It is on a Telecaster Thinline.
Loïc Le Pape is a French luthier known for its steel body guitars.
The neck is a Warmoth profile 52 key in pau ferro.
Technical specs have been specified in the matching section.
Electronic point of view, besides a hot rod config (humbucker - bridge telecaster), the guitar offers incredible versatility with 3 positions to split the humbucker and piezo micro mixable with microphones.
The grip color ad.
The guitar weighs 4 kg and opposes a touch of tremendous heat.
Gently brushed handle fits securely in hand while the steel body work and varnish turns soft and weathered.
The coasts of the Telecaster and its spirit are respected and honored. It holds in her arms a guitar in the authentic vintage feel. When empty, it makes a lot of promises.
Besides smoothness and precision settings (is that the Pope is demanding friend), that is deep and warm look that clearly sounds reminiscent of a resonator (architecture steel body forces) while the guitar vibrates around and leaves her sustain sound into the head. Fretting a little hefty demand a little time to adjust (especially when you just let go of the handle of a fine strat 54 frets) but soon you realize the margin and ease you can afford and is takes "bender" like crazy ...
In short, it was a warm, deep and credible instrument that meets all vintage attacks, picking a prairie earthy blues ...
Once connected, it is revealed little by little.
It was clearly a vintage instrument in hand.
Before attacking the various settings and sounds, what is striking is balance. Whatever the position or choice of micro, it is the generosity of the guitar jumps in Fig.
Full agreements, no note is forgotten, the handle provides up to the 21st case, serious cavernous into the furnace top and frank acute.
Cavernous, the adjective is not innocent for this Tele seems to have been extracted from the earth. A kind of Excalibur Rock, actually. And then Tom Waits to Neil Young, nothing scares her armada of harmonic combinations.
The piezo just put a layer of acid on the crunch or distos served by microphones. On a diabolical and malicious télurique rumbling twang, It explores the dose and vintage sounds that explode on contact with a nice lamp types Fender Blackface or Marshall Plexi.
A personal note, I am sometimes surprised to leave my Les Paul to rest to let my roar Pope.
In his clear, vintage side is even more evident in the extent to which the micro bridge fully expresses a type easel standard secured to a steel block that will broadcast throughout the body of the guitar.
In short, this is a real Tele Jeep road that openness and aggressiveness distils as one tames.
Purchased in May, I have this guitar for 3 weeks and I fall more in love every day.
She is alive and has a soul, like all guitars Loic Le Pape.
It seems brutal and difficult when approached, but once one has understood, it lets you see one after the other satisfactions and the opportunities it can provide.
This is a guitar luthier, in that it is unique and Loïc is a guy who puts the human side among its priorities in its work. The human hand, it is used to bring wealth, precision, fun and (come on, I dare) enjoyment.
All this has a price, but it is a price that is reasonable in light of the soul's vast guitar and puts others shovels price range for vulgar factory discharges.
And nice little detail: when the watch for the first time to someone as having a beautiful woman: the other was when we revealed.