Creston Sherwood Green Thinline


"The guitars are finished to look like real instruments made by a real person, not poured out of a mold on the other side of the globe. All custom guitars are designed in collaboration with the players who use them - professionals, beginners, and in-between." -Creston Lea

Made a few hours north of TME in Burlington, VT, Creston builds each guitar to the customer's specs. Those customers include the likes of Kris Delmhorst, Jaleel Bunton (TV on the Radio), Mark Erelli, Ian Mackay (Fugazi), Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Zack Hickman (Josh Ritter), Henry Kaiser, Michael Millard (Froggy Botton Guitars), and dozens of others.

Our latest Creston Lea guitar is a stunning Sherwood Greed Thinline T model equipped with a pair of Jason Lollar's legendary Imperial humbuckers. Love it already...

Creston's guitars are a brilliant mix of attention to detail and functionality. His instruments are gorgeous, play and sound great - but - we'd still feel perfectly comfortable dragging it to gig after gig. It's a guitar for guitar players, so to speak - a musical partner that's in it for the long haul, and a damned fine partner at that. 

We love how these guitars put a spin of a familiar model. Love Thinline Teles but never really loved Fender's Wide-Range humbuckers? How about some of the most lauded pickups in recent memory instead paired with a top-loading T-bridge? The resulting tones are stellar. Muscular, open, and articulate. Mix that dynamic range with an incredible feeling instrument, one that's traditionally more subdued, and you start to get what Creston is up to with this guitar. 

This is a Tele that would make any blues, jazz, country or rock player very happy, no doubt. Well made, gorgeous looks and tones...what's not to like? Priced with deluxe embroidered gig bag. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Alder T, chambered w/F-hole
  • Quatersawn aple/rosewood neck, .830" C
  • Sherwood Green, nitro lacquer
  • Lollar Imperial F-spaced (bridge) and Lollar Low-Wind Imperial (neck)
  • 3-saddle, top-loader bridge 
  • 3-ply parchment pickguard
  • 24 3/4" Scale Length
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • Bone nut
  • 10" Radius
  • .047"x.095" Jescar Frets
  • Gotoh Vintage Kluson tuners, staggered
  • Davies Black 1" knobs
  • 3-way Switchcraft toggle, 500k CTS Audio volume/tone, .01mf cap
  • .010-.046 strings
  • Levys / Creston embroidered gigbag

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

Approval Period, Taxes, Duties: Most instruments ship with a 48-hour approval** period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities.

The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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