Vintage 1960's Terada FW 815 GIBSON COPYdoveJAPANwesternACOUSTICguitar. I recently acquired this guitar alongside a couple others.
I have not oiled it or restored anything. It had a couple old strings on, dusty, appearing un-played for quite some time. I dusted it and restrung it. It was hanging by one screw; I secured it temporarily with tape as seen, just so it isn't moving around. I did plug it in and it does work.
Think the tone and volume were reversed? Poppy and scratchy from dust, but stable when still. If I end up holding onto this guitar long I will have it removed and the holes repaired. The guitar is solid and straight and plays easily.
I will comment further once Ive played it more, but if I spend too much time with it you may see this listing come down, because I'm half in love with it already. I can't find any serial numbers, but inner sticker still present indicating model number and inspection, but no other info. Assuming it was built late 60s early 70s.
If you're reading this you probably know more about Terada than I do, feel free to inform me if you're able and interested regarding it's true age. 5%, and I insure when needed. The item "Vintage 1960s Terada FW 815 GIBSON COPY dove JAPAN western ACOUSTIC guitar" is in sale since Monday, April 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "projectbluerosevintageelectronics" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.This item can be shipped worldwide.