This was a really fun project to work on.
I custom built this beautiful guitar to help promote the release of our new guitar effects pedal the “Rumble Seat” – which we debuted at the 2013 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim California. The guitar is called the Analog Alien “Rumble Tele”. The idea behind the guitar was to combine the look and feel of a Telecaster with the tone of a Gretsch – similar to a Fender La Cabronita.
The body of the guitar was made from a solid piece of Poplar. Although the profile of the guitar is a standard Tele shape , the contour of the guitar is more like that of a Strat – which includes a tummy cut and a curved contour to the upper portion of the body.
After I sanded and sealed the body I brought it to my friend Andy DeAnglis for a custom paint job. Andy owns a great audio body shop on Long Island called Continental Collision. If you’re looking to get a classic paint job there’s no one who can do the job better than Andy.
The color I decided on was Candy Tangerine Sparkle, which was the perfect match to the Rumble Seat pedal. Both the pedal and guitar were a big hit at the NAMM show.
If you’re thinking about getting a custom guitar built and you would like to discuss it with me, please feel free to email me or give me a call at: 631-332-8585. I never get tired of working on or talking about guitars.