I'm new the the forum and an avid collector of oddball guitars. Does anyone know what kind of guitar this is? I got it probably 30 years ago at a garage sale. At the time, I stripped and repainted so there are no markings. The pickups have "made in Japan" on the underside. The best guess I have heard is that it's a Teisco because of the switches, but I have not seen any quite like it. Any thoughts?
Teisco is as good a guess as any. There were many different brand names for Japanese guitars in the 1960's, although all those brands were made by the same 3 or 4 manufacturers. The style of switch, coupled with the headstock, said to me "Kingston" or maybe "Decca", but I'm no expert by any stretch.
Steve, who runs the VintAxe site, has years of catalogs on file, and the guys who post to the forum are a knowledgeable bunch. If anyone can help you ID it, they can. Of course, the refinish negates any vintage value, but if it's a player, who cares?
Thanks for the help. I hadn't considered Kingston but you are right, the head stock looks right. The main thing I was looking for was a wiring diagram because some of the wires have fallen off. It looks like it's going to play when it done.