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.
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Over the past 50 years or so, I have seen and/or played through at least 20 different numbered amplifiers offered in the Teisco Check Mate line. Those are CM- 8,10,12,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,25,30,45,50,60,66,88,100 and 480. My first amp was a new CM-14 in 1966. My second was a CM-22 purchased used in 1971 for $50 in like new condition. My third Check Mate amp was a CM-10 I bought new in 1976 for $15 to use as a practice amp. I am trying to confirm all of the Teisco Check Mate amp numbers ever produced and the different styles and configurations in order to display them on this site. Here are a few more to add to the amps I have already posted.