Savoy Custom Guitars

2002 Ed Clark Savoy Custom

Color: Cherryburst, Rating: 9.50, $2,450.00 (ID# 01571)
Call to Inquire: (818) 222-4113


Perfect for Traditional Country, Country Pop, Chicken Pickin', Rockabilly, Blues, and Classic Rock.


2002 Ed Clark Savoy Custom.

This as new Savoy Custom 'Tele' style guitar weighs 8.90 lbs. Contoured solid mahogany body with a triple-bound, two-piece, book-matched flamed maple top. One-piece 'birds eye' maple neck with wide nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a wonderful fat profile. Maple-cap fretboard with 22 original medium jumbo frets and inlaid abalone dot position markers. Individual Schaller 'Rotamatic' locking tuners with half-moon metal buttons. Black faced headstock with "Ed Clark" inlaid in abalone. Two "butterfly" string trees with rectangular ebony spacers. Four-bolt neck plate. One plain metal-cover Seymour Duncan STK-T1n single-coil pickup (at neck) with an output of 7.79k and one black six-polepiece Seymour Duncan STL-3T (tapped) pickup (angled in bridgeplate) with an output of 14.34k. Three-layer mother-of-pearl over black and white plastic pickguard with eight screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone), the tone control with a pull/push coil-tap switch plus three-way pickup selector switch with black plastic "Barrel" tip, all on metal plate adjoining pickguard. Gold-plated control knobs with domed tops and knurled sides. Specific combined bridge/tailpiece with six individually adjustable saddles. All hardware gold-plated. The serial number "82" is stamped on the end of the neck. Also stamped in black on the base of the neck is "Warmoth" / "Lic. / By Fender". This guitar is in mint, unplayed (9.50) condition. Housed in the original three-latch rectangular black hardshell case with black leather ends and black plush lining (9.50).

The Seymour Duncan STK-T1n is a vintage-voiced Hum-cancelling pickup. Perfect for traditional country, country pop, chicken pickin', rockabilly, blues, and classic rock.

The Seymour Duncan STL-3T pickup offers a bizzarely high output for a vintage Telecaster bridge model. There is a surprising amount of punch and attack. This is a really great Telecaster bridge pickup, and has almost humbucker-level output, but at the same time, does not loose it’s Tele charm.

Working from his eastern Long Island shop, Ed Clark has been doing fine guitar repair and custom building for over two decades. Ed has built a reputation for extraordinary fretwork, refinishing and master repairs. Whether it be a vintage instrument or your favorite workhorse, Ed Clark Guitars offers the kind of exceptional quality expected from a seasoned luthier.

"When creating a custom built guitar or bass, careful consideration must be given to the wood from which it will be made, as this will form the instrument’s very foundation. Instrument quality wood is infact the rarest portion of any given type of wood. For along with having to look beautiful, it must be both–good sounding and light in weight. We do our best to obtain woods with these very qualities to produce our custom instruments. The use of fine wood is then followed up with quality hardware and finishing. The results of these features assure the player of a finely crafted instrument which looks, sounds and plays beautifully.”    –Ed Clark

Ed Clark made just 5 guitars in 2012 - he used a Warmoth neck on this guitar so as he could have the traditional headstock shape which is licensed by Fender to Warmoth.

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