Tuesday, 4 February 2014

1960s vintage Japanese Apollo four-pickup solidbody electric

Love 'em or loathe 'em, here's another 1960s Japanese wonder. This guitar carries the Apollo brandname and is festooned with four pickups, a whole bunch of volume and tone controls, pickup selectors, etc. The very cheap looking vibrato unit is, remarkably, still intact, whilst the multiple pickguards/control plates put me in mind of Burns guitars. As to what it sounds like or how playable it actually is, unfortunately I am unable to comment.

Currently listed on eBay with an astonishingly optimistic Buy It Now price of US$1,950.

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. There's conjecture that the Kimberly Apollo was made by Kawai; pretty convincing side by side proof here:


    Although the guitar pictured in your post is slightly different.



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