Sunday, September 23, 2007, 06:16 AM - Models
Bolt neck LP copy with transparent Ivory finish, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, gold hardware, and a rotary selector switch for series/parallel and phase reverse options.





This is a later variant of the White Zephyr, with a lovely finish.


From the 1981 pricelist:






Sunday, September 23, 2007, 05:33 AM - Models
Bolt neck LP copy, ivory white finish, maple neck with black dot inlay.








With maple neck and brass nut, these models resemble LP copies in appearance but are quite different to play- much more reminiscent of original humbucker-guitar designs of the 80's.


Because this model straddles the transition period away from 'lawsuit era' copies, its changes in headstock shape and truss rod cover are an interesting study. All early (non-fan shape) models carry Hoshino-style serial numbers, in which the first digit is month and the next two are year. This suggests that these Zephyrs were made by either Matsumoku or Fujigen, both of whom made guitars for Hoshino. Later fan-shaped models are assumed to be made by Matsumoku.


From the 1977 catalog:










Sunday, September 23, 2007, 02:49 AM - Models
Bolt neck LP copy with Jacaranda Rosewood top and gold hardware.





Different variations of this guitar may exist- earlier versions had open-book 'lawsuit' style headstocks, around 75 or 76 all LP models transitioned and by 77 all had wave style headstocks.


Dating of these models is uncertain except by comparing headstock and hardware details to known examples.



Sunday, September 23, 2007, 02:39 AM - Models
Bolt-neck LP copy, goldtop with gold hardware.





Different variations of this guitar may exist- earlier versions had open-book 'lawsuit' style headstocks, around 75 or 76 all LP models transitioned and by 77 all had wave style headstocks.


Dating of these models is uncertain except by comparing headstock and hardware details to known examples.






From the 1972 catalog:




Sunday, September 23, 2007, 02:04 AM - Models


Bolt-neck Les Paul style, transparent red with gold hardware.


Different variations of this guitar may exist- earlier versions had open-book 'lawsuit' style headstocks, around 75 or 76 all LP models transitioned and by 77 all had wave style headstocks.


Dating of these models is uncertain except by comparing headstock and hardware details to known examples.





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