Teye Gypsy Scallywag 5 String Electric Guitar

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Mike_LA, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Mike_LA

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    Awesome, love that!

    I have a five string electric but I string it in fifths like a tenor guitar with an extra bass string. It works really well, more versatile than a tenor but still with it's own thing going on.
     
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    Cool!
    Gorgeous grain on the back of that thing!
     
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    Cool. I wonder what the third knob is. Coil switching, I suppose?
     
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    What a cutie.. I think I'll wait for the Squier version though
     
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    I reckon. Kinda a shame they covered the front up. Although the work on that cover is very cool.
     
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    i like it
     
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    I like those Teye guitars.
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    But I like em
     
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    Mine isn’t nearly as nice from a fancy wood standpoint. But it was a lot cheaper. and I’ll bet it sounds the same
     

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    I watched reverb for a year before I pulled the trigger. I say wait. A cheaper one will show up
     
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    5 strings. One question. WHY?!
     
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    It is. But it’s a blend pot that allows you to dial in from fully coil tapped to fully HB. Teye calls it a “mod” control, spelled “m • o-umlaut • d”. So “mood”
     
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    Solves the problem of Redundant D in open G
     
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    Mines way prettier and he has all his strings. FF8657A4-B3DA-45D1-A8C1-511ED43A14D2.jpeg 41E10877-6138-457A-94C3-F2EAE56E62C7.jpeg
     
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    Ah. So I stole the idea for my spin-a-split HB Esquire without even knowing it! Cöl!
     
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    Plus Keith Richards - he didn't like the loose feel of the low D in Open G so he removed it. Back in the day he had at least 1 Zemaitis custom 5 string (maybe more than 1); Teye has done a great job carrying on the vibe of the Zemaitis instruments.
     
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    AND you can write umlauts.
     
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    the current Zemaitis guitars look great and are a lot less expensive than Teyes. I don’t think they make a 5-string currently.
     
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    After Tony Zemaitis' death the family (or the company - not sure how his business was structured) sold or licensed the name to Greco. It used to be the upper series was made in Japan and the lower series ("Z Series" I think) was made in Korea; not sure where their current production is located. You're correct they aren't doing a 5-string.
     
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