The first page of the 1968 Shaftesbury catalogue features the full body Gibson Barney Kessel style Shaftesbury 3264 electric acoustic. This was a new model and remained in the Shaftesbury line, unchanged, until 1972. It was manufactured in Japan, most likely by Matsumoku, who also produced a rather similar Greco branded version. It was a good copy, closely mirroring the Gibson's specifications; in fact about as close to the Gibson as can be without being a forgery. Compare the headstock ornamentations for example.
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The 3264 was the most expensive guitar in the new Shaftesbury range - the price sheet accompanying this brochure listed it (with plush case) at £89 19s 0d
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