Description

Offered for sale;

Used Kawai/St.George 2-pickup solidbody guitar.

This guitar is in fair to good condition. This guitar appears to be original with the exception of replacement tuners.

What we can tell you:

The Teisco brand has become synonymous for unusual and wild looking Japanese guitars from the 1960’s. There have been numerous guitars produced in that era that could be Teisco and many that are not.
Kawais are often mistaken for Teiscos due to the fact that Kawai bought the Teisco brand name in 1967 and continued to make familiar Teisco guitars.

The easiest way to distinguish a Kawai from an original Teisco is to look for a string bar on the headstock. Kawai used this feature on a majority of its solid bodies before acquiring Teisco, while original Teisco guitars never used a string bar. This leads us to believe that this is an early Kawai most likely sold under the name St.George.

This early example of Japanese “kitsch” is remarkably playable, light weight at 5.8 lbs. The pickups are reminiscent of a Tele or P-90 but not as edgy.

If you have an affinity for the unusual. Here we are!

Case not included. Case options available.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

~1965
Kawai / St.George
Good
Brown Sunburst
24 Years
$300
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
New Paltz, NY
5:05 AM
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