2010s Teleporter Tele-Style Bigsby-Equipped Electric Guitar

Over the last decade or so, there's been a fella up here in Vermont selling nicer-grade partscasters under the Teleporter brand. They come up for sale on Craigslist up here now and then. This is one of them and I didn't really know what to make of it until I'd done a bit of work on it.

It's got a very traditional Tele-style tone (I didn't yank the pickups so I'm not sure what they are, but they sound like alnico poles) and a sort-of '80s-meets-'50s profile on the neck -- a little fuller and fatter than an '80s Fender neck but with the wider 1 11/16" nut width and shallower radius that I'm used to on them. The neck itself is unmarked at the heel but made from great-looking flamed maple.

The body is one of those XGP alder ones from Guitar Fetish in Fiesta Red and it looks great and is finished/cut well. The Bigsby looks genuine to me and works nicely, it has good locking tuners at the headstock, and after a setup it's playing spot-on and is ready to roll. My only addition was a second roller string tree as one was missing when it arrived. I bent/tilted the adjuster screws for the barrel saddles to get them into compensated positions for 3-plain, 3-wound stringing.

Repairs included: cleaning and setup adjustments.

Body wood: alder

Bridge: traditional 3-barrel

Fretboard: maple

Neck wood: maple

Pickups: 1x Tele-style neck, 1x Tele-style bridge (single coils)

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 46w-9

Neck shape: medium-full C

Board radius: 12"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-taller

Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 12 5/8"

Body depth: 1 3/4"

Weight: 8 lbs 9 oz

Condition notes: it's pretty clean but does show minor wear and tear from use and hardware-darkening here and there.

It comes with: no case, sorry!