I just got given an old beat up electric guitar in serious need of rebuilding and I suspect it may be a Teisco but I'm not sure.
Can anyone identify this guitar please?
Also.. the spring is missing from the trem and the top of the bridge. Can anyone suggest where to go for replacements or what I could use instead? I suspect I'll have to make something and it will be a seasick Steve kinda thing, which will be fun !
hey gary ,, i believe this may be a "global" brand guitar , made in Korea .
you can get the trem spring and maybe the bridge top on ebay .. i know one selller sells new replacement springs .. but a proper fit is hit and miss. then again , you could replace the whole trem . bezdez sells them cheep on ebay .
bridge top may be hard to find though .
i have used a school ruler " with the grove down the middle" before . and placed a screw shaft in the groove . just trimmed down the sides . and drilled 2 holes for the wheel posts . works pretty good .
Excellent, Thanks !
Never even heard of global :0)
I was thinking of using a bit of studding / threaded rod for the bridge by just drilling suitable holes either end and slipping that down the two bridge posts. The trem spring might be a bit trickier, but you never know what might come up at the bootfair that I can adapt. Not entirely sure it's worth the effort, the body from what I can make out is just a lump of plywood, but hey... It might sound good for slide !
When I opened it up the pickup and pots weren't even wired up and someone had snipped the pup wires right close, so I had to take it apart and solder new wires on. I haven't checked it's sound yet bit it gives a reasonable reading on the meter. The two pots and the jack socket have had it though, but they're easy to sort out.
Thanks again for your info, I'll go google "Global" guitars now !
it willl be great as a slider or blues guit , or regular guit . you are gonnna love that vintage pup sound . lammed ply is pretty dam stromg and light .. all i see are pluses here ;-)
your bridge idea sounds perfect if ya got the tools to do so . ;-)
You've inspired me to crack on with it !
Can't decide now wether to strip it back to bare wood or just leave it as a tatty sunburst.
meh .. id leave the ols burst .. .. but .. i may be the wrong guy to ask .. lol..
I think you could be right, I don't spose plywood is gonna look fabulous.
On the other hand..... Maybe I should put my own stamp on it and give it a right good custom job of my own :0)
I've just been given loads of top notch wood by a friend which includes a roll of vaneer.
I've also been working on a garden for a customer and there's a Eucalyptus tree that's shedding it's bark. I took a bit home and soaked and pressed it to use as vaneer and it comes up really nice. I'm thinking of maybe cutting out vaneer to cover the whole guitar body in jigsaw shapes. It'd take a while to do mind, but It could look quite groovy :0)
ps: Love the way you squared off that guitar !
yeah .. its in the lower price range where you can trash it, without the fear of devaluing a 6000 dollar rare guit ..
so .. have fun with it . let the guitar tell ya what it wants ;-)
I Daren't ask it what it wants,
It'll ask for a Bigsby Trem, Grover Tuners, Hotrail pups, and a new paint job !
I think it will be sadly disappointed :0)
lol .. too tru
Hey... look what just turned up on ebay.
The exact same guitar whuich has an "Audition" label on the headstock.
Is Audition and Global one and the same company?
well .. yes and no . teisco and audition are usually the "same" , but global and teisco are different companies . the labels were mostly the choice of the distributor stores .. ie: " silvertones" would go to sears , audition would go to Montgomery wards . etc .. some stores even requested a special name .
but if Montgomery wards requested a guitar from global ,, they could ask for it to be branded in their teisco audition name .. some stores even had their own name stickers . and even a sticker with their model number to put on any guitar they order.
.Audition, was also the name for UK teisco imports .
and Korean and Japanese copied each eother , some companies even used the same parts factory . lol.
so its usually a crap shoot on what your old Asian guitar is .. and all we can go by is evidence . and subtle hints usually ,
makes it kinda fun with the detective work . ;-)
so is your guitar a global ? maybe
is it a teisco .? . maybe .
so far , you have shown more evidence of it being a teisco .
but that may change lol.. has it got any number on the neck plate ?