Ebony pickup frame for a Fender guitar (Fender fail)

A simple realization of Cesarini Custom Shop, an ebony pickup frame for single coil mod. Telecaster, on Fender guitar (DOBRO style).The end of the intervention is to raise the maximum possible pickup height, given the constructive lack of Fender on this model we will remedy.

Fender Resonant
Fender Resonant, errore di produzione

This is a constructive fail on Fender’s building, that is quite serious

The use of resonant winding cords (bronze or phosphor bronze) actually requires a smaller distance between the rope and the magnet. In this guitar this distance is too much (over 20mm), preventing the output signal from having attack and volume.

C-Reptilia, a Masterbuilt – custom guitars

C-Reptilia, sharp like a knife!

custom guitars
custom guitars

It is part of the Masterbuilt series, which are custom guitars completely customized and crafted.

The sound of his pickups (Cesarini pickups) and its shapes wink at the Ibanez guitar concept, but the fingerboard, the neck, the tuners and the bridge maintain the Fender Stratocaster characteristics. Jescar fret (USA) semi-jumbo (about 2.4mm) gold button in stainless steel, approx 1.2mm high crown (therefore quite high), allowing a perfect intonation and sustain.

custom guitars
custom guitars

Typical strat electronics, tone-tone-volume with 3-way switch and addition of a selector to have the versatility of the sounds (combination of bridge + neck and three pickups together).

The pickguard is special, a mirrored and split polycarbonate, creates a reptile-like armor effect, hence its name. The varnishing  helps to strengthen the “iguana” effect.

Cool electric guitar for sale
Cool electric guitar for sale

Stratocasterian neck, thick on the width of “C” shape but larger to the nut. From there the strings go straight on to the peghead, where the angle is studied to perfection, so that there is no need for the string D-G to have a retainer, which often makes these two hard registers to play at the top positions. Wilkinson tremolo bridge, beautiful fluid, which does not lose tuning easily.

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Giacomo Rossetti – Cesarini Bass guitars, endorsement

I met Giacomo during the Liuteria Cesarini expo 2015, at Umbria Jazz. He has not been in the Negrita (great rock italian band) for a long time and has shown interest in some of the instruments I proposed for his 2015/2016 summer tours. Giacomo comes from sound Fender Precision and Music Man, so I offered him the C-Man and C-Precision. He preferred the C-Precision, which mounts a split dipper Di Marzio cream 70s. The decidedly “swollen” sound is rock.

Di Marzio '70 pickups
Di Marzio ’70

G. tested the C-Precision bass here:

Giacomo Rossettiwith C-Precision, Loop jam

The C-Precision is a Vintage Series ’70 instrument, that is an instrument assembled with parts of vintage parts of interest, which can no longer be taken back to their origin. The instrument in question has been restored and adjusted, as well as changed in various aspects (thickness of body, varnish, C of the neck, electronics, etc …).

Giacomo Rossetti Negrita and Federico Cesarini
Giacomo Rossetti and Federico Cesarini (C-Precision)

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