We've customized a lot of instruments over the last few years. A significant number of them were clearly Telecasters®. Aside from customization, we've built a lot of Tele-style guitars. Some were fairly close to the original, but the majority of them featured an original option, unique painting job, or construction method (7 strings, set-in neck, neck through).
Finally, when we discussed making a Tele-style guitar, we decided to go back to its roots in order to achieve the authentic twang of its illustrious predecessor. We kept the unmistakable original spirit but wanted to bring our Wild-TV into the modern era with a vintage-modern design.