Rayner Guitar. This guitar is featured on jedistar.com as an example. Check it out for more info

There is very little info on this guitar. It is quite a rare bird. I have had the guitar for nearly 20 years and all I have is tidbits of info as to its origins. I believe it is built in Japan, some believe it to be built in Europe, Ireland I think. Perhaps it was a Japanese export order that only was shipped to one location( Ireland) before the company folded and never sent or built any more...? Normally with “rare” Japanese guitars, the rare brands can be traced to a single model or factory which makes changes to a common model. This example kind of stands alone as I see it. Doesn’t appear to be a copy of anything, influenced yes, but copy no. It’s a mystery wrapped inside of an enigma.

The guitar plays relatively well. The action is mid to low, the neck is quite thin and comfortable . Interestingly, the neck is made of many many slices of wood, laminated together. I’ve seen this in several guitars, but it is rather rare to see that. It theoretically makes the neck very strong. Perhaps that’s how this neck is carved so thin. I really love the feel and vibe. 

Most of the parts are here. I say most because it is missing the tip for the pickup selector switch. It is a tad short and a little more difficult to switch than others that have thier tip missing. There’s less metal to grab.

On that note, the biggest issue the guitar  has is that one of the pick ups is not working right now. As I say, I’ve had this guitar for nearly 20 years and most of the time everything was working fine. About two years ago one of the pick ups cut out suddenly, I’m pretty sure it’s a wiring issue, but have never took it all apart. So one pick up is non-functioning right now. The one that works ( and the one that doesn’t) sound(ed) really nice. Not microphonic, and good, sweet tone.

The trem works well. Feels similar to my other guitars with a bigsby.  Subtle and not crazy, a nice flat bar to find with your fingertips.

The guitar plays well, but it could use a set up as well to your liking. 

I’ve always loved the pickguard...and the whole vibe. Kind of a futuristic jetsons 60’s version going on. You can find a few other examples on the net, I see the same parts, so I believe it be all original. 
light nicks and checking relative to it’s age. Not perfect, but looking pretty darn nice for such a vintage guitar. 50-60 years old now and still going! I believe it is from the 1960’s

The guitar has no case and never has. It’s usually on my wall, or in a gigbag that doesn’t close, but works for storage around the house. Will be well packed and shipped without a gigbag or case.

intereted folk outside of North America please contact me for an accurate shipping quote.

MIJ, Crucianelli, stafford...?

Listed4 years ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
  • Semi-Hollowbody
  • 1960’s
Made In
  • Japan

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