For instance, take this Pleasant SEV218. The headstock shape looks very familiar, although subtly different from those appearing on various other Japanese guitars from the 1960s, e.g. Barclay, Sekova, Greco, Inter-Mark, Teisco, and probably a few others!
The guitar itself is a delightful mish-mash of influences, Fender and Mosrite being the most obvious. There's the Fender Jaguar-like pickup selector switch panel, the rakishly-angled Mosrite-esque neck pickup, and the Stratocaster-style contouring on the rear of the guitar - but note how the so-called "belly cut" has been applied to both the bass and treble sides of the rear of the guitar. The neck is the usual multi-laminate affair typical of this period.
Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $549.
G L Wilson
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