Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Vintage Japanese-made "Delta"-branded solidbody electric plank
I'm not say it ever was, but I could well imagine this Japanese-made Delta guitar, probably dating to the 1960s, being marketed under the Silvertone banner; it does seem to have a Kay / Danelectro vibe to it. The seller points out that, "The plate on the back of the neck joint is cosmetic, since it is actually a set neck," but I wonder if it is indeed purely cosmetic. Assuming that the guitar does have a trussrod, I think it's possible that the faux neck plate is actually a truss rod cover. There is a precedent for this in 1960s Japanese guitars; the now legendary Yamaha SG-2 and SG-3 had the truss rod accessible from behind what appeared to be the neck place. In the case of those guitars, they WERE bolt-on necks and the neck bolts were also hidden beneath the plate.

Incidentally, does anyone out there know anything about the Delta brand? It's not one I recall having seen or read about before.

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $399

G L Wilson

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  1. The Delta looks like it is the logo from Delta Airlines. A decal from a model airplane kit?

  2. Is that a long screw being used as a continuous bridge saddle? Nice...



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