Look Ma ~ No Frets !

Fretless Telecaster modification

This inexpensive model Telecaster was the perfect guinea pig for this customer’s request for a fretless guitar.

I had my doubts about doing it, but hey, what customer wants, the customer gets. This picture may not do justice to the job, but I have to say it came out real nice. I’ve heard of other people’s attempts at this, but this one was a first for me. No different than doing a fretless bass conversion really.

Pretty weird, but pretty cool sounding. Next to impossible to play chords on it beyond simple triads, but it makes an innovative sounding lead instrument.