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Wide-Fade Builders Choice "T" - Ash/Rosewood Sunburst

Wide-Fade Builders Choice "T" - Ash/Rosewood Sunburst

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Body Wood: One piece lightweight Swamp Ash

Neck Wood: 4A Roasted Flame Maple (Quartersawn)

Fretboard Wood: Good as it gets Dark Indian Rosewood

Fretboard Inlays: Pre-CBS style vulcanized fibre "clay" dots

Fretboard Radius: 9.5" 

Nut Width: 1.65" (42 mm)

Neck Profile: 50s taper Soft V 

Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.9"

Neck thickness at 12th Fret: 0.985"

Fret wire: Jescar 0.095" x 0.047" Nickel/Silver

Body Finish: Tastefully aged nitrocellulose lacquer with wide fade two-tone sunburst

Neck Finish: ECGC Standard Oil and Wax 

Pickups: ECGC Late 50s/Early 60s style Bridge Pickup and Custom Neck Pickup wound by McNelly Pickups

Hardware: Rutters Vintage Stamped Bridge with brass saddles. All other hardware is Gotoh or similar

Electronics: Mojotone Vintage Taper CTS pots (+/- 7% tolerance), CRL Switch, Switchcraft Jack, cloth covered pre-tinned wire, Sprague orange drop 0.047 uF capacitor

Case: Deluxe Black Vintage Style Rectangular Hardshell Case

Case Candy: Handmade Vintage-style Leather Strap made by Nathan Truax


Builder's Notes: 

Not a faithful vintage replica, but what I would have ordered if I were around in 1959. While I love the look of the wider two-tone sunburst and a rosewood fretboard, an ash body with a rosewood fretboard typically had a blonde finish in 1959, and would have likely been sporting an 8 hole slightly thicker single ply pickguard, while this has a thinner 1 ply 5 hole guard. Featuring premium tonewoods, electronics, and our new ECGC custom pickups from McNelly Pickups, this guitar punches well above its weight (which, ahem, for a rosewood fretboard tele is just about as good as it gets). 

Much love,


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