The headstock.

by Giovanni
(Stinnett, Texas, United States)

Hello again.

well I got another picture showing the headstock,
but i don't have other information about the guitar
because someone gave me this guitar and he painted like that. I asked him about information about the guitar, and he doesn't remember because it is an old guitar.

But i hope you can help me!!


Hello, Giovanni!

You really got me going on finding this guitar. I spent my whole morning looking for it!

OK--here is what I could find:

I think it must be some model of a Teisco guitar. These guitars were sold in the United States as "Teisco Del Rey" beginning in 1964. Teisco guitars were also imported in the U.S. under several brand names including Silvertone, Kent, Kingston, Kimberly, Tulio, Heit Deluxe and World Teisco.

I found two pictures of vintage 1960's Teisco guitars. Look at these:

See how on the first one there are those toggle switches set with visible screws? Different switches than yours, but the same location and style of mounting.

Now look at the second picture--it is DEFINITELY your headstock. The body shape is similar and most notable is the similarity in the way the neck connects to the body. That is something I did not find on ANY other guitar.

My feeling is that your guitar has undergone some customizing during its long life. The pickups, for example, are not original. Then, of course, there is the paint job.

These guitars are becoming quite valuable as collector items. I am not sure, however, how the changes that have been made will effect its value.
In any case it is a very cool guitar!

But this almost HAS to be a Teisco guitar. Try doing some further research on them. Here is a link to a page of Teisco catalogs from the 60's. You have to pay $10.00 to access them for a month, but it might be worth it to you.

Maybe your local repair shop can help you to locate parts if they are available.

Let me know what you think and if you find out anything further.

Best wishes!


Comments for The headstock.

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 21, 2009
Tiesco Guitars
by: onedashtwo81

I have a Heit Deluxe that I have always thought is the coolest looking guitar. I've never seen anything like it. More of an angular design than the others I saw on Google Images.

Dec 15, 2008
by: Anonymous

Actually that is an original teisco pickup too. They refer to it as a goldfoil ry cooder style pickup, and the pick alone is fetching some cash now a days.

Taht is a crazy custom paint scheme though!

Mar 02, 2008
by: Giovanni

you really help me
now I know about my

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask Guitar Questions.