Beware The Ripper...
Legend has it that only somewhere between 500 and 600 of these guitars were made in 1976. 230 of which were sent to the U.S from the Matsumoku factory in Japan.Those 230 units consisted of three finish options of natural, black, and the Woodstock white you see before you. Obviously Univox took their design cues from another popular guitar maker, but decided to throw in some of their own flavor in an attempt to argue originality. Such as their three humbuckers in the classic 3 single coil configuration, down to the angled bridge pickup. The bridge and the neck pickup are original and the middle pickup has been replaced with a killer sounding Bill Lawrence.
The neck shows signs of a refret, a new nut, some sanding coupled with play wear, so the finish is mostly gone but oh so smooth and oh so comfortable. There are bumps and bruises, nicks and dings but nothing is broken or repaired. The original case is still with the guitar which is in equally great condition and just as 70's funky. Inside you will find the original ash tray cover and the trem bar.
It is on the heavy side, weighing in at 9-1/2lbs.
These are rare birds and considered by some to be one of the best lawsuit era Japanese made strat style guitars.
There is no doubting the wacky weirdness of it, but the sound and soul of the guitar is equally undeniable.
Original Hard Shell Case included.
Original ashtray bridge cover included, original trem bar included, Original middle pickup NOT included
See photos for condition and please contact us for any further details.
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New items listed with a serial # in the description are for that specific guitar (you will receive the exact piece pictured)
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Beginning Jan.2, 2017, CITES documention is required for import and re-export of many newly listed wood species (including all Rosewoods, not just Brazilian) and items made from them (like Guitars and their parts). These new rules will not allow the import or export of most Vintage Guitars and many newer Guitars and other instruments. We are not able to furnish the required permits at this time, and in the foreseeable future. You may be able to carry a personally owned Instrument across your border, but we cannot guarantee this, nor be responsible for the consequences and you are advised to check with your Country’s authorities before attempting to do so. The Instruments may be confiscated by Customs or Border Authorities! For more information, see the FWS . gov site.