Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Teisco Tulip with Unique Pickups and Pickguard

This is my third Teisco tulip style guitar 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 others I posted, it has a different style of pickups and pickguard than you typically see. It does have 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 knobs.


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.


How to play bass said...

Never seen a guitar look like this before. Very special!

Guitar Hunter said...

I don't think I've seen one like it before either. I think it's the early version of the ET-200 model.

music maniac said...

Yeah agreed with the first commenter, me also never seen something like that before, weird looking tremolo but awesome.

Guitar Hunter said...

It's a standard ET-200 Teisco tremelo and it's very common.

Whisper said...

Beautiful Guitar

Guitar Hunter said...

Aren't they all beautiful

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