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Looks like the first Cat's Eyes with the script on the headstock were all upper case?

So far examples are 1975 and 1976 and made at the Tershima factory.

TRC on models CE-180/200/250/300/350.

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1976 CE400

SN 475676

https://jp.mercari.com/item/m68357948875

From the seller's description:

There are 475676 and CE=400 written inside the guitar body.

Please consider this only if you have an understanding of vintage musical instruments.


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1976 CE800

SN 3xxx76

☆Cat's Eyes CE-800, '76 early model, Jacaranda, maintenance adjusted, genuine case included!

Description of item​

・This is a rare Cat's Eye early '76 model , said to have particularly good construction and sound , CE -800 signed by master builder Mr. Yamauchi (serial No. 3XXX76) . The heathered Jacaranda grain on the back and side panels is a very attractive piece .

- Light fret rubbing, string height adjustment, and overall cleaning were performed at the pro shop. There are a few shallow scratches and small scratches on the paint surface on the body, but there are no particularly noticeable deep scratches . There are also shallow dents on the back of the neck and some fading on the paint surface.

・The top is made of spruce, the sides and back are made of Jacaranda , and the neck is made of mahogany, so there is almost no clouding of the paint film. The pegs are genuine and shiny GRO VER flat head screws (with USA stamp. This alone is worth tens of thousands of yen). The most important part is the ringing, which is rich in overtones and gives you a wonderful sound that is unique to old models.

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