Introducing T & T Customs "Spalted Cat", made in Bakersfield California. This is the second 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.

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.

T & T Customs

“Spalted Cat” serial number #USA-TNT17000004 Model- Custom Telecaster


Two piece Spalted Maple top/Honduran Mahogany back.

Hand finished with 20 coats of Tru-Oil.


One piece premium maple.

Satin finish.

25.5 in scale. 1-11/16 nut

Bone nut flat bottom slot.

12” radius

22 medium Jumbo frets.

Double action truss with heel adjust

Maple fingerboard (gloss finish).

Black fret markers.

Grover deluxe mini locking tuners (gold)


RC Pickups: Black Tie®  Series
Our Black Tie Telecaster series is based on the very early 1950’s Broadcaster pickups. American made Alnico 3 magnets hand wound with 43 gauge magnet wire to produce tones from classic Tele twang to a serious growl with great sustain. The bridge pickup is wrapped with white string then potted with the same “lamp black” wax mixture that Leo Fender used over 60 years ago to eliminate unwanted micro-phonics and duplicate the look and tone of the very early originals. Includes steel base plate and push-back cloth covered leads for true vintage sound and appearance.
The Alnico 5 neck pickup is hand wound with 43 gauge magnet wire producing vintage Tele chime to complete this balanced set.
RW/RP for hum canceling in the middle position is standard. An additional cover ground wire for 4 way (series) operation is available at no charge on all T series neck pickups. Bridge 9.0k - Neck 7.7k


 Emerson Custom 3 way:

Our pots (250k) are hand metered and matched for great consistency and even taper on both the volume and tone knob (better control when rolling down the volume knob... no more mud) Our Emerson Paper in Oil capacitors sound amazing! Paper in Oil capacitors were used in vintage Fender and Gibsons for good reason... They sound amazing. Our controls are painstaking wired by hand one at a time in Bixby, Oklahoma, USA.


Vintage Telecaster. (gold)

6 brass saddles


None-neck pickup ring gold.

Strap pins:

Grover quick release (gold).


7.2 lbs.

Includes a hardshell case.(not necessarily the one pictured) 

International buyers need to contact me prior to final purchase to determine actual shipping quote. Quotes listed are estimates only.

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Telecaster
  • Natural
  • 2017
Made In
  • United States

Tony Brown Guitars & Gear

Bakersfield, CA, United States
Joined Reverb:2016

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