These amazing custom built guitars by famed luthier Kelton Swade are amongst the most accurate replica vintage guitars we have ever experienced. For those of you that may not have heard of Kelton Swade, he is a preferred builder for Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Roy Buchanan and many other notable artists. His guitars authentically replicate not only the look, but the sound of an original 1950’s era vintage Telecaster guitar. All Kelton Swade custom guitars are shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity inside a beautifully crafted leather wrapped hard case.
Kelton Swade guitars are the perfect guitar to take with you on the road or use in the studio. Kelton has a method of creating incredibly authentic relic guitars that really give you the feeling of having a real old vintage guitar in your hand. Features a light weight southern swamp ash body, bone nut, 9.5 radius maple neck with rolled edges, Swade branded 3 part stamped bridge with brass saddles, vintage Kluson style tuners, and hand wound pickups.
The guitars are extremely accurate recreations and finished with 100% nitro. All Kelton Swade guitars are put through a special aging process of freezing and super heating the wood for a period of 3-4 months before being assembled and finished. This aging process hardens the natural fibers of the wood as well as burns off any additional moisture and sap which creates a lightweight guitar with the best playing properties. This guitar has a medium sized neck with nice sized frets for easy bending. This baby just oozes with vintage Tele tone. Great twang, super balanced, dynamic and feels like it has been played for years. The aging is incredibly detailed. Pick it up once and you’ll be hooked for life!