Jack Barakat’s American Professional Deluxe ShawBucker Telecasters were custom-built built by Billy Siegle, artist relations manager at . The guitars themselves are all the same since they have black bodies and maple necks. However, they have different colored pickguards which are red pearloid, anodized gold, turquoise pearloid, blue pearloid, and black. Not only are the pickguards and pickup configurations custom, but the hardware looks as if it is black nickel.
If you notice, the volume knobs are not placed in the exact same position on each pickguard. For instance, the red pickguard has the volume knob positioned where the lower tone knob is normally positioned on a regular American Professional Deluxe ShawBucker Telecaster. On the Telecasters with the turquoise pearloid, blue pearloid, and black pickguards, the volume knobs are placed in between where both tone knobs would normally be positioned. On the Telecaster with the anodized gold pickguard, the position of the volume knob is shifted slightly upward, lining up with the pickguard screws.
The specific types of hardware such as the bridge, knobs, tuning heads, string guide, and pickups, are not featured on regular American Professional Deluxe ShawBucker Telecasters. For instance, the bridges on these specific Telecasters are American Standard Hardtail Strat Bridges because of the saddle types on the bridge. Plus, the types of volume knobs on these guitars are dome knobs, the tuning heads are locking tuners, and the pickups are ShawBucker 2 pickups with black nickel humbucker covers.