Greetings from San Diego!

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by snorville, May 8, 2019.

  1. snorville

    snorville TDPRI Member

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    Hello all! I'm a relatively new player having picked up guitar for the first time less than two years ago, shortly after my son was born. I was looking for an artistic/creative outlet and guitar was calling.

    My wife supported my cause and bought me a strat for my birthday that year. Since then, I've also acquired a used Seagull acoustic (which I bought specifically to take with me to Vegas during work trips last fall), an American Standard Tele that had essentially been sitting in a closet since 2001, and a couple of amps.

    I feel that my instruments are light years ahead of my skills, so I am just trying to practice daily to become the best guitarist I can be and have fun. Eventually I hope to be worthy of my instruments. I took some some private lessons to help get started, but have taken a break from those for the last 6 months and have been focusing a lot on Justin Guitar.

    I'm really excited for the Tele, which I just picked up last week! The original 3-ply parchment pickguard had some discoloration underneath the original model/feature sticker, so I swapped it out with a tortoise shell guard when cleaning it up and restringing it. Black wouldn't have been my first choice for a tele, but I love it all the same.

    Before:

    After clean up and a new pickguard:
     
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
    Nice Tele!
     
  3. audiopablo

    audiopablo Tele-Meister

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    welcome!!!
     
  4. DonM

    DonM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Greetings; like your Tele.
     
  5. 2 Headed Goat

    2 Headed Goat Tele-Afflicted

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    Hiya! Congrats on your tele - nice touch with the tort.
    Justin's a Fab teacher.
     
  6. EddieLocrian

    EddieLocrian Tele-Afflicted

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    Good for you!
    Howdy and I do love the Tele btw.
     
  7. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice! I have a Strat, a Tele, and an acoustic as well.

    Welcome.
     
  8. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
  9. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Welcome
     
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    That's a beauty, welcome aboard!
     
  11. wblynch

    wblynch Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    What? From San Diego and no Taylor? :)
     
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    Welcome!.....and for what it's worth, tortoise pickguards have been established to actually improve tone. Established by whom you may ask? Why....ME, of course! ;)
     
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    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  14. Anita Bonghit

    Anita Bonghit Tele-Meister

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    Greetings from Colorado !!
     
  15. snorville

    snorville TDPRI Member

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    Since I was purchasing an acoustic to travel with, I almost bought a new GS Mini when I came across a used Seagull S6 for a few hundred less. I felt more at peace spending less knowing it was going to be in the trunk of my car or an overhead bin several times over the following month. It's a fine guitar. The nut width did take some getting used to, though.
     
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  16. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold!

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    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome aboard and keep playing!
     
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    Welcome from Downunder.:)
     
  19. Nubs

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    I love this statement & I'm gonna steal it. Oh yeah, welcome from Houston.
     
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