This is one particularly nice Tele hand crafted by luthier Mario Martin in Nashville Tennessee. All the pieces just fell into place perfectly on this one. A terrific and authentic feeling and sounding Black Guard with some modern appointments such as the 9.5-12' compound radius, 6105 frets and stagged tuning posts. This guitar weighs in at a light and balanced weight of 6lbs 8oz.

This Mario is a classically specked Black Guard Tele with a one piece Swamp Ash body paired with a one piece hand-carved 1/4" Sawn Maple neck and a set of overwound Fralin Vintage Hot & Blues Special Pickups. Even before plugging in, this guitar rings like a bell with great sustain for such a light weight and well balanced instrument.

You can expect a fat 50's Tele Tone in spades without any of the unwanted and harsh overtones in the bridge position. The Neck position has great string separation and lots of clarity especially when compared to vintage Tele neck pickups. A great sounding Tele set for Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz and more.

This instrument is set-up immaculately. The action is a nice and low at 3 1/2 & 4 64ths of an inch, measuring from the High E to Low E at the 12th fret. The neck is an ultra comfortable Med C shape; not to large, but not super thin either. A beautiful and instantly inspiring classic instrument with modern comfort and playability.

Model: T

Body: 1 pc Swamp Ash

Neck: 1 pc ¼ Sawn Maple

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1.65

Fret Size: 6105

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5.-12

Neck Shape: C .830" - .900"

Scale: 25.5"

Strings: Stringjoy 10-46

Tuners: Gotoh Staggered Vintage Style

Pickguard: Bakelite

Pickups: Fralin Vintage Hot +20% Overvound (Bridge) / Blues Special (Neck)

Finish: Nitrocellulose

Body Color: NoCaster Blonde (Non-Relic)

Neck Color: Gloss w/ Vintage Tint

Accessories Included: Deluxe Embroidered Gig Bag and Certificate of
Authenticity / Dated & Hand-signed By Mario Martin

Weight: 6lbs 8oz

South Shore Guitar Boutique

South Shore Guitar Boutique

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South Shore Guitar Boutique
Michael Termini
North Babylon, NY
11:34 PM
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday By Appointment Only, Please call or schedule appointment on our website. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12:00PM to 6:00PM Open to the public Sunday: Closed

Items purchased must be paid within 24hr.

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Returns on New items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 4 days from when you receive the item. (buyer must notify us that they will be returning the item within 4 days of receiving the item, or return will be void) Buyer pays for shipping cost , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged, we can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. We reserve the right to refuse refund if item is not returned in the same condition it was originally shipped to the buyer. Returns on Used items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 2 days after receiving the item. (buyer must notify us within 72 hours of receiving the item if they plan to return the item or return will be void. Buyer pays for return shipping , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged. We can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. Used effects pedals and accessories are not returnable. All items must be complete including all original packaging, accessories and documentation. With the exception of defective and/or “damaged during shipping” items, all shipping charges will be charged to the customer, even if the order was shipped free. Items will be inspected before issuing a credit. S.S.G.B. reserves the right to refuse items that were not returned to us in the same condition as when they were delivered to the customer. Certain items are non-returnable (effect pedals, tubes, strings etc.). Consignment Items are not returnable.