Post up your 70's guitars.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Luthier-Atlanta, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Last one, I promise!
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    MIJ "Ventura" Gretsch Country Gentleman copy I bought at a pawn shop. It should have looked like THIS
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    but I was a dumb teenager and plastered it with stickers. It needed tuners, the tremolo was missing half its parts, and the bridge was terrible (and moved when I played) but I loved it anyway. Eventually I took it to a repair place and they sorted it out. The bridge had huuuuuge slots from the strings, and the repair place told me they couldn't replace the bridge but they did stick it down with something (rosin, usually)
    I traded this (and a few other guitars I posted above) for the Hofner above, I immediately regretted it and went back a week or so later, they had spiffed it up like THIS
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    and were asking FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for it! I told them I was the previous owner, and they only gave me about $50 for it, but of course they were firm on the price. The guitar was gone the next day, so SOMEBODY got it.
    Oh yeah, these were also sold in Sears catalogs as "Silvertones", with slanted neck pups
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    I've seen those on Ebay but just can't bring myself to pay hundreds of $ for what amounts to nostalgia.
     
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  2. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

    Age:
    60
    Mar 31, 2015
    Monroe WA
    I will see if I can round some pictures up later.

    Late 70's Cort Strat

    Early 70's Hondo acoustic


    Late 60's early 70's Matao acoustic

    1977 American Fender Stratocaster (my precious)
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    And what I believe is a 70's Lotus Strat (on the way by UPS)

    Maybe more,,, hmmm I will have to think about it. :)
     
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  3. Block Head Ike

    Block Head Ike Squier-Nut

    Domino Spartan

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    Univox

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  4. Block Head Ike

    Block Head Ike Squier-Nut

    Yep, I had a fake Gretsch too! This one branded "Ventura"...had many other Japanese copy guitars.

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  5. mb doug

    mb doug Squier-holic

    Jan 4, 2012
    Long Island
    1978 Gibson RD Artist. Active electronics by Moog, or so I have heard.
     

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  6. Luthier-Atlanta

    Luthier-Atlanta Dr. Squier

    Jul 19, 2012
    Marietta, Ga.
  7. Toddcaster64

    Toddcaster64 Squier-holic

    Apr 1, 2013
    Ventura
    Some insanely good bass porn in this thread. Love it!
     
  8. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    You're the first person I've ever heard of that had one of these. I mean, they must have made hundreds of these guitars, where did they all go?
     
  9. Luthier-Atlanta

    Luthier-Atlanta Dr. Squier

    Jul 19, 2012
    Marietta, Ga.
    Got a few more since I started this thread as well,'

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  10. Hammer 4

    Hammer 4 Dr. Squier

    Apr 14, 2015
    San Pedro, Ca.
    1978 Epi FT-135 acoustic...I'll have to resize the pic, file to large..
     

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  11. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    My '78 Fender Mustang that my parents bought for me in high school. Through some miracle I never hacked it up and it's still all original.

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  12. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I should check in here more often...
    Lately I've been futzing with THESE
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    A 70's "Aria" semi-hollow and a "Lyle" Trini Lopez copy. I have all the parts to finish off the TL, and upgrade the Aria (the wiring isn't working and it needs a cleaning and set-up BAD.)
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    THey were made by Matsumoku, they made dozens of different brands of them, all basically the same construction. Fully hollow, with a "sound post" under the bridge, 3-piece maple bolt-on neck, either these P-90 esque pups or HB's that look a little like Hofner "Staple" pups. A lot of them, the body collapses right at the neck joint, leading to the mile-high action and pretty much every one of these I've handled has had a bad pup-selector switch (cheap box-style switch). THis same guitar became the "Epiphone EA-250" with several variations, before they made more close copies like the "Dot" and Casinos.
     
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  13. Luthier-Atlanta

    Luthier-Atlanta Dr. Squier

    Jul 19, 2012
    Marietta, Ga.
    Nice Matsu's, one of my favorite manufactures....
     
  14. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

    Age:
    60
    Mar 31, 2015
    Monroe WA
    Love that green one! My first electric was a brand new 72 or 3 Matao that I think was pretty much identical to that one. I was going to get the Lyle but they were out of stock and I went home with the sunburst Matao. THANKS MOM! :) No, I don't have it anymore. Wasn't all that great and wish I had bought a used Fender.

    I think both of those brands were an import for a NW music store chain.
     
  15. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    I forgot all about this thread. Great guitars!!

    Not my oldest guitar but pretty close. Picked this up over the Summer. It's always interesting where this one will take you.

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  16. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    Technically it's the Mrs', mid '70's Cortez Tele, it has a couple mods: Tuners, nut, GFS 'lil Puncher set, six saddle bridge, sheilded, and push/pull volume split pup switch.
    The neck is a baseball bat. She didn't wipe it off after playing it back in the day (I bought it for her in 1980), and I think she fell asleep with it a couple times either sweating or drooling on it, and the upper shoulder was very worn (from this more than playing I'm sure). I lightly sanded and recoated the top (with varathane satin latex varnish), it's amazing how close it matches the original finish.
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  17. Totally Squiered

    Totally Squiered Squier-Nut

    660
    Nov 21, 2012
    Berlin
    Me and my prized 1972 Guild S100. (Pic taken a good few years ago.) This guitar just rocks. Nuff said.
    And a couple of (presumably) Teiscos I picked up for 50 bucks a piece - 'Life' and 'Arbiter'. I'm guessing they're 70s, although the gold foil pups on the Life might suggest more towards the 60s perhaps?
     

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  18. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    Also the Mrs':
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    Pay no attention to the man in the reflection!
     
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  19. Luthier-Atlanta

    Luthier-Atlanta Dr. Squier

    Jul 19, 2012
    Marietta, Ga.
    Awesome guitars folk's!!!! It is so cool to see so many from a certain era all in one thread.
     
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