It’s not every day that you see two Telecasters spliced to create a Frankenstele with a dual aspiration: is it supposed to be a jazzbox or an acoustic guitar? Maybe a little bit of both? In any case, it appears to be a Telecaster’s identity crisis.

Anyway, it seems someone took the old saying “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop” quite literally and ended up in the guitar modding heaven—or hell, depending on your purist views. Or maybe that was just a luthier’s late-night whimsy?

Acoustic Ambitions

Let’s not strum around the bush: Not only this guitar is made of two Telecasters attached together but it also has a hole big enough to make a black hole jealous. That hole is so grand you could mistake it for a portal to another dimension.

And while we’re on the topic, have you ever wondered what creative chaos ensues when you leave a guitarist alone with a saw? Now, one might think, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but where’s the fun in that?

The creator of this six-string wonder clearly saw the two Tele bodies and thought, “You know what this needs? More air!” Because nothing screams “acoustic volume” like turning an electric guitar into a semi-hollow… hollow… okay, let’s settle on “vaguely hollow-ish” guitar.

A Telecaster That’s Full of Itself… Literally!

But let’s take a moment to appreciate the wonders of the creative minds that birth such oddities. They’re the same bold souls who decided that pickles should go on peanut butter sandwiches, and that socks with sandals is a fashion statement. Without these bold souls, the world would certainly be a duller place—void of guitars that could potentially be used as life rafts or cheese boards.

In a world where guitars are usually judged by their ability to sustain, this one is a breath of fresh air—quite literally. It’s not just about thinking outside the box; it’s about taking the box, cutting a round hole in it, and voilà… Innovation!

So next time you’re at a jam session and someone pulls out a pristine, standard Telecaster, just remember the wild cousin waiting in the wings—the one that’s ready to party, even if that party is more “acoustic campfire” than “rock concert.”

And as we marvel at this six-string wonder, let’s raise a pick to those who dare to dream, drill, and occasionally deface. Because without them, we’d never know the joy of playing a guitar that looks like it’s perpetually surprised by its own existence.

There you have it, a little tour de force through the land of guitar modifications that strays far from the beaten path. Remember, in the world of music and art, there’s always room for a laugh, a head-scratch, and a good ol’ round of applause.

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