Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mystery Guitar

?????

Here's a mystery guitar that we can't quite identify. It has the word "Japan" pressed into the back of the neck, and that distinctive striped plate under the knobs and input jack practically screams late-60s Teisco, but so far I've been unable to pinpoint the exact model. In fact, I've haven't been seeing any single cutaway semi-hollow guitars made by Teisco, so I may be way off the trail. But when the trail includes digging through Japanese guitar sites with names like Rolling 60's Bizarre Guitars Garage, I think the journey alone is well worth it.

Well worth it, indeed

If anybody can help us out, just leave a comment or send me a message. And of course, even if we never figure out where this one came from, it could still use a good home...

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  2. This one is similar:
    http://craigslistvintageguitarhunt.blogspot.com/2009/06/teisco-ep-9-nice-looking-semi-hollow.html
    but the bridge hardware looks like it was made by Kay. Is it possible that this guitar was modified or restored? Could have been a knock off...
    Kay often has a similarly finished headstock with zero branding but a different shape. It looks like a mutt someone built from various parts. Or something special built to compete with Gibson/Epiphone

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