. For those who follow the stock market gyrations ... The 17th century saw the Dutch speculate in a market bubble of Tulip flower bulbs. It ended catastrophically https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania .. Hopefully this has more of a happy ending So I bought this 1960s Teisco Tulip Del Rey three or four years ago. Most parts were original, no strings, and bad back bow to the neck with a single action truss rod. I bought it for a price I could do ok just selling the pickups (Ry Cooder created a market for these types of pickups), anything else would be a bonus. Model is E-200 (fixed bridge). I initially removed the truss nut and clamped it up to give it some forward bow. Left it for a year like that. thought about clamping it in the oven at elevated temperatures but decided against that. tapped the rod to make sure it wasn't bound up and it wasn't. Left the neck another couple of years with and without clamp load (there are a few projects around to work on so it wasn't a rush). Still the same back bow. As spring was appearing in warmer weather here and there, I decided to get the iron out and see if this Tulip could be salvaged. For the players seeking light weight guitars ... this one weighs 5.5 lbs. Basically a Strat neck on a thin, small form factor body. Gibson scale length 24.75inch. Zero Fret nut system. Single coil pickups, more like P90s but kind of their own thing. Pickup switching is either on/off or both pickups in series if both are on. .