Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Weird pointy Marina guitar, possibly 1980s Japanese
This very pointy Marina guitar with a faux stone finish is a bit of an oddity. I've not seen one like it before, and neither have I heard of the Marina brandname. The seller seems to think it is Japanese which is possible, I suppose, but I doubt it. I don't agree with the assessment that it's from the 1970s to early 1980s either. The locking trem would suggest that it's more recent than 1970s. I'd personally say it was LATE 1980s to 1990s, and probably Chinese in origin.

But if you know differently...

(Thanks to Lewis who spied this guitar listed on eBay).

G L Wilson

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  1. Anonymous4:37 am

    Here's another Marina, in a more pleasing body shape:

  2. It's definitely more recent - that's the same trem that was fitted to a Marlin Sidewinder.

  3. Marina was brand in Taiwan, that had production 1970s-1990s. mostly made in Korea or Taiwan. slightly possible in japan, since marina had somehow relation with Japanese brand, Nanyo Bass Collection by Marina (1970s-1990s).



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