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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Shelton Dealer.
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The Shelton Timeflite GTX features a lively thinline body, a Mastery bridge and vibrato, and an array of pickup choices with unique wiring and control possibilities. Equal parts tradition and nonconformist, it brings a timeless favorite into the modern era. Not the exact Shelton you’re looking for? Contact us and we can help you spec out a custom order to your exact liking!
What Do We Think?
This is an ultra-light, thinline ash-body Tele built around the Lambertones Ristretto low-output pickups. These babies really let your amp do the talking. But there’s some secret sauce under the hood with the pickup switching (see below). Mastery-equipped and sporting a beautifully-aged TV Blonde finish. Not really sure what more we could ask for!
Position 1 - Bridge: Sweet and clear. This position will do your Tele twang but with a little extra “air” in its voice. Roll back the tone for big, open classic rock chords.
Position 2 – Bridge & Neck in Parallel: Your traditional “middle” position. The overlap of the pickups gives that filtered midrange with a touch of quack.
Position 3 - Neck: Tight and articulate low end, vocal quality to midrange and beautiful shimmer on top. This position brings out the best in your blues just as well as in your big interval-laden melodic parts.
Position 4 - Neck w/ roll-off cap: Thick wah-like vowel without losing definition. It really fattens up your cleans and delivers the “woman tone” on your dirt.
Position 5: Bridge & Neck in Series: Almost like switching your amp into rich, creamy overdrive. This is essentially an ultra-wide humbucker comprised of both pickups, delivering a bold punch and singing sustain.
How Does It Play?
This guitar features a medium C profile neck that fits effortlessly in the hand. The string action sets up incredibly low without buzz. We have it set up at the 12th fret measuring just 4/64” on the low E string and 3/64” on the high E. The Mastery Vibrato is smooth and returns to “zero” just right, ensuring the guitar stays in tune throughout frequent use of the vibrato.
Weight: 7lb 1oz
The Custom Shelton G&G Hard Case is included!
Body Wood: Ash w/ F Hole
Body Finish: Heavily Aged TV Blonde
Neck Wood: Maple
Neck Finish: Black Swoosh w/ Tinted/Oiled Back. Heavily Aged
Neck Shape: Medium Oval C
Scale Length: 25.5”
Fingerboard Material: Maple w/ Black Dot Inlays, Heavily Aged
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: JESCAR FW47095
Nut Material: Tusq XL
Nut Width: 1.687”
Shape Dimensions: Med C 1st FRET = .845” / 12th FRET .925”
Bridge Pickup: Lambertones Ristretto JM
Middle Pickup: None
Neck Pickup: Lambertones Ristretto JM
Controls: Volume, Master Tone, 5-Way Switch
Switching: Oak Grisby 5-Way Selector Switch
Pots: (2) CTS 6mm Solid Shaft Potentiometers
Jack: Switchcraft ¼” Mono
Capacitor: (1) Sprague Orange Drop Capacitor
Bridge: Mastery M1 Bridge
Vibrato: Mastery OMV w/ UFO Tip
Tuning Machines: Aged Gotoh SD91 Staggered
Pickguard: Red 1-Ply Tort
Knobs: Black Amp
Finish: Brushed Nickel
Case: G&G Hardshell Deluxe Case
Serial Number: HFWW2382