Friday, February 13, 2009

1960's Teisco Kay Silvertone Guitar

I acquired this guitar in September of 2008 and it has a market value of about $36.00. This is a 1960's vintage single pickup electric guitar that looks similar to some Silvertone, Kay, Airline, Teisco guitars from the era but it has no markings indicating USA or Japan build. The original gold color was removed from the front and back but it does remain on the edges and a bit on the headstock. The wood underneath looks almost like a mahagony and maybe that's what it is. The neck was straight and had good fret life and nice action with adjustable bridge. As far as I can tell, this guitar was all original and complete except for the finish being removed.

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Dan "The Man" said...

She sure is a beauty. Maybe you can write some about how you're able to score all these guitars?

Guitar Hunter said...

I've got a post that I'm working on right now about that. Keep checking back Dan.

Anonymous said...

I have the exact same guitar in gold, but it is a 2 pickup model and it has some type of vibrato tailpiece. I got it on Freecylce. The neck, truss rod adjustment, tuning keys, controls, and headstock are an exact match to yours. Guitar/

Jeanne mrowicki said...

I have the same guitar, is it a Silvertone?? The guitar I have is painted so I can't tell.

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