Help to identity 1985 Baretta?

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Help to identity 1985 Baretta?

Post by DLQ » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:22 pm

Hi all,

There's a guitar I'm interested in for a local swap, and was hoping for some IDing info.

I'm told it's a 1985 Baretta, but there are some things (like the dual pickups) that didn't seem consistent with the model description. I do know that the pickups themselves are swapped and the knobs too (potentially original pickups and knobs are around somewhere).

Basically I would love to know if this seems "correct" for a 1985 USA Baretta, or if not, I'd love any other info / insight.

Photos I received are here: ... sp=sharing , sorry I couldn't figure out how to post inline.

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Help to identity 1985 Baretta?

Post by stagey1988 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:53 pm

Neck is cool.

Neck pickup not.

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Re: Help to identity 1985 Baretta?

Post by ShredIsLife » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:59 pm

The neckplate looks upside down (which means it was definitely removed at some point) and no serial number. The neck could be a period correct, Canadian made neck with the model name on it, but I would ask more about any known mods besides the neck pickup.
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