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help identity this vintage japan bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BalboaBass, Oct 9, 2013.


  1. BalboaBass

    BalboaBass

    Apr 2, 2011
  2. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    looks like something the Tokyo Electric Instrument and Sound Company would have built.
     
  3. Splods

    Splods

    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    That looks groovy.
     
  4. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    Agreed, definitely a Teisco.

    TD
     
  5. BassAgent

    BassAgent

    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    Says Kawai to me. Don't know why.
     
  6. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    Other than color and 6 instead of 4 holes for the neck it looks identical to a DECCA bas. I have jad three of the dual PUP versions. the headstock , tuners, fret markers, color on the neck (which is how my bodies all looked), the PUP, bridge, bridgr cover, V&T input plate, routing all identical.

    Upon closer examination, the body is off somehow from my DECCA.
     
  7. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    NET
    Yep, those were built by Teisco (by then owned by Kawai) in about 1968, and imported under the Knox and Victoria brands (see Michael Anthony).

    Here's a Knox:

    3533314knox1.
    1902269knox2.