Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Vintage Japanese Teicso Bass

guitarz.blogspot.com:

This bass, although unbadged, is quite unmistakably a Teisco, namely an NB-4, a model which dates back to 1965. It's not as sexy as the Teisco 6-string bass that we looked at last year, but you'll notice from the obvious similarities between the two that they are sibling models.

I particularly like the headstock. It looks like the design was based on the famous Fender headstock shape, but then they ignored the shape and arranged the tuners above and below in the classsic 2+2 layout.

Judging by the position of the bridge it must surely be a short-scale bass, but the elongated body and huge headstock make you think at first glance that it ought to be a long-scale.

G L Wilson

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