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by Mattochan » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:05 pm

Hey Folks,

I found this lovely yesterday at an estate sale. It's a Japanese SG clone, it has a Bigsby style vibe and is labeled as a Mana. I'm guessing it's from the lawsuit era. No serial numbers I can find. Does anyone know anything else? (ex, mfg or year of production)

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by VintAxe » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:42 am

Hi Matt. Haven't seen a Japanese SG exactly like this but a lot of similar ones were made between 1972-76. The neck plate and tuners look Kawai to me. Some of these had bodies that were solid wood, have you peaked into the control cavity yet to get a better look at yours?
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