80’S MAKO TRADITIONS TS-3
Early 80’s, Midnight burst, probably Korean. Previous owner, changed out, electric electronics and pick ups with Fenders and added the lovely black Pearloid pick guard. Just set up at action sound.
Low action-fast neck plays like a baby nurses! Pickups bite like a MAKO Shark!!
Found this about MAKO:
“There was a man named (forgive the spelling) Matsamoto Mokko who owned a company in japan that made guitars (or assembled them - I'm thinking the body and neckwork were done by possibly Kasuga and then assembled by Matsomakku Company, they furnishing the hardware and pickups etc.). His company built guitars for gibson beginning in the latter part of perhaps 1969. His company made the epiphone brand, - (Gibson sent there people there and Matsomokku did the work - I'm sure the Gibson people taught Him and his people guitar mfg techniques - and if that's true, then ya gotta understand that if Matsmokku was building gibsons 'epiphone' guitars it probably wouldn't be in their best interest to keep alot of records, especially if they were gettin' paid by Gibson on one hand, and then rippin' them off on the other, by building copies or replica's - that's probably why there is not alot of info out there...) His company would also build Aria, Aria Pro II, as well as a hord of other brand name guitars. The company finally went disappeared in about 1984 metomorphesising into "Westone guitars". (check into St. Louis Music).”
Call Larry @ 9 o 3 7 for 2 one ate 3 six
Always open to reasonable offers and full, or partial, trades.