Identify this guitar

Markorock37

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

gulliver

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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.
 

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.
 

tim gueguen

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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.
 

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.
 

Markorock37

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I don't think its a any of the above mentions...but I did find this Kensington..


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.
 

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.





 

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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