Do you know what is this (vintage) guitar?

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KVRer
16 posts since 31 Jan, 2021

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:06 am

I've found an old semi-hollow but I'm not able to guess the make and model.
Does anybody know it?
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KVRAF
5915 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Down the Withywindle

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:37 am

Teisco Del Rey?
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16 posts since 31 Jan, 2021

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:50 am

Bombadil wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:37 am
Teisco Del Rey?
I was also looking inside old Teisco catalogs but I can't find this one. Notice that the guitar doesn't have any name on it.

KVRAF
5915 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Down the Withywindle

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:57 am

Neither did the one I used to have.
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KVRAF
11059 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:33 am

My old Teisco had no name or emblem on it either. I guess that’s another way they kept manufacturing costs down. :lol:
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KVRAF
5915 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Down the Withywindle

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:10 am

I only found out what it actually was in the internet age. It was stolen from me in 1978. I doubt whoever took it got very much, lol. Thing I remember about it most was the unradiused fretboard. And the baseball bat neck.
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Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:24 am

Bombadil wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:10 am
I only found out what it actually was in the internet age. It was stolen from me in 1978. I doubt whoever took it got very much, lol. Thing I remember about it most was the unradiused fretboard. And the baseball bat neck.
You mean that it could be yours? :D
Do you confirm it's exactly the same as your Teisco in 1978?

KVRAF
5915 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Down the Withywindle

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:51 am

No....

Mine resembled this one. Except it was a more or less blackish sunburst type finish. The one below is a re-issue, I think.
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KVRAF
6147 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:23 am

Trident inlay reminds me of Ibanez copies before they formalized the ibanez name. They would make different brand names like Lotus or Love or Magnum but I'm sure it's earlier than all of those. Goya had that type of fretwork. but not the headstock inlay. Then again Recording King had that type of inlay work but definitely not the headstock inlay or headstock form. I'm fairly sure that Recording King brand was defunct in that era.

Samick and Cort were making unbranded electric guitars from the early 50's on. They were distributed mostly to south=east asia africa and the middle east. I remember back in '68 my dad returning home from Vietnam with a 335 copy with single coils for my older sister. He never said where he got it. Prolly bought it off one of his buddies or at a pawn shop off base.
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KVRAF
2474 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Post Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:29 am

Definitely 60's MIJ. Definitely NOT a Teisco. The pickups, the headstock inlay the pearloid switchplate, the tailpiece are all nothing you would see on a Teisco. As was pointed out there were several factories making unbranded guitars as well as OEM guitars with many different brand names. This one looks like a Hoshino product to me. They later starting making their own brands Ibanez mostly for the US Market and Greco mostly for the Japanese market. Ibanez touched off the "lawsuit" era because they made exact copies of Gibson guitars, some of which were as good or better than actual Gibsons of that era. At that point Ibanez began producing original designs while continuing to make VERY GOOD Gibson copies under the Greco brand name.

Gibson could not stop them from doing that in their own market. I used to own a Greco SG and a Burny, (another Hoshino brand), Les Paul. The SG was as good as any Gibson SG I've played and the Burny LP....well....that sucker just smoked most Gibsons. :D
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