Valhalla '56 T Blonde Road Worn
'Valhalla Telecaster is a very unique sounding guitar. Unlike a standard tele it can fit in many different music genres without having that annoying 'squeak' sound from the bridge pickup. The tone on the two single Alnico 5 pickups is very solid, hard, responsive and the tone control is actually doing it’s job from jazzy neck low-mid chord voicings, 2nd position country/funky glassy sound up to a variety of bridge drive-ready colors. The signal might be a bit louder but that is a personal preference. The neck itself fits very gently in hand it’s not too thick and you can easily grab the low E with thumb and my hands aren’t that big. Keys and bridge are very solid, guitar stays in tune, nothing more, nothing less. Last but not least… it looks extraordinary. 'rusty' like bridge, worn out body and classic pickups make that guitar catch an eye. Feels great, sounds phenomenally, worth every minute spent on playing it.'
Project: Fender® '56 Telecaster® Blonde, White guard
Manufacturer: Valhalla GCS
Guitar Builder: Wojtek Osojca
This Limited Edition 'Valhalla '56 T Blonde Road Worn – Ice Cream' is a result of a collaboration between The Valhalla Guitar Custom Shop and Ben Lindsey Madisons Music LLC – Boutique Pickups (USA). This guitar has been crafted based on the original specifications Fender® '56 Telecaster® Blonde, White guard. ...All hardware vintage (original one) or a beautiful relic.
'Crystal Clear' Boutique Telecaster® '50 Pickups (Alnico 5, AGED).
Hand-wound by Ben Lindsey for Valhalla GCS.
The CC Telecaster '50 are scatter wound offering all the traditional vintage tone and clarity but without the noise!The pickups are extremely well matched, without the usual drop in volume when switching to the neck pickup. The bridge pickup sound is bright without being shrill. The neck pickup is fat and warm without being muddy. Those pickups have smooth attack, glassy warmth with full sweet sustain. A classic 50's style sound with a classy bell tone.
Body Material: 2 Piece Sugar Pine
Body Color: Blonde, Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck: Solid Maple, '60 Thick 'C' Shape, Tinted Thin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fretboard: Maple, 10" Radius, Replica Black Clay Dots
Frets: 21 Vintage Tall Frets 6105
Truss Rod: Adjustment at Heel
Tuning Keys: '60 Double Line Kluson® Deluxe (Bolt Bushing), Silver
Bridge: Vintage Fender® Telecaster® Bridge (Fender Pat.) with Brass Saddles
Pickups: 'Crystal Clear' Telecaster® '50 – Alnico 5 (7.42 kΩ N, 5.6 kΩ B), AGED
Wiring: CTS 2 x 250K, .03uF ZYW 153
Pickguard: White guard, 5 Fastening Screws