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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kawai Guitars

I'm thinking about setting up a separate informational website just for the Kawai guitars. There is absolutely no information available on them on the www, and Kawai in Japan have no information either (I know, because I asked them!).

I'm not a great fan of the Teisco-by-Kawai guitars of the 60s & 70s - the strange shaped ones with lots of switches and too many pickups. But I really do like the late 70s ranges.

So, I thought I'd ask here, just in case there's anyone else who stumbles across this blog whilst searching for any info on Kawai guitars, to contact me if you've got any of the following models, or any information about any of the following models ...

KS-10-Junior, KS-10-XL, KS-11-Junior, KS-11-XL, KS-12-Junior, KS-12-XL, Moonsault.

In fact, perhaps any of the non-Teisco Kawai guitars ... I think there are a few designs which could be described as "inspired by Alembic" - the F1 model and others - which were also around in the late 70s/80s.

This is a real longshot, but if anyone involved in the production, export/import or distribution of those guitars stumbles across the blog ... please get in touch. There can't be many worthwhile subjects which isn't covered by a www site (and perhaps there are way too many non-worthwhile sites), so perhaps I can add some value to the www ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello!! I found your blog looking for some info of my guitar, one Kawai F1. If you're interested I can send you some photos of my beauty (it's a little bit modified with an active eq and a gibson pickup in the neck). I'm from Barcelona and there's a shop called CMB and the owner called Manel who was the importer in Spain for this guitars and I'm sure that he can give you some info of this instruments. Here's the web and e-mail: ://

Greetings from Barcelona