Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Rare Custom Shop Telecasters

Here's something drool-worthy:

Wild West Guitars carries some very interesting custom shop Telecasters. Check out the Copper Metallic colored 1952 reissue. It is one of 100 made. It is a relic, which means it has cosmetics that include the standard wear-and-tear of an instrument built in 1952. Interestingly, it has custom shop pickups different from a standard '52 reissue, as well as modern 3-position wiring (neck-bridge combo in position 2.) It also has medium-jumbo frets rather than the small vintage size, and a real bone nut.

This is the beauty of Custom Shop instruments. You get the cool features of a vintage reissue, along with the conveniences that "modern" guitar technology provides in terms of playability. It is also much easier to justify carrying a less than $3000 instrument into a club gig than its $50,000 and up original counterpart.

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