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Emperador 12801 Blue Jay Pickguard

Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2008-09-14)
Price paid : US $ 0



Emperador 12801 Blue Jay Pickguard


So basically, I got the guitar when my grandfather died. It is the most beautiful acoustic guitar I have ever encountered out of my life. The tone is great, and this guitar is so unbelievably strong. It\'s around 40 years old from what I\'ve been reading, and I haven\'t been able to find out a single thing online about it.



If anybody at all knows the value of this guitar, or anything about it, please don\'t be shy to give me a email.



cool29801@yahoo.com


Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2008-09-14)
Price paid : US $ 0



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Azariah said...
hi, i too have the same guitar..and it was presented to my dad before 30yrs..and i am playing it now..i too have the experience of the sound of the guitar.no other guitar had gave me that feel....i am in south India - chennai...

Teri-lynn said...
i have one, over 50 years old, im 14 and this thing has aged a lot,my uncil baught it for my mom. im also looking for info. :/

Josh said...
I have one almost identical. It's a canora which belonged to my dad; no idea of the value though

chip said...
I have one just like yours ..also looking 4 info

donald milligan said...
I have a black emperadora 57 12801 made in KOREA,It has rectangular pearl fret markers with a black pick guard . Has what looks like jay birds on it Looks just like yoursWould sell as bridge is pulling up.

petester said...
I have a Japan built 12-string, beat to hell and I have repaired a few detached inside braces, busted binding knocks etc. It STILL has a perfect neck and sounds awesome--told it has solid spruce top, which is perfectly flat after 40 years. Round soundhole label. Have a Korea Emp 6-string, beautiful shape--not as impressive overall though-- has rectangle label, and supposedly all Korea Emps do.

Lynne Davis said...
I also have this very same guitar. I bought it for about £60 about 20 years ago. It's beautiful to look at but plays really well too. Would be interested to hear it's origins too as mine was bought secondhand.

justin said...
my great grandpa gave me this same guitar some 15 years ago or so.. i've been playing for i guess 11 years now. i have bought a few other guitars but nothin comes close to this..

said...
o and the tag in mine says "made in korea" but another web site said they were made in japan so who knows?

Stuart said...
Hi, I too have a guitar very similar to the one you have on here except it is a Lorenzo 12 string, it is almost exactly like yours.

Jay said...
I have one of these I got in a trade back in 1987-88. Mine does not have the tag inside, or Lorenzo name on the Head. Great sounding guitar. There is a bit more info on these guitars here...(the link that bought me to this site :P). http://www.vintaxe.com/boards//viewtopic.php?t=2060&sid=ffe4025326223703e398662e62b0ce2f

aleixo Vieira said...
I too have purchased one of these guitars for $100.00 Canadian. I love it and it sounds awesome. I will keep it and would not sell it even if I got double for it!

steve said...
I fell in love when I saw your grandads guitar I have an identical one as you but like others who have replied to you mine also is a lorenzo. I am from liverpool england and I have taken mine to quite a few countries while on holiday and made a lot of friends as others have said the sound that comes out of these guitars is quite like nothing I have heard before. you take care of that baby and never let it out of your sight, good luck and here's to many years of happy strumming to you.

Dan from UK said...
I have one of these but branded as Lorenzo. It's very old and not one of the new budget style lorenzos. It sounds amazing! I have also seen that Kent did a version as well, it's in their 1978 catalogue.

Brittany said...
When my grandfather died, he left me his guitar, the exact brand and number, Emperador 57-12801. Your guitar looks exactly like mine. If you find out anything about it, could you let me know? I love this guitar. my email is brittany2783@hotmail.com

Kyle said...
I have the exact same one. Got it in the early 80's. Very nice shape...wish mine still looked as good.

jimmeII said...
I also have a Emperador acoustic. NAtural finish, outrageous hummingbird style pickguard, but no birds, just gold swirls and emperador name in floral script. MAde in Japan sticker on back of headstock/open tuners waverly style--boomin' sound. Haven't located a serial # yet, but also has gold sticker inside soundhole---anyone got one like mine? Again, no birds just script in gold leaf style on huge Dove/ Hummungbird style pickguard. Very Country--very 70's!

Geeo said...
I had one just like this. It was stolen from the First Baptist Church in Eastpoint Florida. Wish I had it back. This cheep guitar sounded better than my ovation. If you play, keep it.

Jim said...
I have an Emperador 12801.Its a really nice Dove copy,sounds sweet and plays well.I've seen a few on Ebay go for around 150$.At that price its a real bargain compared to what you could buy new at that price.Its a very pretty guitar and very well made.Older Emperadors were made in Japan and the later models made in Korea, mines Korean and I love it.

Loretta said...
I have 2 of these guitars.One has a beautful deep soft tone.The other has a slightly higher tone.They were made by the Kasuga Co and distributed by Jack Westheimer circa 1966 to 1992.There is a large article about him on Google.I would love to buy a good one ,both of mine have problems.Even one for parts would help.I was told by Mr Westheimers company mine were worth about $100.00.