Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Teisco Norma Goldfoil Guitar Pickups from the 1960's

These are 1960's vintage Goldfoil guitar pickups similar to those used by Ry Cooder on his guitar. This was Teisco's version of the famous DeArmond Gold Foil pickups used on many Harmony guitars of the 1960's. These were pulled as a working matched set from a Norma branded Teisco guitar with other issues. The neck pickup measured 5.72K ohms and bridge pickup measured 5.74K ohms. The lead wires are about 4-5 inches long on both of the pickups. They have a value of $66 each.

Here's a earlier entry with a bit more information and pictures.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI, I;M A RECENT CONVERT TO THE JOYS OF THESE TEISCO PICK UPS, DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA OF THE SAME BUT WITH BLACK PICK UPS? IS THE DIFFERENCE PURELY COSMETIC? I ASK BECAUSE I HAVE A PAIR BUT I'VE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO HEAR THEM AS YET.
CHEERS, NICK ( UK )

Guitar Hunter said...

I don't think the black ones are anywhere near as good as the gold foil. I've never torn either of them apart to see how they are constructed and look for differences. I do know that the goldfoils have a much higher cool factor and are worth more on the market.

Anonymous said...

I have a Norma EG 405 2 and I read on this site that their market value is $135. But each pickup is $66. So the value of the guitar itself is only $3? And if I ever wanted to sell mine, would it be smarter to sell it in pieces? Because I know a lot of parts were recycled so it could be of value to another guitar.

Thanks,
Robbie

morepaincom said...

HI
I recently found a Teisco guitar with brand name on the guitar istself and there was no model number. I would like to find out more about this guitar. If you could contact me later at my email morepaincom@gmail.com I would be glad to give you a picture of the guitar. Thanks
Jake

Guitar Hunter said...

If anyone ever has a question on a model, just email me. You can find my email on the first page of the blog. As for the value of a guitar complete or in parts. The depends on the overall condition of the guitar and how collectible it might be. You can sometimes sell them parted out for more than a complete guitar. If someone is trying to restore their own guitar and are missing a set of tuners then the tuner value goes way up.

Anonymous said...

I have Teisco # 559-1405 and below WO 20782, It has ebony fingerboard, 2 gold foil pick up's. The lower fin is tulip type and upper, kind of strat but more gentle, more feminine,. I can not find any alike on internet...?
Please help

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