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Douglas Telecaster?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by zxcv, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. zxcv

    zxcv TDPRI Member

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    Dec 25, 2008
    SW MO
    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).

    James
     
  2. bowlfreshener

    bowlfreshener Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    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.

    Here's a link with more info:
    http://www.saein.co.kr/
     
  3. blueshawk1

    blueshawk1 Tele-Meister

    482
    Oct 25, 2007
    Upstate NY
    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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  5. B Valley

    B Valley Tele-Afflicted

    May 19, 2008
    Glendale, Az
    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?
     
  6. I dig mine and have bought a couple for folks for presents....

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

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    Getbent ............. is that the one that started out like this?

    ......[​IMG]
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. ba614

    ba614 Banned

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    Nov 22, 2008
    Jackson, Tennessee
    jwells .... that top is a beauty!
     
  10. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    Not mine............ it's from the Rondo Music website.
     
  11. diffeecult

    diffeecult Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2008
    Hot Springs, AR
  12. zxcv

    zxcv TDPRI Member

    18
    Dec 25, 2008
    SW MO
    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
     
  13. dqami

    dqami Tele-Holic

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    Feb 11, 2004
    It puzzles me that Douglas would put a nice Wilkinson bridge on the tele but make it a top loader.
     
  14. 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....
     
  15. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

    Aug 13, 2007
    ME
    That one keeps catching my eye, too.......bet it would look good with a mint or parchment guard.
     
  16. andrewtrucker

    andrewtrucker NEW MEMBER!

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    Jul 5, 2016
    astoria queens
    dont be afraid of it or off bands sure if its a crappy guitar be afraid in the recent past ten years low priced guitars are decent . in the old days thhey werent . i have the douglas tele and its super cool for $159 wow very nice and worth it .you only need the good stuff if you are a pro. im a pro and i even like the cheap stuff especially to play out . this way you have less worries you only really need the good stuff for madison square garden in a pub this gitar rocks out
     
  17. callasabra

    callasabra Tele-Meister

    326
    Apr 11, 2016
    USA
    I have one and love it. For the price it is great. The bridge is not the greatest quality but the rest of the guitar is.
    I recommend it.
     
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