Inter-Mark Cipher 4 Pickup Solid Body Electric Guitar 1960's

Very Good
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Blues Noir's Guitars
Ballston Spa, NY, United States
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About This Listing

 A nice vintage 1960's era Intermark solid body 4 pickup electric guitar with Gator Gig Bag offered for sale here.
The Intermark guitar is in overall very good condition with normal wear, there is a bit of edgewear on the body as seen in the photos and the bridge and neck plate have some light pitting and scratches (the flash from the digital camera sometimes brings out marks that are not visible to the naked eye).
The neck is straight and is more slender than the average Japanese guitar neck, quite comfortable to play. The tuners hold tuning well. It turns out that the low E string, the A string, and the D string tuners tune up in pitch with a clockwise turning of the tuning keys while the G string, B string, and high E string tuners tune up in pitch with a counter clockwise turning of the tuning keys. It appears someone put 3 on a side tuners on this guitar as opposed to in line tuners, perhaps a previous owner swapped the original tuners out for these.The 1 through 6 frets have some wear but still have considerable life in them. As seen in the 8th and 9th photos, there are two small cosmetic finish cracks where the headstock and neck come together. The string height is 1/8 inch at the low E string and 1/8 inch at the high E string.
 As heard in the You Tube video the guitar sounds great, a lot of tonal variety that I exhibited by switching on the one through five white buttons individually and playing in that position for a few measures. The sixth button that is nearest the lower two pickups and bridge is a kill switch that when pushed will turn off the switch you are playing through at the time, or if you push another white button it will turn off the one you are playing through. The five buttons that determine pickup choice and subsequently tone can be used in any combination so if my calculations are correct, the 5x4x3x2x1 combinations give you 120 different tonal possibilities. It would be pretty hard to press the 1, 3, and 5 button on the fly while playing but it would be easy to arrange them in advance in a recording setting. Note that at the 1:46 point of the video when I have all the white selector switches turned off and take my hand off the strings, there is a noticeable hum, and when the 5 switches are engaged, there is no hum, only when no pickups are chosen and one is not touching the strings. There might be a grounding issue, I will leave that to the buyer to fix if they wish to, or you may choose to keep your hand on the strings to avoid the hum when gigging.
 The vibe of this guitar is pretty unique, kind of 50's or 60's Jetson retro/space movie vibe, and you don't see many guitar bodies like this, kind of a variation of a Vox Phantom body from that era. The Gator gig bag
 is new and it is in as new condition.
 The pictures pretty much tell the story, if you have any questions pertaining to the guitar, feel free to ask them.  I have described this guitar and its condition accurately and am selling it as is with no returns due to its age and vintage condition. 
  Shipping cost is based on West Coast Zip Codes, I have a FedEx account, contact me with your address and Zip Code before committing to buy and I will send you an exact  shipping quote with insurance. Thank you.

This item is sold As-Described

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

Listeda year ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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