If you like a classic look and feel, then the TS1 is for you. It looks just like an ordinary solid-body, but this guitar is anything but ordinary! This USA built beauty has the classic shape and neck you're familiar with but with Somnium technology to switch to any pickup configuration you want, instantly.
Somnium's ToneStorm pickup cartridge system allows you to swap out pickups at will: passive or active, single coils or humbuckers, two or three pickups, any combination. Play it with standard Tele-style pickups setup then flip the cartridge around to a reverse-Tele position. You will be amazed at how great the bridge pickup sounds in the neck position! Add a dual humbucker cartridge and you've got two more guitars at your fingertips! Or turn it into a 3-pickup Strat in just seconds. You could spend a whole lot of money buying several Tele-style guitars to get a variety of different pickup combinations, or you can buy just one Somnium and have unlimited tones at your fingertips.
The TS1 features a premium alder or ash body and a hard maple neck with the following standard specifications:
- 22 medium nickel-silver frets
- 25.5" scale, 9.5" radius
- Bone nut, 1-11/16" width
- 9V battery holder for active pickups
- Locking Tuners
The TS1 comes in this beautiful transparent Golden Butterscotch color over an alder body. Other colors are coming soon. The standard pickups are tele-style bridge and neck in a full-size reversible cartridge, but separate half-size cartridges are available so you can switch out individual pickups however you like. Additional cartridges and pickups are available in our Accessories section.