Chumcaster 2021

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  • Neck


  • Scale length

    25 1/2"

  • Truss Rod

    Non-adjustable steel reinforcement

  • Frets

    Dunlop 6105

  • Body

    Alder with white nitrocellulose finish

  • Pickups

    Single Tele Bridge Lindy Fralin Blues special

  • Controls

    The beautiful reverse three way Specimen Esquire circuit with switch positions translating to:
    Bridge- volume and tone controls active.
    Middle-Volume control active, tone inactive
    Neck- Pickup hardwired directly to output jack. Volume and tone controls inactive.
    Three beautiful intuitive presets

  • Bridge

    unmarked Tele vintage Pan Bridge with correct imperial threading and slotted hardware

  • Shipping

    Freight by arrangement

The neck of this guitar sports my narrow double hump headstock design which allows the tuners to spread apart from the vintage six on a side cluster. This dramatically changes the bending properties of the treble strings. It affords more controllable rise in pitch and a slightly lower tension in general. It also features a non-adjustable steel reinforced neck, which is super stable and tonal. The pickup is made by Lindy Fralin: his slightly sparky “Blues special”.

This guitar has a pick guard made of fish that I purchased on my first trip to Chicago in 1981. It was a field trip from the Memphis Academy of Art when I was a freshman. I found them in a cellophane package for around 79 cents. I took them back to Memphis and put them in a jar and intuitively labeled it #4 with a paint marker. I kept these fish in the shop all these years with people periodically quizzing me as to what the hell they were for. I always reply “They are my number four fish”. Well, recently they jumped out at me and I laid them up like roofing tile onto a flow substrate with CA glue and vacuum infused them with epoxy. This resulted in a 5/8″ thick pick guard which I recessed into this esquire body. The effect is curious indeed.

Chumcaster SP#847