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2011 DeTemple Spirit Series '56, Swamp Ash
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
DeTemple Guitars
Model
Spirit Series '56
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2051
Condition
A few smaller dings at lower bout.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Strat-style, Solid Body
Back & Sides
Ash - Swamp
Top
None
Neck Wood
Maple - Red
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Tremolo
Rosette
None
Top Trim
None
Fingerboard
Maple
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
MOP Dots
Frets to Body
17
Headplate
Maple
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
None
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
Double Cutaway
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
Sweet Spot S2 DeTemple
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
15.5 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
12.75 in
Body Depth Heel
1.75 in
Body Depth Tail
1.75 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647 mm
Nut Width
1.72 in
Nut Width (mm)
43.7 mm
String Spacing
2.188 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
7 lb. 1 oz.
Case
Hardshell - G&G
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Description

Mike DeTemple’s work speaks for itself, but we’ll try and offer our two cents. The Spirit Series ’56 is Mike’s take on the classic strat shape—with a few choice additions which make them another beast. For starters, Mike uses titanium components, from the neck plate to the tremolo, and here upgraded this piece from 2011 with a Fossilized Mastodon Ivory nut (and pickup switch tip), open back Gotoh 510 tuners, and a Red Maple neck. And the cherry on top: Mike’s bespoke, handwound Sweet Spot S2 pickups. Mike works his magic such that the signal is even and clear across all five positions, so you don’t have to worry about compensating on the fly. They play like grass-fed butter: top shelf fat n juicy.
This beauty has been cared for by a single owner since 2011, and is looking for its new home! Comes wrapped up in a G&G case.


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Mike DeTemple needs little introduction to Strat lovers. His Strats are regarded as some of the absolute best in the world, and for good reason. Just a few moments playing this guitar and you’ll wonder why you ever had a standard old Stratocaster. Amazing.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.72 in
STRING SPACING 2.188 in
WOODS NONE,
ASH - SWAMP

Mike DeTemple’s work speaks for itself, but we’ll try and offer our two cents. The Spirit Series ’56 is Mike’s take on the classic strat shape—with a few choice additions which make them another beast.
 

Mike DeTemple needs little introduction to Strat lovers. His Strats are regarded as some of the absolute best in the world, and for good reason.
 
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