Guitar brand??

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by tomwilson74, Jan 11, 2019 at 7:26 AM.

  1. tomwilson74

    tomwilson74 Squier Talker

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    Anyone recognize this guitar brand? This was me about 35 years ago, the guitar is long gone...
     

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  2. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    I don’t.

    Is this a “see who can guess it first?” Or do you not remember and are trying to figure it out?
     
  3. Eddie

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    Tokai?
    Aria Pro II?
    Hondo?
    Ibanez?
     
  4. tomwilson74

    tomwilson74 Squier Talker

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    I can’t remember the brand name. I paid a buddy $40 for it in 1982.
     
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  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    It really could be just about anything. I’m assuming that it’s a Japanese made LP copy. Around Rockville Maryland, the local music store had a house brand called Bradley. They had copies of all the US built guitars. I imagine there were music stores all over the country do the same thing.

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  6. Unit11

    Unit11 Squier-Meister

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    It looks like my first guitar, a Univox circa 1975. Just a wild guess.
     
  7. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-Nut

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    That looks just like an Electra LP from the same era. I'll bet that Bradley just had them rebrand them with their name.
     

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  8. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    I’m sure the store was just buying from one of the big guitar manufacturers in Japan. They sold Les Pauls, Strats, V’s, Fender type basses. All made in Japan copies with the Bradley name on the headstock.
     
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  9. backporchmusic

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    That's a good looking Bradley. Grew up in NOVA, one of my first guitars was a black Bradley LP.
     
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  10. dbrian66

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    I think Venemans had a store in NOVA, didn’t they? I don’t think Rockville was their only store. But they were local. Supposedly the owners lived on Bradley Blvd down in Bethesda. Hence the name Bradley.
     
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  11. Michael7

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    Isn't that a plastic bag of "music enhancer" hanging off the tuning pegs? That's what it looks like to me. The logo kind of looks like my Memphis.

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  12. tomwilson74

    tomwilson74 Squier Talker

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    I know nothing!
     
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  13. backporchmusic

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    Yeah, they had a store in Springfield. So lots of Bradleys running around at the time.
     
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  14. RoyalWe

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    I am also voting Memphis.
     
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