"TELEMARK" CUSTOM T STYLE GUITAR
DETAILS AND PHOTOS
The Telemark is the second incarnation of the Russell T style electric guitar. It has a slightly different shape than the Russell Molly; it has a slightly smaller body and narrower waist. A full choice of woods, hardware, colors, and the choice of bolt-on neck or set neck are available for both the Telemark and the Molly.
This Telemark body is made of light weight Swamp Ash. The color of this finish is Persimmon Burst. The pickups are Dimarzio Aria T. The bridge is a Callaham with a left hand slant on the bridge pickup. James made the pickguard out of Japanese celluloid sheet. Note the arm bevel.
Back view of the Telemark showing the ergonomic rib cut and also the sculpted neck joint. This Telemark has a Honduran Mahogany neck.
This Telemark has a bolt-on neck with a sculpted neck joint. The neck plate is twice as thick as a standard neck plate and is made of stainless steel. The neck plate is set into the body so it is flush. Note the carved volute.
Another view of the Telemark sculpted, ergonomic neck joint. Note the slant toward the cutaway allowing for further ease of upper fret access.
Close-up showing the Macassar Ebony fingerboard with curved end, the neck joint at the cutaway, the Dimarzio neck pickup, and the Japanese celluloid pickguard handmade by James.
Telemark back showing the carved rib cut.
This Telemark has a Honduran Mahogany headstock and neck with a
Macassar Ebony fretboard. The tuners are Vintage Gotoh Staggered.
Honduran Mahogany neck and headstock. The neck has a satin
finish; the headstock, front and back, has a buffed lacquer finish.