Some Teisco History from North Carolina

Between 1965 and late 1976, Teisco guitars and amplifiers could be purchased new in North Carolina stores. Among the stores carrying Teisco products were Lowe's, Rose's, KMart and Sky City. Teisco items could also be found in other stores that sold tv's, appliances and hardware.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Checkmate 50 Amplifier

According to the trademark owned by the WMI Corporation (U.S distributor), the date for the first use anywhere and first use in commerce for the Checkmate name was February 9, 1966. The name was used on amplifiers and later on guitars and other instruments.



Thursday, December 8, 2016

1966 Rose's ad from Mount Airy, NC

Fifty years ago our Rose's department store carried the largest selection of Teisco products in my area.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

1966 Teisco Del Rey Logo and Warranty

















According to the trademark owned by the WMI Corp. (U.S. distributor) the Teisco Del Rey name and logo was used in the United States for the first time in commerce and first time anywhere on July 29, 1964.