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has anyone ever seen/played one of these for reals ?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:10 pm    Post subject: has anyone ever seen/played one of these for reals ? Reply with quote

had the picture for aages, it's one of my dreamguitars that i will probably never own, probably never even will come across irl...maybe if i make it to ochanomizu i might be lucky to spot one, no idea for how long they were made and how many or anything.

Teisco ET

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

control plate annoys me, but i like everything else.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw I didn't notice the control plate until dots mentioned it, I don't like that either. The rest is awesome though, it's kinda like a Coronado.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only time I've ever seen one is in that same picture you posted. It's from the site with lots of similar pictures of oddball vintage guitars in a grid?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, i haven't seen it anywhere else either. the control plate looks scruffy, especially with the square thing on it that seems totally out of place in color and shape, but this is still the cutest guitar i've ever seen and am so curious to find out how it feels and sounds it sucks they're so rare. there's another teisco on that site that is also labeled as ET but looks like..ET, so i'm not even sure of this was really a model on its own or a one off or something. teisco's take on coronados i guess.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Teisco EP2L? loads of photos on google of them under the EP2L name.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've played several - they were made from the late 60's up through the mid 70s.

They're OK. The pickups are awesome, trem barely works, and the frets are the lowest I've ever seen. They feed back at conversation volume.

The neck is some kinda mystery wood - extremely soft and easy to break.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh fuck. thanks !!

so i guess the guy of the site just put the wrong name on it. i predict; google, search 'ep2l', 'images', drool...then some more drool...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

close ups :

http://www.silvertoneworld.com/electric/1418/1418.html


and what the fuck, is it silvertone or teisco ? or both ?

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The 1418 was one of the first guitars to 'hit the beach' in preparation of the Fall 1968 Japanese Invasion of the electric guitar portion of the Sears catalog. Based on the Teisco EP-2L, which was itself kinda ES-335ish, it was the predecessor to the much longer-lived (and far more common) Silvertone 1455 (see last picture in gallery for comparisons to both).

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

silvertone is just the sears department store brand. sears contracted a lot of companies to make the guitars for them like danelectro, valco and teisco. I've seen a lot of these on eBay branded as silvertones. they usually go for around $150.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kim wrote:
close ups :

http://www.silvertoneworld.com/electric/1418/1418.html


and what the fuck, is it silvertone or teisco ? or both ?

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The 1418 was one of the first guitars to 'hit the beach' in preparation of the Fall 1968 Japanese Invasion of the electric guitar portion of the Sears catalog. Based on the Teisco EP-2L, which was itself kinda ES-335ish, it was the predecessor to the much longer-lived (and far more common) Silvertone 1455 (see last picture in gallery for comparisons to both).


The original one you posted was deffinately a teisco. I'm pretty sure its the EP-2L but with block inlays for some reason. That silvertone is just a very similar copy...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've never seen them here, which makes sense.

seems like the silvertones (especially the last version they did) has a bigger body or something ? it doesn't look as tiny as the teisco. i also prefer the binding on the one in the picture i posted first, the ones i find on google are usually sunburst and no binding.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok this is a Teisco EP-8T. It has the block inlays:



There are other EP-8Ts without block inlays though lol
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glad i finally made this thread to find out what the fuck it is.
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