Among the wild designs and rows upon rows of switches, there were a number of attempts by Kawai to compete in the massive hollowbody market of the 1960s. This EP-7, branded Teisco Del Ray post Kawai buyout, was a part of that attempt. This instrument is remarkably light and has a pretty loud sound when plugged in. While a general copy of hollowbodies by other makers, this instrument still features two very vintage Japanese switches for pick-up blending. The neck is unfortunately quite wavy, but this only affects playability towards the higher frets. Ships in a soft-shell case.
6/10 (good condition) c.1960s Made in Japan