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.
Model Name: BOB BAIN "SON OF A GUNN" TELECASTER® Model Number: 9215000229 Series: Master Built Color: Nocaster® Blonde
Body Shape: Telecaster® Body Material: Premium Ash Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
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
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
Bridge: Bigsby B16 Vibrato Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo Orientation: Right-Hand Control Knobs: Nocaster® Chrome Relic®
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
- 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