As you might guess from my user name, i play primarily seven-string guitars. I love the extended range, and the wider necks feel really comfortable in my hands. I've only recently become interested in Telecasters... my brother's wife bought him a really nice Mexican Tele a few years ago and that started the ball rolling. I found myself wanting that unique twang that only a Telecaster can give. Unfortunately, Warmoth and USAC don't do their Fender-style stuff with 7-string pickup routes, neck pockets or headstocks. (I know myself and quite a few of the players at sevenstring.org would be falling all over ourselves if licensed 7-string Strats and Teles were available.) Kurt at Rondo Music has been really good to us over the years. The Agile Interceptor (and Septor) were created directly as a result of player input. I worked with Kurt to design and spec the Intrepid 8-string. So when my Tele lust reached a peak, i contacted him to see if he might be interested in adapting one of the T-style guitars to add a seventh string. It came together fairly quickly late last year, and it became known as the T-7 Texan. After working on the specs for a few months, Rondo produced a short run of them in their Korean factory. We tried to get fairly close to "modern vintage" spec, but obviously had to design new pickups and a proper bridge for it. I'm not sure how it would stack up against a "true" Tele, but it's definitely scratched my Tele itch. (click the thumbnails for a full gallery) I just installed a Fender 4-way switch yesterday, and i'm loving it. I'm mostly a humbucker guy, so i'm surprised i'm liking the T-7 as much as i am. Having the series switching option now gives me that beefy tone i need sometimes. I'm also thinking of replacing the tuners with locking machines, swapping out the string trees for GraphTech ones, and potentially installing a GraphTech GHOST piezo system. The T-7 Texan was a bit of a disappointment for Kurt... the initial run didn't sell out (there are still a couple of natural ash ones available) so i'm not sure it found its audience. I was hoping that jazz, blues or country players who use baritones from time to time might appreciate having the extra range without having to change guitars. What do you guys think?