12 Jul 19
inspired guitar

And that’s certainly true of Teisco, originally a Japanese maker known mostly for cheap 60s guitars popular with garage-rockers that some would say … Full Article Here http://inspiredguitar.blogspot.com/2019/07/review-teisco-fuzz-boost-delay.html

26 Jun 19
Sam Ash Used Gear

1960’s Teisco Del Rey KEP-10T Hollowbody in very good condition. Frets have light wear. Action is low and slim neck plays very well. 1 5/8″ nut. Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and zero-fret. Neck plays great up to 17th fret then some notes fret out above that. Vibrant sunburst finish with gloss finish. Original pickup […]

16 Jun 19
Golf, Guitars and Life

I forgot to mention in the previous blog that one of the other fun activities Uncle Fester gave me was finding out what he really was. From the guitar itself, the only identifying mark I could see was in the headstock: Which really doesn’t say a lot. This looks more like a company name, such […]

01 May 19
60 Cycle Hum


01 Feb 19
Blackies Gear Pages

I’ve had many fantastic guitars go through my hands over the years.I sometimes look at these and think how lucky I’ve been to acquire so many great guitars. I just wish I’d been able to keep them all. There are definitely some I wish I still had. I have listed some of these below, so […]

25 Apr 19
Sam Ash Used Gear

This is an EB-110 Tulip bass by Teisco Del Rey. It is a vintage bass, dating back to the 60s. It has a floral pickguard. The cover is missing from the bridge and a strap lock is missing. Other than that, it is in pretty good condition considering. It is super lightweight and plays well. […]

13 Apr 19
Brian Lincoln

Pink Floyd-Jugband Blues Genre: Psychedelic Rock/pop Title: Jugband Blues Composer/Artist:. Pink Floyd Mood: Disjointed song played in three different segments. Cynical humorous lyrics. Fluctuates from cheerful to melancholy. Texture The track is rather complex due to its disjointed and sporadic instrumentation with changing time signatures throughout the verses. It is mostly polyphonic in texture. Jugband […]

04 Apr 19
60 Cycle Hum


04 Apr 19
inspired guitar

When we took a tour of Brian Ray’s splendid guitar collection, this candy-coloured oddity stood out among all the vintage Gibsons and Fenders. Full Article Here http://inspiredguitar.blogspot.com/2019/04/rare-guitars-brian-rays-vintage-teisco.html

31 Mar 19

My daughter works on the weekends with a local professional artist, a painter of guitars and motorcycles and other such things. They were cleaning out her shop today and found this guitar (bass?) body, which my daughter immediately decided would make a great restomod project. Unfortunately, I am not sure what this is. I am […]

06 Mar 19
Sidetrack Liner Notes

Dan Forte’s musical journey was blessed from the start: Family– father who loved Django Reinhardt, Location- the S.F. Bay Area, Timing- the 60s. Throw in talent, humor, taste and skill for a can’t miss mixture. Dan took full advantage of S.F.’s 60’s- 70’s scene where live music was everything.  While getting his BA at Stanford, he […]

03 Mar 19
Phillips Wordpress

Back in the 60s and 70s if you wanted to buy a guitar, you would have many less options than you would today. For instance the two biggest selling brands during these decades in the United States were Gibson and Fender products. Gibson and Fender at the time produced the best guitars that money could […]

17 Feb 19
Ryan's Remastered Guitars

Before I got deep into odd, quirky, crazier guitars, I had never heard of Harmony. They’ve been around since 1892, or so says their trademark; I started seeing them when I was looking for cheap used guitars. They were oddly priced; seemingly different prices for what looked like the same (or almost) guitars, and they […]

05 Feb 19
inspired guitar

After unveiling three eye-catching pedal prototypes last year, Teisco kicks off 2019 with its pedal trio ready to hit the market. These pedals represent a … Full Article Here http://inspiredguitar.blogspot.com/2019/02/hotly-anticipated-teisco-analog-pedals.html

28 Jan 19
Super Normal

I haven’t been able to say this for decades: I think I’m done acquiring basses. With the addition of a ’12 Japanese Fender Jaguar bass, I feel I have all that I need, and all that I have is excellent — or excellent enough. Apart form a couple lesser basses, I have an Alembic, Classic […]