Teisco 1960’s E-200 ET-200 Tulip Electric Guitar

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Teisco 1960’s E-200 ET-200 Tulip Electric Guitar


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While bearing no branding (update: the owner fit a repro Teisco badge to the headstock), this has an E-200 model mark on the neck plate. The "standard issue" Teisco "tulip" model (which looks almost the same, save chrome-covered pickups and a wide pickguard) is the ET-200, so it's not a long stretch to assume this used to have a Teisco or Teisco Del Rey mark stuck to the headstock when it was new.Like a lot of late-'60s or early-'70s Teisco budget models, the neck is multi-multi-ply maple (sort-of like a Framus) and has a rosewood fretboard. The two pickups are single-coils but spankier and more lively than your average metal-covered "tulip" pickups which tend towards dark and funky. The controls are simple -- on/off slider switches for each pickup and master volume and tone controls.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress, side dots install, compensation added to the bridge (for 3-wound, 3-plain, modern stringing), string trees added (to replace a broken original downpressure bar/tree), one replacement pot and cap for the wiring, a new Switchcraft jack, and new ground wire to the tailpiece, cleaning, and setup.

Body wood: not sure

Bridge: one-piece height-adjustable

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: multi-ply maple

Pickups: 2x single coil in plastic covers

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast)

String gauges: 46w-10

Neck shape: medium C

Board radius: ~12"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-low

Scale length: 24 5/8"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 12"

Body depth: 1 3/16"

Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz

Condition notes: the original string tree/downpressure bar at the nut is broken/missing, it has replacement string trees, a replacement jack, replacement tone pot and capacitor, replacement ground wire, and a modified (compensation added) bridge. The knobs appear to be '80s-era replacements and the finish on the body has lots of weather-check/hairline finish cracking. There's also the usual plethora of small scratches and usewear marks throughout. Both pickup covers have a little damage but are holding-up fine. The bridge pickup is shimmed-up with leather pads a bit to get it closer to the strings. All the pickguard mounting screws are replacements. The on/off slider switches are a little noisy in use but work fine.