#1
So today I went to pick up some free mic stands on craigslist and when I got there, the owner said that they were moving to Detroit and couldn't take some of their old equipment and let me have any of it they wanted. I ended up leaving with not only the mic stands, but a drumset and a guitar. Now, these aren't amazing pieces of equipment, but they definitely be put to use. My biggest question though is, what brand/model of guitar is this? There are no markings of brand, no serial numbers, nothing. It looks to be older judging by the electronics on it, but I am not sure as to what it is. Any help will be greatly appreciated.





#3
Definitely, and it doesn't play too bad. I just detail cleaned it (it was covered with dust and gunk) and restrung it. So far the best free guitar I have ever had lol I just really want to know what I have, it is really bothering me for some reason.
#4
Looks like an old MIJ Teisco Del Ray variant from the 50s or 60s. A cool piece of guitar history with possibly a little collectible value. I think 50s judging by the pickup switches. She is a keeper.

Here is one similar example:
http://www.vintaxe.com/cgi-bin/vintaxe_viewer.pl?guitar_teiscokl4grn&japanese_guitar_teisco_k4l_green
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Mar 11, 2014,
#5
Thanks for the lead! I don't know much about older guitars so I have been struggling trying to find out the make and model. Is it common that older guitars not have any marking of brand/serial numbers etc.?
#6
Early Japanese guitars are notorious for no name/no serial # because they were made in a dozen different factories. I have a really nice Lawsuit 335 that was MIJ in the 70s. It compares very well to Gibsons of that era but the headstock name "Memphis" has little meaning even though it was built right along side Epiphone, Yamaha and Ibanez MIJ guitars.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#7
The headstock suggests that it is a 1960s or early 1970s Silvertone, but they made so many models under so many names that it will be difficult to pin down the exact model.
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell?" - Aldous Huxley
#8
I couldn't find anything by Siltertone with the switches on mine. What are some of the other names Silvertone produced under?
#10
That looks like it! Guyatones were the best players from Japan in the 60s. The ebay seller is probably dreaming on the price though. Here is another one:

http://www.guitar-museum.com/uploads/guitar/154/35620-1.jpg
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY