Bird’s-eye maple Tele
This guitar is my version of a Telecaster with an Alder body and top of Birdseye Maple. It has a Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard and compression truss rod with Grover Mini tuners. The finish is a nitro lacquer tobacco sunburst with ABS binding and purfling. Electronics are standard Telecaster single pole bridge and neck pickups, V/T knobs and copper lined cavities. Very proud of this one too, it screams like a Tele but can be mellow like a-a-a— Tele, how could it be any other way? lt’s an exact copy with my own peghead interpretation.
This guitar, named Blondie, is dreadnought size with a 15.5 inch lower bout, flat sawn rock maple sides, curly maple back, Alaskan Sitka spruce top with herringbone purfling/rosette and white ABS binding. The neck is laminated rock maple with radiused, bound rosewood fretboard, and peghead face. The bridge is rosewood. It has a 2-way adjustable truss rod and Grover Rotomatic tuners.
A big and very balanced sound with maple projection, without overpowering bass or clanging trebles, midranges are clear and sweet and it has amazing sustain. With med/light John Pearse strings the skinny neck is set up to play like a Strat or Les Paul. It gets played a lot by visitors to the shop.
Photo taken by Western Sky Photography.