Yet another Tele - TundraTone Thinline Heavy Relic

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    TundraTone Custom 3-Tone Sunburst Heavy Relic/Aged Telecaster Thinline Style Guitar*

    TundraTone Custom Guitars - Built from only the finest components available (nothing "off the shelf" here!), equipped with Rumpelstiltskin handwound pickups, MJT vintage finish bodies and necks, TundraTone electronics (of course), hard or soft shell cases (depending on model) and expertly setup and ready to play. All guitars are painstakingly assembled and setup, everyone gets at least 20-30 hours labor before it’s ready to go! All guitars come with a free t-shirt and an exclusive harness swap guarantee. If for any reason, you want to try a different harness (3-way, 4-way or 5-way) within the first 90 days from date of purchase, just let us know and we'll exchange it for you!

    Features

    • 60s 3-Tone Sunburst finish by MJT (Mark and Matt Jenny) Finishes. 100% nitro finished - aged to perfection to look like a 45 year old Tele.
    • Alder body with Alder top by Wildwood Manufacturing. Body weighs only 3lbs 8oz
    • Allparts TRO-V chunky V shaped maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Neck dimensions are .90" at the first fret to .98" at the twelfth fret. 7.25" radius for easy play and vintage style (.079" x .043") frets. Finished in 100% nitro and aged to perfection by MJT. Nut width 1-5/8"
    • Aged vintage Kluson style tuners
    • Rumpelstiltskin White Rope pickups for period correct vintage Tele tones! Neck output is about 7.02k and the bridge is 6.61k. A5 magnets in the bridge and neck for that 60s twang, clarity and bite. These are vintage Tele all the way. In the semi-hollow body, they have a wonderful woody tone and nice breakup when you dig in.
    • Body cavities lined with copper foil to combat noise
    • All guitars come with aged original Dunlop straplocks and buttons (original style aged buttons are included)
    • All hardware hand aged
    • TundraTone 3-way Telecaster* harness with a genuine vintage NOS Dielectron "Circle-D" .047 50v ceramic disc cap just like those found on 60s Teles. True vintage sound! Knurled and aged period correct barrel knobs. Aged period correct "top-hat" switch tip.
    • Aged Fender Patent Pending stamped bridge with brass barrel saddles.
    • D'Addario EXL110 (010-.046) strings installed
    • Gator hardshell case included
    • Guitar weighs only 6lbs 8oz!
    • All guitars come with our 3 day inspection guarantee

    $1199 Paypal'd and shipped to the CONUS.

    As you would expect from a semi-hollow body, this one is loud and resonant acoustically. Plug it in, and this guitar plays and sounds wonderful! The Rumpelstiltskin White Rope pickups are the finest 60s repros you can get. Clear, spanky and with a bright twang just like the vintage 60s style Tele sound, these pickups have the typical scooped midrange - the tone is classic Tele and can play any style music you need to play. These pickups are wonderfully balanced - you won't have to crank the volume any time you switch to the neck pickup or vice versa. The neck is a very comfortable soft-V. Don't let the thickness distract you, this does not play like a chunky neck - it is very comfortable and fast.

    The 3-way harness positions are (from back to front):
    1. Bridge only (normal Tele)
    2. Bridge and Neck in parallel
    3. Neck only

    At some point when setting up this guitar, I noticed that two of the bridge mounting holes were drilled off center, preventing the bridge from being installed properly (It would not have lined up properly at all. To repair, the four holes were marked and then drilled out on a drill press using a quarter inch bit. Afterwards, 4 quarter inch by 1/2 buttress threaded inserts were screwed into the new holes which are lined up perfectly. This DOES NOT affect functionality. If you understand what a buttress thread is, unlike a standard Acme style (diamond shaped thread), the tops of the buttress thread are flat, parallel with the top of the guitar. The result is a mechanical joint that will actually withstand more torque than the original joint without the inserts. It's similar to the recent fad of installing inserts on bolt on necks. The theory is that it is stronger. In any event, the bridge is solidly mounted and sustain and tone is as wonderful as you would expect. However, in the spirit of full disclosure, I'm making sure that potential buyers are aware of this. It is still fully guaranteed as all of our guitars.

    Also notice in the two shots of the case, there is a small impression in the top by the edge. I bought 4 of these cases brand new, and this one had this indentation. It's fully functional, does not seem to be any deeper than the tolex, but it's there and I want to point it out.

    This guitar is setup, stage ready and just waiting for musician! You will not be disappointed! It has been assembled with the same care and attention to detail as all of our products.

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    *TundraTone is NOT affiliated with Fender Musical Instrument Corporation (FMIC) or any other musical instrument manufacturer - no way, no how. Fender®, Strat®, Stratocaster®, Tele®, Telemaster® and Telecaster® are all registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. TundraTone® is a registered trademark of TundraTone, LLC. TundraTone, LLC in no way implies that it builds or sells FMIC guitars. This is NOT a Fender® guitar body or a Fender® finish, this is a custom guitar built from replacement parts.
     
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    SPECIAL FORUM PRICE $999!!

    For the next three days, until midnight 9/18!

    This is a special guitar, folks. It plays as smooth as butter, and the Rumpelstiltskin pickups sound killer. Listen to the youtube video on this one. The sound is amazing. Find out why others are saying TundraTone guitars are a great at any price.

    It comes with a money back guarantee. Essentially, a 3 day inspection guarantee to ensure that the guitar is what we say it is. If you're not satisfied, return it in the original condition with all original materials and get a full refund. Guarantee info is here.

    Steve
     

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