WTH guitar is this???

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  1. John Lamb

    John Lamb New Member

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    Hey - I just got a vintage Philharmonic guitar - it seems to be made by the Italian maker Crucianelli, but I can't find a danged thing on the internet about it. Anyone know anything? Thanks!
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  2. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Looks like another one of those 1960s European made guitars that got produced to serve the market of players who couldn't afford one of the "main" brands back then (F, G, Rick, Gretsch).

    Japanese models also popped up, like the one played by Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who:

    It was/is a Yamaha SGV-800 "Black Sparkle".
     
  3. John Lamb

    John Lamb New Member

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    Yeah I figured ... and I can find some Crucianelli (accordion maker who transitioned to apparently well made guitars for a few years) with the Philharmonic on the headstock... but the font is different. The pickup selector buttons are interesting (seems Crucianelli used some accordion parts, and the switches do look like accordion buttons). I can't see anything non-hollowbody in their catalog that looks like the body shape, though.
     
  4. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    What's it sound like? I'm assuming each button is per pickup, but can you combine?
     
  5. John Lamb

    John Lamb New Member

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    I don't know yet! It hasn't arrived lol. I'm assuming you can. From what I hear about Crucianelli guitars, they are well made and still have their fans. Don't know anything about Philharmonic guitars yet. I'd love to know the year, etc. They are supposed to have made some of the earliest solid bodies.
     
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    Black Plaid Other Alan!

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    Pretty sure it's a pre-factory PRS Custom Switchmaster.
     
  8. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    No, no, no....it's a Sorcerer's Pre-Apprentice
     
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    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Made by Cruciatus... painful to play
     
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