Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Son of a Gunn Telecaster

Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Son of a Gunn Telecaster
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BOB BAIN "SON OF A GUNN" TELECASTER® Limited Run of 30 guitars.
Perhaps the most-heard, yet unmentioned guitarist in history is Bob Bain. With his trusty Telecaster, he created the soundtrack to American pop culture in the latter half of the 20th century, playing on sessions with legendary artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Quincy Jones, and on TV show themes such as “Peter Gunn” and “Mission Impossible”. Still gigging and swingin’ at 91 years young, even after a 22-year stint in Doc Severinsen’s renowned Tonight Show Band, Bain’s work has influenced almost every guitarist who came along after him, whether they realize it or not.

Heavily modified to meet the demands of playing every musical style imaginable, Bain’s modified Telecaster was often imitated, but never recreated—until now. Master Builder Paul Waller studied every detail of this amazing instrument, and reproduced it in exacting detail, as only the artisans of the Fender Custom Shop can.
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Like many session musicians, Bain modified his instrument in the name of flexibility and to meet his personal needs. Not content with the wealth of stock sounds available, he added a Bigsby® B-16 tremolo system and placed a humbucking pickup in the neck position. The added sonic flexibility afforded by these mods allowed Bain to stretch across genres ranging from rock to jazz to country to pop, in the process rewriting the vocabulary of modern music.

Other features are stock for a guitar from that era, including the ultra-stable riftsawn maple neck with a ‘53” Soft V”-shaped profile, 7.25”-radius fingerboard, black phenolic pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, round string tree and bone nut. Includes a hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

’51 Nocaster® Bridge Pickup

To recreate authentic, vintage-style tone from the original era of the Telecaster, the Custom Shop carefully designed this hand-wound pickup to deliver the raw, yet articulate sound that made the Telecaster famous. Twangy, shimmering and balanced, this pickup is crafted using period-correct components, such as enamel-coated magnet wire, cloth-covered output wire and fiber bobbins.

Bigsby® B-16 Tremolo

Crafted from sand-casted aluminum, the Bigsby B-16 tremolo is designed specifically for Telecaster guitars, including an integrated mount for the twangy bridge pickup that’s the secret to the Telecaster’s bite. Not only is it an authentic modification performed by Bain on his trusted #1 guitar, it adds a hip, vintage-style aesthetic touch.

Relic Lacquer Finish

Master Builder Paul Waller meticulously reproduced every hard-earned nick, ding and scratch of Bain’s original. From the off-center seam on the two-piece ash body to the vintage-style “Nocaster Blonde” finish that bears the authentic wear Bain put on the guitar over its decades of service, this recreation is packed with mojo.

 

SPECS

General

General
Model Name: BOB BAIN "SON OF A GUNN" TELECASTER®
Model Number: 9215000229
Series: Master Built
Color: Nocaster® Blonde

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: Premium Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple Rift Sawn
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.655" (42.037 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Headstock: Telecaster®
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dots

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound '51 Nocaster® Bridge
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan® ‘59™ SH-1N Humbucking
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Bigsby B16 Vibrato
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Control Knobs: Nocaster® Chrome Relic®

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
 

 

 

Additional Information

Additional Information

Condition New
Manufacturer Fender Custom Shop
Model BOB BAIN "SON OF A GUNN" TELECASTER®
Weight (kg) No
Weight (lbs) No
EAN No
UPC No
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