Custom-built Tele Copy Telstar

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Custom-built Tele Copy

Description Satin metallic black finish with gold hardware
Posted By Wayne Adams (8)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 5/9/2002, Wayne Adams (8) posted:
Overall Rating:
I love this guitar!!
Model Year: 2001
Price: $800.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Built it myself
Features:
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 Passive electronics String-thru body bridge Schaller mini-6 non-locking tuners Graphite topnut Roller string trees Schaller Straplocks Color scheme: 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 Gold straplocks Charcoal/black pearlized Tele thinline pickguard w/gold screws
Playability:
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.
Sound Quality:
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.
Durability:
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.