mynicknameisken
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2013
21 IQ
#1
My mom's friend just gave me a Tanara guitar. It is red and has 3 knobs (Well one fell off, but not the point) and needs to be repaired. I was wondering what model it was to see if it was worth the money to repair. Also I need help seeing if it is a good guitar or not. I'm a first year beginner and don't know much about guitars. Any info on this would be appreciated and I can try to give you as much as I know as well. Also it is missing the nut (Holds strings in place), a peg, and some of the stuff near the bridge that also holds the strings (Has screws and such). You can see the pictures on my profile (Since I'm having trouble uploading a clear image of it onto this forum.)
pandaburger19
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Join date: Oct 2012
136 IQ
#2
I've never heard of a tanara guitar before, and my guess is you won't find much information on them . You're missing 4 saddles at the bridge, a whammy bar, and the nut, it most likely will need a setup and new strings. At the luthier shop I work at we'd probably charge 50 or 60 bucks (20 for labor and thirty for parts).
ryanbwags
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Join date: Apr 2010
514 IQ
#3
I agree. These are not huge issues. As long as the pickups work, you should be fine. If you have access to an amplifier, plug it in. Touch the pickups with a screwdriver and see if you hear a click or a thump. A good quick check. I have a dirty old Sears strat from the 70's that plays like a dream now. Upgrading and fixing it was awesome. If you do it yourself, you will learn a little more about the instrument. Plenty of how to's on youtube.
mynicknameisken
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Join date: Jul 2013
21 IQ
#5
lol idk, my friends mom just came out of nowhere with it. The pickups do work so everything should be okay from here on out. I just wanted to see if anyone knew anything about it. Or if it should be worth it. Thanks for the replies.