2021 Nacho Banos Blackguard Tele, Finest Reissue, New!

For Sale: 2021 Nacho Banos Blackguard Tele. This is the 2nd and last one I have for sale. This is the best reissue electric out there – the closest thing to an early 50s Fender Blackguard Tele!

The wood used for the body is the same Golden (Southern) swamp ash as used in the original Blackguard Teles. As Nacho Banos states: “A local lumber warehouse supplier had a stock of LOUISIANA SWAMP ASH, hand selected for low density to make musical instruments. Its the best wood I have ever found….I believe this new batch is simply put, our best ever!”

Nacho Guitar early 50s style Spanish solid-body guitar «Blackguard».
Serial number #0494 on neck plate.
Early 50s style.
Weight: 6 Pounds 13 Oz
Neck profile: Soft V to D
Color: Butterscotch Blonde


    • Nacho Guitar serial #0494
      Early 50s style Spanish solid body Blackguard.
    • Body date is TG 11/21/51. Neck date is Thaddio 11/51. Control cavity tape reads Gloria 5/19/52.
      Maple neck, 9.5” fret board radius with Medium 95/47 frets, early to mid 1950s style medium Soft V to D profile neck, very comfortable to play and easy for string bending.
    • Neck Dimensions are 0,85″/1″ depth at 1/12 fret; 1,67″/2,02″ width at 1/12 fret. This neck has a very authentic vintage feel and a very comfortable grip.
    • Very lightweight example at 6 Pounds 13 Oz.
    • Early 50s Standard style bridge with brass saddles, serial number #0494 stamped on neck plate.
    • Aged Butterscotch Blonde nitro lacquer finish on ash body with plenty of dings and wear marks mostly around the edges. Plenty of playing wear is present on fingerboard and back of neck.
    • Early 50s style hardware and vintage early 1950s Blackguard style pickups.
    • Neck pickup reads 7,11k ohms. Bridge pickup reads 7,98k ohms.
    • Electronic configuration includes the powerful humbucking mode in the middle position: neck pickup + both pickups in series + bridge pickups all with tone control.
    • The guitar comes with a black phenolic resin pickguard which has been cut, lacquered and aged to early 1950s standards.
    • It comes with a rectangular tweed mid 50s style hard case (not aged).

Was $6500 Now $6250

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1995 Heritage 10th Anniversary H-140, Near Mint, Reduced!

10th Anniversary Heritage H140CM in a beautiful Vintage Sunburst. Only 80 guitars were made of this model (this is # 025), and this may be the only Lefty.

Specs include: 17 degree peghead pitch with Mahogany neck. Multiple bound headstock with ribbon inlay, 10th anniversary inlaid in mother of pearl. 24-3/4 inch scale Ebony fretboard in multiple binding, with special mother of pearl inlays with: Kalamazoo, 1985-1995, and 10th Anniversary. Solid exhibition grade carved curly maple top, solid scarfed mahogany back, multiple bound top. Gold Grover tuners, and gold stop bar & bridge. Special one of a kind hand signed Seymour Duncan Antiquity’s with gold plated covers.
The weight is approximately 8.2 lbs, the neck is a nice medium profile, with Serial # 025 L01405. Comes in a Gibson Historic Hardshell Case.

Near Mint Condition: There are a couple of little pin-prick dents in the front. On the back, there’s one one little area by the back of the body relief that has two or three, they just don’t show up on the pictures.

There are a couple of light scratches on the back of the neck near the headstock. The hardware shows a little age, but is generally excellent. There are a few very light pits on the pickup covers, a little “rub” wear on the tuners.

Overall, a beautiful guitar!

Was $3995 Now $3495