#1
Hey guys,

Ive got this guitar, no one even knows where the hell it came from..

Anyway, its a Les Paul shape, and on the head it is marked Bolero. It has two humbucker pick ups and 4 knobs.. Its black with white trim around the edges, and other than that I really dont have much else to say..

After searching for a very long time I've found one other on the internet anywhere...

Problem is now I cant seem to find it, the page it was on was basically a page filled with the guitars used to record an album.

The reason im so interested is when I was getting parts of it fixed up the guy repairing it said that it was supposedly a rare japanese copy and could be valuable..

Any ideas?
#2
#3
Thats not the same picture I found, the one I found the guitar was sitting on a chair...

The description on the side says early 90's les paul.. hmm

Also that is a left handed guitar yes?
#5
My Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Electric Guitar book doesn't have a section on Bolero guitars. I suspect it's an overseas brand name, perhaps only found in a particular region.

Does it appear to be a vintage instrument? I ask because I found a link to a 2006 vintage guitar price guide that lists a guitar from a company called Bolero as being a Les Paul shaped guitar made in 1956 and 1957 with controls on the pickguard and a single pickup.

Here's the link if you're curious: The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide

Can you post a pic?
Last edited by carpepax at Aug 30, 2008,
#6
I can soon, not right away I dont have my camera with me.

The guitar has two pickups and the controls are mounted on the body where they are normally on a les paul.
#7
Nevermind about that Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide. I realized that Bolero is listed as a model and not a brand.

I have no idea what you have. Please post pics anyway when you're able.
#8
Quote by Shredded Cheese
Hey guys,

Ive got this guitar, no one even knows where the hell it came from..

Anyway, its a Les Paul shape, and on the head it is marked Bolero. It has two humbucker pick ups and 4 knobs.. Its black with white trim around the edges, and other than that I really dont have much else to say..

After searching for a very long time I've found one other on the internet anywhere...

Problem is now I cant seem to find it, the page it was on was basically a page filled with the guitars used to record an album.

The reason im so interested is when I was getting parts of it fixed up the guy repairing it said that it was supposedly a rare japanese copy and could be valuable..

Any ideas?

I bought one new in the early 70's from Allans Music in Melbourne. Unfortunately it was destroyed in a fire about 10 years ago.
It cost me $189. I would have bought a Ibanez Les Paul instead but that cost $235 (I couldn't afford that).
The quality was far inferior to the Ibanez. Cheap woods, semi-hollow body and when I took the pickup cover off it only had a cheap single coil pickup instead of a Humbucker inside.
I haven't seen any others around nor in any Guitar Catalogues.
I have heard they only made them for about 3-4 years. I doubt they would be worth much because of their build quality.
If you ever think of selling it, contact me, but I would not know what to offer you for it.
I hope this helps.......Peeter
Last edited by parbo at Sep 23, 2008,
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Quote by parbo
I bought one new in the early 70's from Allans Music in Melbourne. Unfortunately it was destroyed in a fire about 10 years ago.
It cost me $189. I would have bought a Ibanez Les Paul instead but that cost $235 (I couldn't afford that).
The quality was far inferior to the Ibanez. Cheap woods, semi-hollow body and when I took the pickup cover off it only had a cheap single coil pickup instead of a Humbucker inside.
I haven't seen any others around nor in any Guitar Catalogues.
I have heard they only made them for about 3-4 years. I doubt they would be worth much because of their build quality.
If you ever think of selling it, contact me, but I would not know what to offer you for it.
I hope this helps.......Peeter



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