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1950's No Name Handcrafted Custom Tele Style Electric Natural With OHSC Free Shipping #594

One of the most interesting  guitars we've ever seen.

A True one of a kind made way before it was cool or popular to be building DIY guitars. The builder even made his own case.
We will be updating this ad soon with photos of one-off records (vinyl 33's) included - some of these possibly include recordings of the original owner/builder playing this guitar.

This one of a kind guitar was built by a hobbyist back in the late 1940's or 50's and has plenty of character. It is an extremely cool piece from a time when one-off custom guitars were rare. The beefy neck looks to be from a production guitar, perhaps Kay or Harmony, and has been rather crudely modified to fit this instrument. The headstock was replaced and the fretboard is both screwed and glued on. Action is a bit high around the 12th fret, but could be lowered by either altering or replacing the bridge. We chose to keep it as-is to maintain originality. Please see all photos and notes below for a better understanding of the overall condition.

Serial #: N/A

Weight: 9 lbs, 9.7 oz

MVC Bench Test:
  • Unique with a lot of character.
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, Tone Button.
  • Scale Length: 24.625"
  • Nut Width: 1.730"
  • Neck Depth at 1st Fret: 1.005"/ 12th Fret: 1.170"
  • Fret Size: .095"x.040"
Our Inspection Notes:
  • Chips and scratches throughout.
  • Heavy finish wear on back of neck.
  • Higher action in upper register.
  • Some separation between fretboard and neck on treble side. Solid with no movement.

May have been re-wired over the years.

What's Included:
Original custom handcrafted hard shell case in fair condition. Interior doesn't have much padding; all latches function.

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Product Specs

Good (Used)
No Name
Handcrafted Tele Style Electric
Solid Body
Made In
United States

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Milwaukee Vintage Collective
Joined Sep 2017
Milwaukee, WI, United States


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