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1960s Teisco Del Ray Vintage Electric Guitar Hagstrom Vibrato Japan Rare!
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US $399.99
Approximately £265.72(including postage)
US $50.00 (approx. £33.22) Economy Delivery | See details
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Seattle, Washington, United States

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Up for sale, a 1960s Teisco Electric Guitar, with some strong connections to the Hagstrom Model II!  Essentially Japan's version of this popular Swedish guitar, this Teisco apes the control layout, basic body contours and visual impression of the Hagstrom Model II, but with a dash of chrome and a three pickup layout that is decidedly Teisco.  Even the original vibrato unit is actually a Hagstrom made component (as these vibratos were widely seen in the 60s on models made outside the Hagstrom factory).  Very clean and also very rare, this model is in good working order and has been professionally setup by our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar.

The neck has a slim C profile with original frets and a smooth gloss finish on the back of the multi piece maple neck.  The stock open-back tuning machines are intact, turn smoothly and hold pitch surprisingly well for one of these instruments.  The stock frets show very little wear and play cleanly up the neck.  Given the looser factory tolerances of Teisco, the guitar does have a bit of buzz on an occasional fret, but overall the instrument does play very well, with comfortable, low action and a fresh set of DR 11-50 nickel strings.

All of the electronics work as they should, with all three pickups delivering warm, balanced output.  These pickups have a bit more low end and midrange presence than one might expect, with plenty of sparkle on top.  The only switch (originally a mute) that has been disconnected is on the lower horn and originally did not perform any tonal function.  All of the chrome hardware still has plenty of shine and we've seen this same pickup array with chrome bezels on numerous Teisco and Guyatone instruments.  It's a very cool and eye-catching look!  The Hagstrom vibrato works smoothly and comes back to pitch well.  Even the original arm is intact!

Cosmetically, the guitar has a few expected light finish scuffs and dings on the back and around the contours of the body, but as the photos show, this is an extremely clean instrument.  Don't miss out on this rare, complete Teisco model!

Please check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar" on the web, and feel free to call us directly with any questions at 206.818.9329.

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