Friday, June 5, 2009

1960's Teisco Tulip 2 Pickup Electric

This is my second Teisco tulip and although it isn't marked I believe it to also be a ET-200 model from the 1960's with 2 pickups. Unlike the one I posted a while back, it is missing the tremelo arm which seems to be missing on most of these guitars you see up for sale. Other than that it appears to be mostly complete except for the missing tone knob.


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.


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