Hello,

I am new to this forum. I just purchased ($100), this Teisco EP-15 guitar, I cannot find a picture of this anywhere on the internet, but I believe it to be dated possibly around 1963?

If anyone else can provide more information, please let me know, it needs a lot of TLC and I'll be working on that over the next few weeks.

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That's a beauty. With permission I'll post the pics on Facebook vintage Japanese guitars group see what response there is.
Jim

Yes please if you would..  I have to replace the tuners, pick up's and probably the pots, wiring etc..  ebay seems a good source, not sure where else to look.

EBay's about it. You could try joining the FB group I mentioned the members often have spares and I've traded stuff on there. I have a set of similar tuners but for single side six in a row but not the same shape heads and they are packed away while I'm abroad for work. From what I can see the EP15 was introduced in 1955 and continued into the mid sixties. Anyway will let you know if there's a response

Jim, thanks so much, I just joined this forum today having picked up this guitar last night.

This   has  more   tell tale signs  of being a 50's  teisco  ,  than  a  60's.   ie;  round replacement  logo  after  spelling "getar"   wrong , rounded turner  baseplates ,   round  # stamp    etc .....

but  , i  can;'t narrow  it  down more than that . 

50's would be  my  bet  . 

 

I believe you may be correct, I looked at the logo much closer, also the headstock shape and tuners, the EP series was introduced in 1955 it is definitely.. pre - 1960, perhaps 1955 to 59?

that sounds about right  .  they  did still   use the  round "cow tag "  badge  in the   early  60's,  but  it   had a black  backgrounded added . 

anyway  . if  you  just  posted a picture  of   the guitar   , and didn't  ask any  questions  ..  i  would  have said to  myself  ..   "cool  ,,  a  55  i  think  "

i  still peg  it  as a 55  to  57  ish  .. but  . that is  just  based  on a  50's  i  have seen  , and  ,,  a gut  feeling  .  ;-)  so  if that counts for  anything  there it  is  ;-)

Thanks!!

Nice find. It's been through a rough time and I'm bettig the intonation is off a bit. Haha

Early 60's would be my bet. 

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