1965 Magnatone Zephyr

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

There is something I find really appealing about this Magnatone Zephyr in Lake Placid blue. It's quite a conservative-looking unassuming little guitar, but I find its proportions and softly rounded body horns most attractive, whilst the DeArmond pickups (described by the seller as "STRONG" in capitals) and behind-the-bridge floating trem a la Jazzmaster just enhance its appeal. Instruments like this help to reinforce the notion that there's a lot more to vintage American guitars than the same old usual suspects (Fender, Gibson, etc).

G L Wilson

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