Description

La Grange guitars are handmade in Tel-Aviv by Benjamin Wasservogel. Like many guitar aficionados, both builder and player, Leo Fender's Telecaster made a deep impression on Ben when he was a young man. Years after becoming both a lawyer, then tech entrepreneur, Ben couldn't shake the impression that Tele made on him many years back while visiting NYC. It soon became clear that guitar building was the path to follow, and after a stint training under master luthier Jacob Algrenati, Ben started La Grange Guitars. 

The semi-hollow, satin finished "The Grand Wheel" is a blues-rock player's dream. This is an incredibly well made guitar with clean, crisp lines throughout and just a great overall feel. The chunky neck carve coupled with excellent fretwork create a really easy playing guitar. It's got a rich, acoustic like quality when played acoustically, while the Tyson Tone Lab "Preacher" humbuckers deliver balanced and open-sounding PAF-like tones when plugged in. There are elements of the Grand Wheel that remind us a bit of a Huber Krautster II - a very good thing in our book! 

Condition: Excellent, with only slight signs of prior ownership (it's essentially brand new but does have a small indentation or two on the body - very minimal). The frets and setup are spot on.

While the first La Grange we've encountered, consider us very impressed. Ben is clearly a master of his craft, and if this Grand Wheel is any indication, we'll all be hearing more about his work very soon. Priced with hardshell case. 

Specs

  • Pickups : Tyson Tone Preacher set
  • Body: Semi-hollowed Mahogany - Maple top
  • Neck: Maple with a Purple Heart Strip,  , Double Action Welded Nut Truss Rod.
  • Fingerboard: Indian Ebony with 22 Jescar Medium-Jumbo Frets
  • Neck Specs: C shape (22 mm / .866 at first fret – 23 mm /.905 at 12th Fret), width at nut 42.65 mm (1.68 in). 24.75" scale,  12" Radius, Unbleached Bone Nut. 
  • Main Parts: Tune-o-Matic ABR1 USA nickel Bridge , Aluminum USA Tailpiece with locking Studs, Gotoh Vintage style Tuners. All parts aged.
  • Electronics: 3 ways toggle switch, Volume, Tone

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