Retrofret Stock # 7309. Silvertone Model 1436L Model Solid Body Electric Guitar, made by Teisco, c. 1966, made in Tokyo, Japan, serial # 238497, Candy Apple Red lacquer finish, nato wood body and neck, rosewood fingerboard. This is the American-distributed Sears Silvertone variation of the Teisco ET-230, one of the most stylish and colorful electric guitars to come out of the mid-60's "Japanese Invasion" period. From the same line as the celebrated Teisco Spectrum guitars, this instrument features a dramatic dressed away "German Curve" body design with exaggerated pointy cutaway horns. Sometimes nicknamed the "sharkfin" style, the body and neck are finished in a vibrant Candy Apple Red finish as nice as anything Fender was doing at the time! The "striped" brushed metal pickguard mounts two pickups with individual on/off rocker switches, with an additional "rhythm/solo switch, with a master tone (that works backwards) and individual volume controls mounted below them. The headstock sports the trademark Teisco 4+2 tuner array and an almost ax-shaped upper profile. A snazzy, solid and snarly sounding guitar, this is a much better instrument than many period 1960's Japanese guitars. This Sears-marketed guitar is virtually identical to the Japanese version except for the "Silvertone" metal headstock badge and the serial number plate just below the neckplate. Not the top of the Teisco line but it is certainly high up on the cool Japanese '60's guitar roster!Overall length is 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm.), 13 in. (33 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.). Splendid all original condition, with just a few tiny finish dings. As good an example of this dramatically styled Teisco creation as we have ever seen, and actually a decent player as well-for a '60's Teisco! Excellent + Condition.
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