Revelator Retrosonic, 1959 Tele-style, Sherwood Green Metallic

Used – Excellent
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This is a 2018 Revelator Retrosonic modeled after a custom-color 1959 Telecaster. Revelator has been quietly making some of the best vintage reproduction guitars out there for years, with quality and relic-ing as good as the likes of GVCG and Danocaster. You've probably seen plenty of bogus, fake-looking relics over the years - not here. Eric from Revelator does them as authentic as they come, crafting guitars that feel and sound like real vintage instruments. The nitrocellulose lacquer of this guitar is thin and smooth, feeling indistinguishable from a well-played vintage example.

This particular Retrosonic captures an often-overlooked transition period for the Telecaster, from the late 1950s blonde models with 5-hole pickguards, to the 8-hole pattern and rosewood fretboards of the early 1960s. Sherwood Green is a striking color - even moreso in conjunction with a white pickguard and maple neck - but rarely seen. This build offers a distinctive Tele-style guitar that nevertheless maintains a classic look.

With a couple of modern refinements - like a 9.5" fretboard radius, medium-tall frets, and compensated saddles - this guitar corrects some of the pain points of vintage Fenders to offer the feel and tone of a vintage guitar, with contemporary playability. The Lollar Special Tele pickups sound balanced and versatile, making this guitar an excellent foundation for many types of music.

This guitar has spent most of its life at home, though for a while I played it regularly at church. It plays quite nicely, though it hasn't been set up recently and some minor tweaks to the intonation might get it playing even better. The guitar has no technical issues or other problems and has been handled with care.

This is a fantastic guitar but I can no longer justify keeping a boutique instrument I rarely play, so it's up for sale. Revelators tend to sell out fast and have lengthy wait times, but here's your chance to get a great one. Includes original SKB case, keys, and product info card - exactly what came with the guitar when I bought it.

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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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Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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Right / Left Handed
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