Teisco serial number dating

I have supplied photos and dimensions to a few people who have made their own out of brass.A Tune-o-matic type can be adapted to good effect and allows adjustment of intonation.A new scratchplate can be provided from a template.He now has Watkins scratchplates off the shelf (right and left hand) so there is no need to supply your own template but check before ordering that your knobs have the same layout as the example shown on Alan's website.I have found that a professionally cut scratchplate is the best way to restore the condition of the guitar.Uncut sheets are available but it is quite difficult to get a good finish particularly with the chamfered edges.Bodies were often made of two pieces of jelutong glued together and this created another potential area of weakness.

If you can help with dating please contact me (e-mail address on Contact page).Please use the information below as guidance only because the numbering system is all over the place up until about 1968.* Rapier manufacture started in 1959 with Rapier De Luxe (I call them series 1) which looked completely different from the usual Strat shape (see guitars page) which appear to have started in 1960.The best method of removal is to cover the surface with a sheet of newspaper and use a domestic clothes iron on high heat.

It will then be possible to scrape off the polyester as a sheet.

If it is different, you will have to provide a template or the old scratchplate which he will return.

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    If you can help with dating please contact me e-mail address on Contact page. Please use the information below. By 1968 serial # were in the 15,000s but it looks as if Wilson started the new company name with this new number scheme. By 1972/73 a Wilson W type. Later Wilson type similar style to Teisco. Side view.…
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