A couple of days ago I posted about a 1957 Ibanez Hi-Tone guitar, about which I knew almost nothing. I inquired since, with a little help from our readers, and though I don't know much more about the Ibanez (but that the model should be a EG-1580), I found many guitars that are very similar (with different headstocks, pickguards, control plates, bridges, stoptails, cutaways, one or two pickups, in bridge or neck position, different woods, etc...) - if not identical - under various brands: on top is a Teisco, on the right is a Guyatone LG 50 H, down are a Maestro LG 50 and a Guyatone LG 40.
There were also Star and Antoria models, and I also found out that there's been a vintage Japanese Hi-Tone brand... So this is another complex cross-branding story for a cool guitar!
And let me wish you all a happy new year for 2013!
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