They were originally a Japanese guitar company from the late 70's/early 80's but like Paul says, that bronze screw on logo is from the reincarnation of Stagg, most probably Chinese.
Could be wrong though, companies like Cimar used screw on logos.
The later version are okay budget guitars, a bit like Westfield. Decent chassis but might need some hardware/electronic upgrades. _________________
Maybe i'll sell my internet. It's lost its fun since i already beat it twice.
I remember Stagg using that bronze logo plate thing in about 2004. Maybe they'd been doing it since the 80s, but I reckon your mate's mixed something up.
I did think it was later myself but I never paid stagg much attention so wasn't sure, he said he had it before his daughter was born though n she's 27 so mid 90s _________________ Extreme distortion used discreetly...
They could well have been doing that plate thing since the 90s I suppose. I only really started hanging around the one guitar shop in Derry in about 2002 and my exposure to guitars was whatever they stocked. _________________
Posted it over at the my les paul forum they seem to think it's about epiphone level in terms of quality - I still haven't fixed the wiring so can't comment on the sound but it plays better than my sister in-laws epiphone (but I really don't like the neck on her guitar). _________________ Extreme distortion used discreetly...
Got it cleaned, restrung, oiled the fretboard, and rewired, the pickups are microphonic as fuck... Going to tune it F#F#F#F#E B and play some Sonic Youth... cause it's a Kool thing. I actually like the totally tarnished gold hardware.
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It's funny now that all those wholesale import pickups and stuff are everywhere for $10-$40, I often wonder about the cost effectiveness of even something cheap and hardware-store-y like wax potting the pickups (or refinishing a Strat/Tele body) in an old import guitar versus buying ridiculously cheap ones that'll sound as good as a nicer Epiphone. I got a pair of cheapo cream buckers from China on eBay (because DiMarzio have trademarked double cream open-coils and getting that look is expensive) and they didn't disappoint in any way. _________________
which one of you bastards sent me an ebay question asking if you can get teh kurdtz with that 64 mustang?
fran & paul are some of the original gangstas of the JS days when you'd have to say "phuck"
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Cost price of making pickups is figuratively pennies, for last couple of decades companies and individuals made tons of money selling handwired mojo. Though for sure a certain skill goes into finding sweet combination of all the components, but really you just wind your pickups to 6.5-7.0 kOhms, use alnico magnets and for the most part you cover 80-90% of the requested mojo vibes. Chinese pickups nowadays are made like that and cost a couple of bucks. _________________
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