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Memphis is a bit of a mystery.  Some models were built in the Matsumoku factory in Japan  imported by Bruno & Sons in the 70s and 80s. We've had a couple of those, including one of the well-regarded LP copies.

https://reverb.com/item/560489-late-70s-memphis-les-paul-mastumoku-made

Some other models were made in the 80s and 90s in Korea, probably by Samick.

Whatever the true origin of this Model 202, there's no mystery about how this plays: I was simply knocked out once I put fresh strings on this one.

I was reminded of some of the other quality Strat copies, like the Peavey Falcon and the Squier Classic Vibe Series. Good quality tuners, string through bridge and excellent action and intonation. One corner of pick guard  is chipped and there's a crack near another screw, but even the pick guard is a nice three-ply quality.

Sometimes a guitar just feels right (or wrong) and no matter what the headstock says, or where it was built, guitars have individual personalities, and this one has that little something extra special.

We have lots of other great guitars and gear --  a rare 1966 Kay Galaxie II, several supercool U.S.-made Sano amps and a 1965 KAPA Continental. Plus there is more fantastic stuff we are getting ready to list, so please check out the rest of the shop and point friends and fellow musicians our way.

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Also check our feedback to buy with confidence in us, and please feel free to ask any questions about this or any of our other guitars and amps.

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About Automatic Jack
As with all the axes in the Automatic Jack Shack, the Swede -- my guitar
craftsman and collaborator in gear -- has given this his full treatment,
checking, fixing and optimizing all the electronics, hardware and
functionality from headstock on down. Of course, our vintage is old stuff,
so bear in mind that many of our listings are for 30-40+ year-old
instruments, with the typical kind of wear and quirks that comes with
that. Vintage gear tends to be imperfect and in need of ongoing care. We
are dedicated to delivering the most playable, high-quality and
modestly-priced guitars and gear we can. But we are players and people.
We want to offer great deals and deal with great people.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Condition:
Excellent (Used)
Brand
Memphis
Model
202
Finish
Sunburst
Categories
Solid Body
Year
1970s or 90s?
Made In
Japan

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Automatic Jack's Axe Shack
Joined Apr 2013
Westfield, NJ, United States

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Memphis Mystery Magic Strat Model 202
$225
+ $39 Shipping