Michael DeTemple's guitars are considered by many to be some of the best Fender-style guitars you can get. Having worked for the likes of Dylan, Clapton, Neil Young, Ron Wood, Pete Townshend..the list goes on...in both the studio and on stage, in addition to doing film score work, Michael clearly knows what a great guitar should (and needs) to be.
In his own words:
"The Spirit Series guitars came from necessity. My personal guitars were classic 50's Strats and Teles. I found myself facing a dilemma. I wanted to play my old guitars but feared taking them on the road or into clubs due to their increasing value. I decided to make a couple of guitars for myself that would meet my demands and try to match up my trusty "Old Friends" that I had played for so many years. The results were my first Spirit Series Guitars. I feel that these guitars are the best of the best."
This is a very resonant, lively, snappy sounding guitar played acoustically. Tons of sustain and punch are present and certainly reveal themselves when plugged in. There's a depth to this T-style guitar that we haven't experienced in other T's. Great bass response and overall power. It's literally something you can just feel in the guitar.
Coniditon: Excellent, only light signs of prior ownership, including some tarnishing on the neck pickup cover and the control plate (near the volume knob). The frets are like-new.
In our humble opinion, Michael has absolutely achieved his goal of recreating the 50s Fender "magic." An incredible T that could easily be your only T for life. Priced with original hardshell case.
- Build date: 8/29/2018
- Neck: Flame maple with walnut skunk stripe
- Nut = 1 11/16”
- Neck shape = Soft V, turned fingerboard edge
- 9.5 radius, 25.5” scale, 21 frets
- Gotoh 510 open back tuners
- Zero fret wear
- Titanium bridge saddles and string ferrules.
- One piece Swamp Ash body, beautiful grain
- Finish: Transparent White (blonde)
- 3-way switch
- Mammoth tusk switch tip, nut and string tree
- Hardshell case
- 6lbs 12oz