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Cheesy Vintage Japanese Guitar Club

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

  1. thumbpick

    thumbpick Tele-Afflicted

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    i still cant turn down these cheesy guitars when i find them
     
  2. rhythmjones

    rhythmjones Tele-Holic

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    The one on the right is my father-in-law's Teisco Kent Americana. He lent it to me in perpetuity (he doesnt' get it back until he asks for it).

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    I replaced the tuners and the bridge, which were broken and missing respectively. I cant get the action anywhere close, so I have it in G and use it for slide. It sounds soooo bad-ass!
     
  3. gearhead1972

    gearhead1972 Tele-Meister

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    Wow just saw this thread, ill join. Got this one in 1981 from the mom of the guy across the street who died.. I stripped it coated it in poly, then later drew all over it, then left it a friends house for 15 years, finally got it back and refinished it.

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  4. hoagiebait

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    Here's the one I posted a while back. The original picture showed the frets removed. I gutted it, rewired and refretted it. The nut kinda kicked my ass. I tried to make one from a bone blank without proper tools. Might redo it in a couple months.
     
  5. Glen Smith

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    My daughter's boyfriend gave me this old Teisco. It needs knobs, cleaning and adjusting. Have to try to get the strings over the pickup polepieces. I will probably strip it and do a refin. The pickguard also needs to be stripped, it has been painted.
     

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  6. DuncanAngus

    DuncanAngus Tele-Afflicted

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    Teisco Tulips!! My 1st guitar was a Tulip bass and my brother had the 6 string. Great collection!!!
     
  7. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    My daughter's boyfriend gave me this old Teisco.

    What a kiss up! I'd keep my eye on him... ;)
     
  8. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

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    Yeah, can't trust those guys in cowboy boots!:lol:
     
  9. Lowbassnotes

    Lowbassnotes Friend of Leo's

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    Here's my cheese, Kimberly hollowbody, currently relegated to slide duty.

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  10. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

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    When I got my Teisco Spectrum, it needed a lot of work. It was missing the whammy bar, electronics needed re-soldering, neck was all messed up. One thing I was able to source that plays and works really well is the Tremolo system. GFS puts out a great version of these. It's very solid and heavy. Was really surprised how heavy it was.

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  11. gheex

    gheex TDPRI Member

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    That's a nice Trem...I'm actually looking for a trem bar only for my '65 Heit Deluxe 3 pickup hollowbody archtop. Any ideas? I'd be willing to pay cash for an original :)
     
  12. MrTwang

    MrTwang Friend of Leo's

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    Here's the latest addition to my collection. Definitely Japanese and cheesy but not sure if it's a Teisco or not though.
     

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  13. FenderGyrl

    FenderGyrl Poster Extraordinaire

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    I think its a Norma (like the one pictured below) Similar neck/body/pickguard. They mixed and matched pickups and hardware. :cool: You have a very cool guitar there!
     

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  14. Rhythm Thief

    Rhythm Thief Tele-Holic

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    I love Teiscos. had a few of them over the years and still got a jedson Tele (ish) copy and a Teisco Del Rey semi acoustic (I think it's an EP8T) which is for sale. Pictures when I can find them.
     
  15. MrTwang

    MrTwang Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks for the info - I've actually got another one I converted into an electric sitar a while back...
     

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  16. FenderGyrl

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    Jedsons,Teiscos, and Sears, Oh My!

    The sun was out, so I figured I would take some pics of a few El Cheapos. :eek: I posted some of these last year in a thread called The Hall of Shame. :lol: The Jedsons are mostly stock.The Sears single pickup versions, and a few of the double pickup versions are set up for slide. They were converted to hardtails. Most of the tremolo versions are regular tunings. Some (like the Decca) are tuned to Celtic tunings, DADGAD, or used with a Capo. Its crazy, I know...but I like them for some reason. :rolleyes:
     

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  17. Glen Smith

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    Don't you have a few too many?:lol:
     
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    There's no such thing. ;)
     
  19. Rhythm Thief

    Rhythm Thief Tele-Holic

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    I love those Jedson Teles! I've got one (currently in bits) which I've wired in series with phase switching options. It sounds great and gets far more attention at gigs than my bandmate's Les Paul.:D
     
  20. tabdog

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    1972 National SG 430-2GT,

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    Late 60's Kingston Bass,

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    Westone Electra X640N and Electra Long Necker
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    I changed the trashed out pickups and refinished
    this late 60's Teisco NB-4 bass,

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    Tabdog
     
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