Great genius arrives unannounced and takes us by surprise, bestowing wonder and gifts to those who share the same or a future place in time. Sir Isaac Newton is one such visionary. Overwhelmingly, he is regarded to be the most influential scientist who ever lived. His accomplishments in physics, mathematics and optics alone laid the foundations for modern science as we still know it today, literally revolutionizing our understanding of the world.
And yet great genius is many times not always aware of its own grandeur or the vastness of its contribution. Newton said this of himself, “I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
As it seems, he was just naturally responding to the direction of his inner voice and simply taking the apparent next step. If this is true then we must all possess a vastness of untapped genius and it will become manifest as we learn to listen. Neither acclaim nor magnitude is the judge of value, for who can say what your contribution will mean to the quality of another’s life.
There is someone else whose genius could be considered utterly irrefutable as well. Someone who was able to clearly see the mystic vision of a shimmering Sage Green Metallic finish highlighting the elegant swooping curves of a T-Classic’s traditional single cut-away body for the very first time. And this groundbreaking conceptual image didn’t stop there as it moved fearlessly into previously uncharted visual territory with the realization of what a wholly different and awe inspiring look could be derived by dramatically contrasting this coveted color with a solid Black Pickguard. In one magnificent move, this T-Classic became a complete departure from its now legendary cousin—The Classic in Sage Green Metallic, with an Aged White pickguard.
The T-Classic delivers its chosen Alder tonality with a forceful pronunciation as the solid body announces itself with no regrets. The maple neck’s contribution is to trim and tighten the farthest reaches of the frequency range, offering only purely useable tones in the midst of a band setting. Hum-abatement is furnished by way of the SD pickups, that make their home in the neck and middle positions, while bridge single coil pickup inflections ring true with the dulcet and articulate responding TV3.
And since we are still on the subject of true genius, who do you imagine has the wisdom and foresight to quite possibly end up with this moving manifestation of Telegnosis?
When Brian Harris of Charley’s Guitar Shop in Dallas, Texas, was asked from where his tireless inspiration comes, he once again quoted Isaac Newton by explaining, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” And continuing, he also quoted Fig Newton by reiterating, “A kid’ll eat the middle of an Oreo first and save the chocolate cookie outside for last.”
Now that is true genius!
• MODEL: – T Classic
• FINISH: – Sage Green Metallic
• BODY WOOD: – Alder
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: – Maple
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard
• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch
• FRETS: – Heavy
• BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge
• TUNING GEAR: – Locking
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• PICKGUARD: – Black
• NECK PICKUP: – SD1R
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SD1
• BRIDGE PICKUP: – TV3
• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Add-Bridge Push/Pull Switch
• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A
• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: –Charley’s Guitar Shop/Dallas, Texas