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T & T Customs Telecaster 2018 "The Hag" Merle Haggard Tribute Custom Build

$3,599
+ $150 Shipping
Listing Ended
Shipped From
Tony Brown Guitars & Gear
Bakersfield, CA, United States
(178)
Sales
100+
Joined Reverb
2016

The ultimate Merle Haggard tribute guitar for the ultimate Haggard fan.

Introducing "The Hag". A custom build from T & T Customs in Bakersfield California.

Everything about this guitar is special. From the hand painted oil artwork from renowned Dallas, Tx. Artist, Douglas E. Winters III, to the custom silver plated hand engraved hardware, the Wiggins custom handmade mesquite pickups, to the western tooled G & G case.

The Hag was my biggest musical hero, and this is my tribute to him and his music.

Made in Bakersfield Ca, and pictured above with Merle's sons Ben and Noel Haggard, along with myself and Theresa Spanke (T & T) long time Haggard manager and iconic pioneer of the Bakersfield sound, Fuzzy Owen, Haggard's band leader and original Stranger, Norm Hamlet, Haggard's drummer Jim Christie, and Merle's widow, Theresa Haggard.

This is truly a one of a kind work of art that can be proudly displayed. But more than that, it is built to play! The custom Royal Lac final finish has a shellac base with additives that give it the properties of laquer and poly. It is water, and alcohol resistant, with the warmth of shellac.

T & T Customs


“The Hag” Custom Telecaster, serial number

#USA-TNT18HAG01

Body:

Two piece vintage Telecaster specs.

Red Alder.

Custom hand oil painted by renowned Dallas Tx Artist, Douglas Winters III.

Royal Lac final finish (6 coats).


Neck:

Premium USACG roasted maple.

Pao Ferra fingerboard

25.5 in scale. 1-11/16

Bone nut flat bottom slot.

Texas Blues contour 9.5”-12” compound radius

21 (6105) frets.

 MOP markers side/face

Heel adjust.

Gotoh Magnum traditional staggered locking tuners.

Hand finished with four coats of Tru Oil.

Final finish, Royal Lac (6 coats)

Neck plate-El Dorado custom silver plated, hand engraved.


Pickups:

Wiggins custom handmade Mesquite “Texas” wind.

Wiggins custom handmade Mesquite neck pickup ring.


Controls:

Master volume- 250k Emerson precision pot.(hand matched)

Master tone- 250k Emerson precision pot.(hand matched)

Original vintage paper in oil can capacitor, metered and matched for even taper

Control plate and knobs- El Dorado custom silver plated, hand engraved.


Pickup Switching:

3 position patented Switchcraft switching.

1 bridge, 2 bridge/neck, 3 neck.


Bridge:

El Dorado custom silver plated, hand engraved.

Pickguard:

None-neck pickup ring custom hand made mesquite.


Strap pins:

Grover quick release.


Case:

G & G Limited edition hand tooled western (faux leather)


Weight:

7.0 lbs.

International buyers please contact me prior to final purchase for accurate shipping quotes. Prices quoted are estimates only.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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