From Cheap Imports to Vintage Gear: the Story of Teisco Guitars

Jon Clemence
4 min readApr 14, 2022

If you’ve ever seen an electric guitar that just looks a little…strange…you might have just been staring at a Teisco.

Some of the hallmarks of Teisco design are funky angles, lots of pickups (up to four!), and knobs and switches galore.

A Teisco MJ-2L electric guitar
The Teisco MJ-2L

While these guitars are sought after in the vintage market today, they didn’t start out that…

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