Welcome to the unofficial home of vintage Teisco guitars!

If you for some reason you don't see the left and top frames please click here to load the full page!!! Yes I know frames aren't cool but I don't have the time or energy to redesign the site.

This site is dedicated to all you guitarists out there who ever owned an old Japanese Teisco guitar, especially those of you who started out with one and still have it today. I created this site out of frustration at not being able to identify the model of my first Teisco despite my best online and off-line efforts. I found out (eventually!) that it's an SS-4L made some time in the early/mid 60s.

The site will keep growing so please visit regularly. Many of the photos that are on the site come from numerous other online sources and I'd like to apologise now to the original owners for any photos that I've mis-credited or not credited at all! I hope you don't mind and enter into the spirit of this site.

Please don't try to email me as I just don't have time to respond to the dozens of emails I get each day. However, I have added an FAQ page which should offer some help.

I would also like to credit writers Michael Wright in the USA and Paul Day in the UK and the Kawai musical instruments Mfg. CO, Ltd who's fantastic research I've referenced quite a lot for source material, especially on the 'Timeline' page.