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Blackguard Tele® Series - 55 Stagger tele

Based on player requests for Telecaster® tones from specific eras and backed up by meticulous research, the Blackguard Tele® Series is a collection of four classic Tele® sets ranging from the original 'blackguard' Teles® of 1950 through to later 1968 models.

Introducing the slightly lighter wound staggered bridge coil with raised D and G poles for improved string to string balance, the '55 Stagger has a very precise and clear tone with greater emphasis in the upper mids. The neck coil moves back to 43AWG plain enamel for a warm, mellow tone that complements the crisp attack of the bridge coil while the in-between setting has that authentic and unmistakable Tele® 'quack'.


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The Flat '50 and Flat '52 set are well suited to maple boards or any application that requires extra output and a fatter tone. The '55 and '68 Stagger sets are best suited rosewood board Teles or any Tele that would benefit extra cut in the highs.


  • Position: Bridge
  • DC Resistance: 6.8 kΩ
  • Magnet: Alnico 5
  • Position: Neck
  • DC Resistance: 7 kΩ
  • Magnet: Alnico 5


Blackguard Tele® Series - 55 Stagger tele options

  • For compatibility with other Tele coils the Blackguard Series are wound top going top right, south polarity. Original wind direction and polarity can be arranged if desired.
  • Stock wound or RWRP neck coil.
  • Chrome plated deep drawn brass neck covers.
  • Black / gold plated / nickel plated nickel silver neck covers.
  • Separate ground wire on the neck cover for use with 4 way Tele switch.

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