Fender contributed a Danny Gatton Signature Fender Telecaster body, neck and assorted parts to the Humbler campaign with the understanding that the guitar would be assembled and finished by Danny Gatton’s longtime friend and guitar tech, Jay Monterose.
Carson Hess -Luthier – firstname.lastname@example.org
All of the parts are reproductions that have been artificially aged by myself to replicate the wear and patina on Danny’s original 1953 Tele. All materials used are as close to original Fender specifications as possible, but this is not a Fender guitar.
The neck is Maple and made by “All-Parts” – it has the fat, baseball bat profile (about .98″ thick at the first fret, 1″ at the 12th fret) 9.5″ radius, 6105 frets, complete with 3mm Cubic Zirconium side dot markers.
The body is a 2-piece ash that I cut from my own personal wood supply.
Body sprayed in era correct nitrocellulose lacquer “blonde” finish. Genuine Bakelite pick guard.
Fender bridge plate with serial number “4883” and vintage style brass saddles.
Custom fabricated stainless steel “Magic Dingus” plate with engine-turned finish (plate is removable) This plate covers Roger Miller’s signature that was carved into the top of the guitar
Joe Barden Engineering “Danny Gatton” signature pickup set (These are the newer models made by Joe Barden Engineering)
1 Meg tone pot. CRL 3-way switch with bent switch tip.
I’ve also included a vintage (super rare!) Fender model “358” heavy gauge white guitar pick- Just like Danny used!
The guitar is a well-balanced weight of 6.8 lbs. Tweed hard-shelled thermometer guitar case.
This guitar sounds great!