I had the pleasure of seeing every guitar in this batch, & it left NO doubt that it was Chuck’s finest work so far. I truly felt like I was standing smack in the middle of Guitar Heaven.
Among that batch was my latest Classic with the slab (non-contoured) body & set neck. It’s home now & I can’t quit raving about it. This is THE perfect T-body style guitar. I’ve owned plenty in the last 45 years; not come close. Not even my other Classic. Like my Legend Special, the balance, neck, setup, feel, finish, construction, & playability are perfection. I did 10 blind timed trials of sustain duration between the new Classic, my Legend Special, & my Fender Custom Shop 52 Tele Reissue. The average sustain duration for the Legend Special was essentially twice that of the Tele. To my surprise, the average sustain duration of the new Classic was essentially twice of my Legend Special.
This was the 5th batch of CpT guitars I’ve seen up close & personal. UNREAL – every piece in it. I honestly believe Chuck has stepped up his game, which I didn’t even thnk was possible. I’ll put my new Classic & Legend Special up against any other guitar on the planet by any builder or company & trust any expert’s judgement on a total review. I can’t imagine anything finer out there….. nuthin’.
A HUGE congratulations to Chuck on the finest batch ever & to the proud owners where they reside.