Author Topic: 60's Kent Guitars & Basses  (Read 746 times)

clankenstein

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Re: 60's Kent Guitars & Basses
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2017, 06:23:04 PM »
I got my Ibanez in a music shop full of copies-no Kents that i remember,was it a brand for export only?
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Re: 60's Kent Guitars & Basses
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2017, 06:58:55 PM »
I got my Ibanez in a music shop full of copies-no Kents that i remenmber,was it a brand for export only?

Kent was a brand name of an importer in New York City, that's why you wouldn't have seen one new in New Zealand. They imported from more than one Japanese factory, and at one point in the early 60s imported Hagströms with the Kent brand name.




Apparently Jack Bruce also played one.


Getting back to this, the other day I saw the same pic on FB identified as a Zim Gar bass. Another NYC importer's brand name. Pretty sure it was made by Teisco.

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Re: 60's Kent Guitars & Basses
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2017, 07:02:32 PM »
Ahhhhh...I see!
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