Celtic Tele


The Celtic Tele is custom made to the player's choice of Woods, Neck specs, Hardware and Pickups.

This example shown is inspired by the 1952 Blackguard Tele.
A one-piece old-growth pine body and roasted maple neck makes it very light and resonant.


Total weight: 5.96 lbs.

Body Wood: 100+ year old one-piece Pine with Celtic dragon inlay - 3.06 lbs.

Body Finish: Oxidized and light satin oil finish

Neck Wood: 1-Piece Roasted Maple - 1.15 lbs.

Neck Finish: light satin oil finish

Neck Shape: 1952 "U" profile with 1st and 12th fret = 1" thickness

Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)

Number of Frets: 21

Frets Size: Dunlop 6105 .096" x .047" Nickel/Silver

String Nut: Unbleached Bone

Nut Width: 1.650" (41.9 mm)

Fret Position and side Inlays: Black Dot

Bridge Pickup: Kent Armstrong Icon Series 52 Alnico III 43 AWG

Neck Pickup: Kent Armstrong Icon Series 52 Alnico III 43 AWG with open Nickel/Silver shield

Controls: Volume 250KL, Tone 250KA with Sprague Vitamin Q .02 paper/oil capacitor and cloth wiring

Pickup Switching: 4-Position Blade Oak Grigsby

Position 1: Bridge
Position 2: Bridge and Neck parallel
Position 3: Neck
Position 4: Bridge and Neck series

Hardware Plating: Aged Nickel

Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style with compensated Brass Barrel Saddles
with Strings-Through-Body or Top loader option

String ferrules: Solid 3/8" flush recessed

Tuning Machines: Gotoh Vintage-Style staggered

Pickguard: Laminated Genuine Leather - Oil impregnated with slotted screws

Control Knobs: Aged Black Chrome Celtic Knot Dome-Style

Switch Knob: Celtic Knot Pewter with Triskele Copper cap

Jack Plate: Celtic Knot Pewter

Strap Buttons: Nickel with Celtic Knot Zinc alloy aged

Strap Button Washers: Dark Brown Leather

Strings: DR Pure Blues - Pure Nickel/Round Core 11 14 18 28 38 50

The price for a Celtic Tele with the specs as described and shown is $1879.-

For a quote, email a list with your preferred specs and parts to Chris@SiegmundGuitars.com

Sound Samples:

The amp is the Midnight Special Combo with Tone Tubby Low Watt hempcone field coil speaker.
For the microphone I upgraded a large diaphragm condenser tube mic with a Micro Tube, Neumann U47 replacement capsule, Paper/oil caps and Jensen transformer plugged into the Simplex Mic Pre

4-way Pickup selector play-through 1

4-way Pickup selector play-through 2