Up for sale, a 1960’s Teisco EB-200 short scale electric bass guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Manufactured in Japan by Teisco and a successor to the EB-4, the EB-200 is an uncommon shortscale model which owes certain aesthetic debts to our favorite surfy Leo Fender designs. The stock single coil pickups have large pole pieces, and the bass delivers a tone that has plenty of Motown punch and tight, round low-end while still maintaining a growl and presence that typically comes with the Teisco territory. The bass weighs 8lbs 1oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in for comfortable action and accurate intonation with 45-100 roundwound strings.
The laminate neck has a substantial C-shaped profile carve with inviting, round shoulders, measuring .895” deep at the 1st fret and 1.050” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features rectangle inlays along the bass side edge and pristine stock slender fretwire, playing well in all registers up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length is a compact 30“, and the nut measures a full 1 3/4“ in width. The oversized Fender-esque headstock retains the metal Teisco badge, large aluminum plate, and chrome tuning machines.
All of the electronics work as they should with individual pickup on/off switches, and Master Volume and Tone controls for the stock pickup pair topped with the original white witch hat knobs. The pickguard and non-matching control plate are original, as Teisco was pioneering a distinctive two-tone look with their guards in this era. Cosmetic wear on the 100% original gloss gray finish is limited to scattered light nicks and scratches on the body, while the neck profile sports the original smooth gloss finish with a few tiny marks that are not distracting to the palm.