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It’s not very often a luthier starts a brand and completely knocks it out of the park with their very first guitars. We can’t get enough of these new Peto Guitars. Master Luthier David Peto (pronounced Pea-Tow) lives right here in Central, OR where he builds some of the nicest instruments we have played in a very long time. David already has quite the background in the industry having worked for Preston Thompson at Thompson Guitars and also for the custom high-end electric company TMG Guitars.
Recently David dropped off two of his latest model, the TH 52. “TH” stands for Tele Style Semi-Hollow and “52” indicates the hardware, build specs and overall presentation. These TH 52s are super lightweight coming in at just under 6.5lbs. The semi-hollow body adds a slightly more “acoustic” nature that’s more open in the mids than a standard telecaster. This makes the guitar great for rhythm or lead players. Plus, you won’t break your back playing this guitar with a strap on stage for a 2-3 hour show.
Routed Alder body with either an Alder or Maple cap, A Maple neck and a Rosewood fretboard provide a simple yet stunning presentation. Match that with a set of Lollar Tele Specials, Callaham parts, single-ply 5 screw pickguard, a hard shell case, and you have one of nicest brand new guitars we have ever had in the shop.
Currently we have two TH 52s, an Aged Daphne Alder/Alder and a Brown Burst Maple/Alder . David has let us know he will be bringing in some TS 52s in the future (Tele Style Solid Body) for those looking for a true vintage spec build. We can’t wait! Come down to the shop today and try out one of these amazing guitars!
What a great way to support local by purchasing a locally built instrument at your favorite local music store. See you soon!