Not the best looking guitar in town due to the three pickup configuration and cream P90 covers (which I’m changing to black) but the sounds you can coax from this guitar are just sweet. The heavier gauge strings, coupled with a one piece heavy mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard and fatter sounding P90 pickups rather than tele/strat types give this guitar a real warmth. The P90 pickups really drive the amp. In the bridge position there’s the classic sound, more broadcaster than tele due to the overwound 5 but it is in positions 2-5 that this guitar really pushes the traditional tele sound. With typical strat style switching there’s a great array of sounds without resorting to push/pull pots. Roll back the tone for sweeter highs, keep it on 10 and there’s the snap and bite. Position 4 is wound out of phase to offer a variety of tones.
Mahogany body with maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. Overwound Alnico 5 in the bridge, Classic P90 in the middle and Hot P90 in the neck – there’s a real sweet sustain to this one.
(This will be the last tele style for a while, up next there’ll be a Jazzmaster, a Gibson Explorer and a Les Paul Jnr style)