Magneton Telenovela – Hardwald Sunburst
A light and wonderfully warm sounding Pinecaster Tele made from old local wood! The pine wood for the body of this beautiful guitar comes from the Muttenz forest (from the "Hardwald" to be exact) and was felled around 1960 and well cured since then. We were able to secure the beautiful wood and build the first of 2 guitars from it.
The classic Tele was also given the Smuggler's Cut, not necessarily just to further reduce the weight of the already light instrument, but because we have found that this makes the guitars sound even woodier and more resonant, tending towards a thinline sound.
Of course, we then used only the best ingredients for this Tele, such as a roasted maple neck, hand-wound pickups by Lindy Fralin, a classic but better intonated bridge and - as always - stainless steel frets and locking tuners.
The guitar is retro designed, made of old fantastic sounding spruce, but very modern playable. Just the way we think a good guitar should be!
Body & Neck
Lightweight old growth Pine from Hardwald, Muttenz, Switzerland
Felled around 1960, well cured. Smuggler's Cut.
Scale length: 25" (648mm)
Woods: Roasted Maple Neck with Rosewood Fretboard
Nut width: 1-11/16" (43mm)
Shape: Custom '59 Profile, a bit rounder and chunkier than standard
Frets: Stainless steel Dunlop 6105 medium jumbo frets for modern playability and durability
Saddle: Black Graphtech saddle
Hardware & Electronics
Lindy Fralin Vintage Hot Set for Tele, handwound
Classic tele bridge, intonated brass saddles
3-way toggle, 1 x volume, 2 x tone
Hipshot modern locking tuners
Your choice of either a Magneton Hard Case (Gator) or a Fusion Bag (Urban Series) or save CHF 100 by local pickup.