Fact: Teles with tortoiseshell binding are cooler than a polar bear eating a snow cone in an igloo, and this Charcoal Frost cutie is no exception. It also sounds great! The midrange packs a focused wallop, and above that initial punch you can hear loads of lush overtones in the trebles. And, you can hear lots of iconic woody twang in the low-end. The bridge pickup's booming midrange and bell-like clanging trebles give it the perfect combination of sparkle and punch, and the neck pickup's warm, woody midrange and glassy trebles make it perfect for expressive leads and warm rhythms. Anyone searching for a Tele cooler than Teddy Pendergrass sipping a milkshake in a snow storm will love this serial!