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Charlie Christian

Charlie Christian

Next project I just started ordering parts for is for custom built Charlie Christian Telecaster. Sure Charlie Christian played an arch top, but I am a Telecaster guy and no Jazz player. Not calling this a tribute, but Charlie Christian was one of the most important and influential guitarist of all time.

I will be using a gorgeous Warmoth body that is chambered swamp ash with quilted high grade maple top. It is being routed for Lollar Charlie Christian Telecaster neck pickup and standard bridge that I will be using Jason Lollar’s B.S. Telecaster bridge pickup. These pickups are well matched. These pickups sound a bit like P90s with a lower output. The 4-layer pearl custom pickguard is also from Warmoth.

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Clarence White was a true original. Not only was he an amazing acoustic guitar player, he was the co-inventer of the Parsons/White B-bender and amazed us all with his innovative playing. Clarence White’s original B-bender Telecaster is now owned and played by Marty Stuart after Clarence left us way too soon after being hit by a drunk driver. Watch Clarence White in action.