The Kent model 540 (Polaris) was introduced in 1964 and made until around 1966. Model 540 had shaded mahogany finish and the otherwise identical model 1540 had red laquer finish. It was the entry level Kent solid body of the 1964=66 period. Kent described the 540 as follows:
The JB Player L Series consisted of three models: the JBA-L2, JBA-L3 and JBA-L4. Each had a carved solid telecaster shaped body, using either ash or alder, with a bolt on maple neck. The hardware, pick-ups and switching setups focus on three distinct ideas - each with respect for tradition.
The J.B. Player JBA-L2 was a carved top telecaster style electric, with stop tailpiece and two humbuckers. Solid alder body, with a carved top, one-piece maple neck with maple fingerboard. APC Pickups designed by Melvin Lace wired into a unique tapping and switching system that offers 10 different pickup configurations. Stop tailpiece, Diecast Machines, Gold Hardware, Black gloss finish. Nominated "Most Innovative Guitar 1995" by MUSIC AND SOUND RETAILER magazine poll
The Jackson JTX was a super-tele made in 1993. The JTX had either a basswood body (for solid finishes) or an ash body (for transparent finishes). The neck was one-piece maple (with maple fingerboard). The extended lower cutaway and full access neck joint gave great playability up to the 24th fret. The bridge was a JT-580 licensed Floyd Rose duoble locking tremolo. Pickups were a single J-55 humbucker at the bridge and a single coil J100VS at the neck. Controls were a single voume knob, 3 way selector switch and series/parallel mini-switch.
The Yamaha SG-12 introduced in 1966, was one of Yamaha's first solid body electrics. Released alongside the SG-12 were the six string SG-2 and SG-3 versions. The SG-12 shares the same complex control circuits as the SG-3 appear rather complicated at first - according to SG-3 owner Gavin Wilson of the guitarz blog the SG-12 has two circuits (rhythm and lead) so you can set up two different tones on the guitar and switch between them,.
The Yamaha SG-2 introduced in 1966, was one of Yamaha's first solid body electrics. Released alongside the SG-2 was the three pickup SG-3 version as well as the shorter scale 12-string SG-12. The SG-2 (AKA model S301 in Japan) has two single coil pickups.
The Yamaha SG-3 introduced in 1966, was one of Yamaha's first solid body electrics. Released alongside the SG-3 was the two pickup SG-2 version as well as the shorter scale 12-string SG-12. The SG-3 (AKA model S302 in Japan) has three single coil pickups, although two are close together at the bridge to allow humbucking.
The Yamaha SG-2A was introduced in November 1967 and discontinued in 1971. The SG-2A has a peculiar asymmetrical body with an elongated horn on the treble side and a hockey stick style headstock. This is the 2 pickup version of the SG-5A, and it has one less control knob.
The Yamaha SG-5A was introduced in 1966 and discontinued in 1971. The SG-5A has a peculiar asymmetrical body with an elongated horn on the treble side and a hockey stick style headstock, the guitar was designed with the input of Japanese Eleki legend Takeshi Terauchi.This 6-string Yamaha electric guitar has 22 frets, Coro tremolo type tailpiece, knobs and tuners. The SG-5A had three single coil pickups, two close together at the bridge and a slanted one at the neck. The SG-5A was reissued in 2000 as the SGV300
The Avon Les Paul copy (model 3403) was made during the 1970s. The Avon brand was used by UK distributer Rose Morris in the 1960s and 1970s as their entry level brand. Avon guitars and basses were typically made in Japan.