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1960s Dan Electros

That have come to haunt me from the 60s. These things just won't stay away! Before the concept of "vintage" we would take Dan Electros and put them in a tuxedo. We'd peel the tape, do a nice paint job and put some good appointments on. The tele bridge and pickup I added in the late 60s. It was probably something off a '64 tele.

Jun'ya (Jr.) LOVES this type

of early American stuff. In the infancy of electric guitar development, Harmony and Kay came up with creations like these. Alot of old blues was recorded on instruments of this type.

Eko Thalidimyde

Gibson-manufactured Supro Guitar

Supro and National -- and many other companies -- didn't make their own bodies in different periods. They'd contract with companies -- like Gibson -- to supply the body, as in the classic on the right. The left classic is a unique 3/4 size Gibson/Kalamazoo Epiphone from the mid-60s.

Subway-manufactured Acoustic Guitars

We got all these old Martin necks and bodies years ago that had miniscule, microscopic cosmetic boo-boos -- or were just "research" pieces. We assembled at least 140 of these instruments and sold them pretty cheap. We did a good job -- Schaller gears, compensated bone saddle, and interesting vintage finishes. Then a multi-national chain (that shall remain nameless) snivelled to Martin for them to cut us off, mainly because we would sell a guitar like this for about $600. This one I actually made for a boyhood buddy of mine -- Bobby Raylove. After he had it for a few years, he realized he needed a D-28, rather than a Subway 000-18. I'm selling this one for $700 with a hard case.

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Ordering Merchandise

I understand your concerns about buying a guitar over the Internet. You can't put your hands on it. You don't know what it'll look like, what it'll sound like, how it will feel. Then there are the issues surrounding shipping anxiety: "Will it arrive undamaged?" "When will it arrive?" "WILL it arrive?" The concerns go on and on: "What's the tracking number?" "Will you ship it today?" "When will you ship it?" "Can I get it tomorrow?"

Here are five key points to put your mind at ease:


"Experience Ecstacy" for a week with your new guitar. If the instrument is not what you expected, then expect a full refund on merchandise returned in the condition of purchase. Fatdog considers this the backbone of good biz (and happy customers).

NOTE: There is no refund for shipping.

Trade-ins are seriously considered at a high value.

Subway Guitars
1800 Cedar Street
Berkeley, California 94703

Telephone: (510) 841-4106
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