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Re: SEs

Unread post by balston11 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:32 am

Thanks Jeff and thanks for the pictures nice guitars I am sure the rest of the members here would appreciate seeing them.
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Unread post by balston11 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:34 am

Sorry Jeff forgot to ask what year is the catalogue scan you sent?
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Re: SEs

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:02 am

Bill,
I would have to guess and say around 1987. I found that on the internet looking for information on the SE-1220, it was just that one page. That is when I joined this forum, l hadn't been able to find any information on it. I do love the way the 1203A and 1220 play and feel, they are 2 of my favorites.

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Unread post by balston11 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:39 pm

Jeff I think that the scan may be 1989 see the 900 pages on my site for reasoning. Pages progressing now indexed on the site and a few pages done. Thanks for everyone's help keep it coming.
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Re: SEs

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:39 am

Bill,
The page is definitely not from 1987 as I thought. According to Harmony Central it was from a 1988 catalog? I just paid to view vintage catalogs online and it was not much help as they did not have one from 1989? It doesn't state if they are US or Japanese catalogs they have posted. I have found that it is no easy task gathering information on most of their guitars. Congrats on the work you have done on your site!!
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Unread post by balston11 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:20 pm

It could be 88 if there was a second edition of the 88 catalogue which is always possible.
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Unread post by balston11 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:22 pm

Pages are coming along now lots of info still needed in particular I am keen to get more on the Session 11 703j and the 712j. I have a couple of photos and virtually no information obviously they will be SSS and SSH versions of the same guitar but I have no idea what the j means even though it is on one or two other models also. Anything?
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Unread post by balston11 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:06 pm

Thanks as always the first page you mention partly translates and has some great pictures I will work my way through the others. I don't think the J is madein Japan. If you take the 900 range there is 903 a p and j and a 912 a p and j the A is active pickups the p means a non locking trem so maybe the j is a locking trem but just a guess
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Unread post by balston11 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:09 pm

Also forgot to say if you look at the pictures of the headstock on that first site there is nothing to indicate the model other than the words Session 11 how I wonder do they tell which of them it is as specs on many of them are difficult to come by.
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Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:29 pm

Cheers Bill.

The first link is korean , and there is a picture af the back of the headstock showing "made in japan" just below the serial number.

The "J" guess was just a shot in the dark from my side. :wink:

Most of the other links are japanese, and possibly some chinese, hard for me to identify. :roll:

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Unread post by balston11 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:09 pm

Just looked at the 703j in the first link and it doesn't have a locking trem so that's one theory gone also in one of the Japanese translations of an article is mainly incomprehensible but seems to say at the end that he doesn't know the difference between p and j models.
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Unread post by balston11 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:38 am

None of the J models appear in the Western catalogues that I can find it suggests to me that the J means that they were intended for the Japanese market only. It's the best theory I have heard so far.
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Unread post by balston11 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:37 pm

The first version is finished all models covered some revisions needed especially the two first models pages which I need to re-write as they are a bit rushed and could have more information on them. Lots of info still needed on various models so any help appreciated.
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Re: SEs

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:06 pm

Just received my wishlist SE-700HE on Tuesday late. Does anyone know what they call the tremolo used? There are pictures and descriptions in a 1985 catalog, but no mention as to name. (ie: rockin magic, rm pro etc.) While the guitar body and neck are very solid and free of dings etc. the tremolo hardware is oxidized. I will clean but was looking to purchase one in pristine condition. Any help would be appreciated.

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