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Old January 10th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Douglas Telecaster?

Does anyone have any experience with a "Douglas" Telecaster? I have a chance to buy one, but hesitate to buy what asppears to be an "off brand" (at least to me).

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Old January 10th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have one of the Burl Ash Top Teles, and I like it a lot. A very nice instrument for the price. They get brought up here from time to time in various SX and Rondo Music related threads, since Rondo Music is one of the few places you can get SX and Douglas Guitars. The Douglas guitars are actually manufactured by a company called Shine Guitars, or Saein Musical Instruments, who are actually a company that Epiphone, Ibanez, and Peavey contract out to make some of their guitars in either Saein's Korea or China based factories.

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http://www.saein.co.kr/
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Old January 10th, 2009, 01:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, like he said, most (not all) Douglas guitars are made by Shine, and the Shine models are definitely nice guitars, I have this one;

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Old January 10th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Rondo sells them for $129.00 to 149.00 new, so keep that in mind before you buy a used one. What's the asking price?
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I dig mine and have bought a couple for folks for presents....

this is my heavily modified douglas... cool guitar!

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Old January 10th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Getbent ............. is that the one that started out like this?

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Old January 10th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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there she be Senor Jack. My nieces still looks like that... you gotta love a 130.00 guitar with a nice wilkinson bridge on it... decent pickups, a great neck and a body that is gorgeous.... my only quibble is the 12" radius which takes a bit to get used to...

Great guitars... if I wasn't working on 3 projects right now, I'd probably be jonesing for one to tweak for a friend....

in other news, I just finished doing some spraying. I am the worst painter in history. Thank god I can solder a bit.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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jwells .... that top is a beauty!
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Old January 10th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not mine............ it's from the Rondo Music website.
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Man, I'm eyeballin' this one pretty hard right now. I better get up and go do something else for a while 'til I get over it.

http://www.rondomusic.com/wf150tbs.html
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B_Valley: Thanks for the heads up about Rondo. The asking price for the guitar I mentioned is $130...........I may just buy a new one.........Then I can get (hopefully) exactly what I want......James
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It puzzles me that Douglas would put a nice Wilkinson bridge on the tele but make it a top loader.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The Wilkinsons were built for precisely that purpose (to be used either way)... nothing wrong with a top loader and putting string through is at least two additional processes... so, it keeps the cost down....
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Man, I'm eyeballin' this one pretty hard right now. I better get up and go do something else for a while 'til I get over it.

http://www.rondomusic.com/wf150tbs.html
That one keeps catching my eye, too.......bet it would look good with a mint or parchment guard.
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