New to Protocaster Guitars? Protocasters are built in Brooklyn, NY by Josh Groves. Though we've been aware of Josh's work, this is the first of his guitars to pass through the shop. Based on a 50s Tele, this Blackguard T-Type is a very impressive guitar.
Josh's relic'd nitro finishes look and feel very authentic - think Danocaster, etc...The neck is a hand-carved chunky U shape (.921"-.988") which feels like a manageable Nocaster style carve. Manageable meaning it's a fatter carve, but not unreasonably so. We found it to be quite comfortable and if fatter necked Tele's are your thing, you'll be right at home. It's hard to argue with the tonal benefits of a fatter neck...
...and speaking of tones, this Duncan Broadcaster-loaded guitar sounds fantastic. Like its appearance would have you to think, the tones are classic Tele through and through. Twangy, great top end bite without being harsh or overly bright, warm, round, clear neck pickup tones...For us, great Telecasters work with you and "get out of your way" - they don't distract, they just pull you in and make you want to play. This is one of those Telecasters. It just works.
Condition: Aside from very, very faint fret wear, this guitar looks to be super clean with the original "factory" wear being the only signs of use. The setup is spot on - this Tele is super easy to play.
If you've been on the search for a great, vintage-leaning Tele? Congrats on finding your next guitar! Priced with hardshell case.
- 2 piece Ash body
- 50's blonde lacquer
- Single piece quartersawn maple
- 1.695" nut width
- 9.5" radius
- U shaped carve, .921" @ 1st - .988" @ 12th
- Duncan Broadcaster pickups (originals were Florence per the spec sheet)
- Marc Rutters milled jack cup, compensated saddles
- 50s NOS caps
- Daka-ware tophat switch tip
- Cloth wire
- CTS pots, CRL switch, Switchcraft jack
- Gotoh vintage tuners
- Hardshell case
- Spec Sheet
- 7lbs 10oz