Tuesday, June 2, 2009

1960's Teisco Solid Body Electric with Goldfoil Pickup

It is an unknown Teisco model electric guitar from the 1960's with a single goldfoil pickup. The biggest negative on this guitar is that Brandons dad used his new fathers day or Christmas wood burning gift to carve out a personal message on the backside of the guitar..

The Teisco brand name stands for 'Tokyo Electric Instrument and Sound Company'. Teisco was founded in 1946 by renowned Hawaiian and Spanish guitarist Atswo Kaneko, and electrical engineer Doryu Matsuda. Teisco guitars sold in the United States were badged "Teisco Del Rey" beginning in 1964. Teisco guitars were also imported in the U.S. under several brand names including Silvertone, Jedson, Kent, Kingston, Kimberly, Tulio, Heit Deluxe and World Teisco. While guitars manufactured by Teisco were ubiquitous in their day, they are now very collectable.


This guitar will be sold on ebay soon. Check my about me page for the ebay listing.


Anonymous said...

If anyone has further info. on this model, please carve it here.

Guitar Hunter said...

Hope you can find someone with additional information Gordon.

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Anonymous said...

I have a very similar guitar it has 1 black gold foil pickup and chrome pickguard it is branded crown professional at the top of the neck other than that the body and neck are identical

Anonymous said...

i have a an almost complete guitar like the body one u have with no neck..mine has the neck and on the the neck on a gold tag it says prestige

Anonymous said...

It's not a Teisco. It was made in the Matsumoku plant and marketed in the U.S. by Bruno/Conqueror. They used the same gold foil pickups as the Teisco models. Originally came in a coffin like case. Yours is missing the Conqueror badge on the headstock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8da6Zn0gMw

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