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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Danno, Aug 7, 2014.
Cheap Tele fever. Only one cure...
rondo is entering the belt-sander relic world, eh?
still, cool guit
There's a Strat there for $80 too- http://www.rondomusic.com/eg462sb.html What I like about them is they have nearly the right headstock!
and a 1 3/4" thick body!
To make the relic job complete, play it after doing yard work, pulling weeds, mowing weed eating, etc...No washing up before playing it.
That is mighty tempting for the cost of a dinner out.....
I've got a nice Tele neck that would go great with that. Hmm,
Anyone bought one of these yet? I'm giving it some serious consideration.
At $90 a pop what's to think about?
They're gettin' hip to the fact that they sell the Epiphone Valve Junior of Telecasters. You can't beat the dirt cheap price and you're gonna change pickups anyway, right?
I ignored Rondo for years. Then one day their setup guy's Champion 600 blew up. I went over there and picked it up. I was surprised. Gasoline is four times more expensive than it was when I was a kid but $100 guitars are four times better than they used to be. I'm talkin' stuff like "lawsuit" Ibanez guitars, maybe vintage Cort or Westone although they're not all in the same category. Rondo's hardware and setup is way better than cheap guitars of days gone by. Dare I say it? Their stuff is probably better than mid- '70s Fender.
If that's the same RW neck shape that comes on Rondo's Douglas P90 guit (no skunk stripe), it's a pretty good neck shape/thickness already. I like this one for the cream color & RW board. Kurt doesn't really have an assortment of RW T-type guits.
Much better pic angle doesn't have the photo washed out.
I found my Bday present this week.
I think that headstock on the tele would look good with a vulture or eagle head painted on.... The tip looks like a curves eagle beak... Hahaha
I wish he would post a picture with an angle that shows the jack plate.
I'll let you know soon enough clubber. Mine's on the way.
I'm almost certain it's prob the inexpensive oval shape that comes with all his SX/Douglas bottom feeders.
Good idea with the bird beak on the headstock. I might have to put a Hawkeye logo up there as a home state homage.
Btw- Kurt says there's more T types on the way when I asked about a specific models.
There's 19 different T-Styles at this time, not too shabby of an assortment, but I think there could be a better selection. I currently see six Hadean EG-491s, Surf Green, Cream Antiquity, Ivory, Black and Natural. The Antiquity being the only Rosewood FB. There is on SX Furrian in CAR and one HH 3TS. There's one Douglas TL-100 in Natural with a Rosewood FB. There's two Douglas Gravitie WM-1s (HH) Black and CAR. Seven Douglas Gravities Semi-Hollows of various styles and colors. An SX Taurus Natural. There's an Agile TC-625 in CAR and A TC-625 Semi-Hollow in Transparent Brown.
Though I wouldn't turn any of them down, if offered to me for free, the one that I would like to get at this time is the Surf Green EG-491. Yeah it's one of the cheapest ones, but with some work I think they can be pretty decent. I see it becoming my Faux Cabronita, with a set of Gretsch FilterTrons. If I can get another Cheap Humbucker routed T-Style, other than the SX Furrian HH, I'll try my GFS Memphis RetroTrons in it. The Retrotrons didn't sound quite right to me in my Furrian HH, which now has a set of Epiphone Alnico Classics. The three T-Styles I have now have been modded to sounding and playing really good.
Oval jack plate? Pickguard mounted pickup? 22 fret board? Listen, for $90, I expect vintage correct.
Actually, I like the headstock shape. It's obviously designed to spend a little time with a sanding block.
Jack Plate might be square....
I found a similar Tele-style guitar on EBay that looks suspiciously like a Hadean EG-491 - shares price point and many other features judging from photos of the two. This one has "Stedman" on the headstock and the jack plate is square....=
My curiosity is over the top here though - and I already ordered the Antiquity model from Rondo - along with a set of Bill & Becky Keystones to go in it - both should be here next week.
Yeah, I was asking specifically about the double-bounds. I was hoping/expecting he would get more eventually. I mean, if your sold out, that means they sell, right? Kurt's response was they'll return in August & September, with more models. I'm hoping a few more colors?
That even has a tummy route. The Antiquity still has the advantage with the ashtray, imo.
That's gonna be a sweet tele guitaruji with the Keystones added. I have a variety of pickups to choose here. I'm thinking this whole Area T config I have in a box.