TMG Gatton in relic daphne blue, Telecaster Deluxe style, made in USA 2016. TMG is a custom builder based in Bend, Oregon USA. The brand is famous for incredibly high quality guitars built in the style of the 50s and 60s, and they're in such high demand that there's a wait time of around 10 months if you want a new one. This delightful little item is a Gatton, TMG's take on the Tele, with a bunch of options that put her into the Deluxe/Custom/Cabronita territory. Firstly, you get a pair of TV Jones Filtertron-style humbuckers; they really sound amazing. They respond so fluidly to differing attack, and they compress up with more 'sizzle' than a Gibson-style HB... basically, they sound amazing. The Bigsby is aided greatly by an excellent Callaham 'Short T' bridge, it holds tune beautifully. It's also fitted with Kluson tuners, Emerson electronics and a super sweet AAA-grade ebony board; all perfectly luxurious touches. The finish looks amazing from every angle. Even if relics aren't your thing, it's hard to resist the charms of this one! This is an absolute dream of a guitar, you won't be able to put it down!
Model: TMG Gatton
Made: Bend OR, USA, 2016 (serial 1012016)
Finish: daphne blue,'medium aging'
Body: musical grade swamp ash, deluxe-style routing
Neck: maple, standard TMG profile and finish, AAA ebony board, 10" radius
Pickups: TV Jones Classic (neck) and Classic Plus (bridge)
Case: G&G custom cream hardcase, TMG branded
Cosmetic condition notes: negligible finish wear, noting that it's a relic-finish. It's a little hard to know what's play-wear and what's part of the original finish, but there's no nasty dings/dents/scratches to note really. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets are in great shape, there's minor wear only, 9/10. Seriously good!