Believe it or not the objective for this build was to recreate a rosewood tele for me to use as rhythm guitar in the band The Solo Beatles
Whlst looking for a nicely grain figured body I fell in love with a body offered by Mark at MJT Custom, and the Swamp Thang was born.
This is a professionally built guitar using a body cut to vintage T-style specs by Wildwood Manufacturing in California, and an aged vintage 100% nitro lacquer by Mark Jenny of Aged Guitar Finishes
Neck is finished in aged 100% nitro lacquer, with all metal parts and pick guard also professionally aged.
The guitar is fitted with a Bare Knuckle ‘Stormy Monday’ humbucker at the neck and ’55 Blackguard’ pickup at the bridge.
Finally the guitar has been fret dressed and professionally setup with a low and very playable action.
The tone from this guitar is incedible unplugged and has to be heard
Body – MJT Custom Finishes Tobacco Sunburst, aged nitro lacquer
Neck – WD, Rosewood board, 7.25 Radius, vintage frets, aged nitro lacquer
Tuners – Kluson style split posts, aged nickel
Pickups – Bare Knuckle Stormy Monday (neck) ’55 Stagger (bridge), aged