Monday, 30 April 2012

H.S. Anderson Kite - pointy 1970s Japanese guitar made by Morris
This pointy guitar looks like it could have so easily have come from the 1980s, but perhaps the lack of a locking trem - or actually a trem of any kind - gives the game away that it is actually an earlier creation from 1970s Japan. It's actually an H.S. Anderson Kite, H.S. Anderson being a brand name of Morris who also made guitars with other brandnames such as Hurricane.

Other H.S. Anderson guitars included the "Houston" (a.k.a. The Beatles Apple, although it was never played by any of The Beatles, Abba's Björn Ulvaeus was known to use one) and the "Madcat" Telecaster-style guitar favoured by Prince (before they were re-branded with the Hohner name).

The Kite looks as if it could be quite an ergonomic guitar; although not quite so curvy, its shape is not a million miles away from that of the Ovation Breadwinner and Deacon guitars. This example looks as if it has seen a lot of action over the years, bearing a lot of battle scars. It is currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $1,200.

G L Wilson

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  1. Looks a bit like the 1958 Gibson Epiphone Explorer electric guitar. Did a post about it almost year ago now in May!

    Not as "pointy" as this H.S. Anderson but I see where the original design comes from.

    1. It bears no resemblance to an explorer whatsoever.

  2. I have also an old H.S. Anderson handmade. It is better then my Fender Strat, My Yamaha or Variax 6 Line ^ guitar, who has also an H.S. Anderson .my email is



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