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 country and rock music. Offered here is another of his AVRT (Authentic Vintage Reissue T-style) guitars, a model that is Kelton's take on a well-played 50's Fullerton blackguard. This guitar has an extremely light Ash body with a total guitar weight of just 6 pounds, 12 ounces. The finish is vintage blonde nitrocellulose lacquer that has been meticulously aged. The Maple neck has a 9.5" radius, 6105 fret wire, a 1.650" bone nut and a medium C-shape with depth measurements of .850" at the first fret increasing to .950" at the twelfth fret. The bridge is a classic T-style with brass saddles. The pickups are Kelton's own hand-wound single coils mated to a modern Tele wiring setup. As Kelton intended, this instrument will feel quite familiar to you if you have ever had the privilege of playing a real vintage Telecaster. 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 Tele replica. Make it yours!

Capital Guitars

Capital Guitars

Kelton Swade
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Capital Guitars
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Refunds of the original purchase price less shipping and a 10% restocking fee may be requested within 48 hours of delivery. Exchanges within one (1) week of the original date of purchase may be made for an item of equal or greater value at the discretion of Capital Guitars. Where permitted herein, items must be promptly returned at the buyer's expense, in the same condition as received with all accessories and paperwork included. Sale items, purchases that are made via layaway, those involving trades and/or international shipping are considered final except upon an error by and at the discretion of Capital Guitars. All deposits are non-returnable. Our apologies, but we are a very small operation and returns are extremely time consuming and costly.