Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Glen Campbell's mystery guitar

Tate writes:
I've never seen one of these (closeup around 1:50). There are other videos on YouTube showing him with this guitar, too. What a player. I believe this is live: they didn't normally close-mike vocalists on TV back then.  What is this guitar?

Thanks for your great blog from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, where the temp is currently -19 °C.

- Tate
Hi Tate. All the clues are there. The headstock shape, the cut-out in the body, the metal pickguard, the offset block markers... It's a 1960s Japanese-made Teisco. However, I am unable to tell you the exact model, it's not one I've seen before. It certainly sounds great in Glen Campbell's hands, though!

Anyone out there have any more exact information?

G L Wilson

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  1. It's a Teisco T-60:


  2. It's a Teisco T-60 according to this post at The Steel Guitar Forum, including this nice photo.

  3. At the first glare, it looked like a danelectro dead on '67. I don't know what teisco model could it be.

  4. He obviously had great taste in guitars, here's him playing a Bass VI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoymGCDYzU



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