Monday, 11 July 2011

Teisco in "Martian Burst" finish (allegedly)

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This 1960s Japanese Teisco guitar appears to be in very good condition with all original parts present and current. The seller claims that this was a short-run finish known as "Martian Burst". Well, I have a couple of issues with that. First of all, the finish is in reality rather tame and not exactly "out of this world". It's just a sunburst finish with a slight greenish tinge to it. I wouldn't think it'd warrant as grandiose a name as "Martian Burst", but who knows, perhaps that's what the Teisco collectors call it.

Secondy, how can I be expected to believe an eBay seller who lists this guitar as a:  
RARE TEISCO GREEN "martian" BURST Vintage guitar strat
Strat? Whoah! Where did that come from? Does the seller honestly believe that this guitar resembles a Stratocaster? All it has in common, really, is that it's an asymmetrically-designed solidbody with twin cutaways. Only a fool or someone who knows zero about guitars could ever call this a "Strat".

Despite the nice condition of this piece, with a Buy It Now price of $999 this is definitely one to file under "Optimistic sellers".

G L Wilson

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