Build your Fender relic guitars with bodies and necks by NGS Relic Guitars: Fender Custom Shop style.
This tremendous Telecaster body styled guitar has all the sounds and feel, with full-house qualities you would expect from one of the best UK luthiers, Neil Shoemark and myself at NGS Guitars.
The Body was cut and finished in 2000 and 8 years passed for the right neck to be created for it’s 55.4mm 50s pocket width.
The neck is of course a bit of a head-turner, super smooth on the hand, with fast subtle aged satin finish. Entirely out of 2 piece birds eye maple and is based my honed version of the early Broadcaster Snake-headstock, with solid state 3×3 Grovers and bone nut.
But its design was decided upon not just because it looked great but because of the likely deeper tone range a slotted head would bring on.
That Headstock is a magic resonator
We weren’t wrong Jimi. The resonance of a slotted head is much higher than a standard F shape, with intonation transmitting across the top end doing everything good for extra tone, clarity and sustain down the other end. This worked great with the ash body and stayed crisp through the soundboard. The tonal quality of the guitar is as stunning as it looks with rich 30s jazz among the raw 60s blues and sweet country licks on clean settings.
Through effects pedals it turns into real little boiler-house kit. Have no doubt it’s got a massive heart, plenty of guts and gnaw, typical ash snarl with glassy cuts through top end.
Neck pup in overdrive is all over Hendrix, Stevie Ray and Gilmore (which is where I love to hang). With the Fender vintage series it never fats out and always retains clarity. Just sayin…
Massive tonal range
Top drawer and back pocket ace, is its sensational funk and reggae machine in the mid setting, with superb dried out Nile Rogers mids and a super warm, catgut stringy, fretboard feel for character solos.
But the bottom line is the Linton T is a totally unique Telecaster. A lifelong companion, a unique session and gigging machine.
Nick Garrett – juss loving the Strat… and Tele.
Pound for Pound pure class
Above ‘n below: NGS S Series NGS Stratocaster.
LINTON BUILD LIST
Price range: 1600,00-2100.00 (for configuration marked below)
Linton S Series in Daphne Blue
Hand carved 56 Vintage Ash or Alder SSS config body
Hand carved and worn-wear finished Maple neck
44-45mm thickness bod
1 or 2 piece
Radius made to your hand
Classic NGS C contour (shade shallower than C) – Modern C 7-12 fret
|6230 Rec*||.080″ X .037″||Vintage Fender® necks|
|6130||.106″ X .036″||Low and wide. “Medium Jumbo”||Many Gibson® necks|
|6105||.095″ X .047″||Narrow tall||Very popular choice|
|6150 Rec*||.104″ X .047″||The standard “Jumbo”||Modern Fender American® necks|
|6100 Rec*||.118″ X .058″||A very large chunk of wire||Common on Ibanez® necks|
Fender, Gotoh or Callahan with brass v-saddles
Pickups – single coils. You choose… we’ll fit
Fender Twisted Tele Custom Shop Pick-ups* – creates a tremendous tonal range
Seymour Duncan Quarterpounder set* – as above but a bit warmer and fatter
Lollar – as above but a bit less Fender and a bit more highroad
WTF Bloodstones! Yep this one is fitted with hand wound Bloodstones and I kid ya not
- 3 pos Fender switch
- Cloth wire
- 250 CTS
- Fender Pure Vintage Blue .033uF 600V Mylar and Tin Foil Cap
5 screws, your choice of colors
Relic Distress level R02 or whatever you fancy
Bees Wax finished
Sonic blue, Surf green, Parma yellow, Shell pink, Olympic white, Black
c7.5 – 8.5lb
Linton Series Tele Serial NN002-5
It’s filthy sweet