ALAN HAMEL FOUNDERS DESIGN SPARKLE TELECASTER®


Model #: 1587172117
Alan Hamel Founders Design Sparkle Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black Sparkle Burst

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The Alan Hamel Founders Design Sparkle Telecaster is inspired by the signature sparkle finishes that originally brought him into the Fender Custom Shop. “Everything about this guitar was ideas that I already had running around in my head,” he said. “I didn't need to really think about it too long, because I automatically knew what I wanted to do.”

In Alan’s true retro, neo-vintage style, all hardware on the alder and ash Telecaster is vintage-style chrome, except for the compensated brass bridge saddles. He also opted for his signature sparkle finish – black sparkle burst. Alan is most-excited about the pickups; the neck pickup is a variation of the Twisted Tele neck pickup, while the bridge pickup is a replica of an early model Broadcaster pickup with specifications coming from Alan’s research for the Blackguard book. By using a special five-way switch and wiring designed for this project, players will be able to pre-set a blend of both pickups, in addition to the standard Tele switching.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Alan Hamel Founders Design Sparkle Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black Sparkle Burst
Model Number: 1587172117
Series: Founders Design
Color: Black Sparkle Burst

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Back: Alder
Body Top: Alder

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 10/56 "V" Back-Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: Founders Design Signature neck plate
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer With Urethane Headcap
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Black 5-Point Star

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Alan Hamel Custom Hand-Wound Blackguard Tele® Bridge
Neck Pickup: Alan Hamel Custom Hand-Wound "Twisted" Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Pickup Selector Switch with Custom Alan Hamel Tele Wiring with Trim Pot Adjustment for Neck and Bridge Pickup in Switch Positions 2 and 4
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Compensated Brass Saddles
Tuning Machines: Gotoh® Vintage Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: Clear Plexiglas with Painted Black "Halo" Around the Pickup Route
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: Black

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Engraved Bridge Cover, G&G Founders Design Signature Embroidered Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity, Founders Design Booklet.