Briefly made in the '60s, Standel guitars certainly have a unique & interesting history. Created by amp builder Bob Crooks who initially connected with Semie Moseley in the early '60s & then later with John Hall from Hallmark guitars. In '66 Standel connected with Sam Koontz, who designed & produced the most numerous Standel models in Newark, NJ. Still in relatively small numbers, these guitars hit the market in '67 & were handled by Harptone, which was associated with Koontz. By '70 Standel was out of the guitar biz.
Cosmetic Condition: Lots of good honest play wear - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & finish wear, particularly on the back of the neck, where the finish is actually flaking. Cool, authentic vintage vibe with a nice patina.
Neck: Rounded maple neck with nicely aged cream binding & green side-dots. Rosewood fingerboard with white dot inlays. Frets show a bit of wear, but have plenty of life in them. Elongated headstock with Standel Custom decal in great shape. Grover open-back nickel tuners in good working condition. 1 9/16" nut width with zero fret; 24 1/4" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Body: Double-cutaway, solid body finished in black. Tremolo tailpiece with six-saddle adjustable bridge & large white plexi pickguard. Guitar weighs 7 lbs 4.1 oz.
Electronics: Unoriginal neck single coil & original bridge single coil, each with their own on/off switches. Master volume & tone controls. Pots date to '66 & all electronics are in good working condition.
Case: Unoriginal hardshell case included.