Notafender Notatele Custom
- Model: telecustom
- Manufactured by: Studio Bohemo
This one off Notafender Notatele Custom was cobbled together by a mad scientist in a hidden mountain laboratory during a lightning storm using the only parts and pieces licensed by Fender.
This is obviously a parts guitar since Fender doesn't make anything like this... but they sure should!
Neck: Warmoth Pro compound radius birdseye maple vintage amber satin nitrocellulose finish, padouk fretboard, stainless steel frets, abalone dots, GraphTek Tusk II self lubricating top nut and Vintage Fender machine heads
Body: Warmouth solid Ash Telecaster body, butterscotch blonde nitrocellulose finish,
Bridge: Joe Barden
neck plate: Fender tapped for extra large strap button (no nose strap button)
Electronics: 250k CTS pots with Mojo oilcan capacitors Fender HiFi pickup custom rebuild/rewound for vintage tone
Case: Hardshell case
This is a great sounding and playing guitar with tons of vibe and a understated elegance. The finish around the string ferrules is a little uneven where they were heat set into the finish and this is one small almost undetectable finish chip under the lip of the input jack.
The guitar is a near perfect built, like new with no signs of wear. The string ferules were heated and pushed into the finish a common practice to make the surface of the ferules flush with the finish rather than sitting on top of the finish however with a milky finish such as a honey blond, this left flaws around string ferules. It's not noticeable unless you look closely but hey, look closely and see if that would bother you.