famous for its unusual originals as well as copies of 'famous maker'
instruments. In the early 60s, Sears offered a non-catalog line of varied Teisco-made
guitars, and this guitar was part of that elite, odd family.
Most Teiscos sported striped metal pickguards from 1965 on, so we can use this as a general guide to the appearance of these instruments.
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The 1436 guitars were very different, lookswise, from one another. One was a wide-bodied two-pickup funky Flat-o-caster, and the other was a sleekly contoured two-pickup equipped starship. Both were tagged with a 1436 sticker, but obviously very different guitars. The one feature that made them share a number? As far as I can tell it's the double pickups. The 1437 guitars share the same number, have different shapes and have four pickups.
Based on the Teisco models WG2L and K-2L, the 1436 guitars were everything beautiful and ugly about MIJ axes, all under one model number!