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Cool custom tele coming to NAMM

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by warrent, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. jvin248

    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI

    I was thinking chaps. The inappropriate cowboy kind. Removing that pickguard would make for a spectacular guitar.

    The flame neck should be the same gloss level as the body, either gloss the neck up or satinize the body, they just need to match.

    I'm curious about that neck pickup and the wiring/switching scheme. Details details. Please!


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  2. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Whoever dreamed that guitar up was having a nightmare.:eek:
     
  3. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    Can’t understand why so many people here hate the guard.

    I think it’s fantastic, the way it frames the bridge and Bigsby.

    Good luck finding a replacement in the future, though.
     
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  4. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    You’re right! I now see the reflections in the first photo too!

    I was using my phone before, but now I see it on my pad.
     
  5. d barham

    d barham Tele-Meister

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    Aug 10, 2018
    Halfway, MO
    Looks kind of retro. I like it. I'd play it.
     
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  6. Ydwen Jones

    Ydwen Jones TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    70
    Jan 2, 2019
    Amsterdam
    Hmmm, I don't know. I mean it's a pretty cool looking guitar and I like the color combination. But I just love the classic Tele looks. And this is just really, really different....:confused:
     
  7. Lefty Addams

    Lefty Addams Tele-Afflicted

    May 6, 2012
    England
    Something that ugly and for a gazillion bucks, some sap will buy it though.
     
  8. juberstudent

    juberstudent TDPRI Member

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    Jan 22, 2017
    CA Central Coast
    Not my cup o’meat in the looks department, but I’d like to hear that foil pickup. Do you know at which booth he’s displaying?
     
  9. rarebreed

    rarebreed Tele-Holic

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Louisville,KY
    DITTO !
     
  10. warrent

    warrent Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 15, 2009
    toronto
    Fender Custom Shop Booth
     
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  11. Tim S

    Tim S Tele-Holic

    610
    Oct 27, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Or The Butterface. :D
     
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  12. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Maybe, but I really doubt it is.

    Bravo Dennis!

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    I'm awfully hard to please when it comes to "New Tele Permutations" but this finished work just pulls me in like little else has lately. I'm scared of bad Bigsby intallations but get out of my way and let me try this one!! :^)
     
  13. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Call me a sap, but at least when you lay your credit card down on it, when people see it later they will go "Oh, those are expensive aren't they?" So many ultra expensive guitars look almost exactly like ones selling for $ 600 and I'm not going to pay big dollars for those. If nothing else I can make those myself from available parts (and patience and a good work station).

    This guitar is enough of a one of a kind, that your money buys something you may not be able to get any other way. The danger would be, what if it caught on and somehow became a much less expensive production model? Somehow I think its Exclusivity would survive.

    I don't care if 95% of you guys THINK you don't like this now. In 4 years your opinions will be different.
     
  14. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Thanks for the Thread!

    I just got back into (memphis area) but I wish I could go.
     
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  15. wblynch

    wblynch Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Apr 24, 2017
    California USA
    I like it but it seems to be missing its resonator!
     
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  16. archiemax

    archiemax Tele-Meister

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    Oct 11, 2016
    Phoenix AZ
    Hmmmm.…...That's just way too much pickguard if you ask me; it's covering up what looks like a very nice wood grain.
     
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