FDP Forum / unknown vintage guitar found in italy, next to the garbage/ 6 messages in thread.

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Jun 16th, 2014 11:37 AM        

hi i'm eros from italy, next to the garbage in my town i found this guitar:<br /> <br /> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152399663540141&set=a.60547770140.94286.530455140&type=3&theater<br /> <br /> Does anyone know anything about it?<br /> it is valuable?<br /> thanks to anyone can help.<br /> guitar frame picture:<br /> <br /> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152399663550141&set=a.60547770140.94286.530455140&type=3&theater


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Howl like a wolf

And a witch will open the door
Jun 28th, 2014 01:51 AM        

It's not a Fender guitar.<br /> <br /> Looks like one of the 60s/70s Far Eastern junkers.


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Crows as big

as airplanes
Jun 28th, 2014 06:48 PM        

It's a Kingston or a Teisco. Maybe even a Norma. <br /> <br /> They were bottom-of-the-barrel guitars back in the 60s and 70s. Little more than poorly-designed canoe paddles with frets and some wires and hardware installed. They often had brass frets, and they wore out fast. <br /> <br /> Today they're not worth much, unless it's in pristine condition and a collector needs That One to round out his wacky guitar arsenal.<br /> <br /> These guitars were usually made in Japan under contract to a distributor in the West. That's why there appear to be identical models with different brand names from this time period.<br /> <br /> Some players like David Lindley have made careers using horrific beasts such as yours. Other players like Ry Cooder steal the Lo-Fi pickups out of them and install them into more reliable (Strat/Tele/etc.) platforms. <br /> <br /> Most of these guitars do make a tone that is totally usable, but they need lots of TLC and they are generally one-trick ponies.


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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Aug 20th, 2014 04:59 PM        

Now that looks like something Ace Frehley could sink his teeth into!



Jul 27th, 2016 12:39 AM        

It could be a Norma. They were widely used in the 60's


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The floor is getting farther away...
Sep 26th, 2016 09:31 PM        

I would string it and make it a piece of cool wall art.

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