T.P.Customs Guitars / Apache / 2019 / Closet Classic Tobacco Burst / Guitar For Sale
This classic tele inspired instrument of its own personality, carries hints of many others vintage guitars, whilst maintaining its own character. It's made out of 1 piece light and resonant Okume, more similar to Korina for its tone and sustain, the neck has a beautiful natural light flame pattern, with a cocobolo fretboard and a Jatoba skunk stripe.
The pickups are both handmade, a mini humbucker sized gold foil by Mojo pickups, 6.1k and a grey top Relic broadcaster handmade and finished by Rustydeluxe pickups for the bridge position, Alnico 3, 10k.
Classic 3-way wiring, CTS 250k pots with old stock Russian tone cap.
Wilkinson/Gotoh vintage deluxe aged machine heads.
Modern style bridge with 6 modern saddles meticulously hand aged in house like the rest of the hardware for a natural patina, the sustain, and tone of this guitar is insane. This is a light and balanced instrument, it has a 60's C neck.
The nitrocellulose finish its tobacco Burst, aged tobacco amber, and weather checking with minimal wear for a vintage "closet classic" look.
The single ply thinner tort celluloid nitrate scratchplate its a classic inspired by the Mad Cat.
And finally, the hand made in house aged brass knurled knobs with celluloid cap to add character to the instrument.
The guitar is set up with 11/48 strings and comes with hard case.
N.B. This is a handmade instrument and had a light Relic look applied to it, no return will be accepted for finish blemishes due to the vintage/distressed look of the instrument, and for further setup or out of intonation issues incurred if shipped abroad.
To ship the instrument outside the EU Cities certificates will be required, there will be a waiting time which I'll communicate after the purchase of the instrument, it is usually roughly around 30 days.
T.P.Customs Guitars, UK
Traditionally handcrafted guitars and restorations, finest instruments made in London N7 by Tuscan hands.
It's a concept that started in 2013.
For many years I have been researching, collecting and learning the history of guitars and makers, my passion extended in Italian design and the attention to details. my interest to learn took me to study University for guitar making in London, meantime I became apprentice for a great master luthier, learning techniques and secrets from the best, and listening stories of guitar heroes, until I decided I wanted to take my own road and create my own guitar name.
I never wanted to make anything new, in fact, I wanted to make old guitars, I wanted to make a guitar never seen before, but familiar, like was always there..
Inspired by great makers and innovators of the mid century, the futuristic designs of 60's Japanese and Italian guitar brands, and the iconic Moseley’s creations out of Bakersfield CA., I began to build prototypes, choosing quality tonewoods, and researching the market to incorporate handmade beautiful and high standard hardware and pickups, but most importantly, making them by hand in the most traditional way.