Introducing T & T Customs "Bako Cat", made in Bakersfield California. This is the first of my custom builds to be offered for purchase.

The music heritage of this great city is indisputable, and for all practical purposes Bakersfield put the "Telecaster" on the map.

This is my attempt to pay homage to those greats who came before me.

With the words "You don't know me, but you don't like me" from the song; Walking the Streets of Bakersfield, penned by my good friend Homer Joy, engraved onto the front. And the world famous Bakersfield arch engraved on the back, this Telecaster is dripping with twang and mojo.

Why buy a boring, stiff Tele when you can have one like no other?

I'm breaking into the over saturated boutique market I know, but my only competition  is myself. I don't build a ton of guitars, only a few, and I do it one at a time giving each one its own distinct personality, and top notch sound and playability.

Here is the build sheet on this guitar.  

T & T Customs

“Bako Cat” serial number #USA-TNT17000003

Model- Custom Telecaster

Two piece vintage Telecaster specs.
Tigerwood top, Basswood bottom.
Custom hand aged.
Hand finished milk paint, milk stain.
Custom hand engraving front and back.

One piece premium USACG roasted maple.
25.5 in scale. 1-11/16
Bone nut curved bottom slot.
Texas Blues contour 7.25-9.5 compound radius
21 (6105) frets.
Black MOP markers side/face
Rolled edges.
Heel adjust.
Grover mini locking tuners, hand aged.
Hand finished with four coats of Tru Oil.

RC components “Black Tie”
Based on early 1950’s Broadcaster pickups.
Alnico 3 magnets hand wound with 43 gauge magnet wire, (Bridge 9.0k)
Alnico 5 magnets hand wound with 43 gauge magnet wire (neck 7.7k)
RW/RP hum canceling in the middle position.

Master volume- Texas Customs 250k Texas Twister noiseless precision pot.
Master tone- Texas Customs 250k Texas Twister noiseless precision pot.
Original vintage oil can capacitor, V-turbo coils, dual automatic treble bleed.
Control plate and knobs- vintage nickel hand aged.

Pickup Switching:
Texas Customs 3 position patented switching.
1 bridge, 2 bridge/neck, 3 neck.

Vintage- Texas Customs 6 brass saddle hand aged nickel finish.

None-neck pickup ring hand aged.

Strap pins:
Grover quick release.


Does not include case.

International buyers need to contact me prior to final purchase to finalize shipping quote. Quote listed is estimate only.

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Telecaster Custom
  • Green
  • 2017
Made In
  • United States

Tony Brown Guitars & Gear

Bakersfield, CA, United States
Joined Reverb:2016

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