Another pawn shop find!

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Brock, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Brock

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    I know that there are many stories about pawn shops selling great items for little money..... this guitar isn't exactly the holy grail but it was great money. $20 bucks with a hard shell case. The neck isnt the original, but it plays and sounds great. Cool stuff. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tweedledee

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    Well, you can't really beat $20 for a guitar. Nice score! I like those old cheap MIJ guitars. Sometimes the pickups in those can be quite good.
     
  3. Brock

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    I played it thru my Budda and it has really big sound. My wife was even impressed with its tone. Especially the neck pickup.
     
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    Right up my alley
     
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    I've always had a major weakness for kitschy cheap guitars. I'd have paid at least $50 for it. Something tells me that thing would kill set up as a slide guitar!

    Great score!!
     
  8. Brock

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    Funny... I thought the same thing!
     
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    I owned one really bad playing one in the mid 60s, a Kawaii, but I knew guys that had Teisco Del Reys that played wonderfully. Back then, I had no idea the nut could have been altered to make the action lower. I just knew I couldn't play it. Next guitar was a Ric 330/12, so i didn't worry over it, either.

    I almost never see those old MIJ guitars anymore, anywhere, except that there's a guitar shop here that the owner collects the really oddball ones, and has them hanging on display in the shop. I should go in there with my camera and take some pics of them.
     
  10. jeffwith1f

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    it looks vaguely teisco-ish. any idea what it is?
     
  11. Brock

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    I'm thinking Teisco... but they made so many models and without the original neck its hard to tell unlees I can find a picture of another like it.
     

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