If you buy high end guitars you have thought about woods...is it a 1-piece body or 2? Is it Brazilian Rosewood or Indian? Is it Honduran Mahogany or other. Is it stump wood or primary growth? On and on. And some builders use this info against us...they tell us what we want to hear only to later find out it was a lie (remember the Gibson 2-piece fretboards...LOL). Some builders like D'Pergo specialize in high end woods and charge near $20k for a new F-style guitar (yes that is true). Some claim to have great wood but then the guitars are boat anchors. Lastly, even great wood in the hands of a hack can be wasted. Construction and attention to detail are vital to any instrument's tone & playability.
Larry Wysocki has been THE go-to 'wood' supplier to luthiers for over 50-years. He scours the planet finding the oldest air dried fine quality dry woods available. He has a stash and digs into it to make a few guitars a year. Most often these instruments are custom orders for celebs. Occasionally Larry makes a guitar and an order cancels...thus is the case with this spectacular piece.
If you ever wanted THE ULTIMATE Jeff Beck style Tele....THIS is the one you want. nothing has been spared...and new this is HALF the price of a D'Pergo...and the woods are better. Tonally....I find Wysockis to be much more alive and 3D tonally. The notes are even and clear. There is a snap and organic transparency that comes through. Larry literally finds THE perfect pair of pickups for each guitar....he has a stash from all the hard-to-get winders.
For the price of a Fender Masterbuilt you can get a REAL Masterbuilt from a guy who literally chose the best woods on the planet for the guitar. You can see all the Specs in the sheet in the PICTURES.
For now here is a summary of what your money gets you:
- 5A 1-piece Flame Maple Top w Early 1900s Air Dried One Piece Swamp Ash Back.
- 5A 1-Piece Flame Maple Neck from Early 1900s Air Dried
- Brazilian Rosewood Board : 80yr Old Air Dried
- Tom Doyle Pickups - personally selected by Larry for THIS guitar
- Just 7lb-3oz
- Pickup rings, knobs and switch tip from 80yr old Air Dried Brazilian Rosewood.
- 1-11/16" Nut Width
- Med/Lg Frets
- 12 Radius
- .85" to .967" C Profile Hand Carved Neck
- DOUBLE BOUND BODY
- Brand New with Warranty