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Anyone have or try Welch Guitars?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by muzicmaken, Oct 25, 2011.

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  1. muzicmaken

    muzicmaken Tele-Holic

    Apr 8, 2011
    Wheelersburg, Ohio
    These are some fine looking guitars....

    You Won't believe the prices.......

    Model - TS-Deluxe (Twang Slinger)
    Construction - Bolt on neck
    Body - USA Alder
    Neck - 1 piece USA Maple, Abolone dot markers, 21 fret, Satin finish / or /
    1 piece USA Maple with rosewood fretboard, dot markers, 21 fret, Satin finish
    Pickups - Wilkinson vintage voiced, Alnico magnets
    Controls - 1 volume , 1 tone , 3 way switch
    Hardware - Vintage style 6 saddle bridge, Vintage style button tuners
    Finish -Gloss lacquer
    Scale length - 648mm
    String - D' addario
    Color - Vintage Aqua

    I read the neck radius is 9"...








  2. Highway1fan

    Highway1fan Tele-Meister

    Oct 10, 2011
    Like this? ok just kidding :lol: but I've never heard of them

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  3. muzicmaken

    muzicmaken Tele-Holic

    Apr 8, 2011
    Wheelersburg, Ohio
    lol...that was
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  5. Andyek4

    Andyek4 TDPRI Member

    they look cool, cant find much about them online? where can i get more info/buy one?
  6. muzicmaken

    muzicmaken Tele-Holic

    Apr 8, 2011
    Wheelersburg, Ohio
    You can find more info here

    I am thinking of buying one today. If I get it I'll review it.

    Of course a good modding tele if anything:)

    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  7. So, what are the prices? Not that I'll believe it...
  8. purpletele

    purpletele Friend of Leo's

    I hope this turns out well for you.

    That said there are a few things that bother me.

    The company calls it self : " Manufacturer and IMPORTER of guitars". What is getting imported and what of those are getting the Welch name?

    It does look like they make some tele`s, but the Gibsons look suspect to me. Plus, there are only a few in process shots of guitars being made, and only of bodies in different stages of finishing. One of which looked kind of awful. The blue one with the description "Ash body T-style with standard bridge pickup routing and
    P-90 in The neck position. It should cover it all." That thing is lumpy as heck. Like rattle can lumpy.
  9. It seems obvious to me there are Chinese, right?
  10. brbadg

    brbadg Tele-Holic

    Mar 11, 2008
    So what are the prices? I don't do facebook.Any other info you can give us?
  11. davenumber2

    davenumber2 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 28, 2010
    Columbia, MO
    Maybe another Rondo type place?
  12. muzicmaken

    muzicmaken Tele-Holic

    Apr 8, 2011
    Wheelersburg, Ohio
    Japanese owned and operated company producing in China is what I got.

    The facebook webpage doesn't give any detailed specs...

    They look Classic Vibe quality (from the pictures) Would be a great modding guitar if anything...
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  13. ifallalot

    ifallalot Tele-Holic

    Feb 24, 2012
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I'm probably going to get one at some point to make into an Esquire. I actually like the headstock compared to the other low-price copies.

    The LPs look pretty sweet too, although I think I could get a used Epiphone P90 LP for the same price. I wonder how quality would compare
  14. donrichtele

    donrichtele TDPRI Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    Clearwater, Florida
    I just received my Welch Tele Twang Slinger - silver with black "binding" like Buck Owens and Don Rich. I'll review in-depth and post pictures but overall, meh! Overpriced Squire with a fancy paintjob, fake binding and terrible attention to detail. Has some positives but not many.
  15. spacerock777

    spacerock777 TDPRI Member

    Sucky doing business with

    And thats not all they are! It is really impossible to get a straight answer out of the owner. I was at some point going to be his dealer even started selling for him short term. Wines a lot about not having any dealers but when A dealer like me sells for him he does not acknowledge or care will not pay commission. Workmanship is suspect (never got my demo guitar) made in Korea even offered to send me a free guitar as a demo still waiting on that one. In short run forest BUYER BE WARE is the least warning can give..............:rolleyes::rolleyes:
  16. dronester1

    dronester1 TDPRI Member

    Hi guys, thanks for the input on these, I was considering a Welch Tele because I got one of their Jazz bass copies (VJ-60) on eBay and I really like the bass. I only paid $129 for it because it was "C" stock (had a cracked nut), which cost me all of $25 to fix at my local independent guitar repair shop. I'll just go with my original plan, which was to replace my Squier Classic Vibe 50s Tele in Butterscotch (w/ the Alnico 5s). I had to sell it to pay bills in an emergency, but Guitar Center raped me. I loved that guitar, though, and to me, it felt better than most of the MIM Telecasters I have played. After I replaced the bridge with a Graph-Tech after-market setup, it was sweet.
  17. Chris S.

    Chris S. Asst. Admin Staff Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Near TELE-Town (Wash. DC)
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