Rama Guitars SG Style Left Handed Natural Gloss c1985
Rama Guitars lefty SG style, made in Australia mid 1980s, natural gloss. Rama Guitars are surrounded in a bit of mystery, but here's what we seem to know: two gents, Barry and Leon, left Maton and started building their own guitars in Perth. They were all made by hand and used some pretty tasty hardware. This one is blessed with a set of late 60s Gibson mini-humbuckers, an early Badass Bridge and some tasty Schaller tuners. The body is made of high grade African mahogany and looks beautiful. The Queensland maple neck features some beautiful figuring and is set very deep into the body; the block reaches the bridge pickup. The neck is a slim, rounded profile that will feel familiar to fans of Maton Mastersound necks; it's easy to get along with. The tone is heaps of fun: growly, chiming and snappy with heaps of midrange grit and a punchy attack. This one ships with a hefty flightcase and is surely a quirky little piece of Australian guitar making history. Tight!
Model: Rama Guitars SG style
Made: Perth Australia, mid 1980s
Finish: gloss natural over African mahogany, stained mahogany neck
Body: African mahogany
Neck: QLD maple, African ebony fretboard, 12" radius, 25.5" scale
Mods: re-wired at some point, second toggle switch wired out
Pickups: Gibson min humbucker x2, late 1960s
Case: deluxe aluminium flightcase
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has minor scuffs on the end. The neck is clean in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a little dent in the elbow area as well as some light dimples around the place and a crack in the cavity cover. The sides are pretty clean save for some dimples in the elbow area. The front has a few dimples around the knobs, in the elbow area and on the back edge as well as some standard play wear on the horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look great, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.