Prairie Wedding .....SOLD

Custom Airbrushing, „Enhanced Grain“ Nitro und Polyurethane Lackierung

Locking Tuners  and tweed case

Price: 3000,-€ Guitar Top : „Gold New Zealand Paua Abalone, larger pieces placed horizontally, grade A, Auburn burst Body : under 2 Kg. Swampash, old, 2 pieces Neck : grade AA Canadian maple,highly -flamed Maple, one piece, Radius11, vintage C Form Elektronics: Necks – vintage alnico 5 Bridge- Seymour Duncan Jerry Donahue alnico 2 Gibson Style 3 Way switch Guitar Back: Custom Airbrushing, „Deep Layers“ Nitro und Polyurethane - Locking Tuners ​
2 Kg Sugarpine, 2 part Body, rounded edges Elektronics from behind, Pickup routing on top
grade AA Canadian highly -flamed Maple, Radius10, medium jumbo frets,Abalone Dots, one part vintage C shape, color deep Gold
Neck and middle vintage strat type alnico 5 Bridge- vintage Tele, alnico 5 Fingertips custom switching – 12 sounds all parallel/series combinations, 50´s wiring
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Light resonant vintage twang with enormous tone potential due to the fingertips switching - NOT PICTURED HERE
Fingertips switching can be added.

Prairie Wedding Price:€3000,00 as pictured I was looking to capture the color of blonde hair glowing in the sun setting over the prairie. I was inspired by Mark Knopflers song. You decide if I did his song justice. Matching this very rare and costly white abalone was extremely difficult and time consuming. Then came the job of staining , dieing and airbrushing in the effect of a gentle sundown over the prairie. The highly flamed white abalone helped here a lot and brought out the fire I was looking for. I was very pleased with the results. I started with a light and resonant two-piece bright sounding red alder 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 . I airbrushed each and every wood grain to bring out that exceptional deep caramel tone . You can´t tell that it has been painted and red alder never looked this beautiful. I did some “wispy” airbrushing on the sides to bring out some classy depth and shadowing. I rounded it all off with brown burst on all edges. SPECS:All vintage 50´s measurements. The neck a vintage C with medium jumbo frets and 10 inch radius for easy bends. I greatly rounded all edges and contours of the body to get a sleek look and feel. Sharp edges on a Tele are cheap and, let´s be honest – uncomfortable. The rounded edges also enable me to use less lacquer (combination of nitro cellulose and 2 component urethane) and much thinner coats for assured good resonance. Although I meticulously hand polish all my guitars to a glass-like shine, you can barely but still make out the edges and grain of the abalone pieces. This is an assurance that the lacquer is as thin as possible. Neck and bridgeplate are always hand-fitted. ´The necks fit snugly like they should.I really on my eyes because a template can easily be off whack resulting in poor string alignment. You´ll often see this effect on factory instruments. NO PLASTIC on any of my guitars. Putting plastic covers or pickguards on fine guitars is like putting vinyl seats in a Ferrari! After meticulous shaping and sanding I did a „wisp depth“ style airbrush on the sides and back and united the whole picture by airbrushing a very gradual deep caramel burst. The burst melts into the caramel – wheat yellow top. A matching abalone cover fits over the electronics-control cutout on the back. All pickups are fitted by hand meticulously UNDER the abalone top. No pickguards or plastic junk. It takes a lot of precision work but the results are all the more stunning. The guitar is pictured with two vintage strat pickups (middle and neck) fitted UNDER the pearl top with matching gold pickup covers. All metal parts are gold plated including locking Wilkinson tuners. Electronics: Hand wound vintage style Alnico 2 Tele bridge pup with matching gold abalone cover. This is a twangy mellow “Jerry Donahue” Duncan bridge pickup. Possibly the best pup Duncan makes! Orange drop condensers and CTS pots are standard. Vintage Fender type ashtray bridge plate with compensated saddles for the tradional vintage tele twang and very good intonation. Strings through body ,naturally for the added sustain. I refuse to use a modern bridge plate because they don´t sound that twangy. Leo was right when he developed them. Very dry fat sound with a pleasing tele twang and rich overtones. No thin tinny sounds no matter how high you turn the treble. EXTRAS: Last but not least, I can also wire all three pickups with the Fingertips Switching:Three miniswitches that enable 13 distinct sounds – the 5 sounds you get on a five way switch along with 3 more distinct and great sounding parallel sounds and combinations and more 4 fat and more powerful series sounds. 13 sounds altogether and all very fast and at your fingertips. This will turn this Tele into a Strat/Tele Killer. Ask me for a pricequote here. Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! You can also have the Brent Mason type switching with extra volume pot controlling the mid pup. You can blend in the middle pickup a bit to add meat to the bridge pickup or blend it in full to get a Knopfler tone. There are numerous possibilities and this switching is fast and easy to use. Like I said; I can set this baby up with almost any pickup combination you like so feel free to ask. Mail: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! Impression: There are many tele tones out there and tastes are always changing. The thinner old country tones are no longer that common. I admire players such as Brent Mason, Johnny Hiland, Albert Lee (on Tele), Vince Gill and Jerry Donahue for their clean sounds and I tend in these directions for inspiration. I strive for a very DRY fat sound and a pleasing tele twang with lots of sustain and rich overtones, just like you would expect from a fine handmade instrument with the best wood and materials. No thin tinny sounds no matter how high you turn the treble. The neck is very comfortable and a pleasure to play. This is a guitar for the stage pro, serious collector or tele enthusiast looking for a “once on the planet” guitar. ​

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