Launched in 2018 the Troublemaker Tele was part of Fenders Parallel Universe series and featuring a Mahogany Body with Maple cap, Mahogany Neck with Rosewood fingerboard and dual Tim Shaw Humbuckers these Les Paul-a-likes were incredibly popular at the time and sold well. This Troublemaker Tele then received a full makeover by highly regarded UK guitar builder and luthier Andy Guyton who transformed the guitar into the fire-breathing single pickup Junior-cum-Esquire! The Shaw humbuckers have been removed and the neck pickup plugged. The bridge pickup has been replaced with a hot Bare Knuckle Pickups Nail Bomb with chrome Radiator cover and white bobbins. A new pickguard has been added covering the vacant neck pickup route and the independent volume and tone controls have been replaced with a single volume control with the vacant holes tastefully plugged. The three way switch now operates as a kill switch with a new ‘not on-on’ poker chip crafted. The body was shaved and contoured on the left side so that the edge would not cut into Dan's arm whilst at the same time giving it a vintage roadworn relic look!
A must have for all fans of the Darkness this unique guitar is well documented and comes with its original tour labeled case and signed COA included.