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The Japanese preCBS Books.

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Bazz Jass, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

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    A recent post made me think of these books again:

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    Both on my list to buy at some point. How do they compare? I gather the first one is more of a picture book and the second one is a bit more in depth.

    Just want to prioritise my buying. And seriously doubting my high school Japanese will be any help whatsoever!
     
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  2. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

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    First one is porn for guitar lovers but please keep in the back of your mind that they are not all original finishes... (Sorry to disappoint some of you that didn't know)

    The second one is more for fetish people like you and me...

    Both are definitely NSFW... (Not save for wives)
     
  3. Suresh

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    I didn't know that !
    Which finishes ain't original?
     
  4. bonedust

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    I have Authority of the Stratocaster and look through it often as well as the 70s Strat version. Great reference materials.
    My brother in law has the Galaxy of the Strats and I have looked through it once which was great but I’m not tempted to buy it because I probably wouldn’t look through it again. Each time I’m in Japan I’ll grab another book from the series. The Gibson ones are as detailed.
     
  5. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Time to go shopping at Amazon.co.jp methinks! :)
     
  6. picapoyo

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    Yes,I know!
     
  7. picapoyo

    picapoyo Strat-Talker

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    Refinished in Japanese
    リフィニッシュ
     
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  8. picapoyo

    picapoyo Strat-Talker

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    Here are some stratocaster books in Japanese.
     

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  9. Rob Moreno

    Rob Moreno Strat-O-Master

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    I've seen these pop up in used book stores. Guitar porn at its finest!

    @picapoyo where in Japan are you?
     
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  10. picapoyo

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    I am in Shibuya now.
     
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  11. Rob Moreno

    Rob Moreno Strat-O-Master

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    Only a mile away. I'm working in Nishi-Azabu. Yoroshiku!
     
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  12. picapoyo

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    Let's meet! Send me PM.
     
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    This is the first time I hear some of the finishes are not original. I met Iwanade-san and we talked about his Galaxy of Strats book and how great the pictures show the finishes. He never mentioned any of these are not original.
     
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