Teisco Baritone Electric Guitar 3 GoldFoil PU Japan 60s

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 20, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Rare - Rare - Rare - Rare - and even Rarer than Rare !
Here's one I have not seen before:
Mid 1960's Made in Japan, most likely by Teisco.
Solid Body Baritone Electric Guitar in great, Close to Mint Original Condition,
with Three Gold Foil Pick Ups, the kind Ry Cooder and Elvis Costello cherish and play.
This guitar feature an extended 26.5" scale length that could be used for low B tuning .
Beautiful Sunburst finish on the front body, headstock and back of the neck.
Set up with D'Addario 10-46 strings. You may want to switch to a heavier gauge.
This is a wild looking and sounding guitar that holds it's own.
The name says Givtone. May be the name of the store or outfit that sold it.
Never heard of a Givtone guitar before coming across this jewel.
I never saw a baritone guitar with gold foil pick ups.
Usually the Japanese baritone guitars made by Teisco sport 2, 3 or 4 single coil pup's.
These gold foil pick ups sound great tuned to a low B or regular tuning.
I have it tuned as a regular guitar tuning. The sound is awesome!
On/Off switches for each pickup, as well as volume knob for each and one tone knob.
The tremolo unit works as it should.
The tremolo unit's cover is missing in action, however the original tremolo arm is here, a very hard to find item.
Wild looking and in Mint Condition pick guard, with all original screws intact.
The three Gold Foil pick ups are in mint condition, and sound even better than they look.
These are favored by Ry Cooder and Elvis Costello, and can easily bring in auction, in this condition, $100.00 each.
All the chrome is shiny and rust free. Truss Rod works just fine. The tuners work very well
There is a Zero Fret. Some of the better guitars of the 1960's sported a zero fret.
Please look at the enlarged photos for clearer visual details.
The fully bound Rosewood neck is straight and fast with good action frets that show almost no wear.
Intonation is A-OK. Action is low. It can be adjusted at the bridge to higher or lower action.
And, check out this amazing bridge. Have you seen many like it? I bet not. I haven't either.
I have not seen another guitar like this one. Must be rare as hell.
Check the headstock. Looks familiar? Not to me, and I've been around guitars for much longer than I'd like to admit.
The Sunburst finish has aged nicely and there's no structural cracks, damage or repairs on the guitar.
This guitar has tons of Mojo with No Issues what so ever!
The case most likely is not original. It is period correct and will protect the guitar during shipping and beyond.
The case's handle was broken so I replaced it with cloth line rope. All latches work as they should.
42" long. Lower bout is 13.5" wide. Nut is 1 3/4" wide.
Guitars like this, with a 26.5" scale, are usually tuned to Low "B" in between
a guitar and bass but it'll hold up if you want to go lower or even higher.
This guitar looks great, sounds amazing and is guaranteed to turn heads.
These are hard/impossible to find in any condition, so one in this super fine condition is rarer than rare.
Sold at No Reserve.
This is a serious guitar for the serious collector/player. I'm starting the bidding at $500.00 in order to weed out the non serious bidders. It will sell for $500.00 plus, even if I start the bidding at $1.00. To save time and unneccessary hassle, I go right to show time.
------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note:
The guitar is sold AS IS with NO RETURN due to its 45+ years of age.
For potential buyers from Australia, New Zealand, the Far East or South America:
The neck will be separated from the body. This is due to size requirement by USPS. The guitar will be shipped minus the case. Too large, obviously. Other wise it will have to be shipped as an express package at a cost of $600 plus. Shipping cost with the neck separated should run between $125 -150. Please a...