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Old December 4th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old Guitar Announcement! (Teisco content)

Okay this isn't a NGD post, but it is a new guitar development for me . I've had my Father-in-Law's old Kent Americana in my possession since Thanksgiving 2011. It needed a new bridge and tuners and some general TLC.

It is a Teisco model and he bought it used in 1974.

I couldn't get the action low enough to play comfortably, and when I got strings on it I noticed one of the pickups didn't work. So it sat around for a while while I got up the gumption to have a go at it.

Today I said to hell with it, raised the action as high as I could, tuned it to 5-string open G and now it is my slide guitar. Plugged it straight into my Pro Junior, turned it up to 10 and knocked out some gnasty delta blues.

Best part is, I noticed the pickup selector switch for the pickup that doesn't work was scratchy, so I knocked the hell out of it for a while and got all the dust and gunk out and now it works!

So now I have a fully functional and dirty sounding cool old vintage piece! Yay!



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Old December 4th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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those "gold leaf" pickups are supposed to be something special.
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Pretty guitar.
Is that 'hungry, hungry hippo' next to it?
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I've got a fondness for those old Teiscos. The action can sometimes be improved by shimming the neck a bit. Here are a couple of craigslist guitars that I've recently picked up and am getting back into playing condition:


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I've got this one I picked up years ago. I call it Japan, because that's all it say on it. its on the neck plate.
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Man! Put that low D string on! It's great to have that low D for turnarounds.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Man! Put that low D string on! It's great to have that low D for turnarounds.
Lol! It always gets in my way!
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