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Fresher Les Paul-Model - Need all available informations
Fresher Les Paul-models are underrated Guitars
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Fresher Les Pauls are average MIJ-Guitars
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mojoburst
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: Fresher Les Paul - Infos needed! Reply with quote

Hi, i?m the new owner of a wonderful FRESHER Les Paul std.. The Guitar is pure MOJO! I think its a LS-800 Model, but i?m not sure. A few members may know this Guitar, it was shown on the homepage of 'villager' around 1 year ago. I need all informations about my new LP-Model. Here are a few pics, shot by the previous owner BIG ED(thanx!):



http://s533.photobucket.com/albums/ee336/mojoburst/?action=view&current=fresherlespaulstdhoney-to-lemonb-1.jpg

http://s533.photobucket.com/albums/ee336/mojoburst/?action=view&current=fresherlespaulstdhoney-to-lemonb-4.jpg

http://s533.photobucket.com/albums/ee336/mojoburst/?action=view&current=fresherlespaulstdhoney-to-lemonb-2.jpg

Next pics I found on 'Villagers' homepage:

http://s533.photobucket.com/albums/ee336/mojoburst/?action=view&current=fresherlespaulstdhoney-to-lemonb-8.jpg

http://s533.photobucket.com/albums/ee336/mojoburst/?action=view&current=fresherlespaulstdhoney-to-lemonb-7.jpg

This are my own first shots:
http://s533.photobucket.com/albums/ee336/mojoburst/?action=view&current=fresherlespaulstdhoney-to-lemonb-6.jpg

http://s533.photobucket.com/albums/ee336/mojoburst/?action=view&current=fresherlespaulstdhoney-to-lemonb-5.jpg

Fresher Guitars were built in Matsumoto-plant. They used a few different Brand-Logos on the headstock. I think this one is a 1978-Model, but i?m not sure. So please give me all your infos about Fresher Les Paul-Models.
THANXALOT!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A poll?

Never seen or much les played a Fresher guitar. Maybe the three who have will vote.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Fresher Les Paul - Infos needed Reply with quote

Thank you for your illustrious, esteeming annotation, Guitar God.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=5597&sid=359e3fa0c8bf25330c9da8f10b33249d
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:11 am    Post subject: Fresher Les Paul - Infos needed Reply with quote

THANX japanstrat! I can?t believe that the 'Camel' and the 'Fresher' LPs are made at the same Factory ?cause the tailpiece of the 'Camel' is located on one line with the neck-vol.-pot, the 'Fresher'-tailpiece sits a bit 'nearer to the bridge'.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on where Kyowa Shokai (Kyowa Trading Company) had them made. Kyowa Shokai had a close relationship with the Chushin Gakki guitar factory. The same factory can make different designs. Fujigen for instance were making Greco, Ibanez, Yamaha and Fender Japan at the same time in 1986 and not all Japanese guitars were made by Fujigen and Matsumoku. Chushin and Dyna and Kasuga made a lot of the lesser known Japanese guitar brands mainly because Fujigen and Matsumoku were too busy with well known brands like Aria and Ibanez etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:14 am    Post subject: Fresher Les Paul - Infos needed! Reply with quote

Hi japanstrat,
thank you for sharing your knowledge! I do some research about the history and the quality-segments of Fresher Les Paul-type Guitars, looking also for some informations about the different headstock-logos, production-periods and catalog-stuff. Seems to be a 'hard road'.





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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, your Fresher is a hot piece of wood. Congratulations man, it is an ultra rare one. I have seen one two years ago for $ 1.500.--

How about selling the guitar ? To me
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

N O U P ! No chance at all! This is one of my favorites!! Check out the newer Detail-Pics:




O.K., it?s a bit modified:
Former owner 'Big Ed' installed a set of DAVID BARFUSS 'Greeny Blues' pickups (reproducing the ultimate 'Peter Green-TONE' incl. flipped magnet out-of-phase -sound, neck-PU installed 'right' direction). The PU-rings are orig. Gibson Custom Shop Historic Reissue-ones, the top hat-knobs are self-aged Gibson replacement-parts. Tailpiece & bridge are aged Faber-parts, electronics upgraded with CTS-pots, NOS-russian PIO-caps,?50s-wired, Switchcraft jack & toggle-switch, Pickguard & bone-nut custom-made by 'Big Ed', self-aged 'poker-chip', pickguard-bracket, screws & amber toggle-tip, trussrod-cover from Gregor Hilden (german Blues-Jazz-Soul -Guitarplayer & vintage-guitar -seller). The former owner (between VILLAGER & Big Ed) sanded the neck down to the wood which created a totally different feel compared to the laquered ones. It?s smoothened and waxed. I accept & like it that way.

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mojoburst
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely looking guitar!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANX-A-LOT! It plays like heaven! The medium-size neck fits very well to my hands and the TONE = KILLER!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





i recently bought this one
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!
Great ES-style Guitar! I like the rectangle inlays. Looks like a ?63-neck. Any infos ?bout the specs?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well dont know that much ,dont even play Bought it for my 13 year old sun .
It has some damage to the neck and the switch not working correctly.
But it still sounds great.








its a copy 335 1969
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The switch-problem is easy to handle. Every guitar-shop nearby can help.
THANX fot the pics!
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