Bonneville Guitars, AKA Bonneville Restorations, is well known for the repair, restoration and refinishing of vintage guitars. Their work, utilizing era correct techniques combined with specialized aging processes, brings new life to the most ruined vintage guitars. At some point, presumably in 2011 or 12, they started making their own guitar builds.
This example is serial number 000022 - an early build. Nonetheless, their experience with vintage guitars really shows because this guitar kills!
The only immediately apparent departure from vintage telecaster heritage is the use of a Strat style pickup in the neck position, which is pretty cool because you can actually adjust the pickup height without having to take the pickguard off.
Further inspection reveals the truss rod adjustment, located on the headstock for easy tweaking.
The thick-slab Rosewood fretboard is reminiscent of the early Fender guitars everyone chases.
The finish is so sweet - an aged lime-green. It's so unique but somehow familiar, with relic work that really stands out and appears authentic.
Fender tweed case included, showing outside wear but all latches/hinges working.
- Weight: 7lb 6oz
- Body; Alder
- Body Date: Sept 2014
- Neck: Warmoth soft V, 12" radius
- Frets: Med jumbo
- Fretboard: Slab rosewood
- Neck thickness specs may vary depending on method. I use machinist calipers placed right behind the fret
- Neck thickness at 1st fret: .967"
- Neck thickness at 7th fret: .968"
- Neck thickness at 12th Fret: .972"
- Hardware: aged nickel
- Neck pickup: Suhr Classic T, 6.39K
- Bridge pickup: Suhr classic T?, 8.08K
- Switch: Orig CRL
- Pots: orig CTS
- Case: Fender tweed hardshell, no case candy