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« on: October 16, 2017, 09:39:33 PM »

Hello not new member ,but first time post , So let me get everyone some  , I need some help on this late 60s hollow body archtop I picked up at a garage sale last weekend , I was able to Id the guitar as a Danelectro / Coral  Guitar  it seems to be a Vincent Bell Combo Model  ,  but it has no Electrics ????  ,but everything I found said this guitar came as accoustic /electric hence the name  COMBO , any how it is in very nice condition has a very nice archtop sound (tone) Do you guys think it would be wise to add electrics  and if so should I just go buy way of pickgaurd with intergraded electrics as not to strart drilling or should I go with more of theginal electrics,  Thank you I will try to post pictures
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 09:48:33 PM »

I think it's time to learn everything you can on this model. Online, books, forums etc.

    And drill no holes until you are sure you want to destroy the vintage quality of this guitar. I'll check my books, if I can find them. I just moved again
    I'm sure others will join in. Pix would be real nice. The headstock on these was called the refrigerator stock, I think.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 10:01:56 PM »

LOL No drilling promise from what I have found so far it does have some Value and it does sound very nice as is (No electric) / archtop body was built by the Kawai piano company of Japan /solid sruce top with Maple back and sides/ coral / danelectro full scale neckwith neck tilt adjustment /Brazilian rosewood fingerboard & headstock / nickel closed back Klusion tuners.  1 3/4 brass nut  .
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 10:45:42 PM »

Very nice garage sale find.  Kawai made really nice pianos back in the day. (maybe still do?)

Anyway, Welcome to the forum!  Please post some pics and I am certain you will find some helpful information here...
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 10:58:35 PM »

It may just have come with electronics mounted on the guard.Kawai made all sorts og guitars back in the day.
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 11:32:37 PM »

LOL No drilling promise from what I have found so far it does have some Value and it does sound very nice as is (No electric) / archtop body was built by the Kawai piano company of Japan /solid sruce top with Maple back and sides/ coral / danelectro full scale neckwith neck tilt adjustment /Brazilian rosewood fingerboard & headstock / nickel closed back Klusion tuners.  1 3/4 brass nut  .
Man, we gotta have pix. Garage sale find of the year. The brass nut tells me it is at least early 70's.
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« Reply #6 on: Today at 02:33:14 AM »

It seems my pictures are over the allowed  size. I will have to find another way to load pictures here . from my reaserch Danelectro was sold to MCA in 1967  MCA started the coral line of guitars as there professional series  they stoped production and closed there doors in Neptune NJ in 1969.  In the course of just trying to find out what model this guitar was  I stumbled on to the reason why MCA closed the Danelectro factory apparently MCA was one of the companies in that erra that was in the crosshares of attorney general Robert Kennedy  as being a Monopoly .






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« Reply #7 on: Today at 02:45:51 AM »

It seems my pictures are over the allowed  size. I will have to find another way to load pictures here . from my reaserch Danelectro was sold to MCA in 1967  MCA started the coral line of guitars as there professional series  they stoped production and closed there doors in Neptune NJ in 1969.  In the course of just trying to find out what model this guitar was  I stumbled on to the reason why MCA closed the Danelectro factory apparently MCA was one of the companies in that erra that was in the crosshares of attorney general Robert Kennedy  as being a Monopoly .







One way I have resized my pix, is to email them to myself. Download them, then upload to the forum. Email resizes them.
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