04-08-2013 03:08 AM - edited 04-08-2013 03:10 AM
I Bought a few days back a Madeira electric guitar, It's one weird guitar I tell ya.
First it's a mustang copy, sharing the same design as the Court Cobain signature model (red with stripe), it features a bridge with a trem arm, which looks like a combo between a trem and a bigsby, weird, now I can't determine what model this is, and I need to know because i'm looking to replace the pickups but i'm not sure what pickups would be ok.
Picked it up for about 40$ from a young lady, already taken apart and stripped of paint in preperation for refinishing (with tru oil) and I can't be sure what type of wood is here (i'm thinking it's ash, but I can't be sure).
Also, i'd appreciate it if someone can tell me what model is this guitar.
Here are some pictures:
04-08-2013 03:45 AM
Madeira became known as Guilds import brand. madeira guitars were first made in Japan, then were made in Korea. This seems to be a budget Mustang clone that was offered under several brands, Sakai, Hondo, Memphis ...
04-08-2013 04:28 AM
Madeira started making guitars in Korea around 1979-1980, I'm guessing it's from 1982-1984
as for wood, I don't know, it was a budget guitar, so just whatever they could find for the cheapest, basswood, alder maybe ?
04-08-2013 06:38 AM
04-08-2013 07:26 AM
You are indeed very informative man ,
thanks for all the help, I finished sanding the paint and i'm preety sure the body is ash\alder, gonna re wire the electric system and maybe get a decent guitar out of it.
04-08-2013 08:04 AM
you could probably make this into a nice player
when rewiring it, you could do it like a Mustang
unlike the original Mustang,the Madeira has only two positions for each pickup.
04-08-2013 05:25 PM - edited 04-08-2013 05:28 PM
Just measure the pickups, but don't give up on the ones that are in there some of those old pickups sound amazing. Of course, some can only make autoharp sounds too
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