Here’s a nice surprise package – a well put together Tele style guitar made up of parts of unknown origin, but adding up to a very playable, very good sounding instrument.
Apart from the well known guitar brands usually listed at PREMIER GUITARS, some clients occasionally bring in an unusual instrument or two along with the Gibsons, Fenders, Martins etc they are consigning. But it is often the case that if an owner of high end guitars brings in a non branded instrument to sell, it is usually a good player – and that is the case with this Tele.
Finish: Poly – Blonde
Body Details: Ash solid body. Manufacturer unknown
Neck Material: Maple Neck. Manufacturer unknown
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Neck Profile: C profile
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”
Nut Width: 1-5/8 “
Neck Details: Maple neck with bullet truss rod and walnut skunk stripe. No serial number on neck plate.
Electronics: 2 single coil Tele style pickups – brand unknown. 3-way selector switch, volume and tone controls. Quality components and the wiring is good.
Pickup Measurements: neck: 6.4 K ohms / bridge: 5.9 K ohms
Tuners: Enclosed Schaller tuners
Bridge: 6 saddle modern Tele style
Weight: 7.9 lbs
Case: Comes as is – no case with this one.
Cosmetic Condition: Some minor player wear on the body including small dings, dents and light scratches. Back is clean with no buckle rash. The neck is also clean.
Frets: 21 medium frets in good condition
Notes: Plays well with medium low action and minimal neck relief.
The real feature of this Tele mongrel is the neck. Again, we are not sure of the brand, but it feels great and plays smoothly in all positions. This is a very good, unbranded, but very affordable Tele style guitar that is way better than some of the shiny new cheaper brands to be found in many music shops. It will prove to be an excellent work dog, or a fine platform for further upgrades should you so desire.