CHECK OUT OUR SUPERB FEEDBACK FOR YOURSELF! CALL FOR A HANDS ON DESCRIPTION OF ALL OF OUR INSTRUMENTS! Thanks to our new friend Frank Meyers at Drowning in Guitars, we were finally able to identify this ol' gal. This piece is very close to a Honey SG-5 but with different pickups.In the early 60's during the Japanese guitar boom, Teisco Gen Gakki was making guitars for Teisco. In 1966, Kawaii bought the Teisco company and Teisco Gen Gakki ceased production.
For the next couple of months, the company was producing guitars under the Firstman, Idol and Honey names. Soon, all three companies folded.
This guitar is comprised of the leftover parts of the three different factories trying to use up remaining stock before going out of business. So while this guitar's body is an Idol, the neck is a Teisco while the pickups were current stock. We meticulously serviced and cleaned this piece up, as it has become one of our most intriguing finds.The guitar has the typical playwear of a 60's Teisco. There are some dings and scratches and some chips. But it's very important to remember these were catalog guitars. Most weren't treated tenderly and often taken apart for parts a lot were just tossed. The playability is spot on and the guitar has a tone like no other.
This is one of our most looked-at pieces at guitar shows. Nut width is 1.68" and a 9.5" radius.Teisco is making a comeback and you cannot go wrong with this one. In our 30+ years of business, Customer Service has always been of the utmost importance to us. We are happy to offer full descriptions of condition and sound of all of our instruments to the best of our expertise. The item "Rare 1960's Teisco Gen Gakki Sunburst Idol / Honey SG-5 Semi-Hollow" is in sale since Tuesday, July 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "guitars_west" and is located in Murrieta, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.