WILD-TV ART-TOP « DOLLAR CREAM »

On adore les Telecasters® et on a voulu rendre hommage à cet instrument mythique.

Nous avons opté pour un corps en frêne des marais et un manche érable au profil relativement fat neck 50’s qui offre la rigidité indispensable à l’obtention du fameux « TWANG ».

Niveau configuration et électronique, nous avons joué la carte du simple mais efficace avec un set bobiné main par Hepcat Pickups grand spécialiste des micros simples Telecaster. Nous avons conservé la config historique et classique de sa grande soeur : 1 vol / 1 tone + 1 selecteur 3 positions. La plaque contrôle a été re-dessinée de manière à offrir un accès plus ergonomique au sélecteur. Niveau look, l’esprit générale de la Telecaster subsiste mais notre Wild-TV affirme son côté vintage moderne.

Une gamme de guitare qui se veut très polyvalente aussi à l’aise sur des sessions blues/country/surf rock que sur du classique rock et des sons saturés.

Artwork réalisé par So.Z et gravé sur le top de la guitare.

High quality Leather Pickguard handmade by Esthete Custom in Paris.

MADE IN WILD

Our guitars are 100% made in France. We believe in the true artisanal values and all our instruments are handcrafted the old fashion way in our workshop.

Our only goal is to deliver premium quality instruments and everything is designed, crafted, painted, wired, set, tuned in France.

TONEWOOD / wild-tv

GOOD WOOD = GOOD TONE

A lot of attention is paid to source premium quality wood for all our instruments.

The body is made of US swamp ash, a fairly light weight and very musical wood offering a very nice balance of brightness and warmth.

The neck is made of Canadian maple, a very hard and dense wood. The tone is very bright, with long sustain and a lot of bite.

BOLT-ON NECK

The slower transference of acoustic energy from the non-glued neck yields a little more pop and attack from the string—in essence, it decouples the strings from the body and neck. The snap and pop of the bolt-on guitar neck emphasizes note definition. It adds a sharpness and firmness that contribute to a cutting tone, often called “twang”

25-1/2″ SCALE

One of the most common scale lengths is the 25-1/2″ guitar scale, made popular by Stratocasters®, Telecasters® and found on a wide variety of instruments. The 25-1/2″ produces a rich, strong, bell-like tone, and defined low-end.

25-1/2″ = 648mm

NECK / WILD-TV

We’ve chosen a neck profile close to the original Telecasters 50’s neck profile for a true vintage experience. Our goal is to achieve the unmistakable Telecaster® « Twang »

Fingerboard = MAPLE or Brazilian Pau Ferro (Rosewood substitute to respect the CITES agreement and the European Union wood species protection regulation 338/97)
Fret = medium jumbo / 18% nickel
N° of Frets = 21
Radius = 9’5″
Width at nut = 43mm
Truss rod = double action
Bone nut

HARDWARE / WILD-TV

Our Wild-TV features

Oil filled vintage tuners
Bridge + brass saddles by Wilkinson
Dome style chrome knobs
Bone nut
Standard strap pins

ELECTRONICS / WILD-TV

Our Wild-TV guitars are powered by a set of matched TV 55’s pickup. We hand wire our guitars the old fashion way with premium quality vintage wire.

The control plate is designed with an ergonomic switch position.

Mallory capacitors .047μF
Potentiometer CTS 250ko
1 master vol
1 master tone
1 switch 3 way

TV 55 PICKUPS

The TV 55 PICKUPS are hand-wound in Paris by Hepcat Pickups to achieve the authentic twang and grind of a true Tele® pickup. With a huge range of rounded, muscular tones and traditional Tele® character, these perfectly balanced pickups are designed to cover clean country through to hot rock and beyond.

Neck pickup
Alnico V magnets, chrome or gold cover
Output = 7k ohm

Bridge pickup
Alnico V magnets, open coil
Output = 7,5k ohm

Make your GUITAR unique!

Our guitars are all designed to be easily upgraded and customized. Both Wild-TV and WildOne feature a Humbucker neck cavity (+ routing) underneath the pickguard, allowing quick and easy upgrades. We’ve wired the WildOne S1 with a killswitch that can be easily swapped with a traditional 3 way switch… Upgrading your guitar is now as easy as ABC!

To make it even easier, a broad range of pickguards and etched metal plates are available in the GEARS section of the website.

WEIGHT

Weight is for reference only. Because every one of our instruments is handmade, the weight may change depending the piece of wood we select for your guitar.

kg = 3,2kg / 3,5kg
lbs = 7lbs / 7.8lbs