Teuffel Tesla Classic (Olive)


Do you remember your first electric guitar? In the early days of electric guitar building, you had to struggle not only with the guitar itself, but also with the unwanted background noises that guitars produced in those days, for example, pickup feedback resulting from pickups not yet being wax-potted, or loud humming coming from a loose solder joint. Sometimes the guitar signal would be interrupted when you randomly touched a knob.

Nowadays all these effects have disappeared as a result of technical improvements, although they have become part of music history as archetypes of guitar sounds. They are comparable to sounds such as the scratching of records and skipping of CD’s, which have also become musical archetypes and are often cited in today’s music.

With the Tesla, Ulrich Teuffel has designed a guitar that, along with modern guitars sounds, also has these primitive sounds at its disposal. Contact points and push-buttons are situated all over the body, which, when pressed, activate the respective sounds.

The tesla classic is the most common model. It has two pickups and three noise buttons. All tesla models have the new 2-way truss rod. 

The left button causes a 60 cycle hum, the middle switch interrupts the guitar signal. The right button activates a small microphon beneath the neck pickup which allows controllable feedbacks.
In the classic version the pickups were controlled by a push-push switch. Only the bridge pickup or the neck pickup can be activated. In other words, you have two quickly accesible sounds at your disposal
All tesla versions have a robust jack from Switchcraft. In case of contact corrosion the contact tabs can be cleaned with sand paper and be bent back. The jack mounting plate is cut from an solid 8 mm (0.32 inches) aluminium plate which follows the body shape.

** Please note: Teuffel guitars are offered in numerous configurations and finishes. If you do not see what you are looking for in our current stock, We can custom order in virtually anything you would like from the Teuffel line-up.

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