I just bought a used reliced Mike Gee Kustoms Tele. It has a faded and distressed butterscotch body and a beautifully reliced neck, with the wear showing perfectly in the right areas where a player would wear on it. It has six individual bridge saddles, but I could put three brass saddles on it. The hardware looks good and authentic, and the pickups and electronics sound great...at least as good as the Fender Custom Shop tele pickups that I have on one of my tele's! This guitar plays, intonates, and sounds killer,, plugged in and unplugged. Sounds great clean, which I prefer most of the time, and it has that great "Tele SPANK!" Sounds great with a little "Sparkle Drive," too! Plays fast and comfortable. It is light, and would be easy to play a 4 or 5 set night with no sweat. I would prefer this guitar over a lot of the good older Fender Tele's that I've played ... and owned. The Kelton Swade guitars play and sound better than this guitar, and all of the Fenders that I've owned / played. But, Kelton's guitars are more expensive than the Mike Gee Kustoms by about $3100. a guitar. Some of the Fender Custom Shop stuff is even more expensive than that, but given my choices...at least with this particular Mike Gee Tele; it would be my "go to" guitar over any of the Fenders. SERIOUSLY! If you are a serious player, and have the money....BUY A KELTON SWADE...you won't regret it! If you don't have the money to do that, but you want a good relic job, and great quality, sound, and utility; buy yourself a Mike Gee Kustom! ...Doc.
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.........Then; there's the negative side."....................The Late Dr. HUNTER S. THOMPSON.