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NachoGuitars Blackguard Keith Style, 2017

NachoGuitars Blackguard Keith Style, 2017

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This is as close to the real vintage deal as you can come. That means it has all the nuances that take it over the top. Everything is right about it. Not just technically, but from deep in its heart. Nacho uses old school techniques to give each guitar its own distinct personality. It is as if this guitar has been played for decades and is dripping with the sweat and soul of the player.

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CRAIG'S POV

It is time to go deep. I mean really deep; a deep dive into the world of Blackguard Teles.

Before I tell you more about this fantastic instrument, I want to share a little back story. This is a "Nachocaster" - not because of the snacks, but because of the man behind it; Nacho Banos of Nachoguitars. Nacho Banos is the author of The Blackguard Book which, in my opinion, is the bible of Fender Blackguard Telecasters. Great pictures, great writing - and it is an unbelievable resource for all the info anyone could possibly want on this revered instrument. To say Nacho is truly passionate about those guitars is an understatement.

A few months back, an old friend of mine (who happens to be a founding member of the Fender Custom Shop) hipped me to the fact that Nacho has been making guitars for the last several years. He told me that they were the absolute best recreations of an early '50s Tele. Super playing, sounding, and vibed out with passionate attention to all the details that have made these guitars so desirable.

Though I couldn’t find any on the market, I was able to locate Nacho in Spain and ordered a guitar. The Nachocaster has arrived and I am absolutely blown away!! This is as close to the real vintage deal as I have ever played. That means it has all the nuances that take it over the top. Everything is right about it. Not just technically, but from deep in its heart. Nacho uses old school techniques to give each guitar its own distinct personality. It is as if this guitar has been played for decades and is dripping with the sweat and soul of the player. All materials used are selected to meet vintage specs. This particular guitar received the “Keith” treatment with its PAF sounding humbucker in the neck. Just a footnote - I practically had to pry this beauty from Nacho himself, who wanted to hold on it because he felt it was so special. This IS a super special guitar!

On Nacho's website he says "We believe it only takes a few details to set apart an outstanding instrument from a correct one, and we strive to get those details right." Without any doubt, he gets it right.

Do some research, read the stellar reviews. Short of purchasing an original Blackguard, you aren't going to do any better than a Nachocaster.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT NACHO GUITARS
Nacho Banos is the author of The Blackguard Book, which is the definitive bible of Fender Blackguard Telecasters - an unbelievable resource for all the info anyone could possibly want on this revered instrument. To say Nacho is truly passionate about vintage guitars is an understatement. He loves the way they look, feel and sound and works hard to achieve these qualities on his newly built instruments. Nacho applies old school techniques to make every guitar feel like an old friend, different and unique. Nacho's finishing and aging processes are meant to make a guitar feel like a vintage workhorse that’s been played every day for over 60 years. All materials are selected according to vintage specs and they are meticulously treated to replicate the passing of time. They say God lives in the details. Nacho believes it only takes a few details to set apart an outstanding instrument from a correct one, and he strives to get those details right.

StyleBroadcaster
Typeearly '50s Spanish solid body Blackguard
Serial #2779 on bridge plate
Body datedTG 11/3/51
Neck datedTG 11/6/51
Neck woodmaple
Neck profilemedium D, 0.88”/1.01" depth @ 1st/12th fret
Fretboard radius9.5" with rolled edges
Frets6105 style
Weight6 lbs 2.2 oz
Bridgeearly '50s style with brass saddles, serial number 2779
Finishaged butterscotch nitro lacquer on body, playing wear on fingerboard and back of neck
Hardwareearly '50s style hardware
Pickupslate '50s humbucker style, neck 7.30k ohms, bridge 8.12k ohms
Electronic configurationpost 1967 Telecaster style with tone control in all three positions
Pickguardblack bakelite, lacquered and aged, cut to exact 1952 specs
Hard caserectangular tweed mid '50s style (not aged)
Accessoriessigned copy of the blackguard book
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