Bound fingerboard, MoP dots, roasted maple neck? These are just a few of the features that make this '66 Tele a standout.
Why We Love This
We love Charcoal Frost Metallic on a Telecaster, and coupled with the bound fingerboard and MoP dots, the resulting guitar is elegant and quite striking - it's also one you won't see everyday.
The unique feature on this guitar is the roasted maple, bound rosewood fingerboard neck. Roasting is a controlled process that essentially ages the wood the same way decades of time will, resulting in a lighter, highly resonant and stable neck. The '66 Oval C carve (.85-.92")and compound radius (7 1/4"-9 1/2") yield a fantastic "modern vintage" feel - meaning, the overall feel is old-school but you don't have issues with bending as the neck flattens out as you go up to the higher frets.
Plugged in? This guitar sounds phenomenal, period. The Nocaster bridge pickup is a fave of ours - cutting, twangy, but muscular with a great, great midrange. It's not harsh or brittle. The neck pickup is a highlight on this guitar (a hand-wound '67) - similar to a great Strat neck pickup, though it's more percussive. Think slightly warmer, rounder, more percussive Strat neck pickup. They balance beautifully and the Greasebucket tone circuit and modern wiring round up the package.