Feel the fire of the Pharoh's Ember Red in the highly coveted Gypsy Queen from the master builders at the Teye factory in the heart of Music City USA. True to the Teye spirit, the new Ghostback line are all hand built in Nashville TN featuring the highest quality components any guitar player could desire. Featuring TV Jones Powertrons, Grover tuning machines and a Hipshot bridge, the Teye Gypsy Queen Ghostback takes the best of the best and shines in the details of the etching.
A tribute to the great leaders of ancient Egypt, especially "The Boy King" King Tutankhamun, drenched in symbolism by the ancient egyptians, this guitar is a visual beauty. Add a retro styled body with a modern twist and the Teye magic, the MOJO circuit, and you've got a guitar unrivaled by even the best luthiers on the market. As with any handmade guitar, the craftsmanship can be seen in the work. While many mass produced guitars appear as a cookie cutter piece of wood off the shelf, the Teye's hand built and custom painted guitars show the intricacies and character expected from a truly handmade guitar.
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Pictures or video do not do justice to the beauty of this guitar. Tiny nick on front right side.
Body Wood: Spanish Cedar (closely related to the Mahogany family)
Neck Wood: One Piece Maple
Scale length: 25 & 1/4"
Nut Width: 1 & 5/8"
Aluminum Plates: Acid etched with Teye designs
Backplate: Brushed Aluminum Backplate
Tuners: Grover mini
Pick-ups:TV Jones Powertrons
Electronics: 5 way switch
Control Knobs: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Tone, MOJO
Finish: Ember Red
Case: Teye custom hardshell case
Teye's revolutionary MOJO controls take the variety of circuits built over the years and allows for one control over infinite tones. It has always required multiple guitars to get twang, snap, drive and bite. But with Teyes MOJO circuit, you can have all the legendary tones at your fingertips with just the turn of a knob.
What better way to explain than from the master builder Teye himself...
"In the summer of 2014 I had a good amount of time to re-think my way of doing things. The very first prototype of my infamous Mood-knob is now 10 years old. Good as it works, it is not the place where I want to stop.
Coming in from a fresh angle, I applied more 1930’s Hi-fi knowledge to my beloved guitar. My father built tube-amps in the 1930’s and in 1975-76 he made a guitar amp for me from scratch, just for kicks, then together we made a Dan Armstrong plexi guitar copy in 1981. Some of his knowledge must have rubbed off…
This new MOJO-control requires parts made especially for me, and I want to thank the manufacturers of those parts for their flexibility and their patience with my quirks. One of these parts is a compound potentiometer that actually clicks itself very gently out of the circuit when going from 9.5 to 10…
I want to dedicate this control and the corresponding circuitry to my father, who as an inventor has left awfully big shoes to fill… I hope he’s somewhere bragging to Les Paul about it. Les was impressed with my guitar and the Mood knob and somehow I envision the two of them discussing the finer points somewhere in Greener Pastures…"