#1
I am totally blown away by this guitar. Even though I've owned guitars from just about every boutique builder out there, I think that Teuffel is on a whole other level because of a few key features. Likely going to be selling off a ton of my "permanent" (lol) guitars now so I can afford to order a Tesla 7 in red with a trem and maybe fanned frets.

In point form, here are my favorite aspects of this guitar:
  • Ergonomics: It is nice and compact, which is great for people with shoulder issues like me. The shape and design keeps you elbows tucked in, much like my Strandberg although even more so.

  • The TONE! The low end is very solid and punchy sounding. In my experience, tuning down is usually a compromise that involved loosing attack, clarity, harmonic content due to larger strings, etc... but with this guitar you can tune down very low while maintaining excellent tension, feel, and more importantly - tone. The Teuffel site and other places mention that the extended body is the reason that the low end is so solid sounding, but I didn't believe it at all until I actually played my Tesla 7!

  • Overall attention to detail: This guitar is absolutely flawless, you can definitely tell Ulrich Teuffel has been building since the 1980s, "little" things that usually bug me on high end guitars are not issues with this guitar. If you read the literature on Ulrich's website, you will find that he even hand polishes/buffs each screw!!!

  • Playability: The guitar is very very easy to play. Maintains extremely low acton without compromising tone or sounding thin.



There are more things that I love about this guitar, but I honestly don't feel like writing out a 6 page essay, so have some delicious HD pictures taken by my friend Zack before he forwarded the guitar to me:








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#4
Nice guitar
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#5
I love how Teuffels look, they're so efficient and sculpted.

Do you know what the reasoning is behind having the body extend so far up the neck on the upper bout? I imagine it doesn't get in the way given the carve in the back, but is there a tone/construction reason?
#6
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#7
I was wondering if/when you'd get around to a Teuffel.

HNGD!

...Now, how long before we see your Rolf Spuler or Rick Toone NGD?
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#8
Thanks guys!


Quote by Roc8995
I love how Teuffels look, they're so efficient and sculpted.

Do you know what the reasoning is behind having the body extend so far up the neck on the upper bout? I imagine it doesn't get in the way given the carve in the back, but is there a tone/construction reason?


On the website and in interviews, he says its to make the low end more "solid" and clear sounding.

It sounded like horseshit to me but when I played it he was totally right.


Quote by dannyalcatraz
I was wondering if/when you'd get around to a Teuffel.

HNGD!

...Now, how long before we see your Rolf Spuler or Rick Toone NGD?


I don't think I'd buy a Toone because he hasn't actually built very many guitars, and I wouldnt feel comfortable dropping $$$ with an untested luthier.

Next is a Spalt
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#9
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Tosin plays Toones...how much more testing required?


Also, not like there's a ton o Teuffels out there, either.
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#10
Man awesome, saw a video of an 8 string one the other day.
I'd love to actually play one of these things man. Looks awesome!
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#12
Ew. Ewewewewew. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

HNGD if you like it though!
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#13
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Ew. Ewewewewew. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.



BOO this man


kidding, I totes think it's hideous too
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#14
??????????? i dont even know what i am looking at. what are those circles on your guitar? crop circles?
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#16
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BOO this man


kidding, I totes think it's hideous too


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#17
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My left thumb sees that and gets sad.


Perhaps its owner will discover technique that does not require wrapping around the neck.
#18
There's a guitar one does not see very often! HNGD! Enjoy it!
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#19
That is strangely awesome. I want it.
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#20
ive been youtube the birdfish model. it looks AWESOME. it also looks about 15,000 bucks. so, its basically a work of art / rich mans toy. no doubt that its awesome in every way. i would love a lot of the features...
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#22
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My left thumb sees that and gets sad.


haha yeah this


that's an atrociously hideous instrument. HNGD though, i guess
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#23
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much like my Strandberg although even more so.


You got this one AND a Strandberg?

I envy you
#26
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#27
Is that thing a guitar, or some sort of alien weapon?

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#29
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Is that thing a guitar, or some sort of alien weapon?

HNGD!



Now that you said it I can totally imagine this guitar in some scifi B-movie.


HNGD though.

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#30
Not my cup of tea, but HNGD man
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#31
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Headless guitars move my fretting hand pretty far to the right when they're hanging in the strap. They move the entire playing surface that direction, come to think of it. I'm not sure that works for me if I'm playing above the 12th fret. I've begun to notice where my hands naturally fall with the various guitars I have, and what obstacles are in the way of getting to the higher frets; I was wondering why some guitars seem to be more comfortable for lead work, others for cowboy chords.

I'm not sure that I understand why a guitar with a given scale would ignore the laws of physics and "maintain excellent tension" when downtuning. I think you're in Honeymoon Phase <G>. I've tried this with the similar (except in body shape) Carvin Holdsworth Headless (25.5" scale) and found it seems to be pretty standard in that respect.
#32
You realize things like headstock angle, hardware, etc...affect perceived string tension too right?
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#33
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You realize things like headstock angle, hardware, etc...affect perceived string tension too right?


I realize that if you have a trapeze tailpiece and a headstock where there's considerable string length, your string may stretch a bit more, and if that's what you're talking about, then yes, I've realized that for several decades. That's about the end of it.

But this guitar is roughly identical in "string tension perception" to a blocked Floyd or a locked-down Kahler. It's also pretty much identical to any other headless, so I'm not seeing anything special there. You still have a floppy string when you drop the tension far enough to tune down with a skinny gauge.

I love the graphic design elements of the guitar; I'd like to know about its usability in terms of control use, if you'd like to review that. I've personally preferred guitars that allow you to reach out with your pinky and do volume swells. I've even had an LP modified to move a volume control closer to the bridge/bridge pickup for this, and I've swapped out knobs occasionally to speeds or to the Ibanez rubber-grippy speed-type from the smooth witch's hat style to facilitate that. I'm curious how those low-profile knobs do, and how easily they can be maneuvered...

Could you give us a tour of the controls (hopefully I haven't missed it somewhere else in the thread)?
#35
I'm not big on the shape, but it is cool. I really like the birdfish.

Doesn't the way the body connects to the neck like that kinda kill some upper fret access? I mean, I like to have my thumb over the top of the neck, but I guess if you don't its not really a problem then.
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#37
Wow, that looks really unique! (Stating the bloody obvious, derp)

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#38
You don't do many bends on higher frets? It's strange to me to think about not having my thumb over the neck on giant high fret bends. It's cool looking, it's not anything I would buy but congrats, it's definitely something different. It looks very well made and probably plays great.
#39
i was almost hoping i'd open this and see the one pickup Tesla 7 that was stolen from Messe last week

HNGD dude, shit looks sick.

And Tueffels aren't plentiful, but people who know their shit (and have a lot of money) have them.

For example, Hans Zimmer's studio: