#1
Someone gave this guitar to me today...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66826717@N04/6095480341/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66826717@N04/6095480349/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66826717@N04/6095480351/in/photostream/

I spent a little time online today trying to find some info on St. George guitars, but I can't find anything useful. There's somebody selling a different model on Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-St-GEORGE-guitar-4-pickups-teisco-vox-eko-case-/260801074245?pt=Guitar&hash=item3cb8f49445)

On a sidenote, I also think I'm gonna have a hard time fitting pickups to this thing.
Last edited by honkytown at Aug 30, 2011,
#2
Some but not all St. George guitars were Japanese-made. Some were made by Bartell in Riverside, Ca and are very well-crafted instruments. Typically they did use Japanese vibrato systems and bridges but all the other parts are good quality.

The St. George brand name is associated with 2 Japanese import companies, Buegeleisen & Jacobson of New York and WMI of Los Angeles. The St. George label was used on Japanese import guitars from the mid to late 1960's. They were entry-level guitars and weren't know for great production quality. As for value, the 2004 Vintage Guitar Price Guide estimates values for St. George guitars in good condition to be between $60 and $150. It is an unusual brand, just not particularly valuable.
#5
Quote by camerageek
Some but not all St. George guitars were Japanese-made. Some were made by Bartell in Riverside, Ca and are very well-crafted instruments. Typically they did use Japanese vibrato systems and bridges but all the other parts are good quality.

The St. George brand name is associated with 2 Japanese import companies, Buegeleisen & Jacobson of New York and WMI of Los Angeles. The St. George label was used on Japanese import guitars from the mid to late 1960's. They were entry-level guitars and weren't know for great production quality. As for value, the 2004 Vintage Guitar Price Guide estimates values for St. George guitars in good condition to be between $60 and $150. It is an unusual brand, just not particularly valuable.

Sounds like something you copied and pasted, but I appreciate the help! If anybody knows anything else, I'd be totally grateful for that info too...
#6
Quote by honkytown
Sounds like something you copied and pasted, but I appreciate the help! If anybody knows anything else, I'd be totally grateful for that info too...



Can't find much either, but here are a couple of examples with a bit if info (which looks familiar)...

http://www.guitar-museum.com/guitar-30208-ST-GEORGE-ELECTRIC-GUITAR-W-OHSC-COOL-60-S-ROCKER

and

http://www.jedistar.com/jedistar_vintage_guitar_dating_s.htm
Last edited by KempGuitars at Aug 30, 2011,
#7
Does anybody have a clue what kind of pickups would fit? Could I use soapbar pickups/ P-90s?
#8
Looks like you could fit some strat singles or lipstick tubes in there. It may be routed larger so you may be able to fit a P90 in with some adjustments to the pickguard.
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#9
Well, you can rout and make a new pickguard, so you can fit any pup you'd want!
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Depends, I don't know what pickups go good with plywood. EMGs will make it sound like every other EMG guitar though.

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it needs a silver flakes
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