Road Worn Series
The Artist "T" was made for Mark Lettieri
This one was a sweet lady who found the blues ! My inspiration for this guitar comes from the decal on the pickguard ! Yes that's the way to do it build an entire guitar around a picture ! She sounds like a dream, 6 way switching, deep blues to Tele twang. I finished a Tele body for a guy in this faded aged Lake Placid Blue, there and then decided I would build with this finish... so put the angel decal together with the body finish and this is what happened. My Fallen Angel.
NECK Rosewood slab board 9.5 radius with 60's C profile 21 vintage tall frets rolled board edges, finished in Nitro "thin skin" satin
TUNERS Vintage Gotoh
STRING TREE Vintage single button
NUT TUSQ permanently lubricated
BODY American Alder 2.3 Kilo's finished in aged worn Lake Placid Blue Nitro "thin skin" string through with flush vintage nickel ferrules
PICKUPS Matched set hand scatter wound on 3 and 5 magnets
CONTROL PANEL Gotoh plate hand wired to vintage spec's by David "bucky" Buck with 6 way switching and vintage heavy gnarled control knobs
BRIDGE Vintage Gotoh with hardened brass vintage barrel saddles
Hardware is nickel where possible, all finishes are aged and road worn fitted with locking strap pins supplied with case.
This is a fixed price build to include signed COA and hard case.
The Mark Lettieri signature guitar build is available on request.
My California Artist Signature...
"Michael Couling at California Artist Guitars makes some incredible, vintage inspired instruments. He has a knack for matching
the right neck wood with the right body wood, as evidenced by the "Angel" T that I play. It's a rock-solid build that fits like a glove.
It's really a work of art. The tone is unreal – and very flexible - and the neck is a perfect fit.
The blue is perfect man, the rosewood neck is great and the guitar really "spoke" to me."
I want you to own a guitar that you just don't want to put back in its case and will work with you to achieve the sound and look that's personal to you.
Please contact me for more information on this or any other custom build.