Mauricio Jimenez, a guitarist originally hailing from Mexico, approached us interested in a Tele-style custom that had aspects of vintage construction and style but with a sound that is uniquely his. He gave us a good amount of creative room when it came to the overall design and options used, and the result is a hybrid of vintage and modern concepts, with a simple but versatile range of sounds.
The focused warmth of the Air Norton and the edge of the Area T perfectly complement the Swamp Ash construction with just enough natural compression to emphasize picking definition. The slight modifications to the traditional body style were implemented to add a level of comfort and playability that is not normally found on a slab body. Additionally, the Cocobolo fretboard adds more definition than Indian Rosewood, while retaining the warmth and presence that Mauricio desired.