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Maya Stratocaster MiJ in 1980s

1980’s Maya Stratocaster-type electric guitar, made in Kobe, Japan

1980’s Maya Stratocaster-type electric guitar, made in Kobe, Japan

 

Maya were one of the Japanese guitar manufacturers who were quick to realise that they could sell guitars that were similar to the well-renowned Fender Stratocaster.

In the 1970’s and 1980’s Japan was well-known for being manufacturers of quality guitars. The Maya factory was at Kobe and all production ceased when japan had a large earthquake in the 1990’s. The production run for these Maya’s was a relatively short period and are now becoming very collectible.

These were sometimes exported under the brand name “El Maya”.

Apart from being collectible, they are lovely instruments to play. The maple neck is fast and this one has a low action set-up. It has side dots in addition to the black fret dots. The frets are good, with 21 frets (similar to the 70’s strats). There is some moderate wear on the fretboard.

The headstock is a beauty. It does have a very small nick in the lacquer. It also has a quick-release drop-D tuner fitted too.

The original 3-ply pick guard is in good order. The body has a variety of marks on it with the odd small chip to the lacquer. Most of the marks are on the edges and the majority are on the edge closest to the input plug. (I am happy to supply more images if you ask)

The electrics all work and it sounds great.

Grab yourself a vintage strat-type guitar and enjoy.

Note: The stand in the images is not included in the sale

1980’s Maya Stratocaster-type electric guitar, made in Kobe, Japan

 

Maya were one of the Japanese guitar manufacturers who were quick to realise that they could sell guitars that were similar to the well-renowned Fender Stratocaster.

In the 1970’s and 1980’s Japan was well-known for being manufacturers of quality guitars. The Maya factory was at Kobe and all production ceased when japan had a large earthquake in the 1990’s. The production run for these Maya’s was a relatively short period and are now becoming very collectible.

These were sometimes exported under the brand name “El Maya”.

Apart from being collectible, they are lovely instruments to play. The maple neck is fast and this one has a low action set-up. It has side dots in addition to the black fret dots. The frets are good, with 21 frets (similar to the 70’s strats). There is some moderate wear on the fretboard.

The headstock is a beauty. It does have a very small nick in the lacquer. It also has a quick-release drop-D tuner fitted too.

The original 3-ply pick guard is in good order. The body has a variety of marks on it with the odd small chip to the lacquer. Most of the marks are on the edges and the majority are on the edge closest to the input plug. (I am happy to supply more images if you ask)

The electrics all work and it sounds great.

Grab yourself a vintage strat-type guitar and enjoy.

Note: The stand in the images is not included in the sale

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