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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Shelton Dealer.
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What Do We Think?
No matter what tone you’re looking to cover, there’s a good chance this Ash body tonal chameleon has got you covered! Taking Fender’s Nashville Tele one step further, this one puts a Lambertones Crema in the neck position to give you access to warm but incredibly well-defined humbucking tones. A matching goldfoil-covered Blondie single in the middle and a traditional Blondie single in the bridge bring home the rest of the tones.
Starting with that bridge position, you’ll find things to be tight and articulate with a strong midrange. Definitely some extra beef here compared to your average Tele bridge. But a sweet transparency at the same time. This pickup thrives on a little bit of gain, but also blends well with the middle pickup for some nice quack.
Pulling the push/pull volume knob adds in the neck humbucker to any position. Pairing the neck with the bridge pickup, the guitar is superbly balanced and gives you that iconic middle position Tele tone but with a little added body. Paired with position two (adding the humbucker to both single coils) shifts the midrange vowel down a bit and gives you more cluck than quack.
That sound like a lot of options? We’ve still got three more for you! Middle pickup alone is bold and spanky. Looking to blend middle and neck? You have two varieties; switching to position 4 on the switch gives you middle alongside a coil-split version of the neck pickup. Think of it as a very polite Strat tone. Staying in position 3 and engaging the push/pull gives you the both coils of the humbucker alongside the middle pickup. Big and bloomy.
The baked flame maple neck definitively adds focus to the tonal mix, taming unwanted low end frequencies and allowing the top end to have just enough shimmer before tapering off some of the “ice pick” that can be present on many Tele-inspired builds. And it’s darn pretty too.
How Does It Play?
This guitar sets up effortlessly, with string action measuring just 4/64” on the low E string at the 12th fret and even lower on the high E string. There is no fretbuzz. The neck is a supportive medium C, finished in clear satin over gorgeous flame maple.
Weight: 7lb 4.5oz
The Custom Shelton G&G Hard Case is included!
Body Wood: Ash
Body Finish: 3-Tone Sunburst Gloss
Neck Wood: Master Grade Baked Flame Maple
Neck Finish: 3-Tone Sunburst Gloss Swoosh w/ Clear Satin Back
Neck Shape: Tailored C
Scale Length: 25.5”
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood w/ Dots
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: JESCAR FW47095
Nut Material: Tusq XL
Nut Width: 1.687”
Shape Dimensions: Tailored C 1st FRET = .835” / 12th FRET .915”
Bridge Pickup: Lambertones Blondie
Middle Pickup: Lambertones Blondie Gold Foil
Neck Pickup: Lambertones Crema Gold Foil
Controls: Volume (Push/Pull activates neck pickup), Master Tone, 5-Way Switch
Switching: 5-Position Blade:
Position 1: Bridge Pickup
Position 2: Bridge & Middle Pickup
Position 3: Middle Pickup
Position 4: Middle & Split Neck Pickup
Position 5: Neck Humbucker Pickup
Pots: (1) Bourns Potentiometer, (1) CTS Push/Pull Pot
Switch: Oak Grisby 5-Way Switch
Jack: Switchcraft ¼” Mono
Capacitor: (1) Sprague Orange Drop Capacitor
Bridge: Mastery 3.2 Bridge
Tuning Machines: Gotoh SD91 Staggered Vintage
Pickguard: Tortoise Wide Bevel
Knobs: Aluminum Flat Tops
Finish: Stainless, Chrome
Case: G&G Hardshell Deluxe Case