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Pigeon
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:24 pm    Post subject: I'm getting a new guitar in 2 weeks! =D Reply with quote

I just bought a cheap guitar from a guy and im gonna pick it up in 2 weeks.
Does anyone know anything about this guitar?? All i know is that it ays MAIA om the headstock.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks abit like one of those Top Twenty/Woolworths guitars. Don't expect too much, but at least you get a proper humbucker.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top Twenty/Woolworths guitars????????
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like this one. Someone has added two more strings for more junkshop LULZ.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that was a cool guitar!
But mine is a Maia =/ Its like 30 years old
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes, so is that other one. They use the same el cheapo parts and may or may not have been made at the same factory. This type of guitar had a bunch of different import brands stamped on em and were sold cheaply through catalogs and Woolworths.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are woolworths japanese? I just got a mail from the guy i bought it from, and he said its made in japan =)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pigeon wrote:
Are woolworths japanese? I just got a mail from the guy i bought it from, and he said its made in japan =)


Do you know what import means?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but we dont have woolworths here in Norway =/
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woolworth is an old department store in america similar to Montgomery Ward or Sears. they were all known to sell cheap import guitars.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not from woolworths
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could probably replace "woolworth" with whatever department store you have in norway.
factories in japan would crank these things out and put various brand names on them. then department stores in the west would sell them.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maya are actually quite good "lawsuit" guitars, MIJ in the 60s and 70s IIRC. the fender clones are REALLY dead-on, the gibbys not THAT much.
great stuff, i believe these were made in the ibanez factory and came out under all kinds of names like -well ibanez and/or maya- greco, el dégas, hondo, aria, etc. etc.

cool!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a link to the only 'lawsuit' Maya guitar I could find a pic of on t'internet:
http://www.pksmusic.com.au/showProduct/MMC

It's a half-decent Marauder copy, but looking at the quality and hardware it's fair to say it's not the same brand as this chap's 'Maia' guitar.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i grew up in switzerland and EVERYBODY had these Maya, Tokai and/or Hondo "lawsuit" guitars. they've now got a quite loyal following.
a friend of mine is selling this ES-335 copy for around $150:
http://wongguitarcenter.webcindario.com/guitarras/maya/maya.htm

i might --- might--- get it, though i do already have an ES-345 ripoff from the same factory ("El Dégas" brand).

still nice, and some of them have the coveted Ibanez Super 70 pickups (mine hasn't but it RULES, still).

Pat.

ps: interesting short read: http://reviews.ebay.com/Ibanez-Does-Not-Make-Every-Japanese-Electric-Guitar_W0QQugidZ10000000004204406?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT:-1:LISTINGS:2
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mate got given the bass version of that Maya SG clone thing for free a while back. It wasn't great but it was obviously cheaply made.

I'm pretty sure his had stickers all over it too.... Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there wasnt any stickers on it when it was new Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pigeon wrote:
there wasnt any stickers on it when it was new Razz


I guessed that indeed Wink
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