1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil
1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil

1960s Teisco Decca Gold Foil

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$399.00
Sale price
$399.00

In the 1960s, the world was hungry for electric guitars, and Japanese manufacturers such as Teisco, Guyatone, and Matsumoku seized on the opportunity to export mass-produced axes. The market for affordable electric guitars grew so much that in 1966 over 750,000 guitars were exported from Japan. Most of their design elements were price-driven, which ultimately led to quirky but intriguing instruments that resembled American-made classics but captured their own unique vibe.

This single-pickup "Decca" branded Teisco was made in Japan during the mid-'60s before Kawai bought the company and moved production to Taiwan. The Japanese-made Tesicos definitely show stronger build quality, and this little rocker is rigged up with a single Gold Foil in the neck position. Teisco developed the Gold Foil pickup in the mid-'50s, and it shares some characteristics with the more-widely-used P90, but it has much lower output. Its tone is warm, and it has an ability to sing and growl (almost like a resonator). Thanks to Ry Cooder and his infamous "Coodercaster," the Teisco Gold Foil has become a popular choice for slide. But it covers a lot of territory beyond that, too!

This 1960s Tesico Decca has been nicely preserved over the years, and it's got a smooth playable set up, too. Someone upgraded the tuners to modern six-in-line Kluson style replacements, and they help quite a bit for tuning stability. The volume pot has also been upgraded to a modern CTS part, so it's way more flexible and usable that it would've been originally. Like a lot of these old imports, this Decca may be a little wonky—but that's just part of its charm! It's got authentic vibe, and the Gold Foil pickup sounds fantastic.

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