A musical instrument company from Japan (Tokyo Electric Instrument and Sound Company) legendary for making the strangest guitars in the world. Some see these instruments as being of extremely poor quality, while others appreciate their uniqueness and some even pay gargantuan amounts of money to obtain them. Some of their finer attributes savored by fans include "0" frets, plywood necks, gold foil pickups, vast quantities of electrical control mechanisms, metal pickguards
, and absurd bridge designs involving string-muting technology.
Person A: "Check out this neat guitar
I got at the church rummage sale!"
Person B: "What a piece of shit
Person A: "It's a Teisco! How can you not appreciate the 5 pickups, 23 toggle switches and 16 knobs?"