You are thinking about owning this one of a kind Priceless Uber-Rare White Fender George Fullerton. This Hand Made Fender custom Shop collectible. ’49 Snakehead Esquire Prototype 1 Tribute light relic I did not build this one. I was planning my own Snakehead project ever since I saw the Fender Custom. Took me a little searching to find a Snakehead neck, but Warmoth stocks Nocaster to Telecaster is the most pleasing of the Fender range- but.

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The Snakehead Telecaster

That would be a deal killer for me. Leo thought the Stratocaster would totally replace the Telecaster and snskehead surprised both models co-existed successfully. Fender early lap steels had same pickup, wiring and knobs.

Straight in to a mid 50’s tweed should be tone heaven. Fender-Rhodes electric pianos and Electronic Echo Chamber. So I was looking to gather parts and found this one, already hand-built by GuitarsByDesign. May 23, 8. After Gretsch informs Fender about their trademark the Broadcaster name is no longer used by Fender.

They sell on eBay as well. ObsessedMar 3, May 24, 9. Yes, my password is: Leo was trying to create a guitar that players liked and could be mass produced at a good price point.


Leo Fender and George Fullerton made two prototypes — both in A guitar that only could have been built by an innovative American company like Fender. May 23, 5.

The Snakehead Telecaster | Telecaster Guitar Forum

Second Prototype — Broadcaster Model. Of course it would not be a Fender or a ‘licensed’ Fender neck, so I’m looking at the Fender reissue Snakeheads but I just noticed that they have no truss rod??? Here’s my snakehead, second from right.

Telecaster is probably the most copied design or all time. Country guitarist Roy Watkins played and owned prototype 2 for many years. Ranchand23Mar 3, Note that GuitarsByDesign and other makers offer Snakehead necks that do have a truss rod.

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The custom snakwhead are just too much money for what these guitars are though. That’s a lot of money to have problems with the neck or setting up the action!!

Not my fav, but I like historical stuff. Mar 2, 3. Adding to lendryesky’s point, the non-truss rod necks didn’t really start having problems until they were transported and exposed to great climatic contrast. Discussion in ‘ Telecaster Discussion Forum ‘ snaiehead by nicobeMar 2, Mike SimpsonJun 10, May 23, 6.


Later it was stripped of its color and had the original neck replaced. CV Jee BeezMar 3, Funny how times change… Fred Gretsch owns Gretsch today and Fender has a deal to market and distribute the Gretsch brand. I guess San Marcos is inland enough, compared to Del Mar or such, that the humidity will be fairly stable. I also like my action pretty low. Be ready for not perfect.

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Yes, my password is: The player could easily add the second pickup to the Esquire like the Telecaster had anytime they wanted to. There’s sure a lot of worse places for no rod necks to reside. I don’t like one pickup guitars.

Snakeheaf are the only actual prototypes known to have existed. The fret work and build is very good, especially for a guitar at this lower price point.