Do you know the first "Heerby"? Japan Vintage
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My name is Karibe, a guitar/effector section.
I'm in charge of the guitar section even though I'm a bassist (￣ ▽ ￣)♪
There are many special features about musical instruments, including the website of various musical instruments, but in this corner ... I said, "Oh? ! I would like to introduce the guitar that I stopped.
Because it is a used specialty store! I think you can introduce the slightly unusual guitars that have arrived.♪
First of all, do you know the first time? Hidden Japan Vintage♪
Japan vintage is a deeply talked topic, but what do you think of when you hear "Japan Vintage"?
GRECO TOKAI ARIA Pro II YAMAHA
There are many Japanese famous machines in the world, but the Telecaster was worried about my eyes that happened to be in stock, the protagonist of this time.
It is a telecaster type guitar called "HEERBY"♪
First, what is HEERBY! ?
It seems that Kazuyuki Kasuga, who was the director of the former Democratic Socialist Party, Kasuga Musical Instrument Manufacturing, originally manufactured acoustic, banjo, violin, etc., and sells electric guitar/bass under the brand called Heerby. was doing.
In Japan, he announced his guitar under the "Heerby" brand, but in the United States, it was sold as an "Electra" brand and attracted attention as a luxury guitar (like).
The origin of the brand name is how to read the Kasuga instrument "Kasuga", "Haru", "Bi) →" Harvi "→" Heerby ".
High quality, perfection, and sound seem to be selling, and looking at the catalogs at the time for the product, the copy models of Rickenbackers were also announced from the royal road copy models such as fenders and Gibson.
In addition, the manufacturer of "GABAN", which was released by Fukuhara Musical Instruments around 1972-74, is manufactured by Kasuga Musical Instrument. Around 1974, Kasuga Musical Instrument's own brand "GANSON" was sold, and at that time, "RK HERBY" was released in partnership with Roland, which was independent of Astone, but in 1976, the brand was Heerby, around 1977. It seems that the brand name was sold several times, including acoustic guitars and original model announcements under the "THE KASUGA" brand. It seems that YAMAHA's SG was outsourced at one time.
The explanation of Kasuga Musical Instruments is about this
Let's take a look at the guitar you care about !!
The model name is "HEERBY" Excellent Type-1000 "
Although the time is slightly shifted, let's compare it with Fender's "72 Telecaster"♪
Neck -Scamp stripes
The neck size is
1 fret side width 42 mm thick 25 mm
It is 25 mm thick on the 12th fret side.
1 fret side width 42 mm thick 23 mm
It is 25 mm thick on the 12th fret side.
As a matter of fact, it was not very thick, but I got a thick impression compared to recent telecasters. It's a little thick, but it's easy to play with a thickness that doesn't make you feel uncomfortable.♪
Of course, the skank stripe is also reproduced well.
The shape of the head is slightly different at the tip, but the overall silhouette is close.♪
The shape of the peg button is a trapezoidal shape than Fender, and it was equipped with an early Gotho peg !!
The body uses ASH in Fender, but Heerby uses SEN plywood.
Back of the body
If you look at the back, the parts that pass through the strings are also reproduced, but Fender is rounded and Heerby is square.
The joint plate is a little smaller than that of FENDER, and I feel a little relying (laughs)
The bridge is completely different! ?
The bridge made by Fender is two strings for one piece, but this is a piece of one piece and one string can be fine -tuned with each piece. It ’s Gotsui Koma♪
Pickup selector / knob / end pin
The pickup selector and the knob are similar♪
The end pin had a slightly thick and flat impression of the body touching the body.
The pickup was equipped with an original single coil, but it was sold before comparing the sound and further detailed. I'm happy , (T T)
Leave it for a long time under good owners (; _;)/~~~
Regarding the sound, it is my impression, but it is a telecast sound that can not be lost to the thick and cohesive headquarters !!
From the person in charge
Up to this point, compared to the overall comparison, it is a model before the release of a copy model that reproduced realistic realistically, such as TOKAI and GRECO, so parts that show the originality of the brand in the details are adopted.
The brand name is not very familiar, but heerby is worthy of quality, copy, sound, and just a domestic vintage.
Don't look sweet because it's a copy !!!
I hear that good materials were used for domestic guitars, including Heerby.
Is it different from people, do you have a habit? If you are looking for a guitar with a horsetage, the vintage market where prices have been soaring in recent years, but how are Japanese guitars available at reasonable prices?
I look from my personal perspective, so the content may have been broken (*_*;)
And the knowledge of guitars is still ignorant amateur, but I got information from materials, catalogs, and even the personal website on the Internet.
"One of the worrisome" is a corner that is like a private satisfaction, but there are guitars that you want to see, and you have a guitar that you bought and bought a copy without reaching the real thing. maybe….
So, I hope we can make this corner while being helped by customers in the future m (__) m
Is there really next time! ?
I'm writing while I'm sorry when the president will be erased (laughs)
Although it is in a short corner, I would like to update it as needed if there is a little unusual guitar.♪