Michael DeTemple's guitars are considered by many to be some of the best Fender-style guitars you can get. Having worked for the likes of Dylan, Clapton, Neil Young, Ron Wood, Pete Townshend..the list goes both the studio and on stage, in addition to doing film score work, Michael clearly knows what a great guitar should (and needs) to be.

In his own words:

"The Spirit Series guitars came from necessity. My personal guitars were classic 50's Strats and Teles. I found myself facing a dilemma. I wanted to play my old guitars but feared taking them on the road or into clubs due to their increasing value. I decided to make a couple of guitars for myself that would meet my demands and try to match up my trusty "Old Friends" that I had played for so many years. The results were my first Spirit Series Guitars. I feel that these guitars are the best of the best."

This is a very resonant, lively, snappy sounding guitar played acoustically. Tons of sustain and punch are present and certainly reveal themselves when plugged in. There's a depth to this T-style guitar that we haven't experienced in other T's. Great bass response and overall power. It's literally something you can just feel in the guitar.

Coniditon: Excellent, only light signs of prior ownership, including some tarnishing on the neck pickup cover and the control plate (near the volume knob). The frets are like-new. 

In our humble opinion, Michael has absolutely achieved his goal of recreating the 50s Fender "magic." An incredible T that could easily be your only T for life. Priced with original hardshell case.

  • Build date: 8/29/2018
  • Neck: Flame maple with walnut skunk stripe
  • Nut = 1 11/16”
  • Neck shape = Soft V, turned fingerboard edge
  • 9.5 radius, 25.5” scale, 21 frets
  • Gotoh 510 open back tuners
  • Zero fret wear
  • Titanium bridge saddles and string ferrules.
  • One piece Swamp Ash body, beautiful grain
  • Finish: Transparent White (blonde)
  • 3-way switch
  • Mammoth tusk switch tip, nut and string tree
  • Hardshell case
  • 6lbs 12oz
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

Brand New
10 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
5:07 AM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

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