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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by rhythmjones, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. rhythmjones

    rhythmjones Tele-Holic

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    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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  2. mistermullens

    mistermullens Poster Extraordinaire

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  3. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Friend of Leo's

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    those "gold leaf" pickups are supposed to be something special.
     
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  5. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Pretty guitar.
    Is that 'hungry, hungry hippo' next to it?
     
  6. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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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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    Kingston hollowbody

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    not sure what this is yet :neutral:
     
  7. Dr Zombie

    Dr Zombie TDPRI Member

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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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  8. rhythmjones

    rhythmjones Tele-Holic

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    Yep!
     
  9. jmiles

    jmiles Friend of Leo's

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    Man! Put that low D string on! It's great to have that low D for turnarounds.
     
  10. rhythmjones

    rhythmjones Tele-Holic

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    Lol! It always gets in my way!
     
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