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(@j-rock)
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Hey guys,

I bought an electric off of a buddy, but he had no idea what kind it was. The only words that I see on it are ( Series A ) up by the tuners. Any help?

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(@rik-anderson)
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Hey J Rock, any chance of a photo of it?

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(@j-rock)
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That's a good idea. I'll work on it.

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(@j-rock)
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Ok. I finally got a photo of it. But where can I post it so I can put the link on here?
Thanks

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You can try http://www.photobucket.com I think they have a free option

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(@anonymous)
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Wow.........and I thought I was the only one that played one of those........whatever make they are. Mine has the words Series A on it too.


   
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(@sin-city-sid)
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Ok. I finally got a photo of it. But where can I post it so I can put the link on here?
Thanks

I'll host it for you. shoot me a pm


   
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(@noteboat)
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"Series A" guitars like the one OneWingedAngel shows were made in the orient, probably in Korea, in the 1980s/90s. There are websites that claim they're Japanese, but I don't think so... I think they're confusing "Series A" on the headstock with the brief run of Teisco 'series A' guitars made in Japan in the mid 60s - but Teisco's was a model designation, not a brand name.

Series A doesn't seem to exist in any manufacturing directories I have here - it was probably a struggling guitar maker who decided to make a new brand name to rip off the designs like the Strat, Les Paul, and others, and made inexpensive duplicates.

As is often the case with lesser known brands from Asia, reviews of Series A guitars view them as junk - but reviews written by people who own Series A guitars tend to speak of them as being decent guitars for the money... one quote I found was "It's not a Les Paul, but it's probably 95% of a Les Paul - at 5% of the price".

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(@j-rock)
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Ok. Here they are. Pretty similar to the one above.

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(@imiron)
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I had a Series A many moons ago. The reason I got it at the time was because it was the cheapest one in the store. :) The impression I got was that it was some sort of generic brand. Like a guitar you would buy at Sears.


   
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I bought mine because it was the best in the store. The store sells nothing but used instruments. I'd say I got what I paid for. I can't really say if I agree with the reviews. My guitar has had some modifications, I can't remember them all but I do know the pick ups were changed and a humbucker was added.

Don't think they are like Les Pauls though, mind you, I don't like Les Pauls, find them hard to hold and the necks don't seem to fit my hands. So that may not be an objective statement. But the tone on a Les Paul is probably better.


   
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(@j-rock)
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One Wing Angel, Can I ask you what you paid for yours? It would give me an idea as to the value of mine. Not that it is important, I'm just curious. Thanks.

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(@anonymous)
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I paid less than $200 but can't say the exact cost of it since he waved some taxes as well as included a bunch of free stuff with that. Also as I said, mine has had some modifications to it, but I hope that helps.


   
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