Mencher’s Modified

TK Smith

I recently had the pleasure of working on long time friend Sean Mencher’s Telecaster. We’ve talked about doing this modification for a few years now so I was honored to finally get my hands on it. Sean’s a big Merle Travis fan so we set his Tele up like Merle’s Bigsby. The modifications include C.A.R. blade pickup with a custom walnut trim ring, custom bridge, a cut down B16 and a custom bakelite pick guard.

TK Smith

I first met Sean when he was playing with High Noon from Austin in the late 80’s, one of my favorite bands to share the bill with when I was playing full time with the Fly Rite Trio. In the mid 90’s while I was living in Encinitas, CA, he came by for a visit and you can see in the photo above, its the same guitar.

A few weeks after Sean got his guitar back from my shop, he sent me this great video of him playing it. Still one of my favorite pickers today.

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