FENDER MONTEGO II

Fender Montego II electric guitar

The Montego II (made from 1968 to 1974) was the two pickup version of the Montego. The Montengos were high end archtop electric jazz guitars (one level below the Fender Ltd model) designed by Roger Rossmeisl. The Montego had a pressed spruce top and chrome hardware and came in both one (Montego I) and two pickup (Montego II) versions. Although fully hollow bodied they still had the characteristic bolt-on Fender neck but with a tilted back headstock (unusually for Fender). The pickup was a humbucker developed for a jazz sound, designed by Freddie Tavares.

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IBANEZ RG270DX

Ibanez RG270DX electric guitar

The Ibanez RG270DX was like the RG270 but had a rosewood fretboard, black hardware and shark-tooth inlays.

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ALVAREZ RF20C

Alvarez RF20C acoustic guitar

The Alvarez RF20C was a single cutaway folk style acoustic with mahogany back/sides, spruce top and natural finish. It had rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, rosewood bridge and chrome die-cast tuners. It had built in electronics with a 3-band EQ.

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KRAMER STRIKER 600ST (ST600)

Kramer 600ST electric guitar

The Kramer Striker 600ST was introduced in 1986 and had an angled humbucker at the bridge and two single coil pickups, 3 on/off switches, a coil tap, a single volume knob, Floyd Rose II tremolo with fine tuners, recessed cavity and a locking nut.

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KRAMER STRIKER ST605

Kramer ST605 (1988) electric guitar with bound body

The Kramer Striker 605ST was made from around 1988 to 1989. It was like the ST600 model but with body binding. Other features included  an angled humbucker at the bridge and two single coil pickups, 3 on/off switches, a coil tap, a single volume knob, Floyd Rose II tremolo with fine tuners, recessed cavity and a locking nut.

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KRAMER STRIKER 500ST

Kramer Striker 500ST electric guitar

The Kramer Striker 500ST was a Korean made version of their star shaped Voyager electric. Initially (in 1985) the 500ST had a Floyd Rose tremolo without fine tuners and no locking nut. Some 500STs had non-locking type trem with fine tuners on the saddles.Pickups were three humbuckers each with an individual on-off switch. This model was discontinued by 1987.

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KRAMER STRIKER 400ST (ST400)

Kramer 400ST (1985) electric guitar

The Kramer Striker 400ST was the Korean made budget version of the twin humbucker Rhandy Rhodes V model. Initially (in 1985) the 400ST had a Floyd Rose tremolo without fine tuners and no locking nut. In 1987 the bridge was changed to a Floyd Rose II unit with fine tuners, recessed cavity and a locking nut and the headstock shape changed to the banana shape.

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KRAMER STRIKER 200ST (ST200)

Kramer 200ST electric guitar

The Kramer Striker 200ST was the Korean made budget version of the twin humbucker Pacer Imperial model. Initially (in 1984) the 200ST had a traditional style tremolo but this was changed in 1985 to a Floyd Rose tremolo without fine tuners and no locking nut. In 1987 the bridge was changed again to a Floyd Rose II unit with fine tuners, recessed cavity and a locking nut, the headstock shape changed to the banana shape and the body became more narrow waisted and less strat-like.

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KRAMER STRIKER 300ST (ST300H)

Kramer Striker 300ST electric guitar

The Kramer Striker 300ST was the Korean made budget version of the Pacer Deluxe model, with a humbucker at the bridge and two single coil pickups mounted on a black pickguard with single volume and two tone controls. Initially (in 1984) the 300ST had a traditional style tremolo but this was changed in 1985 to a Floyd Rose tremolo without fine tuners and no locking nut. In 1987 the bridge was changed to a Floyd Rose II unit with fine tuners, recessed cavity and a locking nut, the headstock shape changed to the banana shape and the body became more narrow waisted and less strat-like.

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PEAVEY T-27 Limited #01514909

1983 Peavey T-27 Limited

1983 Peavey T-27 Limited. Natural finish.

Obtained on E-Bay. in June of 2015. No wear except a slight bit of buckle rash and a non-original truss rod cover.

 

GUILD T-50 Slim

Guild T-50 Slim electric guitar

The Guild T-50 Slim is a 2015 reissue of the 1960s thin-body arched maple top T-50 Cordoba model. The T-50 Slim is part of the Newark St. series and has an arched maple back, maple sides, and sunburst finish.The T-50 Slim has other nice design touches from the 1960s original including a Guild lyre tailpiece, center-domed headstock, stepped pickguard and ivoroid binding, The single pickup is a low output P-90 style single-coil unit. At 16 inches wide and 1.75 inches deep this reissue is slightly smaller and thinner than the original.

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EPIPHONE FT-45 Cortez

Epiphone F-45 Cortez

Gibson reintroduced the Epiphone FT-45 in 1958 as the Kalamazoo made FT-45 Cortez model. This model was the equivalent of the Gibson B-25 and had mahogany neck, back and sides, unlike the original 1940s FT-45's walnut back and sides and cherry neck.

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GIBSON ES-175T reviewed by Rulrand Wiehl

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Review: 

I own a 1976, I think is the year. Nice wine red. They only made them for 4 years. It is a great guitar in every way. Easy to play on a comfortable mid girth neck. Extremely resonant on it's own ,unamplified, and sounds great through a Fender or Marshall with obviously different impact for each. Great for rock, blues, lead, rhythm, or jazz. I have a few nice guitars and go to this one more often than the others, so that tells me something. Compare it to my Gibson cs446, Guild Nightbird, 72 Fender tele thinline which are the others of that era, more or less.

ESP XJ-12 reviewed by Ron Payne

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Review: 

I've only had it a week, but it plays well, sounds great and seems to keep its tune. Intonation is good without any adjustment (may have been done by previous owner). Color is great - a dark brown 'rootbeer' sparkle with a white marbleized pickguard

YAMAHA FG410 A reviewed by Braindancer

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Review: 

I own several of these "Yammie lammies" (laminated-top Yamaha's, it most often specifically refers to the run of cream-label Yamaha spruce-lam acoustics made in Taiwan). To a lesser extent, the later Korean and Indonesian-made Yamaha's represent similar value, from what I've seen. At the time this was made, I believe it was the bottom-of-the-line Yamaha 12-string.

WAVERLY

The Waverly Music Products Company was founded in the 19th century. Located at 18 Eleventh Street, Long Island City, New York they made metal instrument parts for other manufacturers including tailpieces, tuners and banjo rings and also accessories like lap steel slides. In the 1970s Waverly was acquired by Stewart-MacDonald.

STEWART MACDONALD

Stewart MacDonald started out selling banjo heads in 1968 and has grown into the premier supplier of luthier tools and instrument parts.

Circuits to Cure Cancer

Circuits to Cure Cancer is a group of guitar pedal builders, retailers, reviewers, and musicians who have donated either their products or their time to help raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee. St. Jude's specializes in treatment and research hospital for serious diseases of childhood - particularly children's cancer.

Link: buy FX pedals and raise money for charity at Reverb.com 

GIBSON 1930s PICKS

Take your pick from this extensive range of Gibson 1939 guitar flat-picks. They came in all shapes and sizes - from the long and skinny #70 to the triple edged #73, most were celluloid but some were felt or even genuine tortoiseshell.

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