Electric Guitars/Phoenix Telecaster


Hi there, I just purchased a Phoenix Phantom Series Telecaster with dual dimarzio humbuckers and coil taps. I believe it is an early 80's MIJ guitar but cant find anything on these from the internet. Do you know anything about this guitar and possibly the approx worth? Cheers!

Hey Jeff,

Thanks for writing! This is one of those strange import guitars that is sold primarily in other countries which is why you don't find much information on the internet. If it was made in the early 1980s, it was probably made in Japan. If it was made in Japan, it has some value because there is a growing collectors market for Japanese made copy style guitars. As for value, it is hard to say. It is roughly worth around $300-$400, possibly more. Can you send me a photograph of the guitar? This would help me track down a more accurate value. Let me know and stay in touch...Johnny

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Johnny Genocide


I can answer questions regarding playing, guitar models, guitar construction, amplifiers, effects, starting a band, recording and touring. As the Guitarist and singer for No Alternative I have recorded a number of albums, singles and CDs as well as extensive touring. I can also answer questions about starting a band and recording.


I have been a guitar player for 26 years. I play and tour with No Alternative. With a number of CDs out there are also 14 bands that have recorded my songs.


Can You Hear Me, Live at the Deaf Club (With KGB) SF Underground, Subterranean Records (No Alternative) Backtracks, Subterranean Records (No Alternative) Lifeline/No Alternative, Bull Dog Records (No Alternative) Johnny Got His Gun, Wingnut Records (No Alternative) SF Nights, Bachuus Archives (No Alternative)

B.S., Organic Chemistry

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