Fred Stuart’s Founder Design Herringbone Telecaster is inspired by the pre-World War II Martin® Herringbone D28 guitar, from which he took a motif and applied it to a Telecaster. After playing in bluegrass bands over the years, he saw guitar players venturing into electric music switch from a Martin D28 to a Telecaster. Both, he says, have that kind of “initial defining quality.“The Founders Design Herringbone Telecaster is made of a two-piece roasted ash ’52 Telecaster body and a Bear Claw Sitka Spruce top with white herringbone-purfled binding. Other features include an original Fred Stuart design single-ply Tortoiseshell pickguard and Fred Stuart’s Custom Blackguard Telecaster single-coil bridge and neck pickups. Fred primarily focuses on aesthetics and detail in his design, applying that to the Herringbone Telecaster. “You can never put too much attention to detail,” he said. “I have a motto: I’d rather be accused of copying quality than creating mediocrity.“Fred was determined to work for Fender, eventually getting hired during the establishment of the Custom Shop in 1987. During that time, the Shop — literally an operation started up in Michael Stevens’ garage in Corona, California — was in its infancy. “We really worked hard in the early days to get it off the ground and keep it off the ground,” Fred recalled. “It was a team effort… the fact that I got to be on the team — it’s like winning the Super Bowl.” During his time at the Shop, he became a Senior Master Builder, working on projects such as the Telecaster Bajo Sexto, the 40th Anniversary Telecaster and a replica of a “Snake Head” Telecaster.Still and avid guitar, mandolin and dobro player, Stuart also runs his own shop where he winds and makes pickups, as well as building, restoring and relicing guitars, with a client list that includes Jimmy Page, Billy Gibbons and others.

Model: Custom Shop Fred Stuart Founders Series Design Herringbone Telecaster
Builder: Fred Stuart Fender Custom Shop
Year: 2017
Body Type: Chambered Telecaster
Finish Type: Nitro Lacquer
Finish Color: Natural
Aging: NOS
Binding: White with Herringbone Purfling
Neck Carve: 60's C
Scale Length: 25.5
Neck Dimensions: .860 - .950
Neck Radius: 9.5
Frets: 21 Vintage - Slab Board
Nut Width: 1.675
Nut Material: Bone
Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer Redish Brown Tint
Inlays: Fred Stuart Design Snowflake
Side Dots: Micarta White Dots
Purfling: Herringbone
Headstock: Telecaster
Neck Pickup: Fred Stuart Blackguard Tele
Bridge Pickup: Fred Stuart Blackguard Tele
Pickguard: Original Fred Stuart design single-ply Tortoiseshell
Hardware: Vintage Chrome
Bridge: Vintage Tele® with John Page Wood-Tone Ebony Saddles
Tuners: Gotoh® Vintage-Style with Butterbean Buttons
Controls: Volume, Tone, 4-Way Toggle, '52 Tele Knurled Chrome Knobs
Electronics: 4-Position Pickup Selector Switch; 1. Bridge, 2. Neck/Bridge in Parallel, 3. Neck, 4. Neck/Bridge in Series.
Extras: Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Wild West Guitars

Wild West Guitars

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Wild West Guitars
Wild West Guitars
Pasadena, California
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At Wild West Guitars we want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may simply return it. At Wild West Guitars we give you a 48-hour approval period. Below are the guidelines associated with our return policy. Return arrangements for online orders must be made within 14 days of receipt, or 48 hours in the case of phone and in-person purchases. All refunds will be less shipping costs both ways and applicable credit card fees. You may use your refund for full store credit on another "In Stock" item. If you choose a refund there will be a 10% re-stocking fee. The returning item must have an RA number given to you by a Wild West Guitars representative. Any item being returned without an RA number or verbal approval over the phone will be refused. The returning item must be shipped back in the same manner which it was received. If there is any damage to the item due to insufficient packing the return will be refused and no refund will be issued. All returns must be insured for the full amount of the purchase price. We will not accept a return if the item has been modified in any way. Returns are not accepted on any layaway items. Layaways are final sales and will be treated as such. Exchange for credit on another "In Stock" item is acceptable. "In Stock" item is any item physically in the store and ready to ship. All Layaway and Custom Orders require a 20% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. Layaways should not extend more than 30 days from first processed transaction unless a payment schedule has been approved. Returns are not accepted on any custom orders. A credit towards in stock item can be applied. Returns will not be accepted on any in store purchases. All in store purchases are final. Returns will not be accepted on closeout, discontinued, or sale items. Any of these purchases are final sales. Each sale is handled on a case by case basis. An Important Note About Credit Card Fraud Wild West Guitars values it's customers. Therefore, to protect consumers, we verify all on-line credit card purchases, and vigorously pursue all fraudulent attempts to purchase merchandise with stolen or unauthorized credit cards. We work closely with local, state, and Federal agencies under the auspices of the Computer Crime Act of 1986 - so, if you order something using a stolen credit card, it will be discovered and forwarded to the proper authorities.