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We love Blackguard Telecasters! They're Leo's first design of a solid body electric guitar - and many (including myself) think that they're the best electric guitars ever designed.

We just finished this awesome Blackguard style guitar, set it up in our shop, and now it's ready to rock!


  • handwound Vintage Inspired Pickups TELEX pickups
  • one piece maple neck with a profile that we shaped to exactly match the neck of our own '57 vintage Esquire, nitro finished and aged by our friends at Karge Guitars
  • hand selected and lightweight pine body, finished and relic'd by our friends at MJT
  • quality electronics: 280k volume VIPot, vintage 1964 CTS tone pot, vintage capacitor, Oaks & Grigsby 3-way switch, Switchcraft jack)
  • Made in USA quality hardware, vintage Kluson style tuners
  • original vintage 50s waterslide decal on the back
  • single ply original black pickguard
  • comes in new Road Runner RR5EG Premium electric guitar gig bag

This Telecaster® style guitar plays, sounds, and looks like a real vintage guitar.  It's a joy to play, with a perfect feeling neck. The two pickups are perfectly matched and cover everything from country to blues to rock. In addition, we added a rare, vintage 1964 CTS tone pot as well as a vintage 1964 capacitor.

It's a lot of fun to play as is, setup with D'Addario 10s with low action. However, like with all guitars, you may have to adjust the setup to your liking.


Unfortunately, we cannot ship this guitar internationally. This is available only to continental US customers. The only shipping option for VIP guitars is UPS Ground.

VIP Custom T-style Blackguard with vintage parts

  • We offer a 24 hr approval period on this guitar. The customer pays all shipping and insurance costs both ways. Before returning any item, customers must start a return request. Returned items must be in the same condition as when they left the store. Unauthorized returns will be refused and returned at the customer’s expense. Returned items are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

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