Model Year: 2001
Price: $800.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Built it myself
Made in USA
Warmoth swamp ash solid Tele body
Warmoth birdseye maple neck w/ebony compound radius fingerboard and boatneck profile, 24 small old-style Fender frets.
1 volume, 1 TBX tone control, Fender 4-position switch, wired N/S/P/B
Blue Fender Lace Sensor neck pickup
Red Fender Lace Sensor bridge pickup
String-thru body bridge
Schaller mini-6 non-locking tuners
Roller string trees
Face of headstock has clear lacquer, remainder of neck done in tung oil
Body finished in satin metallic black w/clearcoat
Gold tuners w/black screws
Gold bridge w/black screws
Gold control plate w/black screws and knobs
Gold neck plate w/black screws
Gold jack cup
Charcoal/black pearlized Tele thinline pickguard w/gold screws
Light, low action. I use a custom gauge string set, .008, .011, .014, .022, .032, .042
Plays very well.
Only 2 small flaws in the finish where I ruined the paint job the first time, had to strip it and redo.
Amp-Fender Ultimate Chorus. Pedalboard holds: Boss harmonist, Digi-Tech RP-300, Danelectro Daddy-O, Peavey Hotfoot Distortion, Marshall Bluesbreaker, modified Morley PWV-II, VooDoo Labs Pedal Power.
I play everything from hard-core country to heavy rock. Obviously, it's better for some styles than for others, but it works.
Wide range of tones due to the wiring setup and pickup combination.
I would like to have a stacked volume control so each pickup's volume can be controlled separately, but I haven't had any luck wiring it.
Fairly quiet - depends on the environment.
I use it on stage all the time, but I believe it would be outstanding in studio.
Use it all the time - no problems so far.
Not sure how often it will need adjusting, it's not that old yet.
So far, climate doesn't seem to affect it much.