It's to bad about the collectors....aren't they the guys keeping working class players away from good working class instruments to make music with? I dunno.....some of the dual pu 60's Teisco basses had great single coil pickups. Often wired in series, completely shielded and hum bucking to boot. Lots of output, very punchy like a good P bass, but very quiet instruments compared to many old Fenders I've owned. Aluminum pick guards, and attention to shielding throughout. But for some reason, they used really crappy pots, wire, and place flimsy switches in the worst of possible places........plus more often than not, pretty sketchy bridges and tuners. OTH, these design flaws can contribute to some interesting playing styles! Often, but not always......lightweight one piece Mahogany bodies, and three piece Mahogany necks, angled head stocks with solid rosewood boards. Very nicely carved as well. Lots of hand work involved. These can be really comfy instruments. OTH, on some of these, you never know what you'll find under the paint...I've found large epoxy fills, alongside really finely executed joinery. Teiscos ain't for everyone , that's for sure!