(SOLD) Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999

Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999
Teisco K-56 Sharkfin Charcoal Frost 1999

Teisco K-56, made in Japan 1999, charcoal frost. How cool! The K series launched originally in 1966 and was pretty 'out there' in it's day; the beveled sides, super pointy horns and striped aluminium guard were certainly a departure from tradition and still manage to surprise and confuse all these years later. These late 90s reissue models are beautifully made and feature some modern 'conveniences' like a slimmer 3-piece maple neck and a set of mini-humbuckers. It adds up beautifully in the hands; it's very sturdy and reassuring and holds tune nicely. The pickups are awesome, there's a heap of bite and grit on offer balanced by a certain openness and sweetness, offering a big and thick but still jangly tone. This is perfectly quirky and borderline practical, I reckon it's heaps of fun.

Model: Teisco K-56 Sharkfin
Made: Japan, 1999 
Serial: F9912036
Finish: charcoal frost, gloss poly
Body: basswood (unverified)
Neck: 3-piece maple, rosewood board, 12" radius, 24.75" scale
Weight: 3.230kg
Mods: none
Pickups: TH-50 Firebird style mini humbucker x3
Accessories: no case

Cosmetic Condition Notes: the headstock has some chips on the end and some dimples on the top and bottom edges. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and one small chip on the back only. The back has some scratches on the neck plate and minor dimples around thee whole body, plus some scuffs in the middle of the body and the elbow area. The sides have dimples on both horns, a chip and some scuffs in the elbow area and a chip and some dimples near the jack. The front has the aforementioned chip in the elbow area, dimples around the tailpiece, scuffs around the bridge, some small chips on the top horn near the strap pin and play wear on the guard and horns.
Overall: Good Condition (7/10)

Playing Condition Notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.
Fret Life: 8/10, minor wear only


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