Sunday, 28 September 2014

Teisco SPB-200 Spectrum Bass reissue circa 2000
We've looked at similar design Teisco Spectrum 5 guitars here before (here, here and here) but until I saw this eBay listing just now I hadn't realised that there was a bass version too, the Teisco
SPB-200 Spectrum Bass. What an absolute beauty, just check out those curves and contours and that gorgeous German carve! It's a short-scale bass with a scale length of 30.3", so it's going to have a certain retro tone but that's not something that should put off any bassist with imagination.

Like Henry Kaiser's see-thru acrylic-bodied Spectrum 5, it isn't a vintage Teisco but rather a relatively modern Japanese-made "re-issue", circa 2000 (see more here). (Obviously, the originals were Japanese-made too, I just wanted to emphasise that it wasn't made in Korea, China, Indonesia, etc, as many other re-issues are these days).

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $699.99 (item located in Japan).

G L Wilson

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  1. What a cool electric Guitar why always electric guitars have great design but acoustic guitars don't, why?


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  2. Beautiful example of guitar-building that would not look out of place on the wall of an art gallery

  3. Yeah Tony,
    You are right about that type of guitars are really made for art gallery and I just also want to hear that guitar music too because I am a little bit curious about know which type of sound he make.

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