Friday, 1 June 2012

Teisco Spectrum 4 - 1960s Japanese guitar, four pickups, hot pink finish!
We've looked at a Teisco Spectrum 4 previously here on Guitarz but it's such a cool guitar that it warrants looking at again, and seeing as there is another example being offered for sale on eBay and it's finished in hot pink, I couldn't resist posting it here for you all to see. It's in fantastic condition, probably better than the blue example we looked at before which was missing one of its four pickup selectors. Everything seems to be intact here, including the tremolo (which is the usual suspect for going walkabout). I'm guessing that the other device mounted at the bridge is some kind of string mute/damper. Why is it that I think this guitar might be well suited to surf music, I wonder?

Currently listed on eBay with a starting price of $400.

G L Wilson

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  1. Only four pickups? Design flaw... they should use truss rod setup bolt at the peghead and lipstick pickups so they could push 6 pickups in it :)
    Seriously, I will build such guitar once just for fun :)

  2. Yup - thats a typical Japanese 60s mute - its just missing the foam strip. By flipping the handle, the foam strip is pressed up under the strings to mute them.

  3. I wonder if you could achieve some sort of sitar effect with that mute bar?



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