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These will come once we have completed the ones below. The models numbers are guitars and basses that will have a Teisco logo. Teisco did build other guitars with different model numbers and logos; these are detailed in the Teisco — Alternative Brands section of this web site.
Teisco was a brand of musical instruments manufactured in Japan from until Not well known for quality or playability, they are sought after for their sometimes bizarre designs and collector's fascination with classic kitsch. Although Teisco guitars were cheaply made and inexpensive, they developed a strong collector following starting in the s.
But the reality of the matter is that while Teisco did produce over a million guitars during the course of its history, there are also a few million more Japanese—made guitars that are decidedly not Teiscos. Often, these guitar brands would source guitars from multiple manufacturers to fit different price points in their catalogs. The Norma brand has guitars that were made by Teisco Gen Gakki, Sakkai, and Tombo, as well as several other manufacturers.
This site is dedicated to all you guitarists out there who ever owned an old Japanese Teisco guitar, especially those of you who started out with one and still have it today. I created this site out of frustration at not being able to identify the model of my first Teisco despite my best online and off-line efforts. I found out eventually!
In fact, it was likely that your parents were steering you in the direction of accordion lessons. The Beatles — and of course others — stopped all that. Suddenly, electric guitars were 1 on every kids Christmas list.