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  •  Asian guitars from the 60s to 70s (4+ / 0-)
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    Philpm, blueyedace2, SherwoodB, schumann

    Back in the late 60s to early 70s, the American guitar company Guild started to make a line of guitars in Japan (maybe because because of a combination of lower costs and a woodworking tradition there).  The line was called Madeira.  Originally the wood was shipped over from the US to Japan and the assembled guitars were shipped back.  If you can find one of those early Japanese assembled guitars, they are quite nice. Both acoustic and electric guitars were produced under that "affordable" guitar label.  Eventually the production costs started to rise, so assembly was moved to South Korea.  Even those guitars still sound pretty good these days.  I have an acoustic Japanese Madeira A-1.

    The sequester is the new Republican immigration reform plan. Make things so bad here in the US that no one will want to live here.

    by Mote Dai on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 07:35:39 PM PDT

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