Denis Merrill

Denis Merrill USA Custom Darling Ash Tele Natural Electric Guitar w/ Gig Bag

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  • Regular price $ 1,999.99


Welcome, you are looking at a great piece.
This is the Denis Merrill USA Custom Darling Tele Natural Electric Guitar.
25.5" scale length. 1.69" nut width. 7 lbs 6 oz.
.90"-.96" 1st to 12th fret neck depth.
Denis Merrill has passed away, but his guitars were custom hand-built in the USA using woods a minimum 30 years old and using sonic vibrations to create the tone of a guitar played for decades.
Very rare, I've only been able to find one other Tele example.
This beautiful Darling starts off with a toneful 2-piece ash body.
The ash, combined with the lighter weight and brass saddles, results in a great balance between natural resonance and midrange focus.
Grabbing up that tone are a pair of Harmonic Design Super 90 pickups.
The Super 90 in the bridge position is designed to have that P90 snarl and measures 15.16k.
The output here pushes the front end of your amp into sustain while retaining that Tele brilliance, with a touch of P90 sass.
The neck position measures 8.22k for great Tele neck position warmth, but with a bit more note articulation.
There are some great tones in this beauty- one of my favorite Teles we've had come through the shop.
The Rock Maple neck is a players dream- big and beefy for exceptional tone transfer.
The large oval C profile is topped with a 9.5" radius board for the utmost in playability, and the oil finish creates a smooth and fast surface for quick position shifts.
The look here is classic and simple- natural finish showing off the ash grains and chrome staggered tuning machines.
This Darling is in very good overall condition- typical small marks from normal use and small air bubbles in the clear- nothing that affects the performance whatsoever.
The frets here are clean- set up with action of 3/32" at the 12th fret 12th fret low E.
This auction includes the padded gig bag in pics.
This is your chance to get your hands on a monster Tele from Denis Merrill.
Don't pass this by.