Topic: Mystery Guitar
I found this on craigslist yesterday. There was a pic of the front and back in the ad. It looked like solid wood and it intrigued me so I went to have a look. Seeing it first hand, it did appear to be all solid wood and the price was right so I brought it home.
There is no name on the headstock and I can see where there used to be a label on the inside but it's gone. What I assume is a model number is on the heel block and what might be a logo stamped above it. A search of the number gave me hint that it might be a Gamma, which I have never heard of, but further digging on that name only turned up bass guitars. It has an adjustable bridge which, I believe, was only used for a short time in the 70's on some Japanese guitars. I'm not that well versed on these matters so I could be completely off base. The top binding and one ring of the rosette appear to be pearl or Abalone. I don't know the difference and again, I could be totally wrong about both.
Even with 18 year old strings (the guy told me that's how long it's been in the closet) it sounds incredible. I'm cleaning it up right now and can't wait to hear what it sounds like with new strings.
Anyone have any idea what I bought?
Here's a link to the album I made. And here are a couple picks from that album.
Here is the number on the heel block. I'd be willing to bet that the 9 85 was when it was made.
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