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Laundry list of Japanese guitars I seek to own before long!
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chubbsdarcy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Laundry list of Japanese guitars I seek to own before long! Reply with quote

Hi folks, how are you all doing my friends?

Just thought I'd throw out a list of some of my favorite old guitars which I am actively seeking and see if any of you good folks would have one of these that you would care to part with. Please PM me any prices....Thanks guys!

Darcy

Greco RG-120 old style fireglo Rickenbacker 360 12 string replica
Alvarez 5052 sunburst Gibson J200 6 string replica
Ibanez Rocket Roll Sr. natural 58 Gibson Flying V replica
Greco SS800 cream 3 pickup Gibson SG Custom replica
Greco EGC 750 white Gibson Les Paul Custom replica
Greco SA 550 sunburst Gibson ES 335 block inlay replica
Ibanez 2388 fireglo Rickenbacker 4001 bass replica
Greco ES 175D natural Gibson ES 175 replica[/list]
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sneakyjapan
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You in Nigeria?
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bluesyrat
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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chubbsdarcy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am from Quebec, Canada...the lower north shore, down the St. Lawrence river, just across the straits of Belle Isle from Newfoundland island, near the Labrador border.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice wish list & welcome to the forum.
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chubbsdarcy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Brokentoes, I am very happy to be here!
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sneakyjapan
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are? me too only closer to the Montreal area...still have a sister in St. Bruno on the south shore.


I asked you that question because I got the following request this week....


" My Name is Mr Allen Turner from United State,I will like to buy your item for my uncle in Nigeria and I will offer you $2,000.00USD for the item, Kindly reply me through Email for further conversation (allen.turn360@gmail.com). Thanks. "

Not the first time they`ve contacted me, cheeky buggers.
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bluesyrat
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi chubbsdarcy,
is it your a collection purpose?
This is a soupy wishlist
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chubbsdarcy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean sneakyjapan, those guys never quit do they?

I've always had a few of the old '70's "lawsuit" Takamines (I hate that expression-they didn't all result in lawsuits, did they?) so I've been aware for some time that Japan put out some decent instruments back then.
I've played most of the big names and have owned quite a few over the years, and when it gets right down to it, playing these old Grecos and Tokais on gigs only makes sense! I leave the collectibles at home and I take the replicas to the gigs. I've been fortunate enough to find some decent instruments which play well, sound good and stay in tune and really, what more can a weekend warrior playing cover tunes in a bar band ask for? Honestly, aside from my dream of owning a honest to goodness Ricky 12 string someday and maybe a Gretsch, I no longer have any desire to count my pennies for the big names anymore. Bring on the Grecos and the Tokais!
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sneakyjapan
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, you will be competing with the rest of the planet for guitars with those names now, bit late to the party...should have bought those 10 or more years ago when they were more reasonably priced...even Burny`s have been swept up in the feeding frenzy...not all that long ago people laughed at em. But you might get lucky and find a deal though they are much fewer and farther between on line nowadays...I`m in a smaller Japanese city and still find bargains sometimes...picked up a used Navigator LP type a few weeks ago for 68,000 yen...unheard of in a city like Tokyo for example...but up here there are not as many people looking and sellers are sometimes less sophisticated about what they`re selling so it is possible to find an outstanding bargain but those odds drop drastically if you`re only looking on line...too many people all over the world doing that now. Good for selling though and thats whatI`ve been doing for the past 2-3 years...selling off many guitars from the brands that have become so popular now.
Bonne chance mon vieux...
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chubbsdarcy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merci mon ami!

There is no doubt that I am late joining the party. I have no one to blame but myself for that since I could see the prices rising all the time and the really great deals were becoming less common and had all but dried up.

I got my first '80's japanese standard tele back in '97 for a couple hundred bucks. Then I got an '80's japanese standard strat back in '99 off a buddy when I paid his bar tab one night-gave him the chance to pay me back so he could get his guitar back, he never collected so I kept the guitar. Next, I got my hands on an '80's japanese resissue rosewood tele like George Harrison last year off a buddy who traded with me for a little Fostex 8 track recorder. Far as my Fenders are concerned, I did alright.

Paid a little more for my Taks, a pair of 12 strings and a 6 string-an '83 F389, a '79 F400S and a '79 F360S-and paid around $500 for each of them, which was well worth it to me at the time.

If I'm lucky, I may still find a deal now and then, although as you said sneakyjapan, they will be harder to find since the cat has long gotten out of the bag with these guitars...Anyways, half of the fun is the search anyways!

Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I have a rosewood tele too....very cool guitars. So...you have been lucky, me too...these days I only buy if it`s an offer I can`t refuse. Too bad we can`t all go back in time and buy up more of the old MIJs that have become so popular...still, I can`t complain, I have/had more than my share over the years...which is why I have been selling off so many and will just keep the very best.
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chubbsdarcy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity sneakyjapan, have you ever heard of a brand called Quest? I used to have this 4 pointed sunburst guitar with a bolt on "ebonized" neck and fretboard, 6 in-line headstock, black hardware, a hard tail bridge,and a couple of split coil humbucker pickups with push/pull pots for coil tapping. This thing was called the Quest Atak V. Must have been from the last eighties. Was just wondering if you or anyone else around here ran across something like this before.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: quest v Reply with quote

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/vantage/quest/atak-5/pics.html
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There it is japaxes! With the exception of the maple neck, there's my first guitar! Bought it when I was 14 for $90 with a couple of sets of strings, played my first gigs with it for a couple of years, and I wish I had taken better care of it and held onto it. Played it through a '89 Fender Eighty-Five amplifier with a couple of Arion pedals, and as I recall at the time it sounded pretty good. Had those great split coil pickups with the coil tap switches. Held its tune quite well too! Thanks japaxes!
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