Chelsea Hotelecaster

Guitars Made of Legend

Since 1884, Hotel Chelsea has stood as one of New York City's most iconic buildings, located in the heart of Chelsea on 23rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. What makes this building so historic is the many legendary and creative individuals to reside in the hotel throughout its years such as Jimi Hendrix, Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Mark Twain, Jeff Beck, Stanley Kubrick, Leonard Cohen, and so many more. In 2011, the hotel began renovations to bring the building to its former glory.

Dean Gordon, luthier at the hotel's resident Chelsea Guitars shop, salvaged Civil War era pine wood from dumpsters during renovations. These were used to create a limited number of unique guitars coined as Chelsea Hotelecasters.

  • Specifications

    -Blend of vintage and modern construction

    -25.5" scale standard

    -Civil War era Chelsea Hotel pine wood body

    -Stainless steel frets

    -Wide range of hardware and electronics options

    -Premium tonewood neck options

  • Inspiration

    The Hotelecasters are made to embody the rich history of the Chelsea Hotel. Each guitar tells a story of the numerous iconic artists who were guests to the Chelsea Hotel. The Telecaster, one of the most historic guitar designs, best amplifies the voice of the hotel's pine.

Starting at $3650

All of our guitars are one of a kind - we consult with our clients to craft their ideal dream guitar.

Most features are customizable and we encourage customers to contact us to discuss their ideas.

The Chelsea Hotel pine is in very limited quantity, the opportunity to customize your Hotelecaster will not last long.

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