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Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by mainsale, Dec 17, 2005.
Merry Christmas to me!
His finishes are probably my favorite of any luthier. Sweet guitar!
Congrats! Those intrigue me quites a bit. Terry builds world class stuff. You don't see much of it around these days.
Give us a full report once she is broken in!
That's extremely cool! Who made it?
The luthier's name is Terry McInturff. One hell of a luthier!
Here's the sordid details. Mahogany neck in TCM standard carve with rosewood fretboard and micro dots. Low output pickups, Voodoo bridge and D'marzio mini bucker. Callaham bridge with compensated brass saddles, ash body with mahogany cap. Tobaccoburst top, neck and back, with scraped purfling. Spertzel locking tuners, ebony knobs. 3-way switching, volume tone, and propriarity mid control. Terry C. McInturff was going for Jimmy Pages Tele tones on the first Led Zepplin album as the inspiration for this guitar. It can do all of that and so much more! I find myself using the lead pickup most but the minibucker add a whole other palatte of available tones. The mid control is mindblowing in its capabilities. Yeah, there aren't many of them around.......yet, but I think Terry has a real winner with this one.
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i am SO jealous!!! i have wanted a t'caster from the moment i laid eyes on it!! one with a skyway on it? WH0-0-0-o-o-o-B0Y-Y-Y-e-e-e!!!!!! congratz! what did you pay?
Muddy, they're less than 4k, but not less than 3k
I have 2 of Terry's FLE's (forum limited edition). It doesn't get a whole lot better than a TCM...different, but not better.
Visually that's the most attractive TCM guitar I have seen. Nice dish carve, nice 50's Gibson look.
Congrats, mainsale. I'm still in love with mine:
This next one isn't mine, but I always thought it was a great looking guitar. I'd love to get my hands on a three pickup version of the Terrycaster. Having the in-between positions along with the mid control would get you pretty much anywhere you wanted to go. Maybe the owner will see this and chime in.
Wow! This last one has "Brent Mason" written all over it!
Reminds me a lot of Nik Huber´s "Telefin". The demand for Hybrids seems to be quite evident!
The Terrycaster is a very nice interpretation of the same theme! Congrats!!
Mainsale congrats! I love mine too. As Chris said a 3 pup voesion would be great!
Here's mine. Thanks to Willcutt for the picture!
I didn't know mcinturff used the callaham bridge. Doesn't he use something else on the terrycaster?
Yep, current production uses Wilkinson, but I wanted Callaham for the cutout for the pinky finger.
I own one as well & IMO this is the most innovative guitar since the original Strat & LP except a lot better. No offense to those fans, technology & thought do advance, just look at NASA. The body/neck design is extreemly accurate and resonant. The electronics provide a great tone variety well beyond any other. I'm looking forward to more models built on this platform.
That would be mine, and it is an absolutely amazing guitar. It has a rosewood neck as well. This thing is very resonant, it chimes like a bell, the split sounds are everything I'd hoped for, and it'll growl too if you want. All in all a very versatile instrument.
I have my own Terrycaster on order, due to arrive in January. I'm super psyched--these guitars are amazing!