FRED STUART FOUNDERS DESIGN HERRINGBONE TELECASTER®


Model #: 1587173821
Fred Stuart Founders Design Herringbone Telecaster®, African Blackwood Fingerboard, Natural

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Fred Stuart’s Founder Design Herringbone Telecaster is inspired by the pre-World War II Martin® Herringbone D28 guitar, from which he took a motif and applied it to a Telecaster. After playing in bluegrass bands over the years, he saw guitar players venturing into electric music switch from a Martin D28 to a Telecaster. Both, he says, have that kind of “initial defining quality.”

The Founders Design Herringbone Telecaster is made of a two-piece roasted ash ’52 Telecaster body and a Bear Claw Sitka Spruce top with white herringbone-purfled binding. Other features include an original Fred Stuart design single-ply Tortoiseshell pickguard and Fred Stuart’s Custom Blackguard Telecaster single-coil bridge and neck pickups. Fred primarily focuses on aesthetics and detail in his design, applying that to the Herringbone Telecaster. “You can never put too much attention to detail,” he said. “I have a motto: I'd rather be accused of copying quality than creating mediocrity.”

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Fred Stuart Founders Design Herringbone Telecaster®, African Blackwood Fingerboard, Natural
Model Number: 1587173821
Series: Founders Design
Color: Natural

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Binding: White with Herringbone Purfling
Body Material: 2-Piece Roasted Ash Core
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Back: Bookmatched Guatemalan Rosewood Veneer, Laminated with Cross-Grain Spruce
Body Top: Bear Claw Sitka Spruce

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Quartersawn Mahogany
Neck Shape: '60s "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.675" (42.5 mm)
Neck Plate: Founders Design Signature neck plate
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: African Blackwood
Position Inlays: Snowflake

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Fred Stuart Blackguard Tele®
Neck Pickup: Fred Stuart Blackguard Tele®
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 4-Position Pickup Selector Switch; 1. Bridge, 2. Neck/Bridge in Parallel, 3. Neck, 4. Neck/Bridge in Series.
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Vintage Tele® with John Page Wood-Tone Ebony Saddles
Tuning Machines: Gotoh® Vintage-Style with Butterbean Buttons
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: Original Fred Stuart design single-ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Vintage Chrome

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Custom accessory kit; Founders Design Signature neck plate; engraved bridge cover; G&G Founders Design Signature embroidered center-pocket tweed case; signed Certificate of Authenticity.