Anyone like cheap, freaky 60s/70s guitars?

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  1. hitchcockblonde

    hitchcockblonde Supporting Member

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    I got this at Sam Ash yesterday for $39.95 including a very nice, old, intact Vox hardshell case. It actually has a nice neck, doesn't buzz, and sounds pretty good! Lotta low-end... nice frets. Intonation is um... spotty. Tuners are interesting but at least stay in place. Anyone have any idea what it is? The pickguard is broken so the previous owner stuck a metal jack plate on, and it's missing the tremolo arm but otherwise is in nice chape.

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  2. hitchcockblonde

    hitchcockblonde Supporting Member

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    Yep my first guitar when I was thirteen in 1976. Stop snickering!:eek:

    Mine must have been later than yours. Not as fancy as yours ya rock star you. Good god it still plays. And has the same uh electric razor pickups. And I still have it.
     
  4. Tone_Terrific

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    Sold off my original electric guitar quite some time ago (a Canora). It kicked around unused before that, so outside of pulling something like that out once in a while to remind me of what I am missing in the cheaper guitars (sooo much better) of today I just would not play it.

    There is that weird, funky charm to quirky guitars and I appreciate some of the innovation but cannot live with it.
     
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    Forgive me but that pic takes me back to a time I've always wanted to forget. Man, was we broke. Only 1 extra string in the case broke.:eek:

    Mike
     
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    Hoooeee!!! I missed this gaggle of guitars before!
     
  8. Doodad

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    Yeah I have looked on that site and can't find mine. They mention Kawai buying Teisco and I have to think that mine is left over parts.
     
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    What's the neck feel like? I collect the Teisco amps and was considering buying a Teisco tulip like that one, but only if the neck doesn't feel as terrible as the same year silvertones/kays.
     
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    with a modern custom matching neck and modern tuners/bridge you'd have a player.
     
  11. hitchcockblonde

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    Actually the neck is GREAT on the Teisco. Whopping big but smooth and a nice shape. Frets are in fine shape, but the seventh fret needs to leveled. otherwise action is freaky-low and easy. I just got a whammy and head badge (correct and original) off FleaBay. The tuners are um... primitive but I put a little lube on 'em and tightened them so they do get the job done.

    Weird thing is, it came in a very nice, complete, clean Vox case, sort of teardrop shaped that is probably worth more than the guitar!
     

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