Since I'm mostly playing bass these days, it's come time (reluctantly) to part ways with my beautiful spalt-top tele. She's taken a back seat to my Spectors, so off she goes.
She originally came out of Bud Veazy's shop down south as 12 string. I found that I didn't play her nearly enough, so I set out to convert her back into a comparably worthy six-stringer. I stumbled upon an amazing luthier in Ohio named Attila. It's rare to see a neck made of spalted maple since the wood gets all kinds of punky due to the inherent fungus (ie spalt). Anyways, I told him what I wanted and he spec'd/built a thing of wonder and eventually assembled everything back up for me.
Here are the specs:
Back:Mahogany (dark red stained)
Top: Spalted maple
Neck: Spalted maple
Nut: TUSQ XL (black)
Profile: Std. Thin
Inlays: Abalone dots
Tuners: Grover Mini-locking Rotomatics
Pickups: GFS Retrotrons
Logo: Literally one of one, Damselfly Guitars, which I thought went well with the spalt/swampy theme). Logo was applied as a waterslide decal before the neck was sprayed to it's on there for good)
Includes a pretty-much new tweed case, and I will ship any where in the US on my dime. Now asking $650. Or interesting comparable trades: Les Pauls, hardtail Strats or or Spector basses.
Here is a link to a bunch more high-res pictures. http://public.fotki.com/ebradfordric.../spalted-tele/
Note that none of outside pictures were photoshopped or edited. That's was she looked out in the sun on my deck the afternoon. Please feel free to ask any/all questions.