DER KOMMANDANT says get out of bed..

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  1. TWANG

    TWANG Well-Known Member

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    and come with me to this auction.
    Argh! No rest for the wicked, I guess.

    I lost all the auctions on the neat stuff I really wanted..
    some guitars went for way too much.
    a couple went for about actual value.

    But. I got one for a dollar!

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    Pretty freaky aint it?
    look at that cutaway!
    I wonder what was in it? I'll have to research.

    And, miraculously, I got a radio.. twenty bucks.
    10" Rola Speaker. 6V6 tubes.. has about 8 tubes..
    If I can't make it a radio.. that baby will make a very nice home guitar amp!

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  2. Geoffrey Charles

    Geoffrey Charles Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  3. FastMattTX

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    Dude... I love that radio!

    My dad's basement workshop had a cabinet radio about that size, but cleaner-lined (no fancy pillars and such) with a tuning dial that was about 6" around, rimmed by a 1/2" wide brass ring with a knob. Tried it out when I was in middle school and got a station from Cuba or something.

    Da**, I wish I had that radio... they left it behind when they built a new house in the mid-80's.

    Nice scores - congrats!
     

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    adad Well-Known Member

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    Cool guitar. Early Teisco maybe. Kind of Kay looking but Japan. :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  5. PsychoCid

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    It says Silvertone on it, my friend. Both headstock and plate.
     
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    vanzant38 Well-Known Member

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    I'd buy that for a dollar.
     
  7. rambleon

    rambleon Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    er...would that qualify as a hollowbody? or a semi hollow at the least?
     
  8. TWANG

    TWANG Well-Known Member

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    It's a Tiesco.. though it says silvertone.. kay harmony teisco danelectro and silvertone were all brand names that were bandied about over the years.

    It was an 'amp in guitar'!

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    http://www.vintagesilvertones.com/gallery_gtr-teisco_tg1.html

    Now. you know I can't resist this idea.. and a restoration+!

    I"ve been trying to find a big old time radio for the last few years so this was a total luck out.

    Now to find me a small solid state. maybe a used micro cube..whatever I can stuff in that guitar.
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    ah. 1936 Art Deco model 1170 with waterfall design.

    http://members.tripod.com/Art_Deco_era_radios/main.html

    http://art_deco_era_radios.tripod.com/coronado.html

    http://www.antiqueradioschematics.org/schematics-coronado.htm

    http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/gamble_sko_1170.html#b

    looking to be a pretty serious project to restore.. but hey.
    I'm a project myself people often say.
     
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    Nice score on both.... more restoration projects...
     
  10. Daneman

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/1964-65-Teisco-Silvertone-TRG-1-Onboard-Amp-/250842480887?pt=Guitar&hash=item3a676080f7

    This one looks like yours !!
     
  11. TWANG

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    his neck is shot.
    mine's fine.
    he's got the innards though so I just stole a pic!
    heh heh
    he's got 60.00 shipping and a 78.00 bid.. good news for me.
    I seriously doubt anyone's going for collectible value outright, as it's had changes.
    also good news for me.
    My amp will be better. My cosmetics will look better. mine will play better.
    thanks daneman. I never even thought to look there!
     
  12. Daneman

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    No problem. Patrick I was browsing and ran across it. Pure coincidence !!
     
  13. HazeGray

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    Nice scores Twang. I think these will make some nice upcoming projects.
    That old radio is cool city. :thumbup:
     

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