Karl Koch, longtime friend of Weezer, writes: "He soon bought an extremely unreliable but awesome-looking yellow Kapa Challenger, a cheap 50's guitar that was sort of a Fender Stratocaster copy. The thing was simply unsuited for live performance, and Brian later gave this guitar to his sister. I did some digging and learned the following: There is a 70's Kapa Challenger that looks like a big Rickenbacker, this is not it. There is also a: 'USA Made (in Maryland) '63 or '64 model. Volume and tone along with 3-way selector. Two double coil pickups. Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Has Jazzmaster-like tremolo tailpiece, 22 frets. Cool kind of mini-Strat solid body.' That sounds right from my memory."more
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