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Wizard of Odd: Late-’60s TeleStar Doubleneck

September 21, 2018
Here’s another beautiful weirdo from the Kawai Enshu factory.
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Wizard of Odd: ’60s Tombo 6-String Ukulet

July 25, 2018
What do you get when you cross a ukulele with a transistor radio?
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Wizard of Odd: Ripe for Slide—Mid-’60s Kawai SD Electrics

July 6, 2018
What do you get when a piano manufacturer turns to making electric guitars? Perhaps something resembling a serious piece of furniture.
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Wizard of Odd: Early-’60s Welson Kinton

May 29, 2018
What’s better than a cool mini-humbucker? Four of them, of course! And don’t forget that “all on” blower switch.
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Wizard of Odd: The Weird and Wonderful FujiGen PP Electrics

May 22, 2018
In a world awash with Tele and Strat remakes, it’s fun to stumble across quirky outliers.
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Wizard of Odd: The Incredible Tale of a Mid-’60s Aria Diamond 1402T

March 28, 2018
Sometimes, against all odds, you find yourself reunited with a long-lost friend.
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Wizard of Odd: The Mystery of Calculon 6

March 8, 2018
One big question remains about this intriguing piece of folk art. Perhaps someone, somewhere has the answer.
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Wizard of Odd: “Tiki Mask” Prestige Electrics

February 5, 2018
What was up with instrument design in 1968? Far-out, dude.
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Wizard of Odd: 1960s Zerosette JG SAD 2

December 27, 2017
How do you say “flower power” in Italian?
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Wizard of Odd: 1964 Supro Dual Tone

December 11, 2017
Who needs tonewood? We’ve got fiberglass, baby!
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Wizard of Odd: Tracking the Elusive Humming Bird

October 30, 2017
What happens when a Mosrite Ventures model makes its way to Japan? You can bet it’s something extreme.
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Wizard of Odd: A 1963 Marvel EJ2 Returns Home

September 28, 2017
In his PG column debut, Frank Meyers tells the tale of trekking to Matsumoto, Japan, to unravel the mystery of his very first guitar.
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7 Sleeper Vintage Amps That Bring the Noise

July 14, 2017
Discover these pawnshop beauties by Airline, Teisco, Yamaha, Harmony, Ace Tone, Hohner, and McKinney.
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Beasts from the East

December 20, 2016
Weird-guitar guru Frank Meyers takes us inside the bizarre and fascinating world of Cold War electrics from the Soviet Union.
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Transistor-Saurus Rex: Vintage Guitars with Onboard Amps

May 23, 2016
Flash back to an era when 6-string beasts with names like Teisco, Silvertone, Hofner, Wandre, Cipher, and Maier (quietly) roared.
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Weird Guitars: Vintage Freak Show

June 5, 2014
DrowningInGuitars.com’s Frank Meyers got hooked on weird guitars as a kid and never looked back. Here are some of the most bizarre guitars he’s come across in more than 30 years of collecting.
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