Peavey Patriot electric guitar (natural mahogany)

The Peavey Patriot was a stratocaster style electric guitar made in the USA from around 1983 to 1986. The Patriot had two super ferrite single coil blade pickups, controlled by single volume and tone controls and a three-way selector switch. There was an optional Peavey Powerbend tremolo available on this model. In 1986 the Patriot with tremolo had a single humbucker pickup & no pickguard (and came in different finish colors), whereas the non-tremolo version had a pickguard, two single coils and was in natural finish only.

Source: Peavey catalogs 1984 to 1986.

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Alvarez ADY1 Ani DiFranco model acoustic guitar

In 2005 longtime Alvarez endorser Ani DiFranco, teamed up with Alvarez designers to create her own customized signature guitar, the ADY1G. She had previously played the Alvarez WY1 model for a number of years. The ADY1G features a Yairi direct coupled bridge and Alvarez System 600T MkII preamp electronics. The gold-colored top is complimented by a grey pick-guard suited to DiFranco's percussive playing technique. The ADY1 has a Canadian cedar top and extra deep mahogany body. When first introduced the ADY1G cost $2799.

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Jasmine S-41 dreadnought acoustic

The JASMINE S-41 was a dreadnought style acoustic which was made until 1994. The Jasmine S-41 had a spruce top, black pickguard with white edge, triple ply binding, mahogany or dao ao back and sides, nato neck and rosewood bridge. The S-41 was finished in black gloss.

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Pascal Quinson has been a luthier since 1987. He started out in Toulouse, at quai de la Daurade. He was partly self taught but also learned from luthiers in Paris. Now works in Montauban where he makes violins, lutes and classical guitars.

CR Alsip

C.R. Alsip Guitars is a boutique electric guitar maker established in Arkansas City, Kansas in  2012. In 2014 the company moved to Atlanta, Georgia and then again in 2018 to Dallas, Georgia. The company was named in memory of Connie Rae Alsip-Willoughby,  the mother of the founder Jake Willoughby.

Source: C.R. Alsip Guitars website


Gibson ES-335 Pro electric guitar

GIBSON made the ES-335 PRO between 1979 and 1981. The ES-335 Pro had two uncovered high-output Dirty Finger humbuckers and came in Antique Sunburst or Cherry Red finish with chrome plated hardware. Gibson described the ES-335 Pro as follows (in 1979):

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Orlando Quagliardi founded an accordion making company in Castelfidardo, Italy in 1921. Quagliardi was one of the first Italian accordion companies to start making guitars. They usually used their Welson brand name, but their guitars were also distributed under the Dynacord (in Germany) and Wurlitzer (in the USA) brands. The first Welson solid bodies appeared in 1962 and were similar to the Bartolini-Gemelli Galaxy model. As the 1960s went on Welson focused on semi-acoustic archtops and a 335 style model - Welson had a reputation as one of Italy's best guitar makers.

Phoenix (Mandolins)

Phoenix Mandolins was founded by Rolfe Gerhardt who started building mandolins in the early 1970s. He was self taught and started by using some plans from Benny Cain, and observations of a local Gibson Loar F-5 to make two reproductions of a 1920s Gibson F-5 mandolin. He then began experimenting with mandolin design and this was the start of Unicorn mandolins. Rolfe made 149 mandolins before selling Unicorn to Dave Sinko in 1980 who eventually moved Unicorn to Nashville. Although Rolfe had agreed not to make mandolins for ten years as part of the sale agreement of Unicorn, he didn't last that long and was building mandolins again in the late 1980s using the Phoenix brand name. His new design had a fixed graphite-epoxy neck stiffener which eliminated the need for an adjustable truss rod. He also refined the body shape using a two-pointed cut-away design, and incorporated a radiused fingerboard and finger-rest.

YAMAHA RGX 420S D6 (Drop 6)

Yamaha RGX-420S D6 (gray) electric guitar

YAMAHA manufactured the RGX 420 SD6 (Drop 6) between 2001 and 2003. It was a baritone (longer scale) version of the RGX 420 S, which allows for a lower tuning - signalled by the "Drop 6" decal on the peghead. The RGX-420S D6 had a solid alder super-strat body (Satin Black, Satin Gray or Metallic Green finish). Pickups were 2 humbuckers with 1 selector switch and a bypass "blower" switch which routes the signal direct from the bridge humbucker to the output jack. The black hardware included a double locking tremolo.

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Otentic guitars are hand made by Rene Meulmeester in the Netherlands from high quality components. Otentic bodies and necks are CNC machined from selected wood and their pickups are handwound to Otentic's specifications. All instruments are finished using oil - no lacquer is used on the body or neck. Otentic instruments are usually Fender style electric guitars and basses.

Source: Otentic website (archived 2016)

Yamaha SX-125

Yamaha SX-125 electric guitar

The Yamaha SX-125 was made from 1975 to 1976. Similar in design to the SX-80 but the SX-125 had a rotary pickup selector switch (with metal position indicators nailed into the body) and had Grover tuners, instead of the Yamaha branded ones. In 1975 the SX-125 cost ¥120,000 -  more than twice the price of the SX-60 at ¥55,000, and considerably more expensive than the SX-80 at ¥70,000.

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Yamaha SX-900A

Yamaha SX-900A electric guitar brown sunburst

The Yamaha SX-900A was made from 1976 to 1979. It was like the SX-800A except with gold hardware and red or brown sunburst finish.

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Yamaha SX-900B

Yamaha SX-900B electric guitar brown sunburst

The Yamaha SX-900B was made from 1976 to 1979. It was like the SX-800B except with gold hardware and natural or brown sunburst finish.

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Suntech was an electric guitar and bass brand from the late 1970s to 1980s. Suntech instruments were made in Japan for overseas distribution. Suntech guitars typically good copies of Fender, Gibson and Rickenbacker models - but there were also some nice original variations like Suntech's Limited Edition neck-through version of the stratocaster.


Aria FEB-FL acoustic electric bass

The Aria FEB-FL acoustic bass was introduced in 2015. The FEB-FL is a hollow bodied fretless bass guitar from the Aria Elecord series. The F-holes give it a classic look. This bass has either a spruce (FEB-FL) or a flamed nato top (FEB-FL/F).

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Rickenbacker 430 electric guitar

The Rickenbacker 430 was a Rickenbacker entry level solid body electric introduced in 1971 and discontinued in 1982. It has a double cutaway body similar in shape to the later 230 models. While the 430 was a budget model, being a Rickenbacker it's a well-made instrument, but lacking some of the fancy features of the higher end models.

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