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Incoming: Brondel Honeycaster

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by iim7v7im7, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. iim7v7im7

    iim7v7im7 Tele-Meister

    216
    Apr 29, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    This is a custom 1950s style Ash/Maple Tele made for me by Maine luthier Laurent Brondel. It has slightly wider nut (1-11/16”) and string spacing (2-1/8”). It has Jason Lollar Charlie Christian Pickups.

    2-piece swamp ash body
    1-piece birdseye maple neck
    Lollar CC pickups
    Rutter hardware
    Lacquered bakelite pickguard
    Gotoh vintage tuners
    Jescar EVO 55090 fretwire
    Nitro cellulose lacquer
    Hiscox case
    7.5lbs

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  2. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana

  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  4. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown

  5. TeleFunk Man

    TeleFunk Man Tele-Holic

    Gorgeous.
     

  6. btheblue

    btheblue TDPRI Member

    Age:
    48
    11
    Jul 9, 2017
    US

  7. Big tuna

    Big tuna Tele-Holic

    578
    Oct 28, 2012
    east side
    That is a nice guitar. That neck whoa and i always wanted to try some CC pu's. Congratulations.
     

  8. iim7v7im7

    iim7v7im7 Tele-Meister

    216
    Apr 29, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    I spent an hour this morning playing Laurent’s Tele. Like all guitars in my experience that come off his bench, the fit, finish, feel, intonation and set up are perfect. He totally nailed the neck profile that I requested.

    The Lollar Charlie Christian pickups were really the unknown factor in this commission. My initial impression is they sound fantastic! They have a slightly fatter sound than traditional single coils, but still have excellent clarity and string-to-string balance. The bridge pickup. Is not “twangy” like single coils can be and sound somewhere between a single coil and a low wind humbucker. The Hiscox case seems quite protective and has a large accessory pocket to store a cable, tuner, strings and picks.

    A couple of home made shots in my back yard of the guitar and my amp...

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    For those of you who are not familiar with Laurent’s acoustic guitars, here is a mahogany/adirondack 000 that he made me a few years ago...

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  9. haggardfan1

    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2014
    down every road

  10. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Is that a Gibson-like "volute" at the neck-to-headstock junction?

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  11. iim7v7im7

    iim7v7im7 Tele-Meister

    216
    Apr 29, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    Here is a closer shot of the peghead...

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  12. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Thanks, I could 'see' something was there, but not well enough to understand what I *thought* I was seeing...the darkened surface threw me off.
     

  13. danpan

    danpan Tele-Meister

    213
    Sep 25, 2013
    South Dakota
    WOW!! Awesome birdseye in that neck!! Just beautiful!!
     

  14. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    That's a sweet one, all right!
     

  15. esetter

    esetter Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Sep 1, 2011
    MI

  16. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
    That's sexy! How do those Charlies sound?
     

  17. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

    Damm. I'm jelly.

    Very nice. Congrats.
     

  18. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Both arms and both legs? That's why the guitar still sits in its case (wink,wink)?
     

  19. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Friend of Leo's

    May 14, 2008
    Marion, NC
    As I had suspected...
     

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