#1
Ok so I was at a garage sale and out of the corner of my eye what do I see....looks old........kinda beat up.....how does it feel.....HOLY JESUS NO FRETS 90 bucks later and I came home with it



Its a 60's no name fretless guitar




It is in pretty good condidtion but there is a problem with the electronics the pickup cover just pops right off and to get any sound out of it I have to jiggle the jack arround and it might pick something up or it might not



there is the truss rod at the body end of the guitar pretty cool



neck looks pretty straight as well



Let me know what you think it is worth and how it is supposed to be played haha
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#2
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#3
yea but I got it fixed sorry it was my first time
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#4
Since it has no frets it's probably a slide guitar and it looks great!
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#5
The only problem is you'll never get the intonation set properly, it's impossible with these guitars..

I have a very similar one. It's called a Heit Deluxe, one single single-coil-ish pickup, same exact headstock & bridge/tailpiece, controls, and jack.

Honestly it's just gonna be wall art because it's from like 62 or so and looks vintage as all hell. I just need a wall hangar and whatnot..
#6
Looks hot! Fix the electronics, clean it and set it up and you'll hopefully have something awesome in your hands! HNGD!
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#8
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How do you know if the neck is straight?

by looking at it .......
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#9
It looks like the frets were torn out and filled with some kind of... Wood-fill? The action seems a bit off though...

Have you plugged it yet?
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#10
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It looks like the frets were torn out and filled with some kind of... Wood-fill? The action seems a bit off though...

Have you plugged it yet?

bought it from origional owner who said he bought it fretless and yes i have and the electrinics are pretty shaky cant seem to get the jack to work right
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#11
Quote by TheAbsentOne
The only problem is you'll never get the intonation set properly, it's impossible with these guitars..

I have a very similar one. It's called a Heit Deluxe, one single single-coil-ish pickup, same exact headstock & bridge/tailpiece, controls, and jack.

Honestly it's just gonna be wall art because it's from like 62 or so and looks vintage as all hell. I just need a wall hangar and whatnot..


Does it matter when its fretless?
#12
It looks like it might have had stickers for frets and someone peeled them off. I have a similar guitar (down to color and truss rod set up) but mine has frets and some extra switches and stuff.


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#13
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Does it matter when its fretless?

i thought the same thing.

very cool guitar.

get some new strings on it and figure out the electronic issue.

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#15
It's a pretty neat guitar and all, but I definitely wouldn't have paid $90 for it (especially if that's what they were asking).

You should have done some haggling, because the reason for having a garage sale is for people to make some room and get rid of shit they don't want anymore, thus it's pretty easy to talk them down to a reasonable price on an item because, chances are, they just want it gone and aren't really trying to make a mint.

But, if you can fix it up and you enjoy how it plays/sounds, then more power to you.
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It's a pretty neat guitar and all, but I definitely wouldn't have paid $90 for it (especially if that's what they were asking).

You should have done some haggling, because the reason for having a garage sale is for people to make some room and get rid of shit they don't want anymore, thus it's pretty easy to talk them down to a reasonable price on an item because, chances are, they just want it gone and aren't really trying to make a mint.

But, if you can fix it up and you enjoy how it plays/sounds, then more power to you.

asked 120 for it I was like HELLLL NO
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#18
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
It looks like it might have had stickers for frets and someone peeled them off. I have a similar guitar (down to color and truss rod set up) but mine has frets and some extra switches and stuff.


Also, I'm wearing the same adidas sox as you


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#19
It looks to me like it was fretted at some point, but I bet once you get the electronics sorted out, you'll have yourself a gnarly slide guitar.

Nice find mate
#20
The frets have definitely been removed somewhere along the line.. But it's still a cool piece. I'd like to hear how one of those sounds played plugged in... Or you could just set the action high and play slide like everyone else is saying.
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#21
Quote by ThrashMetal014
The frets have definitely been removed somewhere along the line.. But it's still a cool piece. I'd like to hear how one of those sounds played plugged in... Or you could just set the action high and play slide like everyone else is saying.


I would play slide on that thing just to look cool.
#22
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
It looks like it might have had stickers for frets and someone peeled them off. I have a similar guitar (down to color and truss rod set up) but mine has frets and some extra switches and stuff.


Also, I'm wearing the same adidas sox as you

Nah, you can see it was definitely cut for frets. If the seller was truly it's first owner then I can only presume it was a re-used fretboard that got filled.
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#24
Quote by TheAbsentOne
I'd have no clue, I know nothing about fretless guitars.

It doesn't, you could fret it anywhere. Literally.


I say set it up for slide and go Ry Cooter on that pig.
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#25
Quote by gregs1020
It doesn't, you could fret it anywhere. Literally.


I say set it up for slide and go Ry Cooter on that pig.

This man has the right idea, even though I don't know who Ry Cooter is... -looks him up on youtube-
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#27
I think what ill end up doing is getting it set up for slide and push it through a fuzz pedal to get a black keys king of sound
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#28
Judging from the tension bar on the headstock, the few tuners you can see, and the general shape of the headstock it's probably a Teisco or a Silvertone from the late 60's early 70's. The electronics were generally really cheap on these guitars, so it's not surprising there's a few issues. You should be able to fix whatever problems it has with relative ease though, guitar electronics are very simple.

It looks like it had frets at one point (from the poor filling job), but the fretboard isn't stained around the 'frets' either. Usually they permanently darken a little bit around the frets on older instruments from years of use. If it did have frets they were removed very early in the guitar's life.
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#29
does anyone know what model or brand it is im trying to find info on it but the only writing on the entire guitar is made in japan
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#30
Tiesco, Heit, honestly doesn't matter too much. They're all the cheap little 60's era Jap guitars.

I love the name Heit, though.. The one I have is a "Heit Deluxe"



That's mine, except not in such a cool looking finish. It's like bright red with a black pickguard, a single pickup, vol/tone.. Can't play for shit, but it was my late grandfather's so it has more value sentimentely than anything else I own.
Last edited by TheAbsentOne at Jun 28, 2011,
#31
yea i fixed mine up and ran it trough a fuzz pedal and it sounda awesome i was expecting it to sound like straight up shit but to my surprise it was not bad
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