Clingan "Blondie" Telecaster

by Clingan Guitar Tone


The Clingan "Blondie" Telecaster in a Mary Kay nitrocellulose finish is a striking embodiment of classic design melded with contemporary craftsmanship. The Mary Kay finish, applied with meticulous care, not only reveals the natural beauty and grain of the 2-piece lightweight ash body but also contributes to the guitar's resonant qualities, allowing the wood's inherent tonal characteristics to shine through. This choice of finish, revered for its aesthetic appeal and durability, gives the guitar a timeless elegance, ensuring it looks as good on a stand as it does in a player's hands.

Central to this guitar's exceptional sound are the handwound '60s spec Telecaster pickup set, designed to capture the essence of the golden era of guitar music. These pickups deliver a range of sounds from the bright, cutting twang that Telecasters are famous for, to warmer, mellower tones when dialed back, providing versatility and depth. Whether playing clean rhythms or leading with piercing solos, these pickups offer a palette of sounds that can adapt to any genre, from blues and country to rock and indie.

The neck of this "Blondie" is crafted from flamed blackwood, not only for its stunning visual appeal but also for its contribution to the guitar's tonal palette. The blackwood neck adds a layer of richness and sustain to the guitar's sound, complementing the ash body's brightness and the pickups' clarity. The combination of these materials, along with the meticulous construction and attention to detail, makes this not just an instrument, but a piece of art. It stands as a testament to the luthier's craft, offering players a guitar that is as inspiring to play as it is beautiful to behold.

Finish: Nitrocellulose Mary Kaye
Body Material: Two-piece Ash
Neck Material: Flamed Tasmanian Blackwood
Neck Profile: C shape
Neck Thickness: 1st - .90”(23mm) & 12th - .95”(24.3mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
Nut Width: 1-11/16” (42.5mm)
Scale Length: 25.5"
Neck Details: Blackwood neck with rosewood fingerboard and clay dot inlays. Dunlop 6105 Fretwire
Electronics: Clingan 60's spec Tele set, CTS pots and Oak Grisby switch and jack, Vintage .047 capacitor, VOL/TONE configuration.
Pickup Measurements: Bridge: 6.50kΩ Neck: 7.69kΩ
Hardware: Kluson tuners, bone nut, Joe Barden bridge.
Weight: 3.25kg (7 lbs 2 oz)
Case Details: SKB Case

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