#1
Hi, everyone
I'm Aymeric. I live in France.
I just bought this vintage japanese guitar. No logo or mark of any kind. The seller said it's a Teisco copy from the late 60's, maybe early 70's. But I couldn't find anything similar on the Internet. It's probably not a Teisco, indeed, since the truss rod adjustment is in the headstock, and that's not really Teisco. But, what's really Teisco-like is the pickup switches and tremolo system. Could be an Ibanez 2020 cousin, but the 2020 had no pickup switch, just a selector. And the pickups are neither Teisco's or Ibanez. They look more Gibson's 57 classics. I'm lost here… Ideas anyone ?
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#2
Interesting. There were about 100 different guitar brands coming out of Japan during that period and all were made in just a few factories. Does not look like a Teisco to me and I would guess early 70s build date due to style cues and HB pickups. That's all I got.

http://drowninginguitars.com/2012/02/12/1960s-japanese-guitar-brand-name-game/
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#3
Thank you Cajundaddy, I didn't know there were so many brands. This Japanese era is such a great, creative and weird period
#4
I took it to my local guitar shop to have a look on it. One guy thinks from the design that it may also be an italian Eko. But the other guy gave me some interesting clue : it's got a "neck reinforced" inscription on the truss rod cover plate, and the low end of the neck is round shaped. So, to him it's probably out of the matsumoku factory before 1973. What do you think?
#5
Thank you kabadi.man, that's a serious clue you gave me! I'll look in that direction