Standel 60's Custom Model 202 Thinline 'hollowbody' Rare/ Vintage Guitar USA NR

STANDEL CUSTOM !

Up for your consideration is this extremely cool and very rare guitar! It's a Standel Custom 202, 2 pickup, thin-line, "hollow body", electric guitar from 1967-68. With Hardshell Case! Completely original with the exception of new Gibson Deluxe tuners (old ones wore out), a two-way adjustable bridge, heavy duty vibrato, adjustable truss rod, and individual pickup controls (off/on.) The body is fiberglass similar to Res-O-Glass bodies. The serial number is 2A-69; stamped on the base of the fretboard (a la Mosrite) which is Brazinal rosewood. The frets are in good shape. A small part of the "f-hole" decal has torn off, can be replaced or just remove it. The guitar includes a TKL hardshell case that's a good fit and in very good shape itself...

Standel was originally an amplifier company that was started in California by Bob Crooks in the late 1950's. They branched out into guitars in the early 1960s with Semie Moseley designing the first model. This model and the Custom line was design by Joe Hall who worked for Semie and later created the Hallmark guitars. This model was produced from 1966-1968. Here's the original description of the Standel Custom guitar line from a 1967 advertisment: "THIN BODY" ACOUSTIC GUITAR LINE Custom Deluxe Models Characteristically Standel, the new ultra "Thin Body" professional
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