Detemple Tele – RARE HUM NECK PU

  • Unique ID: dt green t 042018
  • Product Type: Guitars
  • Make: Detemple
  • Model: '52 Tele
  • Year: 2012
  • Price: SOLD
  • Color/Finish: Pablo Blue w Matching Headstock & Faux Binding
  • Availability: SOLD
  • Condition: SOLD
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Detemple Tele – RARE HUM NECK PU

Ahhh yes…a Unicorn here folks.  Custom Detemple Tele with a Mini-Humbucker in the neck position.  This is the first like this I’ve had (and I’ve had over 50 Detemples).  I specialize in the hardest to find boutique guitars….Lentz…D’Pergo..Detemple….Wysocki….and the others (F-style).   Detemples are the ones I love most….why?….OVERTONES.  Simple.  They have amazing overtones.  Every one of these brands is excellent in their own ways.  I am uniquely positioned to share my experience with you.  I maintain a library of vintage and modern classic amps to allow real world comparisons of guitars to what you will experience.

THIS Detemple is simply a keeper.  TOTALLY custom.  Mike did a rare neck route for a humbucker and installed a Phoenix Firebird pickup (SOUNDS AMAZING alone & in position 2 w the bridge).  Nice warm with highs that come through with snap.  The body is a featherweight 1-piece ash ($350 upcharge in 2012).   The entire guitar weighs just 7lb-3oz which is one of the lowest weight Detemples I’ve had.

The COLOR is a sick Pablo Blue which is sort of like trans-seafoam-meets-turquoise.  AND, Mike created a painted binding in contrasting cream color.  ALSO the headstock is in matching colors!.   The neck is a Satin Finished 1-pieece Flame Maple jobber with Medium Frets, 1-11/16″ Width, 9.5″ Radius & 510 Open Tuners.   The Carve is a Soft V-to-C with a .91-.97″ Depth.   No fretwear and smooth fret ends.

The guitar comes with its custom G&G Hardshell Faux Alligator Case.  It is from a nonsmoking home nad was lovingly cared for.  The ony real issue you have to get comforable with is that the lacquer checked on the body.  I’ve had several Detemples check because the finish is very thin.  From a few feet away you can’t tell.  If you wanted to, you could go all out and have someone relic it or check it more.  I love it as it is because it has just that touch of relic look wise but without the scrapes and dirt.

New this guitar would run in the $9ks.  You can save some money AND get a guitar that you KNOW sounds like X (I can help wtih this) becuase they all sound different…I have spoken….close the curtain now.

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Mint - Perfect condition with no modifications or repairs. Original case and factory paperwork should be present.Near Mint - Incredibly light wear with no modifications or repairs.Excellent - May have light use throughout, instrument well cared for.Very Good - Minor cosmetic damage and some parts may be unoriginal.Good - Average wear and /or several modification form original spec. May be in need of repair.

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