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Cheesy Vintage Japanese Guitar Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by jkingma, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This is my late 60's Apollo. It looks a bit like the Burns Bison. It's in pristine condition for a 40 year old guitar. I don't play it much, but its way too cool to get rid of. The pickups have pretty cool tone but are a bit low on the output. Its a real gem.

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  2. RichardWitt

    RichardWitt Tele-Afflicted

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    That's cool jkingma!

    I'm in!
    Don't be embarrassed guys, lets see 'em!

    Here's mine:

    '58 Ibanez Salvador (again!)

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    '00 Fernandez Mockingbird travel guitar

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    '60's Telestar

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    '69 Yamaha SG2-a (nicknamed the "Flying Samurai")

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  3. jkingma

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    That Telestar is freakin' gorgeous!!
     
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    6942 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Cheesy Japanese guitars are my specialty

    Teisco single neck pick-up (Gold foil).
    *Conrad single bridge pick-up.
    Kay twin pick-up.
    Decca twin pick up (Gold foil).
    Heit Deluxe twin pick up.
    Unknown single neck pick-up, SG copy.
    Unknown single neck pick-up.

    *Solid build quality for a "cheesy" Japanese guitar?


    Steve :eek: :D
     
  5. pchilson

    pchilson Friend of Leo's

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    Wow! Those look great!
     
  6. eddiewagner

    eddiewagner Poster Extraordinaire

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    i have a teisco from 64. i really olayed it last rehearsal, when a string on my slidestrat broke. i does sound pretty nice. the body is way to small to really have the feeling of holding a guitar, but still: a wicked little axe!
     
  7. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So where are all the pictures?

    :D
     
  8. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Here is another old gem. When I found this, it's owner was putting a box of parts out at the end of his driveway for garbage pickup. It was in pieces, nothing worked, its was just a mess. So I turned it into a playable instrument and my son plays it quite a bit. Looks like it belongs in a Goth Band.

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  9. Cardboard Robot

    Cardboard Robot Tele-Meister

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    Hey, I'm in! scored this for 20 bucks at a yardsale, hardly a scratch on it!

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  10. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    My first guitar was a Teisco. I never knew what it was until the last few years, then started collecting all I could find on ebay. Had to dump the whole collection (except the one that was just like my first guitar) when getting divorced.
    I do still have quite a few gold foil pickups in a box somewhere so there may be a gold foil Tele in my future.
     
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    :eek:... That looks like my first guitar! except mine was blue. I wish I still had it and the cardboard box tube amp that came with it... :(
     
  12. Phat-o-Caster

    Phat-o-Caster Tele-Meister

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    Here's three of my old Tiesco Del Rey's. The one on the right is my first electric I ever owned, now in open tuning it's a great slider and still get some attention.
     

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  13. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

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    I had a Tescio/Kawai kinda like no name cheesy guitar...

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    The flimsy body made it unplayable for me. So now it's turned into this:

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  14. Jimmyspaz

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    I actually saw Lonnie Johnson playing one of those at the Bluenote in Toronto, back in the 60's!
     
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    refin Friend of Leo's

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    I have 2 other Teiscos,one with the monkey grip (TG-4?)and the bass model,but they are looking for donor parts right now.
     
  16. timmytwang01

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    I own the queen of cheese! She's a Teisco that has been re-badged "Angelica". She has two screamin' gold foils that kick, scream, belch and cuss! She's no Angel, my Angelica, but she's my $90 wonder!! Here's how she sounds slide-players:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-AVlxO7E0Q
     
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    Fabulous sound, fabulous performance.

    But mostly, fabulous shorts.
     
  18. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

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    Excellent performance and a great introduction as a first post! Welcome to TDPRI.
     
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    "But mostly, fabulous shorts".

    Thankyou - what do you think of my suntan? ;)
     
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