Offered for sale;
Used c1965 Galanti Grand Prix 3002 electric solidbody guitar serial number 5838.
This guitar is in good condition, neck and frets are good. Cosmetically showing nicks and chips about the body, there is a crack in the pickguard at the upper bout but the pickguard screws are keeping it stable.
When we got this guitar, it sounded exceedingly thin. Not sure why but at the factory they had a resistor and capacitor in line with each pickup. (Our amp tech surmised that maybe they were designed to plug into a very high impedance input).
We’ve seen and heard this before on an Italian EKO. On this, and the EKO, we simply jumped over the resistor and capacitor, (see photo) and voilà! Now they sound like real guitars. Kind of like P-90s with a bit less power.
Galanti Electro Music was originally a Merry-Go-Round and then an accordion manufacturer from 1917 until the late 1970s and subsequently founded General Music or GEM. In the 1950s, rock and roll emerged as the dominant force in music, and the accordion's popularity saw a dramatic decline. Like many instrument makers, Galanti responded to this cultural change by adding electric guitars and keyboards to its product line.
The” kitschy” electric guitar boom of the ‘60s led to some wild instruments from Japan and Italy among others, the Galanti Grand Prix is notable as being one of the better ones!
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Gig bag included.
“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”
Serial number: 5838
Scale Length: ~24 7/8”
Number of Frets: 21
Bridge: Galanti patented vibrato unit
Pickups: Galanti mini humbuckers
Controls: Volume, tone, four push button switches. O (off), M (all pickups on), each pickup individually, However,
only one button can be pushed down at a time.
Width at Nut: 1 11/16”
Radius: Less than 7”
Body Width at Lower Bout: 12 ¾”
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