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Camac Strat

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Shoreline Gold, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Shoreline Gold

    Shoreline Gold Strat-Talker

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    I have a strat with the word CAMAC written across the headstock. It looks to be custom-made sometime in the 70's. It's got an ebony board with mother of pearl inlays and a 5 piece mahogany/maple neck. Flame maple top on an ash(?) body with a black-red-yellow burst. It's a back-routed construction with a HB in the neck and two SC in the mid and bridge. It's got toggle switches for all the pickups and an extra switch which changes the highs. Serial no. 0138.

    I was wondering about the origin of this guitar and how much it would approximately be worth? Any other information would be good too.
     
  2. TheStratMan

    TheStratMan New Member!

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    Camac strat "info"

    Hi,

    There seems to be very limited amount of information available. I have spotted 1 ebay item that is similar. Here is the link (seller initially thought it was japanese but it may be italian and made in seventies)
    eBay: Neue und gebrauchte Elektronikartikel, Autos, Kleidung, Sammlerst

    please use translator (google or similar) to translate. Maybe the seller can tell a little bit more.

    Some indications of the brand still existing (these are harps)

    Waltons - Search Results

    It is not known to me if this is the same company at all but you could ask.

    BTW. I would be interested buing your guitar if you have intentions to sell it.
     
  3. Pete McC

    Pete McC Senior Stratmaster

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  5. TheStratMan

    TheStratMan New Member!

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    Japanese it is then. What I was bidding for and eventually lost due to unfortunate circumstances in ebay was this one

    Ash body lookin pretty pretty...

    No I need to find my soldering iron and chisel and a couple of Bill Lawrence humbuckers and that old Columbus strat project to copy that...:)Dang!
     

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  6. TheStratMan

    TheStratMan New Member!

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    I got it by 2nd chance

    Hi,

    Probably you think I'm crazy raving about it but I got it! Ebay 2nd chance because 1st buyer backed off for some reason. Maybe it's a hoax and I'm the jack ass:D

    Hope the guit aint crap. It very well could be.. haha. ;)

    Anyway that kind of coil split and phase reverse is uncommon to most guitars with the exception of Jimmy Page LP and probably some more.

    I have a Blackie and Finnish top luthier Ruokangas made strat so if Camac sucks I will caress my loved ones even dearly. TheStratMan is deranged...

    I'll post something with more sensible content next time...
     
  7. Shoreline Gold

    Shoreline Gold Strat-Talker

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    Oh my goodness! I'm sorry that I never saw this until now, but that picture is exactly the guitar I have, but with different knobs.

    Thank you for this information. I never knew it was Japanese though, always assumed it was French.

    That's really cool of you to find that for me. For the life of me, I could never figure out anything about this guitar.

    Thanks a lot, Pete.
     
  8. NastyMojo

    NastyMojo Strat-Talker

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    SSH...I think that is sweet!
     

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