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Tiesco guitars info wanted

GUEST,John 29 Apr 10 - 06:58 PM
reggie miles 29 Apr 10 - 10:48 PM
GUEST,John 30 Apr 10 - 06:32 AM
Mavis Enderby 30 Apr 10 - 02:41 PM
PoppaGator 30 Apr 10 - 02:55 PM
GUEST,The Smiler 30 Apr 10 - 03:18 PM
GUEST,The Smiler 30 Apr 10 - 03:25 PM
GUEST 30 Apr 10 - 03:26 PM
GUEST,John 30 Apr 10 - 04:56 PM
Mavis Enderby 30 Apr 10 - 05:47 PM
Mavis Enderby 30 Apr 10 - 05:53 PM
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Subject: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: GUEST,John
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 06:58 PM

I have what is called a 1960/1 TIESCO PE8 which I bought S/H in 1964, but it seems to be a one-off as it has TWO pick ups, whereas every photo of that model pictures them as ONE pick up gtrs. The pick ups are originals, not added later. Can anyone tell me what particular model my guitar actually is?


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: reggie miles
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 10:48 PM

Hi John,

Just responding to say that I've not heard too many folks here delve into the details of electric guitars before. These folks seem generally interested in music of different sorts, early folk and blues, acoustic instruments and a host of other related subjects but I've yet to see much talk in this forum about the intricacies or the identification of electric six string guitars. I have some interest but even I don't play around with my electric stuff much these days.

The folks that are attracted to this sort of minutia might be better found online via a search of one of your favorite search engines. There are lots of guitar folks all over the web. Like this one that I just found on Google that cliams to be a site for lovers of Teisco guitars. http://www.mark-cole.co.uk/teisco/

All the best


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: GUEST,John
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 06:32 AM

Thankyou reggie miles, I'll give that site a shot. Mudcat is so huge that I knew I'd find someone to steer me right. Thanks again.
John (Melb.Aust)


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 02:41 PM

Some of us are interested in electrics, especially slightly off the wall stuff like Teiscos and Guyatones!

I found this at Vintage Guitar magazine:

At least five sunburst hollowbodies were offered in '61, the PE-7, PE-8, PE-13, PE-14 and PE-51. These appear to have glued-in necks, by the way, with the open-book head, circular sticker logo and rectangular metal-covered pickups. The PE-7 was a non-cutaway thinline with dots, a single neck pickup, elevated pickguard, a fancy lyre trapeze tailpiece and volume and tone controls mounted on the lower bout. '60s Bizarre Guitars shows a ca. '61 PE-8 with a single black-plastic-covered pickup with Teisco printed on the top, small strip inlays, wooden pickguard, a fancy harp tailpiece and volume and tone mounted on the lower bout. The following year this model would have two pickups, so whether this is typical or not is unknown.

I've had a couple of Teiscos in the past, they are great for slide blues through a nice tube amp. Ry Cooder is a great fan of their pickups and, to say the least, he knows a thing or two about slide tone!

They are pretty good for rough and dirty blues as this piece of pure joy from Hound Dog Taylor shows:

Give Me Back My Wig

Pete


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: PoppaGator
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 02:55 PM

I don't know squat about electric guitars, but anything played by Hound Dog Taylor has to be more than OK!


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: GUEST,The Smiler
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 03:18 PM

Nice one Pete. I expect to hear you singing that at the next Write Note :-)


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: GUEST,The Smiler
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 03:25 PM

Pete
Is this the guitar. Love the sound. As they say "It kicks ass" :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-GqcUVoRLI&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 03:26 PM

Sorry this is the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-GqcUVoRLI&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: GUEST,John
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 04:56 PM

Thanks Burton Coggles. From the description given on the Vintage Guitar link my Tiesco is a '61 PE-51. I bought it S/H for 20 Pounds (Aust)in 1964. Wonder what it's worth now? Not that I'm selling.
Now I just have to find those missing 2nd and 3rd verses of Route 66 I heard on record years ago. Even Mudcatters couldn't find them last time round...
John


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 05:47 PM

Smiler,

I'm no great expert, but I think Hound Dog Taylor used a variety of Teiscos & Guyatones, generally the flashier 4 pickup models similar to the youtube link you posted. He's generally associated with the SS-4L which is either one of the coolest guitars out there or a masterpiece of bad taste!

Lovely tone though. Gives me goosebumps...

Pete.


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 05:53 PM

John,

can't help with Route 66 either but wish I could!

Pete.


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Subject: RE: Tiesco guitars info wanted
From: GUEST,John
Date: 01 May 10 - 02:26 AM

For Pete, and anyone else. Here are the extra verses I recall hearing on an LP in the 1970s. Damed if I can remember by who. I'm just one line short!

"If you're in the mood to see the Coast
Take the west road it's the best road
Really the most
Get your, etc

While driving throught Ohio check your spare
Cos soon you'll hit that famous thoroughfare
Get your kicks, etc

Bridge:
"South of the Great Lakes
(Sounds like) You feel up the pancakes (?)
The very dear Missouri will/might stimulate your appetite
See Amarillo, etc"


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