This guitar has got it going ON! It took about 10 minutes for it to become the most popular instrument in the shop. People are initially drawn to it because it's such a striking instrument but the real magic becomes apparent as soon as you pick it up. The guitar FEELS great- the neck shape, the silky smooth frets, the light weight contoured body, the ergonomic neck heel- but a quick strum is all it takes to really get hooked. The neck & body really ring together so that the tone and sustain are absolutely glorious even before it's plugged in. With a little vibrato single notes will hang til the cows come home.
We were hooked before we even got to an amplifier but when we finally did things just got better. The humbucker sized soapbar in the neck position is a great take on the classic P-90; clear, open, fat without being tubby and very touch sensitive. The bridge pickup is a higher output (but not super hot) take on the traditional T pickup; still plenty of bite but with a sweeter top end. Both pickups are hum-canceling as well so 60-cycle hum is a thing of the past. The two pickups get along extremely well together and make it easy to take on classic country, Stones-y grooves, earthy rock & roll, scorching blues... basically anything you'd want a T for. Steve Cropper, Albert Collins, Don Rich and Keith Richards would all love a guitar like this.
Hardware consists of locking tuners and a classic "ashtray" bridge with a scaled back lip and three compensated brass saddles. The neck fills the palm nicely but never feels too big. The wedge neck pocket provides more contact area between neck & body and literally locks the neck in place. Fretwork is immaculate & the Buzz Feiten tuning system insures that even the tightest chord clusters play in tune all the way up the neck. Fit & finish are absolutely flawless.
We wish all guitars were as fun and inspiring as this one is. Thanks, Tom.
T Icon - Metallic Orange
- Serial Number 06-11-19N
- Alder Body
- Maple Neck
- Traditional (25 1/2") Scale Length
- Satin Natural Headstock, Satin Natural Neck Back
- 1 11/16-inch Nut Width, Heavy Frets
- Happy Medium Neck Back Shape
- Buzz Feiten Tuning System
- Chrome Hardware
- Traditional 3 Saddle - compensated
- White Pickguard
- PH1- TF3 Pickups
- T-Plate 5-Way for 2 pickups Switching
- .010-.046 Elixir Strings
- 6 lbs 15.5 oz
- Hardshell Case included