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Silvertone Teisco 1435 w / Original Case! Vintage '60s! Made In Japan
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US $389.00
Approximately £269.07(including postage)
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 Vintage '60s! Guitar! Made In Japan!

Includes original case! 

 This is a clean example of a mid 60's Teisco made Silvertone electric guitar. These were sold as part of a full catalog line of instruments under the Silvertone name through Sears catalogs with some of the line that were made in Japan and some that came from companies like Harmony, Supro, Danelectro, and Kay. When this wave of new Japanese guitars hit the US it spelled certain disaster for the future of budget American made instruments from these US companies and by the early 70's they were all folding. But these cool and wacky early Japanese imports occupy a certain space in my heart I cannot ignore. The sound of many of them is raw and nasty in all the right ways, but they have a lot to offer someone in terms of high quality tone. They did things in their designs that the Fender and Gibson brands never would have tried and had a certain Si-Fi Modernist Futurism to the lines, look, and vibe of their instruments. But in examples like this one they achieved pretty amazing results in keeping a close eye on US pickup design and construction while doing their best to make a very decent product.

Condition wise, it is quite clean, though. Some small dings and some overall wear to the finish, but I think the photos tell the whole story here so check them out. The headstock a reproduction Silvertone logo.The electronics all work well, even the flip switches for the pickups. They move very easy and were probably sprayed out before I got it as they work great. The knobs are on well but a little bit crooked but still turn well without issue. The tone pots work in reverse as all Teiscos are from this era. The original tuners work well. One has a small bend in it, but I did not even notice this when I was buying it that is so slight. You can see it in the photos if you look hard. Really just cosmetic. What else? Well, it still has its original nut, cool chrome bridge, black round knobs, big tremolo assembly and cover, and awesome aluminum pickguard. Man, I love the two tone stripes of that pickguard! So...uh, so...Jetsons! I was really happy to land this guitar as it was clearly in need of a new home! The strings on it when I got looked like they had been on it for 15 years. So I restrung it, cleaned it up, and plugged it into an amp as fast as I could. I was smiling immediately!

Yes! Oh, man. It sounds so cool. Whenever I see a Teisco with these I know it is going to sound unique and awesome. And they almost always do. The are a little Strat-like to my ears, but with a sort of more wooly midrange and beefy output that is different. They have a lot of top end in the bridge pickup, and sound like a Sherman Tank in the neck position. I like there brillance, too. It is not harsh at all or shrill when clean, but can do awesome gigantic deep slab o' granite (as well as abrasive insect-like tones) with some fuzz on it. It also holds up so amazingly well with fuzz and overdrive, and it seemed to love every single pedal I threw at it. It will deliver a totally awesome retro tone all the way! But it sounds nice even with light overdrive or sparkly clean. I had a hard time getting a tone I did not like. It has a lot of clarity to it, but can get nasty. It is almost like a Strat pickup someone threw a little P-90 sauce into. Check out the soundfiles! I think these are some of the best pickups in any Japanese guitar from this era if you are looking for a very usable tone that is different from your average Fender. They will do an amazing clean or slightly overdriven sound with lots of detail and definition you would not expect to hear from looking at this guitar. All in all, I am a huge fan. You probably could tell that by now. But this would be a great guitar for doing a fuzzed out 60's Pop thing, Garage Rock, Punk, Indie Rock, Alt Country, or even electrified Blues. It does that whole Jon Spencer/Hound Dog Taylor 'amp about to blow up' tone so well!

 This vintage Japanese made Silvertone guitar comes with its original case you can see. It is in great shape and was the same company that supplied cases through Sears for Harmony, Supro, Danelectro guitars and the like in this era. It works great without issue, all the latches, handle, and hinges are in nice working order.

Trem Bar is not original but is included!

Serial Number: #149795

This is the Top of The Line Silvertone with a model number, serial number, truss rod. This guitar plays like a dream.




Cosmetics: Excellent Condition. When you take into account that this is a 50+ year old guitar, this is in exceptionally good shape. Okay, there are light scratches, small dents and dings everywhere on the guitar. Nothing real bad. The front has light strumming scratches on the pickguard as well as the front of the body. The back has very minor belt buckle rash along with some light scratches. The back of the neck has a few dings and some scratches. Back of the headstock has some wear on the edge along with a dull finish from wear. The case is in great condition. A 2-tone beige / black chipboard case. All latches work. Very little wear on the case. Even has a strap to hold the guitar in the case. (See picture #10).  Overall in excellent condition. Not museum quality but collector grade. Look at the pictures closely. They will tell the story.




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