Antares Single Cut style guitar ca. 1980s, has upgraded Duncan and Jackson pickups

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Antares LP style guitar ca. 1980s, has upgraded Duncan and Jackson pickups. Made in Korea. Laminated/plywood body.

More or less a knockoff of the first issue Les Paul Studios, which had dot inlays and binding…those debuted in 1983, so this guitar is probably ca. mid ‘80s. Typical LP style arched top. The body has a "tummy cut" on the back for playing comfort. The body is 1 13/16” deep at the edge.

24 ¾” scale length. Neck is 1 11/16” wide at the nut. Nice slim neck profile, very similar to a ‘70s-‘80s Les Paul.

Royal blue (non-metallic) color. Weighs 8.95 pounds. Pickguard and mounting bracket are not original.

Very good cosmetic condition, some scratches, nicks, and dings, as you’d expect on a guitar this old. Small pro touchups on the top corners of the headstock, slightly darker than the surrounding finish, but otherwise undetectable. Straight neck low action, truss rod works, no fret wear. Brand new D’Addario .010-.046 strings, pro setup, intonation adjusted, tunes perfectly.

Has been upgraded by a previous owner with a Duncan Performer Detonator pickup (HOT 16.17K ohms DC resistance, ideal for heavy rock) in the bridge position and a Jackson PAF type (8.23K ohms DC resistance) in the neck position. (The Jackson pickup is turned around with the pole pieces facing the bridge so that the logo is oriented the right way so it was probably originally a bridge pickup). Electronics work perfectly.

No case.

Some information about Antares guitars:

Antares guitars were imported and distributed in the U.S. by Vega Music International alongside the Orion brand (which had a very similar lineup). They are often claimed to be from the 1970s and Japanese made, but there is little evidence to support that. The only catalog available is from 1982 and features almost every model that is found under this name, suggesting a short lifespan for the brand. Most of their models were made in Korea by Samick, and a few most likely by Cort.

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ConditionVery Good (Used)
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