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Nacho Banos Blackguard Tele #0135M

Nacho Banos Blackguard Tele #0135M

Price: $--SOLD

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This is as close to the real vintage vibe as you'll ever play. And not just any vintage Blackguard, a great vintage Blackguard. That means it has all the nuances that take it over the top. Feel, vibe, sound, everything is right about it. Not just technically, but from deep in its heart. This goes far beyond just having a great neck carve or incredible relicing. Nacho uses old school techniques to give each guitar its own distinct personality.

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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 (and that of many others) is the bible of Fender Blackguard Telecasters. Great pictures, great writing — it’s 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.

I have been very fortunate to have built a relationship over the past few years with Nacho. A relationship that results in me being able to offer a very select few for sale through CR Guitars. I do my best to get an early peek at his latest offerings and select one or two that deeply resonate with me; the ones that make my heart race a bit faster. The ones that give me goosebumps. The ones with an extra dose of Nacho's magic recipe.

Our latest offering, a brand new 2021 Nachocaster, is blowing my mind. This is as close to the real vintage vibe as I have ever played. And not just any vintage Blackguard. A great vintage Blackguard. That means it has all the nuances that take it over the top. Feel, vibe, sound, everything is right about it. Not just technically, but from deep in its heart. This goes far beyond just having a great neck carve or incredible relicing. Nacho uses old school techniques to give each guitar its own distinct personality. This particular instrument feels as though it’s been played for decades and is just dripping with the sweat and soul of the player. All materials used are selected to meet vintage specs. This IS a super special guitar! In fact, I was torn between my keeping it for myself or putting it on the CR Guitars site.

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 can't go any deeper than a Nachocaster.

Nacho's picture link: [url=https://www.flickr.com/gp/118899478@N03/039137]https://www.flickr.com/gp/118899478@N03/039137[/url]

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.

Styleearly '50s
Typeearly '50s style Spanish solid body Blackguard
Serial #0135(M) on bridge plate
Bodytempered/chambered ash, with plenty of dings and wear marks, mostly around the edges
Body dateThaddio 12/53 (control cavity reads Gloria 9/19/52)
Neckmaple w/ plenty of playing wear present on fingerboard and back of neck
Neck dateTG 3/6/52
Fingerboard radius9.5"
Fretsmedium 95/47
Neck profileearly to mid 1950s style medium D, very comfortable to play and easy for string bending
Neck dimensions0.87"/1.02" depth at 1st/12th fret; 1.68"/2.04" width at 1st/12th fret
Neck feelvery authentic vintage feel and a very comfortable grip
Bridgeearly '50s standard style with brass saddles
Finishaged Butterscotch Blonde nitro lacquer
Hardwareearly 50s style
Pickupsvintage early 1950s Blackguard style
Pickup resistanceneck - 6.57k ohms, bridge - 7.97k ohms
Electronic configurationhumbucking mode in the middle position: neck pickup + both pickups in series + bridge pickups all with tone control
Pickguardblack phenolic resin, cut, laquered and aged to early 1950s standards
Weightvery lightweight example at 3 Kg / 6 pounds 10 oz
Hard caserectangular tweed mid '50s style (not aged)
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