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moga
03-01-2010, 10:30 PM
those washburns were made in japan??


http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/ship123/Washburns/Picture005-2.jpg

sneaky
03-02-2010, 01:45 AM
Sneaky, that's interesting about "keeping the good stuff at home." I don't know maybe they needed to prove something, maybe they didn't... I guess my point was that the mid-late '70s were the peak years of the Japanese Gibson / Martin / Guild clones. For Ibanez (Hoshino) that era ended with a slap in the face by Norlin, and that's when they took the residuals of the Tama guitar facility and built the first Artwoods. The original catalogs of the day talk about originality, craftsmanship, small numbers, and wood, wood, wood. :)

Anyway, I hope my post wasn't offensive; I really am impressed by the quality of these guitars, believe me. :)

peak years for exports you`ve seen perhaps, I don`t know...but they made a lot of high end stuff here that wasn`t for export. The site I took these links from has the Japanese catalogs too but I`ll post links to the English catalogs since I assume you got them outside Japan...but the Japanese had been building solid wood guitars for a long time before these...Yamaha had the solid wood Dynamics they were shipping overseas well before. Maybe people overseas were not prepared to pay the prices Japanese people were paying for the best MIJs of the day, even now some folks believe the Japanese only build cheap, low quality stuff, and frankly I wish more people held that opinion `cause it`s getting harder finding the great deals I was getting just a few years ago...theres been an awakening abroad.
Maybe other members here would be interested in reading the catalogs from the late `70s...print them out and keep em in case you come across these in used gear shops...perhaps staff selling them will think they have just cheap MIJs, and that happens to me in Japan sometimes...most local shops are staffed by kids who don`t have a clue about MIJs made before the `90s.
http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/ibanez/Ibanez_artwood_79_usa_0002.jpg

http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/ibanez/Ibanez_artwood_79_usa_0003.jpg

http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/ibanez/Ibanez_artwood_79_usa_0004.jpg


http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/ibanez/Ibanez_artwood_79_usa_0005.jpg

sneaky
03-02-2010, 01:48 AM
http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/ibanez/Ibanez_artwood_79_usa_0006.jpg


http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/ibanez/Ibanez_artwood_79_usa_0007.jpg

http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/ibanez/Ibazez_aco_79_usa_0002.jpg

WillMak
03-02-2010, 03:22 AM
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2412/74/119/1239919/n1239919_43945056_2950468.jpg

ship of fools
03-02-2010, 08:18 AM
those washburns were made in japan??


http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/ship123/Washburns/Picture005-2.jpg

Yes they were part of the Yamaki series made for Washburn.Ship

moga
03-02-2010, 08:23 AM
Yes they were part of the Yamaki series made for Washburn.Ship

Wow that's great info.
fyi: there's one in evil bay(it's sold) as well as in craigslist.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/msg/1579927957.html

Mike_A
03-02-2010, 08:26 AM
Series I Ibanez Artwoods, post-lawsuit era (1978-1980):

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc47/Chazmo_bucket/Ibanez_AW-120/IMG_0755.jpg

wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow. Ibanez rulez!

brianmay
03-02-2010, 10:55 PM
Here's my old friend and companion for the last thirty xxx years.

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq174/brianwmay/FG700S/DSCF2023.jpg

Lacks Focus
03-03-2010, 06:35 AM
I used to have one, my very first guitar - a mid '70s Takamine D-28 copy, back when they even copied Martin's headstock logo style. It was a spectacular sounding and playing guitar, despite being all-laminate. Wish I hadn't sold it. I only have a couple of bad slides I took of it. Probably not worth posting.

frenchie
03-03-2010, 07:59 AM
Here`s my two, my lovely 1980 Daion/Yamaki "The 78 Heritage" (pickguard is not original), and my simply wonderful 1999 Yamaha LS500.

Daion.
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee74/frenchie_044/guitars/Daion%20electrics%20050210/113.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee74/frenchie_044/guitars/Daion%20electrics%20050210/115.jpg

Yamaha LS500.
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee74/frenchie_044/guitars110909006.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee74/frenchie_044/guitars110909007.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee74/frenchie_044/guitars110909010.jpg

I am really enjoying seeing some of these wonderful guitars, the people are showing.

Guitarplayer_PR
03-07-2010, 04:15 PM
My awesome ;) Takamine EAN10C:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arielcardona/4414677131/

marvin gardens
03-07-2010, 05:54 PM
My old friend, and go to guitar when the muse hits, is a 1982 Ibanez V-210. Solid mahogany with sunburst spruce top, it has a great sound, plays great and the best part...I bought it from a pawn shop 25 years ago for $60.00.:D


Jim

Gros Ouaso
05-28-2010, 03:43 PM
see next post

Gros Ouaso
05-28-2010, 03:47 PM
here is what i bought some30 years ago



http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4399317561_52250b9d3b_m.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4399318239_e490110bd8_m.jpg


I NEED TO FIND A NEW HOME FOR THAT GUITAR....

frailer5
05-28-2010, 04:54 PM
Plain old FG-150J from the 70s. Now it's been 'adjusted', I love it.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/frailer5/DSCF0039.jpg

sachi
05-28-2010, 05:55 PM
I'm Japanese and I'm an acoustic junky. Does that count?
:D

Maybe. Are ya cute?

:)

musical5
05-28-2010, 06:04 PM
Conn C300 classical. Solid body and top.
http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/musical5/SANY0486.jpg
http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/musical5/SANY0488.jpg

Morales.....loudest, coolest sounding acoustic I own.
http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/musical5/SANY0058.jpg
http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/musical5/SANY0057.jpg

I wont bother with my main player...Takamine Santa Fe....boring

shawlie
05-29-2010, 01:21 PM
This is our 1974 Takeharu "folk" guitar. I don't know anything about them, really, it was from my wife's brother. Zero fret, adjustable saddle, pretty fat neck. Not a great guitar, but I would play around with it more but don't trust the bridge (one corner is either not good glued or it's coming up a bit). Quite high action, too.

But it got played a lot from the 70s up to the 90s, so it has been enjoyed.

Dogs always have to see what's going on, of course...

http://www.folkblues.nl/pic-1.jpg

http://www.folkblues.nl/pic-2.jpg

http://www.folkblues.nl/pic-3.jpg

sneaky
05-29-2010, 06:43 PM
Takeharu guitars I see in Japan were made by Suzuki, there seem to be a lot of em around.

chas52
05-29-2010, 07:08 PM
(~ 2005??) takamine an10 (liked it so much I bought another one.)

1977 takamine c132s

GibbyPrague
05-31-2010, 04:34 AM
My 1983 Japanese made Ibanez Concord (Hummingbird copy) next to my Furch OM.

Utterly Love it.

http://s899.photobucket.com/albums/ac200/TaylorPrague/?action=view&current=IMG_2797.jpg

PS: How do you do it so you can post a pic directly into the thread as a lot of foks have done here, rather than placing the link to the pic - like i have ?

Doubleneck
05-31-2010, 05:29 AM
1983 Yairi, they imported these for about 3 years. I talked to the factory once and their may have been only about a 100 brought over. One of the few production acoustic doubles. Daion made one about the same time and they are really rare. If you play out you will get noticed.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/skitchen51/IMG_0550.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/skitchen51/IMG_0549.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/skitchen51/IMG_0552.jpg

lord_nikon
05-31-2010, 02:08 PM
Big fan of Yairis

Yairi DY-67 (1986 & 1989)

http://jambandfan.smugmug.com/Personal/Guitars/guitars-001filtered/832333626_zopnk-M.jpg


Yairi WY-1 12 (1998?)

http://jambandfan.smugmug.com/Personal/Guitars/yairi-12-103/871790436_HNTGv-M.jpg


Yamaha LLX26C (2009)

http://jambandfan.smugmug.com/Personal/Guitars/Yamaha-LLX26C-010filtered/832337570_soaMv-M.jpg

SpruceTop
05-31-2010, 02:11 PM
I've been hearing a lot of '70s Japanese knockoffs that are very good guitars. I'm just curious if anyone else has a Made in Japan guitar that they like.

Brian

My current Takamine TF430SS, with CoolTube CTP-2 preamp, rocks as has every one of the Takamine guitars I've owned since 1979.

Regards,

SpruceTop

markd
07-22-2010, 01:09 PM
I've had numerous Taks and Yairis that were fantastic guitars for the price paid. This is my 1974 DY-85. Great to look at and even better to play.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r52/mdickman/Yairi%20DY-85/topfull.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r52/mdickman/Yairi%20DY-85/bookmatchedbackwithabalonecenterstrip.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r52/mdickman/Yairi%20DY-85/fretboard.jpg

TaylorTele
07-23-2010, 07:17 AM
They made some very fine guitars at times in Japan that could give any make a run for their money, example 1; http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/ship123/Washburns/BVs7bwCGkKGrHgoH-EEEjlLlyg1NBKUQMjL.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/ship123/Washburns/BVt5k2kKGrHgoH-CMEjlLly1TnBKUQPINsf.jpg
And the next one on the right I have been hunting for for awhile now.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/ship123/Washburns/Picture005-2.jpg.Ship

I have a early 82ish Washburn Harvest sj D-67 s/n 821420 looks just like your guitars mine has the squares on the bridge and a wood plaque inside hand made
mine has ovangkol back and sides and its a Collins-Martin killer I have never heard a better sounding guitar

acording to this page http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/jlguitar.htm the Harvest series Guitar was made for this band "Barclay James Harvest" = Harvest SJ D67SW Guitar

If you scroll down theres a photo of one simular to mine on this page http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/jlguitar.htm

Bridgepin
07-28-2010, 05:46 PM
I'd like to add a up date, I have picked up a Hohner HG-940 a few months back, I just love these guitars :)



http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy100/bridgepin/HohnerHGguitars004.jpg

Archbacker
07-30-2010, 09:18 AM
Here's my Norlin-era MIJ Epiphone PR795AE. Nice guitar.

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/Archbacker/PR795AE/IMG_0930.jpg

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/Archbacker/PR795AE/IMG_0937.jpg

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/Archbacker/PR795AE/IMG_0939.jpg

-Arch

barrangatan
07-30-2010, 03:08 PM
I have quite a few Yamahas, Taks and even a Yairi or 2 over the years, but this one is one that I will alway miss and regret letting go: ~'69-'70 FG-500, formerly owned by moga on the forum, and now is back home in Japan in a private collection.

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll312/voipsoapbox/Yamaha%20FG-500/DSCN1271.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll312/voipsoapbox/Yamaha%20FG-500/DSCN0907.jpg

acousticmist
08-23-2010, 03:03 AM
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