Vintage Maxitone Ibanez Hoshino Gakki Model 1802 c.1960sMaxitone
If there's one thing that we excel at here at the Birdhouse, it's acquiring bizarre, unusual and quirky vintage Japanese guitars and this Maxitone Model 1802 is no exception. This one is likely from the 1960's but you'd never be able to tell by looking at it because it's pretty clean. There's a few chips, impressions and light scratches but, overall, it's in a condition more consistent with a guitar 5 years old rather than 50. It's a lightweight at 5.0 lbs. and has a thick, fat "U" shaped neck profile. It has a really compressed, resonant acoustic tone and a loud, ballsy set of single coil pickups that'll really drive a small tube into bliss. If weird is your "thang" then you really need to get into the Birdhouse and check out a few of this vintage Japanese noise makers.