Found my dad's old guitar. Anybody know about this brand?

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  1. The Notorious DJ

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    Couple of months ago we did a bit of spring cleaning at my grandmother's house and by chance we found my dads old electric guitar. Had not been used since at least 80's just collecting dust in a box. Unfortunately it wasn't a '59 LP standard :oops: rather it's called Coral - on first glance I thought it was a Fender :laugh2:

    I did find it quite interesting because when I went to further research this axe, I can't find any information regarding the brand, model or anything - and all that is inscribed on the guitar is the word 'Coral' on the headstock and 'Coral III' on the body with a USA patent number.

    When I got home I decided to test it but couldn't get it to function properly - either needs a good cleaning, needs significant repair or she's finished. However, it's in decent shape, a few signs of ageing here and there, the nut is good, the pick-ups look like they need attention. However, the knobs were working at half capacity (if that makes sense) and there also is a signature with permanent marker on the body which was apparently from a night of partying and drinking :cheers:

    So out of curiosity, have any of you legends seen these guitars or know anything about them? I would love to know more info about its composition or even provide some TLC to revive her :fingersx:

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    WOW!!!!! What a treasure for you!
     
  3. Stevie 202

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    I believe they were made by Danelectro Guitars IIRC.

    What I remember from back in the day is mostly the Coral electric sitar.

    Groovy, man.
     
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  5. The Notorious DJ

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    At last a name of a manufacturer, nice one! I would love to bring this thing up to scratch but have no idea what I'm doing
     
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    Look like it could be a re-branded Guyatone LG100T



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    might be worth taking it to a store/tech to see what they say. Did it make any sound at all when plugged in?
     
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    That's really awesome! Great find! I just wanted to chime inn and say no guitar is ever "finished". It looks like everything is in good shape on the outside, and pickups very rarely go bad if they weren't messed with. Without seeing the inside I'd be willing to bet that a couple of new pots, a new jack, and some wiring would bring it right up to speed.
     
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    I'd keep that if I were you.
     
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    Or depending on how long its been sitting, Just a real good cleaning.
     
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    Those all remind me of my first guitar.. I can't remember the name of it though.. Along with my first Amp.. It was a Kent.. Got them at 13 Years Old.. Christmas 1967.. On - Off Rocker Switch for each Pick Up.. I can't remember how the Volume and Tone Knobs worked..

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    Very cool looking guitar! Its history makes it priceless for you.
     
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    Could that be Richie Valens signature? The style on the "R" is very similar.

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    Figured might as well throw this into the mix..


    This was marketed/sold under the Regent brand also..

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    COOL find - and reading the history of Vinnie Bell was awesome too!! Makes me what to go buy an Eastwood, lol....
     
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    Wow, that really looks like the same guitar, doesn't it? Right down to inlays and the funky cool output jack placement.

    Definitely comes from the same factory, getting different branding.
     
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    I'm digging the pickups ... covered and open-coils, all in one.

    I agree with the others who wrote that it probably just needs a good cleaning.
     
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    With those 3 rocker switches obviously being for on/off on each pickup, you could probably get some cool tonez' from that thing if/when you get it outputting a signal again! How cool is that find?!
     
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    Show up to a jam night with that, dudes go crazy.
     
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    That is a good idea to be honest. Volume does come out but it is intercepted by a lot of feedback. Definitely needs somework
     
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