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circa 1968

Avalon AV-2T, 2 pickup electric guitar solid body tobaccoburst, made in Japan - The Shaggs model circa 1968 This is an Avalon model AV-2T, double-cutaway, solid body electric guitar. It was made in Japan circa 1968. It has a translucent tobaccoburst finish with two pickups. The neck is straight and all the electronics work properly. It is a great playing Avalon guitar which will be appreciated by collectors, players, and Shaggs fans. Yes, this is the exact same model guitar THE SHAGGS used for their truly unique sound way back in 1969. Could it be one of theirs? We will probably never know but you can still rock that incredible tone they achieved forty years ago with it. You too can discover the Philosophy of the World!. It comes with a good quality gig bag.Description from

CONDITION:Description from
Extremely clean finish with only a very few minor nicks and dings. The tiger maple body has a seriously amazing flame; which can also be seen on the headstock. There are no finish cracks (crazing) on front and back of the body nor on the headstock. It's all original except for the replacement, period correct tremolo arm; which works properly.Description from

TUNERS:Description from
Closed back individual chrome-plated tuners in very good working order.

NECK:Description from
Bolt-on, straight neck with dot inlays on Canadian maple fretboard, 22 frets, and 24 3/4" scale. Frets are in very good condition with no visible wear. The back of the neck has no playing wear. The headstock is extremely clean. The headstock, with the Avalon logo inlaid has beautiful flame in the wood.
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PICKUPS:Description from
Two single-coils which are powerful and in good working order. The neck pickup is potent with a smooth, clean sound. The bridge is twangy but not super twangy with a smoothed out, clean but biting edge. Both together are strong with a wide variety of clean, adjustable tones to match your tastes. One volume and one tone control for each pickup. All the electronics are in proper working order.Description from

The Dimensions are:Description from
    Overall length: 41.25"
    Body width: 14.25"Description from
    Body thickness: 1.25" (with neck: 2")
    Scale: 24 3/4"Description from
    Width of the nut: 1.5" (Depth at nut: 1")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16" (0.0625")

Here's the original description from the 1968 Avalon catalog:

AV-2TDescription from
Professional quality and workmanship go into this ultra slim necked beauty. Newly designed, has all chrome plated parts. Adjustable table bridge and neck with Canadian maple fingerboard. Two magnetic pickups with tremolo.
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No. AV-2T...........$47.50Description from
No. 18T Chipboard case....$5.50
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Avalon AV-2T Item #: a1002 SOLD

Avalon AV-2T, 2 pickup electric guitar solid body tobaccoburst, made in Japan - The Shaggs model circa 1968

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