End of an Era…

From an original post, last year as I still find it hard they have gone the way so many have gone in the past…

Tesoro Metal Detectors have finally packed up, there was no notification, and the magazines were slow of the mark with the people in the trade who sold there detectors, not even been told [the Americans who sold the machines and especially those that knew people from the factory’s, were only told of the redundancies, at a later date…]
so they are gone, if my information is right I believe there last day was Friday Oct. 5th, well that’s what the every one is saying, but the question still is “why” as there faceache page is still up as is the websites, there are still warranties to be honoured, etc…
when Tesoro laid everyone off on that Friday it was an “End of an Era”

IMG_7646 (2)Anyone using a Tesoro out in the fields for the first time knew that this was a serious metal detector, eating its way through the iron like no other detector, whilst the depth was brilliant in these iron infested areas i would say it was not the best overall, but people who used these machines knew they were a serious bit of kit… I suppose why Tesoro failed is that you can only revamp an old model so many times before people get fed up, with only the new Mojave, Tesoro hadn’t come out with anything new since the Outlaw, after they redesigned most of their models a couple of years ago just simply by changing the colour of the boxes and some of the stems, along with a new coil design…
At the end of the day these machines worked, from the original concept of Jack Gifford, the ideology of the company given a lifetime warranty is unheard of today…

but when Jack Gifford passed away, he left the company to his two sons, James and Vince, James was the “Face” of Tesoro working with the distributors and dealers, before retiring due to health issues, leaving his brother Vince to do two jobs, one of promoting the company whilst still trying to compete with modern technology, these Metal Detectors beat many modern all singing all dancing machines, but technology is what so many people want, and they were not getting it with Tesoro… It is a sad day that many people will not get to try these great machines… I remember some idiot with a minilab, saying to Dave who found a Celtic  unit with his Vaqero you have the cheapest machine of anyone on this rally and you find that, that bloke proved “what a twat” he really was…
many great names in the detecting world, have fallen by the wayside but Tesoro is something a certain generation of Detectorists will sadly miss…

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