I don't think this would be Matsumoku. Something about it reminds me of Global. That was a Hoshino-produced brand built (mostly) by Fujigen. Anyhow, it's a rare instance of a "1966 slab body" Precision copy, with a Tele-style headstock to boot. Might be a plywood body, but it's cool for what it is.
That Maxon faux-mini-humbucker pickup with 8 small screws was also on many of the Globals. I haven't seen one close up, but word is that they're really single-coils, and the screws have no function beyond decoration.
It's often hard to find any real specifics on the hundreds of Japanese export brands from the '60s and '70s, as various factories bought batches of necks and bodies from each other and sourced hardware from the same suppliers. In case of a production glut quite another company might be subcontracted to alleviate it, and so on.
Last edited by cdef : 02-13-2013 at 01:07 PM.