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(@flashback)
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Recently I aquired a pretty ancient looking semi hollow body guitar. I am not sure of the woods, pickups, hardware brands or anything. All I know is the guy I am researching it for said that the tuners were replaced. I would really appreciate if anyone could help me identify it. I do believe it is an old sears and roebuck guitar, but then again i am not sure.












I know I need to replace the tremelo's spring. But does it seem like there is a "tune-o-matic" like piece missing in between the tremelo and bridge pickup?

Any help would be appreciated.

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(@maiibuss)
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Looks like a really nice guitar, however i have no idea what it is (lol). I like the rip-off gibson headstock a lot. The "string tree" hold down thing is interesting. But the floating bridge is missing. No big deal though you an put a modern one on her, i beleave theyre pretty cheap.


   
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(@slejhamer)
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It's a Teisco KEP-8T.

Here's a matching body that sold on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/1970s-Teisco-KEP-8T-Semi-Hollow-Body-Project-Body_W0QQitemZ7417772740QQcategoryZ41406QQcmdZViewItem

Teisco did make some Silvertones (Sears). Here's something similar:
http://www.vintagesilvertones.com/gallery_gtr-teisco_335.html

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(@gnease)
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Yep -- Slej is correct, definitely a Tesco Del Rey, though possibly Silvertone branded. Very similar to my very first guitar. Very cheap, but I thought it was fantastic Believe it or not, some players (e.g., Jackson Brown and Ry Cooder) use those very same pickups on their other, "pro" guitars.

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(@flashback)
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Thanks guys, I couldnt find anything on this old guitar. So now can anybody help me find a suitable replacement for the floating bridge?

GN's resident learning sponge, show me a little and I will soak it up.


   
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