Tony Nobles “Coney Island Custom” Tele Guitar

Master luthier Tony Nobles, based in Wimberly, Texas, needs little introduction. He’s been crafting custom guitars for years, quietly, without much hype, for artists ranging in style from Joe Walsh to Alejandro Escovedo. This guitar is fun, unique (it’s one of one), and draws on the DNA of some interesting sources. Starting with: the fretboard is made from rosewood salvaged from the actual Coney Island Boardwalk when they rebuilt it a few years ago. So it’s a piece of history.

Cut to chase on this unique guitar:

  • Top: bookmatched Maple; Natural Maple top binding
  • Nitrocelulose lacquer finish
  • Musikraft neck, maple, with rosewood fretboard made from salvaged wood from the actual Coney Island Boardwalk
  • 25.5″ Scale
  • Width at the Nut: 1-11/16″
  • Width at the Heel: 2-3/16 (55.56mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Type: Medium 6105
  • Finger Board Radius: 10″
  • Back of neck: natural, no finish
  • Front of headstock, blue to match body
  • Bridge: Schaller, imported from Germany, chrome
  • Tuners: Sperzel Trimlok Locking Guitar Tuners 6-in-line Trim-Lok SATIN CHROME
  • Volume and tone knobs: brushed satin chrome
  • Pickups: Harmonic Design “54 special” for the bridge pickup; and Harmonic Design “MiniStrat” for the neck pickup