This is an exceptionally nice Teuffel Tesla Classic, finished in charcoal and with its original Teuffel fitted hard case, adjustment tool, keys and paperwork. Photos are of actual instrument and case.
This guitar has been played, but very sparingly and has been well cared for. Apart from the price, it is hard to tell apart from a new one.
Plays superbly and sounds amazing as you would expect from an instrument made by Ulrich Teuffel.
Will ship to the USA and Canada by UPS ground with tracking and insurance. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
The Tesla classic is crafted in Germany by renowned luthier Ulrich Teuffel, the Tesla will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. The attention to detail and craftsmanship in every Teuffel instrument is quite astonishing.
The Tesla has a through-neck made of old bird's eye maple. In the zone where it crosses the body, the neck has two alder cap strips. Both body sides are made of American alder. The hardware is bolted on with hand polished stainless steel hex screws which lead into metal thread inserts. These bushings are exactly cut and glued into the guitar body.
The transition of the neck into the body is in the shape of a groove which allows comfortable access to the higher frets. Each fret edge is rounded off and polished by hand. The fret slots end just before the neck edge so the frets can't stick out and affect playability during dry times in the winter.
At the top end of the neck is a steel locking nut which locks each string separately. The locking screws are made of extra durable stainless steel. Teuffel sources them from a precision turning shop - for the price of six screws you could buy a whole Les Paul copy from China ex works. The ends of the string can be pressed into the little cavities behind the screws, so the string ends can't hurt you. The nut is height adjustable with little screws after fret dressing. The edge of the nut is adjusted to assure harmonic intonation.
Length: 770 mm (30.31 inches)
Width: 360 mm (14.17 inches)
Thickness: 55 mm (2.16 inches)
(inlcluding handles and wheels)
Length: 850 mm (33.46 inches)
Width: 415 mm (16.34 inches)
Thickness: 140 mm (5.51 inches)
648 mm (25.5 inches)
Sides from American Alder (Red Alder)
Throughneck from Bird's Eye Maple, asymmetrically V-shaped
20.0 mm (0.79 inches) at the 1st fret
22.8 mm (0.90 inches) at 16th fret
43.4 mm (1.71 inches) at the nut
56.0 mm (2.20 inches) at the 22nd fret
350 mm (13,7") at the nut
450 mm (17,7") at the 22nd fret
Jim Dunlop #6105
1 humbucker hot PAF type AlNiCo8
1 splitcoil vintage
2.95 kg (6.5 lbs)
10"-46" Pyramid Nickel Plated
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