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❌SOLD❌ Lado Solo 1 Solidbody Maple Walnut, 1981


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This Natural Maple Lado Solo 1 likely dates to 1981, when the through-neck design really took off for companies like Lado and B.C Rich. Many top level players used these guitar designs as an alternative to the standard Gibson and Fender models; they offered new looks and vastly more tonal possibilities.

Built in Uxbridge Ontario, this Lado Solo 1 example is in good overall condition. It features hard maple construction with walnut for the lamination between the neck core and body ‘wings’. Both of these woods are common in the local area. Indian Rosewood is used for the fingerboard and head plate.

For hardware, the original tuners have been replaced with Schaller M6 models, and the bridge is an adjustable stop-bar type with removable string bar. A pair of black humbucking pickups run through standard Gibson-style wiring.

Fret wear is moderate, the guitar plays well and cleanly, is pretty high output, and it is well-balanced. This is a high quality instrument from an interesting period in modern music history.

A hard shell case is included.

In 1977, The Twelfth Fret opened its doors at 920 Kingston Road in Toronto, in premises previously occupied by Joseph Kovacic, also known as Joe Lado. Joe had just moved his burgeoning guitar company to a plant in Uxbridge, Ontario.

We regularly saw Joe; he would drop by on his visits to Toronto for parts and materials. His expanding shops also gave work experience to many young Toronto luthiers. He has since retired to the Kawartha Lakes area.

Price: $1,650.00 CAD
  • Model: Solo 1
  • Year: 1981
  • Finish Gloss Natural
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: CDN-SOLO-1-013, built around 1981 in Uxbridge Ontario
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 02/12/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.712lbs 3.96kg
  • Scale Length: 24.52in 623mm
  • Nut Width: 1.665in 42.3mm
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