An Original 1976 Telecaster Strat Custom
|This guitar was result of a brainstorm Rich had in 1976. Going for
the shorter string length on the higher strings gave the mechanical advantage
of more pitch change for a given stretch of the string over the traditional
right-handed designed neck. The neck used for this guitar is actually a
right-handed neck with a left-handed headstock. The side markers are positioned
for a right-handed player. With the assistance from Freddie Travares &
Charlie Davis of Fender, this hand-made neck was supplied for this guitar
Next, the sound from this guitar had to offer a broader range of high and low end sonics along with a higher than normal level of output. Three 1967 Guild Starfire III pickups were chosen and modified for this purpose. Three toggle switches, one volume, one tone, and a single 3pos switch are the controls for a stereo or mono output.
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