LEHTELA

GUITAR CRAFT


 

'tela

Your Daddy's tele' never sounded or looked this good. Designed back in 1992, the ' Tela was originally designed as a thin hollowbody AKA Jazz ' Tela. With a body design loosely based, but modified, on a well-known vintage shape, the concept was to craft an instrument that really felt and played like a solidbody but was constructed like a jazz hollowbody. Interestingly enough, with properly selected woods and special bracing design, the Jazz 'Tela produces a very full and round sound. The combination of the smaller body shape and thickness tunes the body to a lower fundamental pitch which is in turn is heard in the sound of the instrument as it's played. You'll hear a strong and full fundamental, plus overtones, with next to no feedback under most amplified playing situations.Also available as a solidbody, ' Tela SB, for those who just like solidbodies.

specifications

    single cutaway solid, semi-hollow or hollowbody electric guitar (jazz 'tela)
    select exotic or domestic woods
    ebony, cocobola, phenolic or pau ferro fingerboard
    single two-way adjustable truss rod
    25.5" scale length
    approximate weight: starts at 5.5 pounds for hollowbodies
    Sperzel machine heads

dimensions
lower bout: 13.25" - 14"; overall length: 38"; thickness: 1.5" - 2.5"

options
various fret sizes . 1 11/16" or 1 13/16 nut width . also available in 3-per-side headstock as in the jazz tango model . single sharp cutaway or double cutaway . graphite bar neck reinforcement . complimentary wood appointments such as: knobs, finger rest, pickup ring mounts and control plates . neck profile to customer's specifications . custom inlay designs . handrubbed oil or lacquer finish