Hi, I'm very new to forum, spent the past few hours (actually all night as its 6am --7am - now) reading everything on every forum every picture ..... nothing looks like mine. Origin- June 2017 bought storage unit from divorcing couple. End of month I was moving out couch set when I happened along this red beauty of a guitar stuffed inside the couch., yes inside the cushions.... One owner was born on an air base in Japan grew up there as a child moved back to usa and returned as adult stationed there for the air base. Being said this guitar has some massive damage. Would love to know as much as possible before I decide to invest money in this one. I've never touched electric but I think the name and flower logo just spoke. I don't care about name brands I own Aria Accoustic Student Guitar that I adore taking on canoeing hiking trips because of size,and am told it's best one they've heard sound wise. I also own a Epiphone Accoustic someone mistook for higher end sound wise that's ohhhh circa 2008 Japan lol. So see I don't really care i just love to know. Here's what I know....or rather think I know, please correct me with anything you find 1. Circa 1970's possibly 1980's. - Wiring in the inside is Japanese or Korean it's white obviously orginal with yellowish colored fabric lines also. Versions made in India,later years had completely different wiring. I've attached tons of pictures or will attach so look away .... I can retake anything. -Lotus in 70 and 80 versions had the flower stamp below (some argue only 70's,versions but I'm not arguing show me proof) the name. There's too much argument on this topic of logos honestly. So pictures speak for themselves. But it seems in later years did away with pretty flower so ...it is,before 1982. If I mix up please inform. ---the tuners appear to be brand new -if anyone has name on those I'd appreciate. --the headstock I've not seen on any google picture of any color ... it just doesn't appear to exist at all under this brand name. It however does appear under the physedelic styles of Hondo around 1986 ish and they call the headstock jackson welcome to Google that. I'm attaching a hondo post picture I found in group that's similar to what I mean. But I've not found 1 reference to a Lotus having this design. (Did someone possibly change out the neck completely from newer model to older body ???) Attaching tons and tons of pictures detailing all of this on mine. Truss is trimage shape and black No retainer Fret count is 22 Fret board and headstock appear to be a honey maple wood -I've read production info from Matsumoku Plant used this wood but I cannot confirm with proof. Bridge missing Volume and tone controls missing 2. Black tone knob. Input jack seems rather shiny so I'm guessing this is new. Tremelo missing Bunch of unknown holes but I also took this baby apart to see inside and have detailed extremely what she looks like. Please comment with only info that can help determine what this is, please don't argue as I've seen before ... specifics aren't that important I'd just love info on what where maybe a who on her.... It's an odd location to store a guitar which made me the more curious. So if you've seen this guitar before by all means share them my info here id,love to chat as it appears she's been thru it. Lastly..... should I touch restoration (would it kill me budget wise to spend 300 on her yes .... so considering that ) ????? Or just let her live on my music wall displaying her travels haha .....which I don't mind either she's unique.