Teisco is widely known for making some of the more interesting guitars of the 1960's, and these weird and wonderful Japanese exports have gained something of a cult following over the years in the US and UK. Unlike many major guitar manufacturers at the time, Teisco were not afraid to experiment to say the least. Endless unique pickup options from single coil to gold foil style sounds, more switches than you would know what to do with, and undoubtedly bold designs throughout their range. This 1960's Teisco Del Rey ET-320 is the perfect example of all of the above. Featuring a offset style body that is fitted with three high output pickups, it shape a tremolo system are reminiscent of the kind of surf guitar Fender was making at this time. The tone has far more bite, and each pickup has its own On/Off switch, along with a series and parallel wiring switch. This Teisco, ET-320 also features the so called 'Monkey Grip' cutaway in the body. If you're looking for a reasonably priced vintage guitar with an edge, they don't come much more interesting than this.
Condition / Originality:
This guitar is in very good condition for its age, and has benefitted from a full service from our in house luthier, and it now plays very well and sounds excellent. The original pickups are intact, as is the tremolo. Two of the tuners have been replaced at some point, and the guitar also appears to have had a repair performed on the back of the headstock as can be seen in the pictures.