SOLD!!!    "Sherwood Forest"   Price:€2100,00 as pictured   SOLD!!!

The abalone with the brightest captivating colors and reflections, wildly figured, is Paua Abalone from New Zealand. Grade A Paua is hard to get and expensive. This type of Abalone is sought after for jewelry and expensive inlay work. The supply is slowly dwindling on our planet and it will soon go the path of Brazilian rosewood.

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Picture this: A very old dry hunk of light resonant pine cut out to old vintage Tele specs and sizes.

Enhance the pretty grain by working with airbrush and adding shades of red, brown, gold and black to enhance the grain and make it really "POP".

Add a classy one piece Canadian grade AAA flamed maple neck in a vintage honey tint and beautiful flames and stripes. Vintage specs and medium jumbo frets.

 

Top it all off with a fantastic pristine "white abalone" handmade pickguard that almost glows in the dark. This is the pickguard with those fantastic deep curls that shine in cream and gold with a feint touch of lavender and mint at certain angles.

 

To bring out the spanky ballsy tone: This Tele BOASTS Joe Barden pickups. They pickup the vibe of the body wood and neck and bring out that dry twang. The sustain is fantastic - more than most will need. The tone is broad, spanky and very fat for a tele although the chime and bite are not sacrificed. If you want to play that "traditional country" look out. You WILL raise some eyebrows from those traditionalists. If you like Brad Paisley, then you´ve got a great tool here.

This was my first try at working with a light gold New Zealand Abalone which is almost "see through" at certain angles. THEREFORE a Slight defect: Control cavity shadow is visible at some angles. This was the prototype for my golden abalone teles.

 

The New Jersey Turnpike in Autumn, that´s how I would describe the colors. An intense gold that I haven´t achieved on any other guitar to date. Overall effect, a gentle cream - gold very pleasing to the eyes.

I used gorgeous Gold Abalone that also shimmers in greens with larger grain or shapes. The main color though is a shining gold and the overall effect is outrageous yet classy.

I started with a light and resonant two-piece bright sounding 2,2 kg. ash body and a flat sawn, middy sounding grade AAAA flamed Canadian maple neck with strong flames on all sides –  stained to a deep vintage honey color. This is a fine  match to the  final painted vintage deep tan body. The neck flames are stunning .

 

SOLD - I am building a new three pickup model !  "Walk of Life" dedicated to Dire Straits. Price: 3200€  SOLD!

Thank you Mark Knopfler and all of Dire Straits for turning me on to that sweet tele twang!

PRESS to see a tone test of a typical Pearlvibe T type, I think you will be surprised

Lush green is always associated with LIFE:Imagine putting together hundres of strips of choice green New Zealand Paua Abalone, Combine them in such a way as to create "movement" wild swirls, colors, outrageous iridescence and refelections to let this baby glow in the dark or explode under stage spotlight. This is what I strive to capture - call it artistry if you like.I call it Rock n Roll.

BLUE LAGOON PAUA tele

Typical tone test

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The abalone with the brightest captivating colors and reflections, wildly figured, is Paua Abalone from New Zealand. Grade A  Paua is hard to get and expensive. This type of Abalone is sought after for jewelry and expensive inlay work. The supply is slowly dwindling on our planet and it will soon go the path of Brazilian rosewood.

This tele has a dark blue-green grade A Paua abalone top and I did a nice transparent dark blue burst on the sides and edges. In the shade all the minute shapes and figures become visible along with the fascinating color combinations. In the light, sunlight or stage lighting, the colors sparkle and explode rainbow hues in all directions. New colors and reflections appear as you slowly turn the guitar. This effect is fascinating on stage. I´ve tested this effect on my 30 guitar students – they are all mesmerized,  young and old, and can´t take their eyes off the Paua Pearlvibes.

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