Dean Gordon / Chelsea Hotelecaster(-.25) / 2021 / Natural / Guitar

Hey guys! Here we have a very special version of the Chelsea with a more ergonomic and slim line approach yet all the feel of the standards. Hotelecaster-.25" is special because it is the traditional Telecaster shape with 1/4 of an inch removed from all around the edges adding quite a unique feel. We have also included an "Ergo" heel to cut down on that traditional bulky square heel, this also allowed us to make use of two large neck bolts which have threaded inserts for an extra tight lock. 

Own a piece of the Legendary Chelsea hotel, This guitar is made of civil war era pine that carries the musical and artistic history of the very landmark it came from. Our shop is located in the Chelsea hotel so this guitar will quite literally be leaving its origin for its new home with you. 

Serial #016 

Civil War Era Chelsea Hotel 3 piece body ( Center floorboard , wings wall joists ) .-.25" slimline body style with Ergonomic heel, Ultra Thin Satin finish

Michigan Silver maple one piece flatsawn
Fat Jumbo C profile (.99"-.99")
12-16" compound radius
21, 6150 medium jumbo Stainless steel frets
heel adjust dual action truss rod
jumbo threaded insert bolt on neck
bone nut
aged nitro finish

McNelly Sparkltron +10% 
Standard Telecaster controls 

Aged Gotoh Staggered Klusons
Aged Chop Tele bridge w Brass compensated saddles
Aged knurled knobs

**** A classic 50s style string tree has been added to this guitars headstock since the photos ****

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Please feel free to ask any questions we are an official Dean Gordon dealer he is also out resident luthier. We are open to FAIR offers and reserve the right to a 5% restocking fee. 

Instrument sold

Chelsea Guitars, USA  

Contact name:
Dan Courtenay
A lot! - Vintage specialty and Home of the Chelsea Hotelecaster
Vintage & Boutique
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If you love old, classic guitars you owe it to yourself to check this place out. The place is tiny; basically what you see in the display window is most of what they got. Go inside and it's like dropping in to a friend's apartment, albeit a tiny apt. But it's cool; Dan and whoever else is there are just hanging out. If you need help, they're glad to do it but if you just want to hang, they'll give you space. They let me put a lot of time in with the guitar that I eventually bought and also let me play an incredibly expensive guitar just so I could see what it felt like.

But what I really like is that they're just regular, no BS kinda people who obviously love old guitars for their character. Some of what they've got is collector-level expensive but I bought an awesome Japanese tele copy at a really reasonable price. So whatever

We are also home of the Chelsea Hotelecaster - Telecasters made out of civil war era pine from the legendary Chelsea hotel NYC. Made by our resident luthier Dean Gordon.

More info at

Phone +1 (212) 675-4993

Address 220 W 23rd St, New York, NY, 10011-2301

Phone +1 (212) 675-4993

Address 220 W 23rd St, New York, NY, 10011-2301

5-10% restocking fees apply to our sales. 

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