product types: 

  • amplifiers
  • banjos
  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars


Checkmate guitars (electric, acoustic, basses and banjos) were made in Taiwan and Korea in the early 1970s and during the 1960s in Japan. Teisco in Japan also made amplifiers with the Checkmate brand, starting from the mid 1960s.

 Source: Checkmate page (Jimmy Noise)