Dating a teisco
Here's a video of someone playing a rare red ET-200 Teisco.The Teisco brand name stands for 'Tokyo Electric Instrument and Sound Company'.
Let’s have a look at a forgotten classic – the Teisco TG-64, now being reissued by Eastwood.By the 1950s, the company was producing slab-bodied designs with bolt-on necks. Other Teisco-built guitars had different trademarks (a rebranding technique), and the different brand names will generally indicate the U. In 1967, the Kawai Corporation purchased the Teisco company.In 1956, the company name was changed to the Nippon Onpa Kogyo Co., Ltd. Not one to ruin a good thing, Kawai continued exporting the Teisco line to the U. (although they did change some designs through the years) until 1973. One dating method for identifying Teisco guitars (serial numbers are non-existent, and some electronic parts may not conform to the U. EIA code) is the change in pickguards that occurred in 1965.any links to sites that contain teisco del rey, kingston, world teisco, silvertone, kent, kimberly, heit deluxe info that i haven't already got if you are a teisco del rey, kingston, world teisco, silvertone, kent, kimberly, heit deluxe expert and you don't mind sharing your knowledge for the benefit of other teisco del rey, kingston, world teisco, silvertone, kent, kimberly, heit deluxe lovers then email me!
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Due to the recent popularity in the Teisco name, Kawai actually produced some limited edition Teisco Spectrum Five models lately in Japan, although they were not made available to the U. Pre-1965 pickguards are plastic construction, while 1965 and post-1965 pickguards are striped metal.