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❌ SOLD ❌ Lado Falcon Custom Electric Solidbody Zebrawood, 1983


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The Lado Falcon is a quintessential 1980’s guitar, pairing sustain and clarity with visual effects and playability. These guitars, like those from BC Rich and other builders, provided serious alternatives to Fender and Gibson models.

The Lado Guitar Company was founded by Joseph Kovacic and for many years was based at 920 Kingston Road in Toronto. The next tenant was the brand-new Guitarists’ Pro Shop run by Grant MacNeill and Dan Charman named The Twelfth Fret. Lado moved to larger quarters in Scarborough, and in 1981 to a much larger facility in Uxbridge, Ontario, about 74 kilometers north of Toronto. Here, guitars like this Falcon were produced.

This Lado Falcon was custom built and features Maple and Zebrawood through-neck construction, with a Rosewood fingerboard and Mother of Pearl inlays for the headstock logo and position markers. The tuners are gold-plated Schaller models, and a plated-black Mighty Mite Double Eagle trem system is installed, with both a locking and roller nut. The allen keys for the various locks are in a holder conveniently mounted on the back of the headstock.

The wiring uses a trio of single-coil Lace Sensor Gold pickups, with an onboard boost circuit powered by a 9v battery and a Varitone type circuit. It is in overall good condition with some play wear – light fret wear and some finish wear on the back. It plays well, with a slim and wide neck.

The original rectangular flight case is included.

Price: $1,300.00 CAD
  • Model: Falcon Custom
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Clear Gloss
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: ZF 1
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 18/04/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 9.95lbs 4.52kg
  • Scale Length: 24.5in 622.3mm
  • Nut Width: 1.65in 42mm
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