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Till Guitars Custom Shop Special no. 145 Swampburst Made in USA Thinline Setneck
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Manufacturer refurbished
25 Sep, 2011 22:04:55 BST
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Manufacturer refurbished: An item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer-approved vendor. ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand: Joe Till Guitars
String Configuration: 6 String Style: TG-250 "Lady on the Beach"
Dexterity: Right-Handed Body Type: Semi-Holow
Country of Manufacture: USA
                                       Joe Till Guitars
                                             Handmade in USA
Model: TG-250 "Lady on the Beach" #145
Curly Maple Cap
Set Neck

I've listed this guitar as "Manufacturer Refurbished" because I partially refinished it after it spent some time at a music store. It's in very good condition, the face is perfect, but there are still a couple small indentations on the backside of the lower edge where it was leaned on the counter to be played. There is a word for those kinds of people.

So, I finally got a chance to play this thing. My typical thing is to run through certain riffs that let me cover the whole fretboard, looking for weak spots. None found. Great action up and down. Great intonation and it stays in tune. I build most of my guitars with the lead guitarist in mind and this one is right on the mark. It's got 22 jumbo frets with plenty of meat left for multiple re-crowns down the road.

In terms of playability and tone, I'd say this guitar is very close to my #158 which can be seen here:

The neck is on the fat side with a comfortable U-shape that flattens out by the tenth fret into sort of a C-shape. I played it at length and was not fatigued. It's finished with satin lacquer for minimal drag.
The neck is glued into the body a full five inches. This adds a sturdiness and resonance that bolt-ons can't match. And setnecks allow for a much smoother neck/body transition.

It's wired for maximum tonal range. Both Seymour Duncan humbuckers are individually tapped for a jangly tele type tones with twang to spare. Individual volume controls let you blend them any which way.
Full humbucker mode covers everything else.

The body has three layers: a Curly Maple top and back, and a semi-hollow Alder core. The hollowness is a major component of the overall tone of my guitars. They have almost a human tone.

Just to let you know, my guitars are handmade from scratch. No Robots! Afterall, you play them by hand, shouldn't they be made by hand?

I look forward to hearing from you. : Made in USA

No.145 Features:

Glued in Curly Rock Maple/Black Walnut neck
25 1/2 inch scale
12 inch fretboard radius
22 jumbo frets
Rosewood fretboard, abalone dot inlays
2-way adjustable trussrod
Bone nut
13 degree angled headstock
2.5 degree angled neck

Seymour Duncan humbuckers - SH-2 "Jazz" (neck), SH-4 "JB" (bridge)
Switchcraft 3-way pickup selector switch
2 volumes, 1 tone (rosewood knobs)
Individual coiltapping mini-toggles

Sperzel Locking Tuners
Tune-o-matic Bridge, Stop Tailpiece
Chrome hardware

Ragged on dye coloring - Turquoise on edge to Amber in center
Clear Lacquer finish - Satin neck, Gloss body

More specs for the asking.

I promise you'll love this guitar. If you don't, just return it in the same condition as when received (new) for a full refund. However, you are responsible for all shipping costs. That's why communication is so important.

Case included.
Shipping weight is estimated. Packaging and case options may change final weight. International buyers should contact me to discuss case options.

Thank you for looking - and reading this far. Please tell your guitar playing friends about Till Guitars.

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