Actually this is a very nice and cool guitar. The first one we have seen and hand made in Japan for a touring musician who was into his Juniors...
Handmade in Japan, there isn’t much information about Combat Guitars. They were formed in 1989 and have remained resolutely dedicated to building each guitar by hand, shunning computer aided manufacture. They pride themselves in their careful wood selection and their many years of experience. This guitar came to use via the family of a professional musician who toured extensively in Japan.
This guitar is in good condition. Its certainly been used as is evident by the various bumps and knocks. Having said that there is no obvious ware and the poly finish still retains that lustrous gloss finish. The wonderfully book-matched and bound flamed maple top is a nice touch, making it more than just another double cut copy. Everywhere you look there are signs of fine craftsmanship but also a nod to the original with correctly radiused body, nut width and Melody maker style headstock.
The mahogany neck too is in good condition, free of any knocks. Rosewood fretboard too is in good shape with plenty of life left in the frets.
Hardware and plastics show some signs of use, particularly has the hardware is gold plated. The volume knob has been changed.
Electrically everything looks to be correct. The pickup is a Seymour Duncan. Pots from the far east can be hard to date but these seem to be imported CTS pots.
The guitar comes with a hardshell case.
As you can probably imagine, this is classic single pickup, Gibson-esque territory. Lots of scope with simple controls, from sweet rhythm to screaming lead, what more do you want?
Definitely not your run of the mill copy, this guitar is testament to Japanese craftsmanship. It isn’t too over the top but is certainly no shrinking violet. What’s for sure is, this is a machine ready to rock…
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