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Old March 7th, 2012, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone

I'm an older guy, played professionally for many years and then then only off and on for the past 20 years or so. I'm an old style blues/rock lover...can't seem to shake it....

Sold most of my old gear (1970 Les Paul Custom and more), and recently lent a Mexican strat and P bass to a friend up north, leaving me with a semi- butchered pre-serial number Les Paul junior and a DIY tele of sorts.

The tele, if you call it that, is a homemade job. I taught a cnc course a few years back and we reverse engineered the body from an early 60's tele. I ended up cutting one out of solid mahogany, bought a mighty m maple neck, all gold hardware (stewmac) and a pair of SD P90-2's.

I just rewired it for some interesting sounds, including settings that combine the 2 single coil pu's into one giant humbucker, including series/parallel and in and out of phase modes.

Just love the sounds from it, even if it isn't an actual true tele.

Here's a picture of it if anyone is interested.



I'm really liking how this baby plays and sounds....super low action and sounds sweet thru a little Cube 40 xl

I look forward to checking out what everyone here is up to...!!

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Old March 7th, 2012, 01:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the warm welcome!!

I look forward to checking things out.....
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Old March 7th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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welcome from Oregon. love the mahogany look
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Welcome, great looking git!! You're still a pup
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Old March 8th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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With all the definitions and variations in models now, both from Fender, and from "T-type" guitar makers....that's defintiely a Tele and looks great! Must be fun getting back into it!.
I knew 5 out of the 7 classic chords in High School and could also play Barre chords, (both E & A form), and played in a basement band from '71-'74. I didn't pick up a guitar again until my son's guitar lessons in '06. If nothing else, now I at least know more chords.
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Thanks again for all the compliments and warm welcomes!!

Love the guitar and the pads on my fingers are hurting...which means that I'm playing again!!
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Welcome, hope you enjoy it here.

I am about your age, I quit in 1992, and started back about 2008 or so, big mistake to quit playing, I've never regained my past abilities.

I've just recently quit playing again (arthritis dictates what I can do now), but it doesn't change my love for music.
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I too am just getting back into it after 10 years off!..what was I thinking?..lol.
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