What is this thing?

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Thats athe exact body, and headstock shape, except it’s a 3 knob design, 12 string, and 2 pickups. Plus it doesn’t have a trem
Just a different model. They could do different outfits. Basics are the same.
 
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I'd get a $50 First Act guitar and swap it out - it's definitely deserving of more than being a wall hanging. All those years in a pool hall - think of the "smoky tonez" waiting in there!
 

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I'd love a retro 12-string like that. Not sure how well it would play after being hung on the wall as a neon sign for 20 years but it's worth checking out. Very cool.
 

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I'd love a retro 12-string like that. Not sure how well it would play after being hung on the wall as a neon sign for 20 years but it's worth checking out. Very cool.
Action is about an inch of the board, not exaggerating
 

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I'd get a $50 First Act guitar and swap it out - it's definitely deserving of more than being a wall hanging. All those years in a pool hall - think of the "smoky tonez" waiting in there!
I’m convincing my dad to replace it
 

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Yeah, there’s a reason why that guitar was sacrificed for wall art. Not to say that it can’t be resuscitated.
It would be an awesome guitar, I wouldn’t do a thing to it, except string it up as a lefty
 

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Don’t do it.

It has more value to you as the neon sign from your dad’s place than it ever will as a guitar.
True, but it’ll still be a wall hanger, whether it’s at my place or a restaurant
 

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There is but it’s so faded, plus the headstock is covered in 20 years of dust, you can’t even read it, same with the logo in the f-hole
(...20 yrs of dust can be wiped down...'sides we can't help you answer your question without your help...)
I'm excited for you, Josh! I love a good guitar mystery!
 

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(...20 yrs of dust can be wiped down...'sides we can't help you answer your question without your help...)
I'm excited for you, Josh! I love a good guitar mystery!
I’m going this weekend to check it out again, and maybe take it home, when I do I’ll uncover some shit, I’m sure
 

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I (we, I'm sure) can't wait for your discovery, Josh!
 

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Just to add an idea here. I recall back in the 60s some music stores carried guitars that were pretty much “one-offs” as far as brand names were concerned. The brand name was no indication of which factory made them. For example I bought an electric MIJ 12 string back in 67 with a roughly Strat type body, dual single coil pups similar the the guitar in the OP, and a neck that looked like a cross section of wide plywood (the individual plies were visible on the neck back running from body to headstock). The brand name was “Sunrise”. That;s a name that I‘ve never seen on a guitar before or since. Those early MIJ guitars came here with all sorts on names on the headstocks, and I don’t think the names tell us much.
 


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