A very special guitar, one of the great Teles, in great, mostly original condition. Formerly owned by Vince Gallo, he said this about it in an interview with Tom Wheeler in GP Mag: ?? once I heard a friend playing in a pizzeria. He had a tele with very heavy strings?013 through 058?? it was the best jazz guitar sound I?ve ever heard ? ?This ?53 Telecaster is extraordinary?one of those guitars where everything comes together, and the whole is just so right. It has so much juice?the sound, the feel, the way the butterscotch finish has mellowed over the years."
Neck dated 4/23/53 by TG (Tadeo Gomez), serial #4206, great fat neck, refretted with oversize frets, weighs 7.5 oz., includes original Thermometer case (funky) and copy of the book "The Blackguard" with same serial number as the guitar. See the photos for pics of the insides.