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If it's from the late 1970s, which I think it might be, then according to this post, it may have been made in the Fuji Gen Gakki factory in Japan. That factory has a good reputation for making quality guitars. However, if you read the rest of that thread, it's also possible it was made in a different factory. I've heard reports that 80s era Columbus Series 2's were made in Korea... which isn't automatically a bad thing; I have a Korean built Epiphone from 2001 that is an outstanding guitar. 

I wish I could tell you more, but Columbus is one of those less common, off-brand marquees and I really don't have a lot of details about them. But regardless, welcome to Harmony Central :welcome: Hopefully someone will know more about them and post some definitive info. 

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I collect Columbus guitars much to the amazement of many guitarists. Find the right one and you can have a lot of guitar for your money. (My opinion) The Columbus "series" guitars were made in Korea.

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Bought a columbus series 3 ply dinky type in 1988, in a small shop in Ealing, London. She had a Korea badge on her. Dimarzzio bucker and two cheap single coils. Mini switch setup. The weird trem snapped around 20 years ago. She now has a dive only FR fitted. Still have her and play her a bit. She cost £170 at time I bought her, when a sidewinder with a coil split cost a tenner less.  But tge Columbus looked cooler. Neither of those could match up to cheap guitars on todays market though. 

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