#1
Hi,
I 'rescued' this guitar from my school, a place that may just be hell on earth for a guitar. The music department sold it to me for a rather low price. Does anybody here recognise this make, there is no logo on the headstock. Google suggests it may be a Sakai guitar from the early seventies but I can't be sure. I bought it as a bit of a project to see if I could get it working again, this is the first time I've done anything more than re-soldering a wire with a guitar so if I mess it up, not much of a loss :P.

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The electronics are in a bad way, the guitar sounds horribly distorted and keeps cutting out. (Invalid img)

The pickups have this cheap, tacky feel to them. I definately swap them for nicer ones.
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EDIT: Images didn't work, They can be found here
Last edited by itz4mna at Jul 8, 2011,
#2
I don't know the make but that guitar is awesome
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#4
Thanks, it looks a lot nicer than it sounds though I'm afraid but I hope replacing the electronics will address that! I've just given it a good clean, any suggestions as to what pickups I should use?
#5
It looks a bit like a Teisco.

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#6
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It looks a bit like a Teisco.

Yeah, Teisco were another Japanese brand like Sakai selling cheap guitars weren't they?
#7
give it some P-90s!
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#9
I think it looks f*cking sweet. That looks like a great find. I love the sunburst and that old style vintage single coil look. Maybe if you replace the wiring the pickups may sound a little better?
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#10
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give it some P-90s!

I would like to, but I'm not sure if a P-90 will fit in the place of the old pickups, the old ones are mounted into plastic that is in turn mounted into the guitar, therefore using a non-standard cut-out . Looks like I'm going to take it to the guitar shop to deal with that as I have next to no skill in woodwork.
Last edited by itz4mna at Jul 8, 2011,
#11
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I think it looks f*cking sweet. That looks like a great find. I love the sunburst and that old style vintage single coil look. Maybe if you replace the wiring the pickups may sound a little better?

There's probably no hope for these pickups, but yeah, new wiring may help.
#12
It looks like a late 60s/early 70s Kay guitar.
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#13
Thanks for your help everyone, I've finally figured out what brand this guitar is, just not the specific model. I found this picture , the caption says it is a Sakai. The picture is of a guitar pretty much identical to mine, except for mine is missing the pick guard and the one in the picture has no whammy bar. Apparantly many had the headstock logo removed when they were imported into the UK. Once I have the replacement parts I will upload some pictures