This c1975 Univox Coily U1825 serial number 0166943 is in very good condition. The neck and frets are fine, cosmetically very nice without issues.
The Coily U1825 is a bolt-neck ES-335 style thinline with a bound rosewood fingerboard, block inlays,1 5/8" nut width, open book headstock, Bigsby-style vibrato, roller bridge with nylon saddles, fancy trapeze tail and a pair of chrome-covered screw-and-staple humbuckers. The vibrato arm and spring have been replaced with Bigsby components.
In the early 1960s the Unicord Corporation, a manufacturer of electronic transformers, purchased the Amplifier Corporation of America of . They began marketing a line of amplifiers under the name of "Univox". The company was purchased by in 1967. Guitar making operations moved to in 1975 where they continued making guitars until 1982. Production under the Univox name was halted after a fire at the factory. After this time instruments were made in Korea under the name "Westbury". The Unicord Corporation was purchased by in 1985, effectively ending the line for good.
This “Coily” finished in Jade Green, weighing in at 6.6lbs., is a very attractive guitar, an interesting piece of early Japanese guitar building. "Tonally it has an interesting feature. Like the early Hamers, the 2 humbuckers are out of phase with each other. So you get an out of phase tone when both pickups are on full. When you back off the volume a bit on either pickup it starts sounding more like a normal 2 pickup setting. This gives you 4 pickup tonal settings."
Sounds good, plays well and definitely has a “cool factor”.
Hard case included.
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