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Fender Custom Shop Bob Bain "Son of the Gunn" Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde

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1500000049684   POS #:113298806
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The Fender Custom Shop Bob Bain “Son of the Gun” Telecaster is ideal for collectors, players and session guitarists. The legendary guitarist who has played on sessions with Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones and many others, idealized his Telecaster as his number one guitar. And now, Fender Custom Shop’s Master Builder Paul Waller h...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $9,500.00
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Overview

The Fender Custom Shop Bob Bain “Son of the Gun” Telecaster is ideal for collectors, players and session guitarists. The legendary guitarist who has played on sessions with Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones and many others, idealized his Telecaster as his number one guitar. And now, Fender Custom Shop’s Master Builder Paul Waller has created a limited edition reproduction of Bain’s favorite axe – with only 30 units available worldwide at select premium Custom Shop dealers.

The 1953 Telecaster was used on 1,000 of sessions, famously known for riffing the featured sound of Mancini’s “Peter Gunn,” TV’s “Batman” theme and Lalo Shrifrin’s “Mission Impossible” theme. The guitar was built for players who want a versatile and reliable instrument that will allow for years of playing and nostalgia. Additionally, it may have even more appeal to guitarists playing a wide variety of styles with a tremolo.

The Die-hard Blackguard Tele is one of Fender's most popular guitars of all time and this modification is legendary along with the sound that it produces. At 91-years old – after countless sessions and 22 years playing on the Tonight Show – he’s still playing this guitar – one that was built to last. The unique modifications allowed him to play on a huge variety of sessions from rock, blues, jazz, country and more. The innovations at the time were one-of-a-kind and were imitated but never re-created, until now.

Master Builder Paul Waller
Paul Waller is a Southern California native with woodworking and luthiery in his blood. He built his first guitar at age 14 in his high school woodshop, joined a cabinet shop right out of high school and, after a stint at a small Southern California guitar maker, enrolled at the acclaimed Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, from which he graduated in spring of 2000.

Waller joined Fender in 2003. He spent two years working closely with master arch-top craftsman Bob Benedetto, and became steeped in the many facets of building techniques from all the Custom Shop’s Master Builders. After an extensive seven-year apprenticeship, Waller became a Master Builder in 2010.

His Fender Custom Shop work includes bass guitars for U2’s Adam Clayton, a custom Thinline Telecaster for U2 vocalist Bono, Telecaster guitars for the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards and co-work on a Stratocaster for fellow Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, Stratocaster guitars for Buddy Guy, the Nile Rodgers “Hitmaker” Stratocaster, and a custom double-neck Jazzmaster for Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen.

Features

  • Replica of Bob’s modified 1953 Fender Blackguard Telecaster 
  • Masterbuilt by Paul Waller 
  • Custom Relic lacquer finish replicating the original guitar’s wear and tear 
  • Two-piece off-center select ash body 
  • 1-piece maple neck with soft V backshape 
  • 7.25 in. radius fingerboard with 21 vintage frets 
  • Hand-wound ’51 Nocaster bridge pickup 
  • Seymour Duncan ’59 humbucking neck pickup 
  • Bigsby B16 vibrato tailpiece 
  • Deluxe hardshell case with certificate of authenticity
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Premium Ash
  • Body finish: Relic Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Soft V
  • Neck wood: Rift sawn Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Relic
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 7.25 in.
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm) bone
Pickups
  • Configuration: SH
  • Neck: ‘59 SH-1N Humbucking
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Handwound '51 Nocaster
  • Brand: Fender Custom shop Seymour Duncan
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Bigsby B16 Vibrato
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics, Signature model
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Strap, Certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin: United States
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