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2023 PGM Van Zandt TLV-R1 T-Style Blackguard Butterscotch Lacquer, Mint Condition w/ Tags, Japan


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Up for sale, a 2023 Van Zandt TLV-R1 in like-new condition, complete with the original padded gigbag and hangtags. Van Zandt’s premium Japan-exclusive guitars are produced by hand in Japan by PGM (more widely known for their work with Schecter and Moon); this TLV-R1 is a high quality spin on the "Blackguard" Tele platform, with notable attention to detail and premium components including specially-wound Fullertone pickups, brass saddles, five-screw pickguard, nitro lacquer Butterscotch Blonde finish, and a chunky soft V-shaped neck profile.

The tonewood complement comprises a lightweight ash body and a satin-finished maple neck, and this TLV-R1 is featherweight at 6lbs 13oz. The specially-wound Van Zandt Fullertone single coils deliver plenty of quintessential Tele sparkle and twang, and (as the punny name would suggest) they have a touch more midrange fullness and warmth. This TLV-R1 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Substantial soft V, measuring .975” 1st fret, 1.020” 12th fret
-Fretboard: 8 1/4“ (210mm) radius
-Frets: Medium, pristine
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), oiled bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style

Body Specs:

-Wood: Lightweight ash
-Pickups: Van Zandt Fullertone single coil x2 (neck pickup 7.8k ohms, bridge pickup 7.5k ohms)
-Harness: CTS 250k pots, Van Zandt paper-in-oil tone cap
-Hardware: Bridge with brass saddles, chrome-plated dome-top knurled knobs
-Plastics: Five-screw one-ply pickguard

The gloss Butterscotch Blonde nitro lacquer body finish exhibits virtually no wear, and the smooth satin finish on the neck profile is similarly immaculate.

The original padded gigbag and Japanese hangtags are included.