#1
Hi, I was wondering if I could get some help identifying my guitar model and any other kind of information? I know that it's a Raven and that it's made in Japan, and it's probably from the 60s. I've been combing the internet for a while now and I haven't found anything!

What stands out about the guitar is that it's a full hollowbody, and that the body is shaped like a violin, much like Paul McCartney's bass.

Here's a link to some pictures:
http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/59707895/1/Guitar?h=5f372c

Thanks!
#2
Due to the "STEEL REINFORCED NECK" I don't think Raven is the "real" brand of it. There's one Japanese company that's known for putting that on their guitars but I don't recall it at the moment.

Edit: Check up on "Matsumoku viola guitar", that yields a few similar results.
Last edited by Wisthekiller at Apr 2, 2012,
#3
Thanks for the reply! I did the search and found an extremely similar guitar called the "Cameo Violin Electric Guitar 1402T." The only difference I can see is that metal plate on the top of the neck that says "Raven" instead of "Camea", the other plate just below is it dark red-black-orange instead of white, and my guitar has a dark red-black-orange pickguard instead of a white one. The colour of the pickups are also the opposite, but I'm almost positive the same company made both of these guitars.
http://www.gbase.com/gear/cameo-1402t-1967-vintage-sunburst