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A masterful Fender-inspired mashup with tones of its own.

If this guitar were getting married and you were an usher, you might have trouble seating the guests appropriately. Yeah, you could put the Telecaster relatives on one side of the aisle and the Stratocaster kin on the other, but then where would you seat the Gibson cousins?

The 112 model from Hahn Guitars is a Tele/Strat mash-up. Except it has P-90s. Plus a gold-foil pickup, because why the hell not? That might sound like a 6-string platypus with identity issues. But the 112 is a superb instrument whose unconventional parts conspire to produce lovely and unique tones. (Luthier Chihoe Hahn reportedly developed the model in tandem with the late Walter Becker.)

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