Nacho Banos has been building the coolest, most authentic vintage reproduction Telecasters for years, and nothing on the planet can compare to them. Nothing...
Nacho Banos has been building the coolest, most authentic vintage reproduction Telecasters for years, and nothing on the planet can compare to them. Nothing. Except for the missing headstock decal these guitars are authentic vintage pieces crafted from new materials that look and feel old. The feel, playability, tone and vibe of Nacho's guitars is so authentic as to be identical to a fine old original Tele.
To say Nacho Banos is truly passionate about vintage guitars is an understatement. He loves the way they look, feel and sound and works hard to achieve these qualities on his newly built instruments. Nacho applies old school techniques to make every guitar feel like an old friend, different and unique. His finishing and aging processes are meant to make a guitar feel like a vintage workhorse that's been played every day for over 60 years. All materials are selected according to vintage specs and they are meticulously treated to replicate the passing of time.
- Style: early '50s Spanish solidbody Whiteguard
- Neck: maple
- Fretboard radius: 9.5"
- Frets: 6105 style
- Neck profile: medium V, depth .88"/1.01" @ 1st/12th fret, width 1.67"/2.02" @ 1st/12th fret
- Bridge: early '50s style with brass saddles
- Finish: aged nitro lacquer, light blonde with plenty of weather checking, neck shows lacquer wear on fingerboard and back
- Hardware: early '50s style hardware
- Pickups: vintage Blackguard style
- Neck P/U specs: 7.48k ohms
- Bridge P/U specs: 7.68k ohms
- Electronics: humbucking mode in the mid position, neck pickup + both pickups in series + bridge pickups (all with tone control)
- Pickguard: white plastic, aged and cut to early '50s specs
- Case: rectangular hard tweed, mid '50s style, not aged
- Weight: average 6 lbs 12 oz