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My son received an Angelica Guitar from a friend of a friend and I was wondering if there any way to tell what year is was made.

I couldn't find a website for Angelica.

 

The model number is F 200

 

Can anyone help me or direct me where I could find this information out?

 

Thanks!

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My son received an Angelica Guitar from a friend of a friend and I was wondering if there any way to tell what year is was made.

I couldn't find a website for Angelica.


The model number is F 200


Can anyone help me or direct me where I could find this information out?


Thanks!

 

Hello & Welcome

 

I'm afraid I know nothing about the brand but someone here probably does. Terry Allan Hall is pretty clued up on little-known brands so he may come up with some info.

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Post a pic...not familiar w/ that brand name, but perhaps it's a "generic" (an instrument made by - usually - a Pacific Rim conmpany that may be labeled w/ a dozen or more names)...if so, a pic can be very helpful.

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I've owned a couple of inexpensive Angelica 3/4 size classicals. (Assuming it's the same company.) One was $40 (on sale at Sam Ash) and the next (the first got irreparably broken -- but not until after some serious abuse and two neck reglues) cost $50. The first was a better guitar (and kinda sorry I trashed it so badly) but I've put a lot of miles on the second, as well. They're plywood, Chinese made, and probably a pretty reasonable deal for the money. I looked at some Angelicas from another model line, though, and some of them seemed poorly made. I suspect they're bought from different factories. (Although my two 3/4's were almost certainly from the same factory but probably different workers/QC.) I'd buy another for the same money with the same, bang-it-around/go-anywhere/throw-it-bare-in-the-trunk use philosophy.

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i bought my ex wife an angelica at manny's in 1975ish...dont remember much about the guitar other than it had a nice tone and seemed to be fairly well constructed.

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My son received an Angelica Guitar from a friend of a friend and I was wondering if there any way to tell what year is was made.

I couldn't find a website for Angelica.


The model number is F 200


Can anyone help me or direct me where I could find this information out?


Thanks!

 

I can't date the age of your guitar, but I use to own a 12 string angelica. I bought it in 1976 in sam Ash in paramas NJ for $100. It was agreat guitar. I would frequently have people ask if it was a Martin or Gibson by the sound. Unfortunately, i sold it in 1982 as I was primarily a drummer and didn't play often enough. I would check with someone from Sam Ash for specifics, especially if you can find someone from the '70's. I also owned an angelica banjo that I bought at the same time (I was into Country-rock). keep that guitar.

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The year was 1973. I bought mine new from a local store where I took private lessons at 8 years old. Excellent dreadnaught regular guitar. Not the classical or 12 string

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1967 to 1975 - Angelica, a brand name used by UK importers Boosey & Hawkes. Entry level guitars and basses based on classic American designs. Made in Japan. Source: Tony Bacon and Paul Day, The Gurus Guide

 

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All, I have had (now) three Angelica acoustic guitars. The first was an inexpensive 6 string acoustic (purchased from Sam Ash the mid to late 1970s). has an interesting neck configuration (with neck bolting straight into the body of the guitar. the Action has been perfect from day one and remains so 30 years later. My second Angelica is a blond 12 string with a Jumbo body and beautiful ornamentation on fretboard and pickguard. I have had this one since late 1970s and it sounds as beautiful as it looks. I never made the connection between my Angelica 12 string and the Gibson J-200 until recently, when I have been looking at buying a Gibson J-200... Quite accidentally, I looked up Angelica 6 strings on the internet and found an amazing Angelica 6 string also from the 1970s which is almost the sister to my 12 string. in addition to the beautiful blond wood and inlaid fretboard and fancy pickguard, the end of the fretboard has the fancy scroll end (like the J-200 and L-5 Gibson have). Summarizing, Angelica made some wonderful acoustic guitars which Sam Ash sold in the 1970s and I have enjoyed my first two for years and this most recent acquisition (purchased through Reberb.com) looking forward to years of enjoyment going forward..

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adding a photo of my recently acquired 6 String Angelica
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Hi and welcome to the Forum. That's a cool old guitar. I have a Sakura 12-string from '73, but maybe you could start a new thread with an intro rather bumping a thread that hasn't seen action in 3 1/2 years. ;)

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Hi there - I just found an Angelica in our loft. Wondering if anyone has any idea how old it is? All it says on the inside is Angelica, Model No. 2857, Supplied by Boosey and Hawkes, London. 

The machine heads look like they could do with replacing - does anyone know whether machine heads come in various sizes for this type of guitar? I am an amateur so looking for advise! 

 

 

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7 hours ago, The_Jalantikus said:

Hi there - I just found an Angelica in our loft. Wondering if anyone has any idea how old it is? All it says on the inside is Angelica, Model No. 2857, Supplied by Boosey and Hawkes, London. 

The machine heads look like they could do with replacing - does anyone know whether machine heads come in various sizes for this type of guitar? I am an amateur so looking for advise! 

Hi and welcome to the Forums. Scroll up a ways to Idunno's post for information about Angelica guitars. Your guitar was made sometime between 1967 and 1975. Inexpensive guitars generally have generic interchangeable "die cast" tuners but there are exceptions. A local music store should be able to help you find replacement tuning machines.

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I bought my Angelica model 9220 DN at Sam Ash in 1978.  It's an exquisite replica of a M D-28 dreadnought.  It's retained its rich tone and resonance and plays as well today as when new.  Weak link are the machine heads.  Getting a little drusy with age.  These are the sealed Bakelite frame units - out of production for decades.  Any guidance anyone could provide on optimum replacements would be appreciated.

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