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kats

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Nov 25 13 9:11 AM

My favorite Tele (so far after 35 years of tryin').

This is one was made in the custom
shop for the Fender Road show. It toured for about 3 years until I got my hands on it. The neck is the best playing Fender neck I've personally played - ever. It sounds really good as well (not extra special or anything, but really good) although I really like the "twisted Tele" neck pup which is "stratish" over a stock Tele neck.

The playability is what takes the cake for me though. And I like the colour.

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ccash

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Nov 25 13 9:58 AM

This is my main squeeze.

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Whoever can tell me what model it is will win a lovely picture of a broken SM58 emailed directly to them!
Hint: "its kinda rare".???????

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johnr

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Nov 25 13 3:12 PM

ccashWhoever can tell me what model it is will win a lovely picture of a broken SM58 emailed directly to them!
Hint: "its kinda rare".???????

'69 Thinline?

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johnwhynot

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Nov 26 13 7:25 PM

Keeping up the theme of firebranded guitars, here is my "Telecaster" which is a collection of parts.

Neck is a Squier of unknown vintage. Broad and loud, easy to play. A fistful.

Body is a Cal Custom, bought at Banjo Center for 5 bucks.

Other parts are collected up, most after the fire event, which destroyed the stuff that was on the guitar at the time. Tuners, nut, frets etc are fire survivors.

On the back of the neck, note the slightly lighter spot about a third of the way down.  That's where the guitar was leaning against my old desk.

The fingerboard around the first 2 frets or so is actually slightly scalloped by the heat. The neck is not just sooty - it's scorched. The strat in the other thread is mostly covered in soot - I sprayed a bunch of layers of light varathane so as to stabilize and preserve it. Soot is very oily… you can't really "finish it" - just hopefully seal it up enough to prevent rubbing off. This guitar was actually scorched - the black areas are verging on charcoal - the finish that was on there blackened in the heat.

The "tele" was not much good before the fire.  John Carruthers saw it afterward and for the cost of a couple of pickups (Duncan Vintage something or others) and a setup he very kindly "restored" the guitar, possibly not realizing it was not so great before.

Now it is a very enjoyable, very playable and absolutely unique-looking guitar. My main stage axe. 


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mcallister

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Nov 27 13 2:57 PM

I have don't have one, I'm a bass player. But back in '85 or '86 I picked up a '52 Tele bass. All original. Wood saddles. SN: 0220. I gigged with it once or twice, but tonally it wasn't the best, and the neck wasn't all that straight. Three years later I sold it so I could by an L-series Jazz bass. I got a little more than I paid for it, but not much more.
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Years later I was back in So Cal and my mom took me by the Fender museum in Fullerton. They had a trio of Tele basses.
Me: Hey. I used to own that.
Mom: Really? You had a bass like that one?
Me: No. I had that one.

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spiritwalker

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Nov 27 13 9:58 PM

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Not really a tele, not really a strat

This is a guitar that my father and I put together in 1984. 
The body has a small arm contour as well as a tummy one.


My fathers name was Alec, I call this guitar The Alecaster

Tele bridge and two strat pick-ups
Tele Neck
Strat electronics
Kahler bridge filled in and replace by solid brass plate.
I think the wood is Ash but can't say for sure.
 

OK it's cold here

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ccash

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Nov 28 13 6:03 AM

johnr
ccashWhoever can tell me what model it is will win a lovely picture of a broken SM58 emailed directly to them!
Hint: "its kinda rare".???????

'69 Thinline?

Nope.

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ccash

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Nov 28 13 6:19 AM

And now for something completely different.....

The "Privycaster" by Dismal Ax.


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"The Privycaster takes its name from that ubiquitous rural comfort station known as the outhouse, as well as the iconic guitar from whence its shape is derived. It features a 25.5" or 25" scale bolt on neck with 21 or 22 frets and inline headstock; a thin weathered wood top with crescent moon cutout on a chambered solid body, a tailpiece made from an iron strap hinge, and soapbar pickups for proper hygiene. Pickguards and control plates can be made from license plates, rusty tin, old metal signs or boxes, etc."

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crazydoc

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Nov 28 13 2:19 PM

Not a Tele, but in keeping with the scatological turn this thread is taking, here's a square neck resophonic I made a few years ago dubbed the Crappernator.

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ktownson

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Nov 29 13 1:12 PM

Ran across this pic while digging through some folders. Steve Morse's original tele/strat/whatever.

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"Kerry fixed the stereo, and now it doesn't work." (My six-year-old sister)

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spiritwalker

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Mar 5 17 6:34 PM

To continue wih Tele pics

Here's a picture of the Alecaster II
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My father Alec cut out three ash tele bodies. We finished one together (see the picture earlier in this thread) before he passed away in 1996.
I worked with a luthier in Vancouver named Nicole Alonsiac to finish off the second body.

Two Strat and one Tele pickups (Fender noisless)
Strat controls - one volume two tones, 5 position switch and Strat output
Bigsby B16 whammy bar with a Graphtech Resomax bridge
Nitro finish on a chambered body with a three colour sunburst
Warmoth neck with vintage finish
Cream binding and a tummy cut

It still needs a decal on the headstock

This one will be passed to the next generation.

 

OK it's cold here

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chance

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Mar 5 17 9:16 PM

mcallister wrote:
I have don't have one, I'm a bass player. But back in '85 or '86 I picked up a '52 Tele bass. All original. Wood saddles. SN: 0220. I gigged with it once or twice, but tonally it wasn't the best, and the neck wasn't all that straight. Three years later I sold it so I could by an L-series Jazz bass. I got a little more than I paid for it, but not much more.
- - - -
Years later I was back in So Cal and my mom took me by the Fender museum in Fullerton. They had a trio of Tele basses.
Me: Hey. I used to own that.
Mom: Really? You had a bass like that one?
Me: No. I had that one.

I thought the Tele bass was introduced in 68 or 69. I remember because I left Chicago and moved to Boston in 68 and bought a new Tele bass from Manny's and from what I was told, it was the "first" of the Tele series of basses. Did your bass say "Telecaster" on the head? Solid mapel neck? I remember once removing the neck and verifying the numbers stamped into the end of the neck

Chance Pataki The Musicians Workshop www.the-musicians-workshop.com musicians.workshop@gte.net

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