Sadowsky NYC T-Style (2004)

$3,200.00

Roger Sadowsky needs no introduction. He's a legend in the guitar making community and many phenomenal builders have spent time working at his shop in NYC. His artist user list reads like a who's-who of greats - Will Lee, Walter Becker, Dean Parks, Lee Ritenour, through to Keith Richards and Andy Summers. The list goes on and on and speaks volumes about what Roger's instruments are about - pro-grade gear, period.

The name of the game with this 2004 NYC T-Style, like all of Roger's guitars that we've encountered, is versatility. This is a Tele in terms of shape, but this guitar carves its own path with a humbucker-single coil-humbucker pickup arrangement and tremolo bridge. Of course there is also Roger's killer mid/gain boost as well, more on that in a minute. 

The build quality is exactly what you'd expected from such a lauded builder - which is to say, it's damned near perfect, resonant, and alive. Perfection can sometimes come at the price of sterility but that is definitely not the case here. This guitar is a blast to play and had us playing things beyond our standard licks - always the sign of a great guitar, right? 

The neck has a slightly flat / wide feel which we love. Combined with stellar fretwork, it's an incredibly easy to play instrument. Deluxe is the word of the day here. Think: slightly wider Strat C carve. 

"So, what's up with this mid/gain boost you mentioned?"

The built-in preamp adds a ton of versatility to the tonal range of this NYC T-Style guitar and is accessed by the 3-way mini-toggle switch (located in a very accessible yet out-of-the-way spot - nice!). The middle "tone" control acts like a volume / mix for the boost. All the way to the left, the boost is out and you're treated to glassy, modern-leaning Strat tones. In the middle position (again, mini-toggle, not the 5-way switch which functions like any Strat 5-way you've used) the boost kicks up the mids and the middle tone knob let's you determine how much of this fattening effect you want. Flick the switch to the right, and look out. Tons of boost on tap via this gain boost. It'll slam the front end of your amp driving it into a creamy breakup, perfect for leads. 

Condition: Excellent with only light signs of wear. There is slight fret wear on the first 3-4 frets but there is a ton of life left. 

If you are looking for a "do it all" guitar with the familiar feel of the classic Tele shape, this is a no-brainer. Wonderful guitars on every level! 

Priced with hardshell case. 

  • Alder body, Maple top
  • Highest grade flat sawn maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Black hardware
  • Polyester body finish
  • Satin nitrocellulose lacquer neck finish
  • Sadowsky preamp with mid boost and gain boost, true bypass
  • Electrostatic shielding
  • 22 fret neck
  • 12” fingerboard radius
  • 18% Nickel/Silver frets, maximum hardness; .094”wide x .051” high
  • Tusq XL self lubricating nut
  • 8lbs

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