Country, Swing, Rockabilly and early Rock and Roll had players using quite a few Gretsch and Fender Telecasters. So what if you combined features and appointments from both in one guitar. Well Paul Waller Masterbuilder from the Fender Custom Shop has taken the concept and has built these over the last few years. I think he did an amazing job. See the videos.
These builds apparently started as when the Fender Custom Shop was commissioned to do a guitar for Bono.
I think these guitars are awesome. They can be ordered from the Fender Custom Shop if you have the cash to spend. There are cheap knock-offs, but since these Paul Waller guitars are all handmade like a real arch-tops no way can the copies compare.
Paul Waller’s White Chicken
Mike Eldred Interviews Fender Masterbuilder Paul Waller At The Music Zoo