#1
Hey UG, I was wondering if someone here could help me out.
My elderly neighbor just gave me a guitar that his brother used to play before he died. Now, the guy is almost 80, and his brother was about 5 years older than him. He said his brother died in the early 70s, so this guitar is pretty old. I can even tell that from the way it's built. Now, onto my question:

Does anyone know anything about BeeTone guitars? This is a 6-string electric with a shape that sort-of resembles a Fender Jaguar. Mostly chrome hardware, 4 2-way switches up top, 3 chrome soapbar pickups, 1 volume and 1 tone knob, and a covered bridge. I'll post pics soon.
If anyone can tell me anything about this guitar, that would be greatly appreciated.
Also, the guitar has no markings besides "BeeTone" on the front of the headstock, and "steel-reinforced" on the back.
Thanks!

-Trev

EDIT: He said the guitar is at least 45 years old. Just to clear that up.
Last edited by SmoothJazzBass at May 12, 2011,
#2
Here are the pics I promised:
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Smooth Jazz. 'Nuff said.
Gear:
American Deluxe 5-string Fender Jazz, sapphire blue, tuned EADGC
Ibanez SR5005E Prestige 5-String, tuned BEADG
G&L L-2500 5-String, tuned DEADG
Fender Bassman 250 combo.
Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10
#4
Quote by Pac_man0123
Looks like one of those generic, wonky, Japanese guitars from the 50's or 60's.

yup.


bee tone made me think of some amps i wish i never owned.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#5
never heard of it, but it definitely screams 60's Japanese. some of that stuff is pretty good.
no sir away a papaya war is on
#6
Quote by gregs1020
yup.


bee tone made me think of some amps i wish i never owned.

The MG has crushing distortion! Zakk Wylde uses them so they must be good for metal and pinch harmonics!

*attempts a major scale*

MG: That scale is not compatible with this amp.

#7
Thanks for replying.
It may seem wonky, but this guitar plays like an absolute dream. It's tone is phenomenal. I only wish I knew more about it!

-Trev
Smooth Jazz. 'Nuff said.
Gear:
American Deluxe 5-string Fender Jazz, sapphire blue, tuned EADGC
Ibanez SR5005E Prestige 5-String, tuned BEADG
G&L L-2500 5-String, tuned DEADG
Fender Bassman 250 combo.
Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10
#8
Quote by Pac_man0123
The MG has crushing distortion! Zakk Wylde uses them so they must be good for metal and pinch harmonics!

*attempts a major scale*

MG: That scale is not compatible with this amp.



Can someone tell me where this comes from? I'm a loser.
#9
Quote by Wisthekiller
Can someone tell me where this comes from? I'm a loser.

The ad campaign for the MG included Zakk Wylde endorsing their "crushing distortion."

The major scale thing is because Zakk uses the pentatonic scale so much.