Jump to content

Suzuki W85 Dove copy


DeepEnd
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Members

A coworker who knows I play guitar recently inherited a Suzuki W85 Dove copy and showed me a couple of cell phone pics. It appears to be from the 70's (Yamaha, Alvarez and Univox were making Dove/Hummingbird copies during that time period and probably a bunch more) but beyond that I can't find anything. Does anyone know anything about the Suzuki variant?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
14 hours ago, DeepEnd said:

A coworker who knows I play guitar recently inherited a Suzuki W85 Dove copy and showed me a couple of cell phone pics. It appears to be from the 70's (Yamaha, Alvarez and Univox were making Dove/Hummingbird copies during that time period and probably a bunch more) but beyond that I can't find anything. Does anyone know anything about the Suzuki variant?

I think the Dove and Hummingbird copies were made by Kiso Suzuki around the mid 70s. It is likely to be a very well made guitar that rivals a genuine Gibson in quality. Suzuki guitars from around that time are highly valued instruments. Nice inheritance.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
5 hours ago, garthman said:

I think the Dove and Hummingbird copies were made by Kiso Suzuki around the mid 70s.

Yes, the label inside does say "K. Suzuki." I wish I had a way to post pics. It's a sweet looking guitar, granted that I haven't played it. I'm sure he'll be happy with it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...