, so I was very surprised when I found that Martin Barre has two Maison guitars. This is all I know about this subject. If you know more, please send a note.
          : M.

          These are manson guitars not maison. handmade by hugh manson…

          bye

    5. Re: This popular thread has been given its own page :... Joe
      Joe

      Help! I need some information to Maison Guitars (made in Korea ?)
      If you know the web adress please enter reply in this site,thanks.

      1. Maison acoustic guitar model W770
        C. Michael

        I have this wonderful guitar with me for more than 20 years now and wondering how much it cost now if I would sell it.

      2. Wmguitars/maison guitars ripped me off
        michael a.

        This so called museum/guitar seller sold me a guitar which arrived broken. I notified them and instead of making things right they resorted to making accusation and refusing to help resolve the situation. A real bummer that this seller is so unprofessional. They were very rude and unpleasant from the get go. Avoid this seller. Anyone interested in knowing more of just how bad my experience turned out to be, feel free to message me. Would gladly help another buyer avoid the nightmare wmguitars of UK put me through.

      3. maison acoustic
        azzzza

        i have maison acoustic guitar fantastic quality sound … this guitar made taiwan … but now no longer in market …

      4. maison w-760
        deathkenny1988

        hello everyone
        I was given a guitar about 7 years ago and it was my dads guitar. its really old (about 30 years old ) but in great condition. cant find anything about it online and need to get a valuation on it for insurance purposes. its a maison and the model number is w-760. just wondering if anyone has any idea on how much its worth.
        cheers

      5. Maison acoustic
        Flower

        I am the owner of o maison electroacoustic with cutaway, model w710C/E.
        I bought it on the end of the eighties.
        World be very apreciated if someoneone could give me some information about this model.
        Thank you very much

      6. Maison ES335 copy
        Elton

        Hi . I have gibson Es , gibson SG and numrous others . This Maison is good and even better made than some of the US made guitars

      7. Maison 335
        Anonymous

        Hi . I just bought a Maison 335 . I cant see where the Gibson is better in build quility . Its wine red . And i got it for only about 60 dollar or same in pounds . Im in SOUTH AFRICA .

      8. maison guitars
        SG

        I just bought an old Maison guitar marked VT470, looks exactly like a Vantage VA800. Hard to find info about it. Anyone that know?

      9. mason red les Paul copy
        BOUNCE

        I bought mine in 1986-90 in france dont know the model or price value still sounds good as the day it was bought and needs very little tuning how much is it worth ?

      10. Maison: SAS-620 (ES-335 copy) + LPC-190W (Les Paul copy).
        Strings on Wings

        My Maison SAS-620 is a perfect build instrument, produced by the professional line of that Korean company. It’s an exact Gibson ES-335 copy. The guitar is made in 1986.
        She’s build in a professional way, nothing wrong with it. Finished in red transparent color with goldware and the wood is visible wich i find really beautiful.
        Altough she sounded allright, the neck humbucker was a bit to weak and trebly for my ears.
        I invested in a pair of very good PAF humbuckers, the HB’59 handmade by Andreas Kloppmann (Germany).
        These are really WAAAAAW! Listen to soundsamples on his site http://kloppmann-electrics.de/pickups/hb/
        That Maison guitar have the sweetest tone you can imagine and can win the comparison now with any Gibson guitar, i’m sure about that.
        Because i was so pleased with the quality of that Maison guitar, the moment i had the opportunity i bought a second one: It’s a Maison LPC-190W. Made in 1980, as i was told. That is an exact Les Paul copy, and a heavy one also, well understood! Same story here: she’s build with great craftmanship, has a glued-in neck. However, the block inlays are not mother of pearl but a kind of synthetic ‘pearl’. It’s a black one with goldware wich is still in good shape. This Les Paul plays very well and have very much tone and sustain.
        No doubt: those (professional line) Maison guitars gonna be searched by musicians and collectors, i’m for sure, and prices will rise. If you can find such one: don’t hesitate and make her yours.

  27. Galanti Guitars
    Kevin

    Im also looking for information on my Galanti guitar. Its a twelve string, solid body and greenburst in colour. Has anyone ever seen a twelve string Galanti?

    1. Re: Galanti Guitars
      Dan

      : Im also looking for information on my Galanti guitar. Its a twelve string, solid body and greenburst in colour. Has anyone ever seen a twelve string Galanti?

      I also have a Galanti 12 string 4 pick-up, solid body guitar (greenburst) that I’d like to get some info on.

    2. Re: Galanti Guitars
      Laura

      i’m wondering about a galanti guitar i recently recieved, all i know about it is the number on the body (7381) and i was wondering where i could find out how much it’s worth, or how old it is..

    3. Re: Galanti Guitars
      Joe

      Im also looking for information on a Galanti guitar. Its solid body and greenburst in colour. Has anyone ever seen one around lately? Looking to buy.

      1. - Galanti Guitars
        Hammer

        : I am looking to buy a Galanti guitar. Does anyone out there have one for sale or know where I can get one?

        1. Galanti 6 button guitar in excellent condition
          Anonymous

          I have a Galanti 6 string 6 button guitar if you’re interested. It’s in great shape. The serial number is 4810

    4. Re: Galanti Guitars
      kike

      Hi¡i’m form spain,i have one 6 strings galanti guitar whit 6 botons to change de sounds…………….Can you tell me any web whit photos of galanty guitars?…..byesss,byesss

      1. Re: Galanti Guitars
        kevin

        : : I have one just like it, what is the serial number? mine is 6205.

        sorry for not getting back, mine is 8432

        1. Re: Galanti Guitars
          lex

          : I also have a Galanti, 1963 model I think. Where is the serial number located on the guitar? there’s a number engraved on a medal piece right before the neck on the body