[UPDATE]*updated clip below*[/UPDATE] A few years ago, I did some favors for Ron Thorn and he offered to do me a favor in return: to build me a one-of-a-kind guitar. Okay...so he already did that a couple times, heheh, but I asked for something really different this time--I asked Ron if he could build me "my idea" of a Tele. I believe his exact words were, "Piece-o-cake". But that was before he heard what I had in mind . I wanted a Tele with an old vibe but modern electronics and niceties. As we got into it, I came up with an idea for a sort of "southwestern desert" theme too. So...a couple years later, and with a lot of blood, sweat and tears (and some absolutely astonishingly detailed work) on Ron's part, I present you with this one-off guitar. - Lacewood top on Alder body (with some spalting) - Tummy carve, dropped top and smoothed upper neck access - 25 1/2" scale - 1 piece maple neck w/skunk stripe - 10" - 14" compound radius - New American Tele style bridge, w/LR Baggs piezos - Fender American standard Tele pickups - 4 way switch (n, n+b (serial), n+b (parallel), b) - Custom desert theme inlays - Desert Canyon Red finish The guitar plays like a million bucks and sound like a billion. Exactly how a Tele should sound IMO. And looks?? Crap...they don't make a number that big. And to top it off, I have a clip of a new song that this axe inspired me to come up with. * updated clip* The T-caster was used for all the guitar-parts. I used a variety fo amps... Finally, let me try to head this off at the pass: please don't ask Ron to produce another Tele or Fender knock-off type guitar. This one has been in the works for a long time and he certainly wouldn't build another.