Theresa McTung is the perfect blend of class and sass! This custom-built Telecaster-style instrument features a swamp ash body, custom neck with block wood block inlays and binding, artisan bridge and control plate, and a sweet tone that will makes your ears hap-hap-happy!
For a time I called Theresa “Tele Tungy” because she’s finished with hand-rubbed tung oil, which brings out the beautiful grain of her swamp ash body. It looks like a Fender Telecaster…but Theresa McTung is far better than a Fender.
For starters, this tele has an artisan-crafted bridge, control plate, and knobs. Check out that fancy gold floral pattern (and bear in mind, there’s still a protective plastic coating on the knobs and plate—the new owner of this instrument gets to peel the plastic, including the pick-guard!).
Next Level Neck
Theresa McTung also has a custom neck with big block inlays and an angled headstock—no need for string trees here! The wood binding on the body blends perfectly with the neck binding and inlays, tying this instrument together into a beautiful unified whole.
Modifications? We got ‘em! Theresa McTung includes as coveted Tele mod—reversing the control plate so the volume control is closer at hand for volume swells and other effects. (Rock on, Bill Kirchen, King of Dieselbilly!
Listen to Theresa and MaHog on the tracks below!