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TEISCO TG–64 Guitar

Posted: November 21, 2017 in Guitars
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The so–called monkey grip has been a key, defining feature of Steve Vai’s signature Ibanez since the late ‘80s, but Teisco beat Ibanez to the punch as early as the 1950s.

The 1960s TG–64 was a top tier model for Teisco, though it falls just a little short of the spectacular Spectrum 5s. The TG–64 can certainly be a player, with nice pickups, a great vibrato arm, and some very cool sound selections via the three rocker switches and tone cut control.

These guitars feature an offset body shape that should appeal to Jazzmaster or Jaguar players looking to add something a little different to their arsenal.

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This Mid 60’s Teisco Del Rey ET-2T. New nut, new jumbo nickle frets, and not one but two sets of hand wound pickups done by Brian Goez of St. Louis for Howlin’ Music. A couple of bumps n bruises, but in very solid condition. Fun guitar and Cool!!

These old Silhouette’s are some of our favorite Silvertones. This one has three red holofoil covered pickups that are cooler than cool. We’ve had the blue ones before but this all red look is amazing. They sound as good as they look too. This one has a shim in the neck to make it as playable as can be. Frets are in great shape. Vibrato arm is long gone. Upgraded tuners. The finish on the body and neck don’t quite match, can’t be sure if it left the factory like that or if the body was over-sprayed after the fact or maybe the neck was never clear coated. Lots of these old guitars can be quite as mystery as they were building them on the cheap and as fast as they could ship them.

Way cool and super funky vintage Teisco! 1960s Teisco TRE-100 with built in amp! Same model Howlin’ Wolf played! Single gold-foil pickup, super chunky neck and a built in amp running off two 9 volt batteries. There aren’t a ton of these floating around, and when you do find them the electronics rarely work. This one is fully setup and the amp totally rips! Overall in very good condition less some general play wear and a few dings/dents. No case with this one.

Year: 1960s. Model: TRE-100

This 1969 Teisco EV-2T dual pickup guitar comes in a hard to find aged white.This guitar is from an extensive Teisco/Silvertone collection we have the honor of listing. Towards the end of the 60’s, Tiesco/Kawai found short-lived success with copies of well-known guitars, this being a mimic of a Vox Phantom (another fave of ours!). This model sports a three-ply woodgrain scratchplate (think station wagon panel!), 2 of Teisco’s signature single coil PUPS in white and an adjustable roller bridge. This guitar is another Teisco/Kawai staple that would complete a collection! This guitar has its dings and scratches, as these guitars were usually abused and/or discarded of, but it plays great and is fully functional. Teisco was a Japanese budget brand that produced several guitars for the Sear’s Catalog through the 50’s and 60’s. Comes with gigbag.Their guitars & basses have become quite sought-after as collectibles in the last few years.

 

At times ethereal and ambient, at others dystopian and aggressive, Ed O’Brien’s contributions to Radiohead’s catalog have been as unique as the man himself. When he needed a guitar that could go above and beyond the normal requirements of the instrument, he chose to create something all his own. The result is this: the EOB Sustainer Stratocaster. 

Ed has kitted his Strat out with an intriguing combo of pickups: a Seymour Duncan JB Jr humbucker in the bridge, Texas Special single coil in the middle and Fernandes Sustainer in the neck, which is where the model gets its name.

Control over the Sustainer’s infinite sustain comes via an on/off switch, intensity knob and three-position switch, to adjust between fundamental-only, harmonic-only or blend modes.

Elsewhere, there’s a vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, a ‘10/56 V’ neck profile, 21 narrow-jumbo frets and a synthetic bone nut.

Ed O’Brien’s ambient, ethereal and orchestral guitar style is an essential part of the sonic identity of Radiohead. We partnered with this groundbreaking player to create the Ed O’Brien Stratocaster — an instrument as unique as his sound. This inspiring guitar is perfect for creating lush, layered soundscapes and finding your own creative voice.

  • Co-designed with Ed O’Brien
  • Seymour Duncan® JB Jr. humbucking bridge pickup, Texas Special single-coil Stratocaster middle pickup, Fernandes® Sustainer neck pickup
  • “10/56 V”-shaped maple neck with 9.5″-radius maple fingerboard
  • Custom “Tree of Life” neck plate; vintage-style hardware
  • Includes deluxe gig bag

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Over the past year, Reverb have had the privilege of partnering with a cast of amazing artists to help them sell their excess gear. They have launched artist shops from the likes of Billy Corgan, Nils Lofgren, Bill Ward, Jimmy Chamberlin, and Wilco, just to name a few. Today, we’re excited to announce that J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr will be joining the ranks, with the Official J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. Reverb Shop.

J’s shop will launch on Tuesday, October 31st and will be stocked with over 100 pieces of the “ear-bleeding country” rocker’s gear used on various Dinosaur Jr. tours, in studio sessions, and with his solo and other projects.

In discussing the shop, J told us that while it’s difficult for him to part with gear, things are starting to pile up, and it’s time for him to make some more space in his studio. He added, “Plus, if I can get this gear into a good home, I’ll have more room to buy some more stuff.”

Based on the items for sale in J’s shop, we can see why it might be difficult. He’s selling a beautiful cache of vintage guitars, including a 1929 Pre-War Martin Parlor, a refined 1965 Burgundy Mist Fender Jaguar, and a 1954 Pre-Gibson Epiphone Acoustic flattop that supposedly belonged to Richard Gere at one point. J is also selling the 1968 Martin D-28S that he often used in the studio and while touring in support of his solo projects.

Naturally, J’s shop also features a couple of amps, like the signature ‘69 Marshall 100W Super Tremolo with the massive 8×10 Marshall 1990 cab and a ‘70s Purple Fender Twin Reverb, about which J told us, “Of course I got it because it was purple and it was cheap.”

As any fan would know, J considers himself “a drummer that plays guitar,”   A clear standout in the drum corner is a C&C Purple Sparkle Drum set that J used while drumming for Sweet Apple. He’s also parting with a pair of Leedy and Ludwig kick drum shells that he used with his and Lou Barlow’s high school hardcore band, Deep Wound. More standout drum pieces are the ‘70s Blue Sparkle Gretsch Rack Toms that were used on Green Mind, Whatever’s Cool With Me, Where You Been, and J’s self-titled LP, which he says is his favorite record he’s ever played on.

Known for his extensive use of fuzz pedals — specifically Big Muffs and Tone Benders — the shop will also feature dozens of pedals used in the studio and on tour. You can also find a couple of odds and ends peppered into J’s official shop, like the Danelectro Baby Electric Sitar that he used on tour with Dino and a Moog MemoryMoog used on several J Mascis + The Fog albums while J was “going through [his] synth period.”