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  • Teisco ET-200.

    Is anyone familiar with the Teisco ET-200, who made it, what woods the body & neck were made of ect.

    This was my first guitar, supposed to come out around 1973, got mine from Montgomery Ward Catalog.
    I endorse Laura & Valve Queen tubes, you should too.Marshall, Gibson, Fender, Charvel/Jackson."I'm happy to pay my tech $40 bucks to take the Zap for me."One kick-butt deal with johnpace2 Dave Friedman of RACKSYSTEMS is a genius.After the Firebird X, i'm quite convinced Henry Juszkiewicz is crazy.Member of the JMP Hall of Fame.

  • #2
    Teisco were budget guitars similar to Harmony, Kay, Airline, Wards, Silvertone, etc. They've got a collector's market for their kitsch appeal. The wood was probably alder or plywood in most cases. They might be worth a little on the right market because of the resurgence of old cheapies on the indie market, and some people collect Teisco and similar guitars as well.
    Guitars:
    - Gibson Les Paul Standard '85
    - Fender MIJ '52 Esquire
    - 50s Homebuilt Tele
    - Baritone Tele

    Basses:

    - Rickenbacker 4001 '64
    - Gibson Grabber
    - Gibson G3

    Amps:
    - Marshall 1965B
    - Peavey 2x10
    - Sunn 200S

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    • #3
      Right-on, thanks.
      I endorse Laura & Valve Queen tubes, you should too.Marshall, Gibson, Fender, Charvel/Jackson."I'm happy to pay my tech $40 bucks to take the Zap for me."One kick-butt deal with johnpace2 Dave Friedman of RACKSYSTEMS is a genius.After the Firebird X, i'm quite convinced Henry Juszkiewicz is crazy.Member of the JMP Hall of Fame.

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      • #4
        The neck on mine was some sort of laminated composite particle board of some kind. Never really seen anything like it. Not so sure about the body. Great sound though. I love those pickups. Great for lofi dirty surf music.


        Are you looking to hunt one down. A good one of that model is still relatively cheap. Might be worth it for nostalgias sake. Anyway, they pop up on ebay regularly and I've seen some locally at a shop (which I think are still there), so they are out there to be had if you are interested. Careful buying them without seeing them in person first. Lots of these guitars were neglected in an attic somewhere for 20-30 years which can cause all sorts of problems from hardware corrosion to neck warpage.
        Listen...

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        • #5
          Your guitar was made by Tokyo Electric Instrument And Sound Company. Although Teisco guitars were sold in the US up into the seventies Teisco actually stopped making guitars in 1969.

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          • #6
            This is a Teisco E-100.A Teisco ET-200 is similar but has 2 pickups and a tremelo



            Here is a page from the 1971 Sears Catalog.Is The guitar on the top right similar to your guitar?

            One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it.
            Three chords and you're into jazz
            - Lou Reed

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