ID this model please!

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ID this model please!

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:00 am

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This nasty stray dog f/s locally. Not that I'd want to buy it or anything (yeah of course not...) but WHAT IS IT?!
I seem to have it on the tip of my tongue.

I seem to remember that the great, sadly lost, Mr. Orang Goreng used to have one of these and restored it. It has a 4+2 headstock but not the typical Teisco one.

Thnx. Please make me be able to sleep again! :bored:
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Post by Ceylon » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:46 am

That is most likely a Soviet copy of the Teisco Spectrum 5. The pickups are a dead giveaway and if you look closer it has a bunch of small touches that are almost arts-and-crafts-y despite probably being manufactured in huge quantities in industrial settings. There seems to have been some kind of Japanese influence on Soviet guitar production as you'll find instruments with Motorik-lookalike vibratos et cetera. I guess maybe they made a point out of not aping American guitars too much.
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Post by sir h c » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:43 pm

Probably can find one in Lord Bizarre's collection:

http://lordbizarre.com/Welcome.htm

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Post by mgeek » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:15 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:00 am

This nasty stray dog f/s locally. Not that I'd want to buy it or anything (yeah of course not...)
whaaat! I thought you were cool! Buy it! ;D

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Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:24 am

Cool Thanks!

But no, I ain't paying €250 for that POS :squint:
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Post by mgeek » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:24 am

ah yeah the price is wrong...<100e!

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Post by surfin_bird » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:14 pm

I forgot the name of these but apparently they were mostly imported by a dutch guitar shop (or made just for them)
Cool design but quite poor quality

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Post by Haddock » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:38 am

HsinMi seems to be the name, but no one on the Internet seems to remember where these were made...

Edit : ooh, maybe Taiwan
https://drowninginguitars.com/2012/02/12/1960s-japanese-guitar-brand-name-game/ wrote:HsinMi– Dutch market, 70s, mail-order catalog, Taiwan
(there was a previous appearance on OSG, alack the pictures are gone)
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