Had a pretty good weekend last week and checked out some new talent. One was playing a pretty decent Gibson from the 1980's with gold pickups...sweet. Another had a vintage 1940's Weymann electric with pearl inlays that was outta sight! Sounded pretty good, too! Also saw two Ibanez beauties: a 1979 bass in honey, Musician MC300NT and a 1973 custom cherryburst Les Paul copy. Getting to hold them and just look at the craftsmanship was a pleasure.
But I also stumbled upon a new badge this week. Gession. Apparently, this was a guitar made in Japan in the 1970-1980's period. It's a Les Paul with a pancake body...with a darkburst over yellow finish. Has anyone seen a Gession before? Rumor has it that it was a Tokai badge, but I don't know...I've certainly never seen one or heard of the badge before. The person who had it got it at a local flea market pretty cheap (it's not in the best of shape, but playable). Yet another mystery to solve in the MIJ world.
Oh, well. I've got a good 40 years yet to look into this. And learn. Maybe even solve some of these questions.