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Guitar #022

The Cherry Tele

Completed November 12th, 2007


There are a lot of Tele's out there, but few like this.  Both the body and the neck are solid Cherry wood grown here in Burlington Ontario.  I actually cut the wood from the log with my chain saw years ago, let the wood age in my shop, later cut the body halves and neck blank, and then let them age for about another year.  The body halves are joined on the sap wood making the seam almost disappear.  The neck is made form the same sap wood and glued in place with a lap-joint making the neck to body connection transfer sound practically a well as a through-neck guitar.  As a result, this is a Tele with killer sustain.  The Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro pickups deliver that classic Tele sound quack with clarity and sparkling harmonics.   The shaped heel makes playing way up high on the neck effortless.  Cherry wood has the added distinction of becoming better looking with age.  There are oils in the wood that react with light darkening the woods colour and adding warmth and richness.


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Body Two part Cherry body jointed at the centre seam.
Neck Cherry - 25.5" scale length.  1 23/32 " at the nut.
Fret Board 22 fret Indian Rosewood
Pickup Neck Position:   Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APTR -1
Bridge Position:  Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro APTL -1
Tuners Chromed Grover 6-inline Mini Guitar Machines
Bridge Chromed Modern Tele style with 6 six allen-adjustable saddles
Controls 3 position Tele style pickup switch
Volume and Tone pots with chromed metal knobs.
Full co-axial and copper sheet shielding.
Position Marks 1/4" Abolone dots on top.  1/16" white plastic dots along side of fret-board.
Head Inlay "Dickert" logo cut from Abolone 
Truss rod Dual Rod two way adjustable at the head.
Finish Danish Walnut Oil
Control cover plate Cherry control cavity cover plate (on back of guitar).