Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tempo archtop electric in Mobile AL for $250

This seller is offering a Tempo brand archtop with a pickup for $250.  This one is a bit of a puzzle to me.  Tempo was a sort of intro level brand of mostly Japanese made guitars and small practice amps in the 1960's similar to Lafayette and Teisco, but I guess, like Lafayette and St. George, they may have had some USA sourced instruments as well. This archtop certainly appears to be a USA built product though the origin of the pickup is up for discussion.    What really got my attention are those Kluson single line deluxe tuners - those are the real deal and many collectors will jump at the sight of those.

A quick Google search found this statement listed under "eHow" about Tempo Archtop Guitars.


  • The company's first commercial offering was the Tempo Electric Spanish Guitar, which it sold for $59.50 in 1948. It was an auditorium-sized archtop with a rosewood fretboard, glued-in neck, adjustable compensated bridge and one single-coil pickup.

Very interesting and that certainly could be this model guitar.  - JC


Date: 2012-07-28, 12:04AM CDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

Tempo brand guitar.
Wood body.
Action is very high, would be a great slide guitar.
Pickup works, and sounds good.

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