Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Vintage MIJ Teisco Silvertone Bizarre Guitar! Awesome!

This violin shaped Teisco guitar is pretty cool and definitely AWESOME!, if not exactly bizarre. And, although the seller doesn't say so, it does, definitely, deserve the description "rare". My research into this model a few years back revealed that it was made in 1968 for just one year then discontinued. Google for it and you'll find few references and even fewer pictures. The ones you'll most likely find are of my own (greenburst) one. In fact, I posted about mine on these very pages here about a year ago.

Back to this one and the seller effervescently claims:
This is a vintage 1960's teisco electric viola-guitar.
A truly collectable bizarre guitare!!!
Solid mahogany body, beautiful german carved top with sunburst finish and triple layered binding!!
Neck is one piece mahogany, with rosewood fretboard , frets show no wear, and has vintage style zero fret.
Original whammy bar too!
The guitar is in great overall condition, chrome is good too!, guitar has a few minor scuffs and scrapes, normal for a fifty year old guitar.

It is a cool little guitar, sounds quite beefy for 4-5K pickups when you push it, and distorts nicely too. If I didn't already have one, I'd be after this beaut!

David in sweaty Barcelona

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