Univox guitar dating
To avoid the same problem happening again, Gibson bought Epiphone and started building some very nice Imported Copy Guitars!Fender opened facilities outside North America under different brand names like Squier.By this time, many guitar manufacturers from the Far East had 10 years experience under their belts, and the improvement in quality began to shine through.Univox, Kawai, Silvertone and Domino were starting to deliver guitars that – from a price / quality point of view – were beginning to eat into the markets that Fender and Gibson dominated.I also have some additional Mosrite copies farther down this page, some listed under the 1960’s guitars and the best one on the 1980’s. On the left is a very nice Hondo Deluxe 748 Mark II. all that you would expect from the real thing at 1/8 the price.
New pots, switches, bridge, etc and a few days locked in a room. The Conrad and the Aria are extremely well build guitars while the Lotus is most certainly not.VG has also published several of my own articles over the years, some of which can be found on this site.The Blue Book - if you're serious about buying and selling used guitars, the Blue Book provides the most detailed pricing, dating and identification info. Guitar HQ - a nice all-around mainstream vintage guitar site.I could not wait to go out and buy a UNIVOX Les Paul for 1/5th the price of the real thing!Damn, it was so inexpensive that I could almost afford to smash it on stage! But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
Towards the end of the 1970’s, Fender and Gibson were loosing market share.