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Bono's new Tele....

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by sunkidd, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. sunkidd

    sunkidd Tele-Holic

    774
    Mar 17, 2003
    San Diego
    My son-in-law, Paul Waller, Master Builder in the Fender Custom Shop, Corona, Ca. built this Tele for Bono a few weeks ago...
    He can be seen using it on stage now with U2... the pickguard was removed....Paul guesses that maybe he felt that it was in the way... it was raised a little..[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Paul at my house last nite with the new White Falcon carved top Tele![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Omiewise65

    Omiewise65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Aug 15, 2009
    Bavarian Iller Delta
    Wow ! You leave me speechless looking at your great pics .
    Fantastic looking guitars !
    Your son-in-law must be a genius , congrats on this !
    Good for your collection to have a CS masterbuilder in your own family circle , isn't it ?
     
  3. Big Steve

    Big Steve Tele-Holic

    707
    Apr 24, 2006
    Wow, those are some nice looking rockabily guitars.
     
  4. davenumber2

    davenumber2 Friend of Leo's

    Sep 28, 2010
    Columbia, MO
    I'd say your daughter made a wise choice.
     
  5. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
  6. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    What are the controls? 2 vol, 1 tone, pu selector and master vol on the horn? I'm now diggin' green teles! One of those finished in the two tone anniversary model green would be cool too. Or Too Cool!
     
  7. DOGMA Dunn

    DOGMA Dunn Friend of Leo's

    Mar 2, 2011
    Reno
    Very classic artsy guitar. I like the knobs.
     
  8. ESQUIRE JR

    ESQUIRE JR Tele-Meister

    251
    Mar 8, 2010
    TX
    Kool! Has somewhat of a Gretsch look to it.
     
  9. Cpt.Blues

    Cpt.Blues TDPRI Member

    60
    Apr 16, 2008
    Moorpark, CA
    That green "Gretsch" looking Tele is the nicest looking guitar I've seen a awhile. Thanks for sharing the photos with us
     
  10. sunkidd

    sunkidd Tele-Holic

    774
    Mar 17, 2003
    San Diego
    It should have a very Gretsch look to it....
    It is a Gretsch White Falcon.... Tele style...
    fully hand built, handcarved hollowbody... and with the Gretsch hardware, also inlay motifs in ebony fretboard are White Falcon, TV Jones Classic Filtertrons...etc...
    Hard to see in photos but the double binding is the sparkle orange/gold color...
     
  11. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    55
    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX

    This was obviously some sort of arranged marriage.. I mean what guitar playing dad out there wouldn't want his daughter to marry a guy that makes custom shop guitars. I'm sure the dowry helped too. WTG dad!
     
  12. kderma321

    kderma321 Tele-Meister

    125
    Apr 7, 2009
    boston
    I'm really digging these Gretsch inspired Tele's.

    Dark green is seldom seen on guitars but very classy with the right hardware.
     
  13. IronFeliks

    IronFeliks TDPRI Member

    I've always wanted to put a finger rest on a Tele, this only proves that it is an awesome look!!!!


    James
     
  14. TucsonTele

    TucsonTele Tele-Meister

    385
    Dec 2, 2010
    in the moment
    If you would have had twins you could have married the other off to someone at the Gibson custom shop and covered all the bases :lol:
     
  15. Swampash&Tweed

    Swampash&Tweed Friend of Leo's

    Jun 22, 2011
    South Florida
    Nice! reminds me of my RS that I have for sale here.

    TV Jones in a tele platform KILLS!!
     
  16. Rolling Estonian

    Rolling Estonian Friend of Leo's

    Aug 23, 2009
    Bethesda, MD.
    Beautiful guitar! It's amazing how lives cross and pass. Some get lucky..... That's awesome!

    M
     
  17. tooncaster

    tooncaster Tele-Afflicted

    May 16, 2010
    Portlandia
    That's pretty sweet. HNGD, Bono! :)
     
  18. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

    Wow.

    Me want.
     
  19. BucksStudent

    BucksStudent Banned

    707
    Sep 24, 2010
    Georgia
    I still don't understand the functions of pickguards... My picks are made of a plastic material; not acid.

    I bet that sounds sooooo good, though. It almost makes me want to buy a post-Joshua Tree U2 album. Almost, but not quite. I'll take the guy's guitar any day, though - For the price of one of his CDs.
     
  20. pjholland

    pjholland Tele-Holic

    533
    May 1, 2009
    Minneesota
    Nice. I love green, makes me want a John Deere inspired tele!
     
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