(SOLD) Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964

Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964
Teisco WG-2L Sunburst 1964

Teisco WG-2L, sunburst, made in Japan circa 1964. Teisco kicked off around 1948, and by the early 60s they were producing some very unique surf-inspired solid bodies. This one was made around 1964, and it's a good example of the kind of wacky, wobbly wonders they were doing at the time. The body looks like a halfway point between an SG and a Jag, but a little bit cooked. The classic headstock and striped aluminum guard are signature aesthetic touches; it certainly has a recognisable style. The tone on offer is a lot of fun. Separately, the pickups each offer a snappy honk with a pronounced midrange. But, together, they're remarkably hi-fi with a gorgeous shimmery top and a rich complex body. The sustain is pretty short, suitable for punk, grunge or surf stuff... it just works. This one is recently back from our pro luthier with a full re-fret; good sir Billy was kind enough to straighten out the five decades of minor lumps and bumps in the neck and get the thing playing smoothly and evenly, so you won't face the usual playability constraints common to this genre of guitar. It lacks not for personality, that's for sure!

Model: Teisco WG-2L
Made: Japan, 1964 approx (serial 110426)
Finish: sunburst, 1 ply aluminium guard
Body: luan (asian mahoagny, unverified)
Neck: 3-piece luan, rosewood board, 15" radius, 24.75" scale (314mm)
Weight: 3.280kg
Mods: trem arm removed, frets replaced 
Pickups: Teisco single coil x2
Case: none

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some dimples on the end and edges, as well as some scuffs on the front and back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and rub wear on the back only. The back has minor dents on the top horn and near the neck plate, some rub wear and minor dents on the bottom edge, dents and scuffs in the elbow area and some general rub wear on the whole body. The sides have minor dimples and scuffs around the whole body, no major marks though. The front has some dents in the elbow area, top edge and near the knobs and behind the tailpiece, as well as rub wear in the elbow area and some 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. Electronics all tested and working properly. The frets are brand new, 10/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 strings.


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