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    Matsumoku? Great factory. They were the guys who made Aria guitars in the 70's and 80's (and Epiphone as Gibson subcontracted to Aria). I think they also may Washburn as well.

    But their other claim to fame was (would you believe it) making wooden cases for Singer sewing machines! And when Singer started doing the plastic covers and Gibson started sending their guitar work offshore, this place closed. Late 80's or early 90's, I think.

    I was having trouble working it out. Fender looking head and Ibanez type pickup layout, but with a simple control suite. Had me stumped.

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    yeah, i was just reading about their history...interesting

    60% of the guitar was still made by hand, the rest factory. From sewing machines to guitars eh....amazing.

    Anyway, it's a damn good instrument (even though i've only had it one day lol). The neck is quite slim, even feels slimmer than my Tele...lucky i don't have fat fingers.

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    fat fingers aren't so good for traders :wink: , adapt your style to what you play remember what Tommy Iommi did with two tips missing ??? :)

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    I instantly thought of Django Reinhardt then....

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    keep trying to talk a bud into playing has a joint missing from his index( both middle) fingers (genetic) opens up a whole new world . :wink:

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    I saw an excellent documentary on the evolution of the electric guitar. I think it was focused on Les Paul and Marshall but went into the Japanese copies etc. I think it was the one linked..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcWTSgpTTyI

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    cool...that'll be my friday arvo entertainment then..thanks :)

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    ok, all good, but be prepared to die young.....

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