Acoustic Guitar Building ~ Summer Camp – On Sale Until DEC 26

An immersive experience in a fully equipped guitar building workshop… Build a beautiful acoustic guitar under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor. No experience necessary.   Questions? Please call us! 773-489-4830

Checkerboard Squares Tele

This is a pretty straight forward Tele-style design. All of the Specimen tenets apply here: non-adjustable steel truss rod, precise neck joint, hand carved neck, cellulose nitrate finish.

The thing I love about a Telecaster is that it is such a solid, timeless design, but it is also a blank canvas for all manner of expression.

In this case the custom-made checkerboard binding, the micro-burst into a flaming orange finish on the guitar's top, and the P-90 Soapbar in the neck position (thanks to Lindy Fralin's excellent work) help set this instrument apart from the usual fare.

Creating the binding from scratch was quite an adventure. Instead of using pre-fab two dimensional binding, I created my own 3-D checkerboard tiles from wooden sticks normally used for the rosette inlay found on classical guitars. It was an extremely time-consuming process, and something that required specialized fixtures and new processes. Read more about the process in our Blog.

FEATURES

Neck: Bolt-on flame maple
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Truss Rod: Non-adjustable steel bar
Frets: Dunlop 6105
Fretboard: Rosewood
Body: Alder with book-matched flame maple top, nitro-cellulose finish
Pickup: Fralin soap bar P90 in neck, Fralin Tele-bridge pickup
Controls: One volume knob, one tone knob, 4-way switch for series parallel
Bridge: Vintage-style
Other: Multi-ply checkerboard binding

Please call 773.489.4830 or email info@specimenproducts.com to discuss details and make arrangements for your commission.

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