Lovies Guitars is Excited to offer up this 2017 Fender Custom Shop Bob Bain Masterbuilt “Son of a Gunn” Telecaster Relic with a Butterscotch Blonde Finish! Perhaps the most-heard, yet unmentioned guitarist in history is Bob Bain. With his trusty Telecaster, he created the soundtrack to American pop culture in the latter half of the 20th century, playing on sessions with legendary artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Quincy Jones, and on TV show themes such as “Peter Gunn” and “Mission Impossible”. Still gigging and swingin’ at 91 years young, even after a 22-year stint in Doc Severinsen’s renowned Tonight Show Band, Bain’s work has influenced almost every guitarist who came along after him, whether they realize it or not.
Heavily modified to meet the demands of playing every musical style imaginable, Bain’s modified Telecaster was often imitated, but never recreated—until now. Master Builder Paul Waller studied every detail of this amazing instrument, and reproduced it in exacting detail, as only the artisans of the Fender Custom Shop can.
Like many session musicians, Bain modified his instrument in the name of flexibility and to meet his personal needs. Not content with the wealth of stock sounds available, he added a Bigsby B-16 tremolo system and placed a humbucking pickup in the neck position. The added sonic flexibility afforded by these mods allowed Bain to stretch across genres ranging from rock to jazz to country to pop, in the process rewriting the vocabulary of modern music.
Other features are stock for a guitar from that era, including the ultra-stable riftsawn maple neck with a ‘53” Soft V”-shaped profile, 7.25”-radius fingerboard, black phenolic pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, round string tree and bone nut. Includes a hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity. MINT, Unplayed Shape 10/10! ALL Original. NO Breaks, Cracks or Repairs. All of our guitars are fitted with a fresh set of our favorite strings by Stringjoy! Includes an Original Hard-Shell Case and a Free Sample of Fret-Not, our favorite fretboard cleaner out there, check it out at fretnot.net!
WEIGHS in at: 7.20 lbs
1st Fret: .880”
12th Fret: .990”
Nut Width: 1 5/8”
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