Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

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Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:31 am

Hello,

I could not resist...
This white one with the orange colored pickguard was always my dream Guyatone.
I once had a 1971 blue one Guyatone LG350T DX with three pickups and golden hardware... I never really liked it... the neck was horrible,the overall playing feel was bad...
Ahhh!!! I just checked the my old guitar and a guy in Italy is selling it. So those are my pics he uses in his Reverb account. I made them.
https://reverb.com/au/item/11494754-guy ... -t-dx-1969
So I can not recommend the blue Guyatone in this Reverb add at all!

I hoped that this white Guyatone is better. ....aaaaand: It is luckily!

The neck is really good, not to compare to the blue one.
A japanese friend told me that Guyatone was going bankrupt in 1969 and the Guyatone guitars after are pretty bad! ( Now I know it)

My new one is pretty good, sounds great!!!
I am working on a fitting trem arm these days.

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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:36 am

Man, I love the look of these Guyatones.

The tailpiece looks so fucking over-engineered but it's still super cool!!

Congratulations!!
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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by UC3 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:55 am

Super cool,

Would love to get ahold of a set of those pickups on a part-out some day.

I am working on a fitting trem arm these days.

I'd begin with an M5 x 0.90 - if you can find one.


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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by antisymmetric » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:59 am

Fantastic! I have one too, supposedly a '65 pre-production model, much the same as yours but in sunburst and with an abbreviated Mosrite-ish pickguard made from the same material as yours. I love it. Legend is that different generations of these guitars were contracted out to different manufacturers, the early ones having some Yamaha involvement. The truss rod adjuster hiding inside the neck joint makes me think it could be true.
Congrats! 8)
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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:08 am

UC3 wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:55 am
Super cool,

Would love to get ahold of a set of those pickups on a part-out some day.

I am working on a fitting trem arm these days.

I'd begin with an M5 x 0.90 - if you can find one.


https://www.classicfasteners.com.au/jis ... rse-pitch/

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Ah, thanks for the hint with the trem arm!
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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:10 am

antisymmetric wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:59 am
Fantastic! I have one too, supposedly a '65 pre-production model, much the same as yours but in sunburst and with an abbreviated Mosrite-ish pickguard made from the same material as yours. I love it. Legend is that different generations of these guitars were contracted out to different manufacturers, the early ones having some Yamaha involvement. The truss rod adjuster hiding inside the neck joint makes me think it could be true.
Congrats! 8)
Oh, wow! Sounds good! Do you have pics of yours?
What trem arm do you use, please? Do you have an original one? Do you know the measures maybe? With a thread or just stuck in like Jags trem arms? ...oh...5 questions... :whistle:
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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:54 am

Is there anybody who has got the same here?
I am still not sure about the trem arm.. There could be a thread inside, but it also could be a jacket for a Jaguar style arm..
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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by antisymmetric » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:41 pm

Sorry for the slow reply- here is a link to sleepkid's thread on the guitar which later became mine, and which includes a link to my NGD thread. It came to me with no arm, and I haven't yet sorted a proper one, just a threaded arm with some teflon tape wrapped around it pushed into the collet, less than ideal. The collet on mine is not threaded, so may take a Jag/Jm arm maybe? Sending a PM to sleepkid might be a plan, he's knowledgeable on these guitars.
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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:12 am

antisymmetric wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Sorry for the slow reply- here is a link to sleepkid's thread on the guitar which later became mine, and which includes a link to my NGD thread. It came to me with no arm, and I haven't yet sorted a proper one, just a threaded arm with some teflon tape wrapped around it pushed into the collet, less than ideal. The collet on mine is not threaded, so may take a Jag/Jm arm maybe? Sending a PM to sleepkid might be a plan, he's knowledgeable on these guitars.
Ah, thanks for this hint. I will contact sleekid.
I´ve read your thread also.
What are your experiences with string gauges meanwhile please?
I love on Jags or Jazzmaster 12-52 flats, on old Mustangs 11-50 flats.
I am experimenting with 12-50 rounds this time... it reminds me to old Mosrites a bit.. The Mosrites also don´t like 11 or 12 sets.. On my Mosrite Combo I play 10-49 flats.
...what makes more tension? Flats or rounds? I thought flats?
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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:27 am

Here´s a look under the trem plate.
There´s white paint on the jacket and on the tremlock part.
A guy from japanese told me that japanese craftsmen put some paint onto screws sometimes, so you can see someone touched it or did some changes.
I am still looking for a solution with the trem arm.
I guess I will remove the white paint and will take a look into the inside? I am not sure..
If I remove it I will do it with heat I guess.


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The screw for the trem arm. so, what is under the white screw? A thread for a trem arm?
...do you know this thoughts, when you open a vintage guitar? You feel a bit like Indiana Jones.. open something where no one has been before... (ah, this was Star Trek, yes... ). ...Guyatona Jones.

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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by UC3 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:05 pm

The trem plate looks really similar to the Matsumoku trem plate.

Posted what images I had... just in case.

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Re: Guyatone LG350T Sharp5 1966

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:29 am

Ah, very cool! Thanks a lot! Good infos to the measures, :)
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