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Old 01-16-2020, 05:05 AM
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Hey people, Iíve had this Wayne guitar for a few years now, just wondering if anyone has any information on this 1. There isnít too much info on this brand & I canít seem to find anything regarding this model either. Wondering if itís a piece of junk or throw it away? To me it has a nice sound. Any help is welcomed.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:07 AM
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Itís a j-19 model
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:35 AM
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Where is this guitar made, somewhere in Asia?

I'm guessing it's not made by Wayne Charvel:
https://www.wayneguitars.com/
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:39 AM
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Wayne appears to be an Australian brand, and the guitars were made in Japan, possibly by Takamine.
http://mywayneguitar.blogspot.com/20...ne-guitar.html


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Old 01-16-2020, 06:00 AM
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Yeah, in Japan as far as I can tell. Guessing at least pre 70s, maybe as early as 40s/50s? Donít know, it does have the same mountain/volcano label on the inside.
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:07 AM
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Here are some photos
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:23 AM
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The answer is probably best answered by asking yourself "What would I pay for this?"
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:09 AM
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Yeah, in Japan as far as I can tell. Guessing at least pre 70s, maybe as early as 40s/50s? Don’t know, it does have the same mountain/volcano label on the inside.
Nah, almost certainly from the '70s, possibly from the late '60s, based on the tuners and the fact that that era was a sort of golden age for rebranded Japanese guitars.
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There are no hairline cracks or the like anywhere to be seen. Very clean. Anyone know what theyíre worth?
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:54 PM
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you'll find a surprising number of threads on these guitars on this forum.

Start here: https://www.google.com/search?q=wayn...w=1201&bih=762
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Anyone know what theyíre worth?
Probably not much, unless it's all solid wood (I'm guessing it's all laminate), and even then, the brand name is not known well enough to get much interest.
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Ok, thanks people. Just wondering.

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I've done some research on Wayne guitars over the years.
I still have a D-70 nylon string - my first guitar.



Read post #2 on this thread https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=385727

It was made by Takamine - that mountain on the label represents Mt Takamine in Japan not Mt Fuji - if you read the script on the label the word 'conscience' is misspelt and missing the letter 's'.



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The 1970's literally had thousands of brands from Japan -
it was the age of cheap guitars from Japan . Many different brands came from the same maker for sales in discount stores
-sometimes a brand youd only ever see once -sometimes for several years ( i had a Heit guitar from this era )
a pretty so-so Electric ( like a red gibson 335 electric ) back then i paid 20 bucks for it -used
prices range from 50 to 150 bucks typically -used but playable
if they have problems their usually not worth fixing.

If you like the guitar , I say keep it , have fun with it -use it for a travel guitar
etc. its nice having something you dont have to worry about.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:52 AM
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Thanks guys, good info. Now all that makes me wanna filing out when it was made.Brucebubs, my label is different to yours as well. Doesnít have Ďelectrical Co.í, the stylised ĎWí in the centre of label or the Takame Gakki Co. on the bottom. Makes me think maybe itís pre 68í? Isnít that the year they started labelling their guitars Takame? I live Iím Melbourne, maybe Iíll start going around sum guitar/music shops, see what I can dig up. Thanks guys.
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