This Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt 60s Telecaster NOS by Ron Thorn in Gretsch Purple Sparkle weighs in at 7 lbs 12 oz. This exceptional guitar is beautiful in all regards! While the amazing Grape Sparkle finish will catch your eye, the 1 piece, solid Brazilian Rosewood neck will grab your hand and never let go! There are quite a few cool things to cover with this guitar so let's get into it! We are selling this guitar on consignment for its owner who never took delivery. The guitar has been in our shop since receiving it and has never left. This guitar is brand new and includes its manufacturer's warranty, hardshell case, and certificate of authenticity.
The neck of this stunning guitar is carved from a single piece of Brazilian Rosewood. Arguably the most sought-after tonewood in the world, this stuff is considered the best! Let me reiterate, not just the fingerboard, the ENTIRE NECK is made from 1 PIECE OF BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD! Made just like they were in the 1950s, from one piece of wood, the insane toneful-ness you'll experience in this guitar is off the charts! The neck is carved to a 52 U Profile, so it's big and beefy but not quite as big as some. It measures in at .860" at the 1st fret and .920" at the 12th fret so it is not as big as they can be. A 10" fingerboard radius teamed with Medium-Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets assures a fine-playing experience. The neck has an oil finish on it which keeps it feeling dry, smooth, and fast no matter what! 1.650" nut width and 25.5" scale length add up to a traditional feeling Tele.
One totally custom, completely awesome touch Ron added is the tasty "Pearl and Purple" Ying/Yang inlay at the 1st fret. This is so cool and tastefully executed that it'll be one of the 1st things you show off.
The body is made from Swamp Ash and then finished in Gretsch Grape Purple Sparkle. This is the most eye-catching finish we have in the shop right now! The medium-sized metal flake absolutely shimmers when the light hits it! Simply walking around in front of the guitar makes it twinkle. This thing is supremely cool! The Swamp Ash body produces a wonderful acoustic KERRANG! Bright, articulate, never mushy or inarticulate, Swamp Ash is the perfect choice when you want the best sounding Tele to play clean.
The bridge pickup is a hand-wound Nocaster with all the bite, bark, and 50s era sweetness one should expect. The neck pickup is a Seymour Duncan 59 Humbucker, installed upside down in homage to the Peter Green thang'! The Humbucker and Single Coil combo truly is a thing of beauty. This guitar can sing with rich, full-bodied throaty-ness or it can cut with brilliance. A master volume, master tone, and 3-way pickup selector switch cover the electronic details.
This is an exceptionally cool 1-of-a-kind-guitar loaded with cool conversation starters. On top of being A+ on paper, it is equally cool in hand. Act fast, this one will be heading home soon!