I'm new to guitarzone and I'd like some help identifying a guitar I bought recently. If you don't my giant description, you can go straight to the pictures at the bottom.
I bought it for $50. The guy I got it from said it was a 60s Teisco. He was selling another guitar that I'm sure was a 60s Teisco, an ET-100 Tulip. He says he bought them at the same time. The Tulip had the Teisco brand on the headstock, but my guitar doesn't. The Tulip had a nicer neck, but its volume pot was shot and I preferred the sound I got from the unbranded guitar. So, I bought it.
The guitar has two single coil pickups. It has two volume dials, one for each pickup, and no master volume. It has a tone dial and a small black switch that seems to be a bass boost, maybe. The bass boost doesn't do much unless the Tone is set to 0; at 0, the guitar is very quiet and clean. The bass boost adds a lot more volume and bass. But if I turn the tone up past 2 or 3, the guitar sounds like that anyway. The output jack sticks straight out of the body of the guitar, right below the dials.
There are two large white on-off switches, one for each pickup. The two switches are independent of each other, so who knows how the pickups are actually wired. The bridge is an old whammy type thing; the strings thread out of a rod that rotates to tighten or loosen them. It's missing the whammy bar itself. There is another piece of hardware between the bride and the pickups that suspends the strings; it has two screws on each side for adjusting its height. Not sure what the technical name is.
The guitar has a red-on-black sunburst that I really like. The neck is bolted on, and the neck plate reads Made in Japan. The neck is red tinged on the back, with a giant unbranded headstock with six mediocre tuners in a line strat-style. It has 21 frets.
That's it. There are pictures below. Any information I could get on it (make, model, year, parts info, whether the neck is original...) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by carrotinbelgrade, 25 June 2012 - 08:35 PM.