Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Wildwood 10 1955 Telecaster by Greg Fessler SN R100828.mp4

Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Wildwood 10 1955 Telecaster by Greg Fessler SN R100828.mp4

THE GUITAR IN THIS VIDEO HAS SOLD! Sonic Evaluation From Greg Koch......Greg Fessler has done it again! This Wildwood 10 '55 Tele is a truly magnificent beast. It has the same snappy response time you'd expect from a Masterbuitl Tele, but it sounds uncommonly huge and sonorous. In the bridge position, the midrange is quite rich with overtones, and so are the trebles, but the lows are nice and tight. In other words, it's the perfect sound for chunking away on chords! Bright, sizzling lead lines also have more depth than normal. The neck pickup is also a delight. It has fat, round lows to go with broad, vocal midrange and lively, open highs. Expressive lead lines and fat rhythm tones for days! This fearsome Fessler would make an excellent addition to the quiver of any player seeking a beefy-sounding Tele! Site: https://wildwoodguitars.com/product-c... Facebook: http://on.fb.me/11aLDN5 Amp: The Greg Koch Signature Combo from Koch Amps Serial Number: R100828 Brand Fender Custom Shop Model Masterbuilt Dealer Select Wildwood "10" '55 Telecaster Finish Color Faded Shoreline Gold Aging Heavy Relic Finish Type Nitrocellulose Lacquer Master Builder Greg Fessler Weight 7.13 lbs. Body Wood Ash Neck Wood Quarter Sawn Maple Neck Shape '54 U Neck Dimensions .890 1st - .960 12th Fingerboard Maple Fingerboard Radius Exclusive Wildwood Custom 10" Radius Inlays Black Dots Scale Length 25.5" Width at Nut 1.650" Nut Material Bone Frets 21 6105 Narrow-Tall Pickups Josefina Handwound Twisted Tele wound to Wildwood Specification Controls Volume, Tone, 3-Position Switch Hardware Chrome/Nickel Tuners Vintage Style with Nickel Buttons Pickguard 1-Ply White Case Limited Edition Hardshell Case with Embroidered Custom Shop Logo
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