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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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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 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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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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BALDWIN 700 SERIES

The Baldwin 700 series was introduced as an affordable range of semi-hollow bodied electrics desgined by James Ormston Burns. The bodies were made in Italy as were some of the hardware components, but the necks made in the UK or USA and final assembly was done in the USA.  The series included two six-string models - the 706 and 706V (with vibrato), a 12-string 712 model and the model 704 bass.

According to Baldwin's promotional flyer for the 700 series:

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CRESCENT STRAT ELECTRIC GUITAR

Crescent Stratocaster Copy electric guitar

The Crescent Strat copy is a budget electric guitar aimed at beginners. It has a double cutaway stratocaster shaped basswood body (available in many color options), a bolt on 22 fret neck, three single coil pickups, controlled by one volume knob and two tone knobs. This guitar is often supplied in a starter pack which includes: Starter Amplifier, Amp Cable, Carry Case, Shoulder Strap, spare String, Tremolo Bar, Picks, and a clip-on Digital Tuner.

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Rickenbacker (Electro String) Model B Spanish guitar

Rickenbacker Electro String Spanish Model B Bakelite electric guitar

The Rickenbacker Electro String Model B was the Spanish version of the molded Bakelite Model B Hawaiian Guitar. Electro String introduced them in the summer of 1935. It was available as a six string standard model or a four string tenor guitar. These first Bakelite Spanish Guitars had a detachable necks with twenty-three frets. These frets were a molded part of the finger board: when they wore out the player had to replaced the whole neck.

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Rickenbacker Spanish

Rickenbacker Spanish, electric archtop guitar

The Rickenbacker Spanish (SP model) was an arch-top acoustic-electric guitar with a maple body and a spruce top. The necks and bodies were made for Rickenbacker by another company (possibly Harmony or Gibson). The SP was made from the mid 1940s until 1950, when it was discontinued due to the high cost of the OEM bodies. The SP featured an arched spruce top with maple back and sides, a bound neck with block inlays, adjustable bridge, trapeze tailpiece and a horseshoe pickup with single tone and volume controls. The headstock featured a large t-shaped logo plate.

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