Can anyone ID this guitar?

evenkeeyal

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Mar 20, 2008
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Looks kinda like a CMI, but no logo to confirm. Neck plate reads made in Japan. That narrows it down! lol! If anyone know...please let me know.
 

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Strat-Talk

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Apr 20, 2006
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It's hard to see with these small photos. Got anything larger? I'm thinking 80's MIJ copy from one of dozens of factories. Before the lawsuits (actually letters threatening lawsuits) these kinds of guitars were prolifferating at an exponential rate.

I've never see that exact model though.
 

StratDen

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May 23, 2008
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Yes, there are some many variations coming out of Chinese factories these days it's hard to keep track who's who, or what's what...
 

StratDen

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May 23, 2008
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Oh, and thats not to say this is a Chinese guitar, it could be a homebuilt, I was just speaking in terms of production numbers....
 

thaus

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Jul 6, 2007
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I too think it looks like a Burns.............I guy in town plays in a rockabilly act and has a Burns guitar that looks very similiar.
 

cmatthes

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Jan 2, 2009
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DC 'Burbs
I believe that it's a 70s Burns copy from Japan. I'll have to check the archives, but I believe that there's an early Tokai that is very similar, and probably others. Tough to tell from the small photos, but has a few similar characteristics. Burns never really caught on in the USA, but were big in the UK and Japan, so there was a legitimate copy market.
 


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