The purpose of building this guitar was to create a good quality guitar with many tonal possibilities, good looks without using special/costly exotic woods.
This is a new T type made from 2 pieces of American ash with a medium yellow stain finish over gray grain. The body has double white binding. The hardware is in black with a black pearl pick guard. The bridge plate is also in black with brass saddles. The neck is Canadian maple 9.5″ radius with locking tuners and abalone dot inlays. The pickups are custom made for me by Jamie Campbell at the creamery in Manchester, one of the best pickup developers in the UK and beyond. These are “Hot teles” with a output of 8.9 k bridge and 7.5 k neck. All magnets are Alnico 5s. The control has a CTS tone pot with 0.033μF cap and a Alpha push/pull volume pot for the “bright tone” which bypasses the tone pot cap and puts the signal through a 0.001 μF cap giving a much brighter tone and volume directly. The pickup switch is 4 ways giving neck, neck and bridge in series, neck and bridge in parallel and bridge alone. This guitar is more for alternative music and more modern indie music but it can still have the Tele twang when the bright tone is engaged !! Very versatile tone !