Nice job Colt!
And your messy accident may have started a new relicing craze ...
for those wanting to experience the guitars of the Mafia hitmen of the 1950's and 60's, now there's the blood-spattered "Wiseguy-caster".
Be the first one on your block to own a Telecaster neck just like the one rumored to have been used to beat Jimmy Hoffa to death (now THAT'S one tought Tele)...blood stains and all!
In the days before DNA gathering, a Tele left no distinguishing marks that could be traced back to the murder weapon. And the hitman could carry one unconcealed and have an alibi at the same time ("But Officer, I was on my way to Mulberry Street in Brooklyn to play in my country band, 'Guido and the Buckaroos', so it couldn't have been me that whacked that guy! You like Merle Haggard? Fuggedaboutit!")
However, REAL Wiseguys would label you a wannabe and say that you should get the bloodstains on your guitar neck the old fashioned way... by being a "made" guy.
Speaking like Joe Pesci might get you some credibility, though.
I heard a rumor that for the Godfather movie, Coppola originally wanted Pauly the informant to get taken care of by Clemenza in the back of the car using a Tele instead of a gun, but legal pressure from Fender caused him to change the scene.
Just think, the immortal line spoken could have been "...leave the Telecaster, take the cannoli."
Well...its better than "Luca Brazzi sleeps with the Esquires."
I spent most of my money on women and beer...the rest I just wasted.
Grand High Exalted Mystic Poobah of the He-Man Woman Haters Club and Silver String Submarine Band (Left-handed Chapter)