it’s Halloween, and it is Frankentele

you know what time it is and there’s nothing more interesting than a Frankentele. as you knew that telecaster gained incredible fans all over the world because its sound and its simplicity. there are lots of people want to have their own telecaster based on their personal ideas. simply taking telecasters into new genre without disrespecting its history. it’s an amazing story, seeing what telecasters had been through. and i really want to start with the famous one, Steve Morse’s  Frankenstein telecaster. we know who Frankenstein is as well as we know what a telecaster is.

from what i got from musicradar’s article about frankentele (you can read the details by following the link), it is really a constant revision and improvement guitar. Stratocaster neck attached into a Fender Telecaster body, installed Gibson Tune-o-matic bridge, a set of Gibson frets and a 12-string tailpiece, also a group of pickups were Steve Morse’s ideas on how to build a frankentele. you can also get info from Steve Morse’s site about his frankenstein telecaster.

The FrankenTele today. © Rod Morgenstein
Body detail. © Rod Morgenstein
Back view of Morse’s Telecaster, showing years of belt wear. © Rod Morgenstein

well, are frankenteles scary enough for your Halloween? you should have one actually. telecaster inspires lots of musicians and i think I’ll build one of my own frankentele, although my spalted maple tele is a branded franken tele, too with great sound and craftsmanship. there are best guitar parts around and i REALLY want to put them on telecaster model and see what happen.. is an annoying curiosity though..