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Identify this guitar

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Markorock37, May 17, 2011.

  1. Markorock37

    Markorock37 Member

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    Just finished this guitar, but I have no idea what it actually is. No name or serial anywhere on it. I relacquered it in nitro and installed the bridge humbucker..its a BG pups Darkbucker. Also removed what looked like a cheap imitation Bigsby and installed the stop tailpiece. Quite the job. Getting ready to wire it all up.

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  2. musicofanatic5

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    I'm guessing that's the best pic your have otherwise you would have posted one that actually shows some detail, correct?
     
  3. Markorock37

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    I have more coming later. Yep not the best pic but you can see the shape can't you?
     
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    The headstock hardware looks like what's on my old kent. Google image search "kent guitar" and you'll see similar ... but not sure.
     
  6. Markorock37

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    Could be..also saw some Silvertones with similiar headstocks too. Plus a couple "unknowns". Can't find a pic of this one though.
     
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    Looks homemade ! How's it sound ?? Interesting.
     
  9. Markorock37

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    I don't have it wired up yet but I'll keep ya posted.
     
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    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    Looks like a 70's Teisco something...
     
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    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    It's a Fakenbacker.
     
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    6-string?..opps my bad...2-string>?
     
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    Body kind of looks like a Gibson or Epiphone MIII, so I wonder if it isn't an Epi MIIII body with a neck from some cheapy kludged onto it.
     
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    :agree
     
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    It's a Harmony. I had a buddy who had one without the black paint job.
     
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  16. Markorock37

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    The neck is original to the body, so its not pieced together, the neck joint is perfect. Google searching Teisco and Harmony to see if I can find it. It does have a mahogany neck though.
     
  17. Markorock37

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    I don't think its a any of the above mentions...but I did find this Kensington..
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    I think we have a winner...plus its darn close to the same bridge I took off, same pups, same body shape, same fretboard inlays, headstock is different.
     
  18. Markorock37

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    Kensington must have been a model name. I did find a Teisco with the same body shape and vibrato but different headstock.

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  19. Markorock37

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    I finally got it all wired up, and everything works, no buzzes..cleeeaaan! This guitar surprised me a bit, it sounds really good. A versatile jazz/blues sound is what I hear, but would work for some rock too. Its got the usaul feedback associated with semi-hollows, and I am surprised on how well the stock neck pickup sounds, and the volume it has being only 3.89K. The BG in the bridge has a nice snarl too it with a wide frequency response. I have some final pics of it I'll try to get posted here in a bit.
     

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