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Jnp
Username: Jnp

Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:22 am:   

I bought it today out of the paper with a view to it being a beat old korean thing to practice refretts and mantainence.

I expected it to be some incredibly beat up "samick" or such strat copy but when i got my eyes nearly dropped out.
I paid my fifty dollars and ran

[IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g244/19770509/Picture004.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g244/19770509/Picture001-1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g244/19770509/Picture003.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g244/19770509/Picture002-1.jpg[/IMG]

ps sorry for the size of the images This is really my first attemp at using image hosting sites like photobucket
Olafreijnders
Username: Olafreijnders

Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:57 am:   

http://www.break-even.org/ibz74/imagesibanez/1974/git/la/la-2372.jpg
Jnp
Username: Jnp

Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 8:18 am:   

close but I dont have a pickguard and the rocker switch is in the wrong spot.

Any more help would be appreciated
Fox
Username: Fox

Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 8:26 pm:   

Jnp, does it have "zero fret" looks like one.. Might be European "G" Recording LP copy..
Jnp
Username: Jnp

Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 12:52 am:   

Yeah it does.

There are no numbers on it except for whats under the control plate
Bassassin
Username: Bassassin

Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 4:34 am:   

Is the country of origin on the guitar anywhere?

Try asking on the Unknown Brands board at http://www.matsumoku.org/ggboard/index.php - it might be an early or pre-Matsumoku Arai or Univox. That "LE-200" is quite remeniscent of an Aria sn - but I can't think if they made an LP Recording.

Some of the early Arais had a zero fret & I have a weird Japanese SG copy with a zero fret and that solid tailpiece like yours - http://www.matsumoku.org/ggboard/viewtopic.php?t=2926

Can you tell what the neck construction is? My SG has a multi-laminate ply neck, which was apparently common on early Arai/Univox etc.
Jnp
Username: Jnp

Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 6:15 am:   

here is a couple of more pics

one is the uder side of the neck the other is the underside of the neck pickup http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g244/19770509/Picture006.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g244/19770509/Picture005.jpg
Fox
Username: Fox

Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 4:05 pm:   

Definitely not Eko, propably one of those 70s copy guitars, made with blank headstocks and then marked depending the "market area", my suggestion..
Headstock inlay is quite the same as in National-brand guitars seen in guitar magazines in the 70s..National was a brand-name for some importer in Chicago..Being european, I do not remember that distributor.sorry.. In European market: maybe Marchis, Columbus or similar..
Pickups are Maxxon, same as in Ibanez and a number of others..
Bassassin
Username: Bassassin

Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 4:02 am:   

Well - I still can't help identify it, but an identical one just sold on UK Ebay for 165 ($295)!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7407882459&rd=1&sspagename= STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1


Jon.
Harry
Username: Harry

Registered: 03-2001
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 12:41 pm:   

Hi Bassassin

It's most probably a Morris.
I've seen a lot of Morris guitars and basses and one major point of recognition was a six-bolt neck/body joint.
Morris instruments were 70's Japanese and of variable quality. To my opinion they never reached the Ibanez quality.

Kind greetz,
Harry

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