Japanese Guitar

Japanese Guitar

Teisco Guitar

Mysterious 60’s Guitar

Research indicates it’s a somewhat rare Japanese Inter-Mark guitar. An import-export company, they didn’t actually manufacture guitars. It was probably made by Kawai/Teisco and rebranded under one of several names: Inter-Mark, Cipher, Pleasure, or Columbia. The Columbia Record Club offered Inter-Marks at one time, as did various departments stores. A setup and neck reset gave this guitar an amazingly low buzz-free action. Easy fingering on the 23 1/2″ scale neck and a great full bodied tone make this a definite player. Mahogany body, vintage sunburst styling, Eko style square pole pickups (Tone!), aluminum pickguard, cool switches, unusual chrome combination truss rod cover/nut “tray”, and a five bolt neck. Still have to brush off the dust, fix the strap button which somebody actually nailed on and dig up a tremolo arm and spring to fill out that classic sound, but she’s a keeper.