I recently came to possess a small batch of guitars fresh off the workbench of Kelton Swade. Kelton makes hand built and aged replicas of Tele and Strat-style guitars at his shop in Tennessee. His guitars are used by the likes of Vince Gill, Keith Urban and many, many other icons of contemporary music. Offered here is one of his AVRS (Authentic Vintage Reissue S-style) guitars, a model that is Kelton's take on a well-played 50's era Stratocaster. It has a light Ash body with a total guitar weight of just 7 pounds, 8 ounces. The finish is vintage blonde nitrocellulose lacquer that has been meticulously aged. The Maple neck has a medium C-shape with depth measurements of .850" at the first fret increasing to .950" at the twelfth fret. It has a Maple fretboard with 9.5" radius, 6105 fret wire, a 1.650" bone nut. The bridge is a classic S-style with tremolo. The pickups are Kelton's own hand-wound single coils with VTT and a five-way switch. As Kelton intended, this instrument will feel quite familiar to anyone who has played a real vintage Strat. This guitar accurately replicates the look, feel and tone of the classic upon which it is based. This 2015 instrument is new and unplayed and comes with it's original hardshell case. Authorized dealers charge $3,750 or more for this guitar, but you can get this mint example for about what a dealer would pay for it! A great buy on a hand-built Strat replica. Make it yours!

Year Condition Color Case
2015 Mint Vintage Blonde Original Hard


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