Hello from Arizona

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Classicrock, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Classicrock

    Classicrock TDPRI Member

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    Hello, New member here, old guy, 57 but have been playing guitar and bass since I was 15. I have a few guitars and basses but just acquired my first Tele in many years and got totally hooked. Within a couple of weeks I now have 2 of them. I really like to mod and work on guitars and Tele's seem the perfect platform for that plus I just love the way they feel and play.

    My first was a Partscaster I picked up in a used guitar store. Body is a repro of a 62 Custom 3 color sunburst double bound. It has high end components body of unknown origin neck is a 2016 MIM 60's classic.
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    I like this one just the way it is but being a modification freak I needed another to play with. I traded another guitar to a friend for this one. It's a 1996 MIK VN6 Squire gold logo Midnight Wine.

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  2. intensely calm

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    Very nice guitars, welcome!
     
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  3. howardlo

    howardlo Tele-Holic

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    Welcome to the forum! Great looking guitars! Teles are addicting (and great).
     
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  4. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Nice toys ,welcome aboard , enjoy and scout arround , ask tons of questions

    BTW you are only old if you say you are , I refuse .......its a trap!
     
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  5. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    Howdy from Fort Worth, Texas!

    Those are good looking instruments! Do you have other guitars in your “herd”? We love pictures of people’s guitarsenals...Amps, too!
     
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  6. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome!....my #1 is (originally) a 1993 Korean made Fender Squier....although (as many here are probably tired of hearing me say) the only original parts remaining are the (refinished) body, switch and switch plate, and the strap buttons.Pickups and bridge have been changed out four or five times each, neck (Warmoth) once, tuners, pickguard, even added a middle pickup and mini-toggle to activate it. It's EXACTLY where I want it now.....until I get the urge to change something again. ;)
    I especially like your second picture!
     
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  7. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Nice pair of guitars there! Welcome from NY.

    - D
     
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  8. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  9. cottonmike

    cottonmike Tele-Meister

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    Welcome from Yuma!

    Lovely Tele's.
     
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  10. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice! Welcome.
     
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  11. bcorig

    bcorig Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Great looking guitars! Welcome.
    I hate it when my ceiling fan gets in the picture.
    Last Summer after playing for 52 years I bought my first Tele. I know exactly how you feel.
     
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  12. Classicrock

    Classicrock TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the welcomes all. I’m sure I’ll have lots of questions and input. I'm mostly a night poster as I still work a day job. My other electric guitars are an Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor, and two of my creations. One is a highly modified and refinished Brownsville Super Strat style guitar I refer to as the Paisley P90. I did the finish with a fabric top and epoxy resin A'La Texas Toast Guitars and got the inspiration from their Youtube vids. The second is a complete homebuild with a Warmoth neck. My version of what I think a Les Paul should be. With a proper 25.5" scale length and only 2 control knobs. SD SH2 ande SH4 pickup combo.

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    As far as amps are concerned I have a 94 Peavey tweed Classic 30 I bought new and has been My club workhorse since then. I also have a Roland Jazz Chorus 55 I use almost strictly with the Joe Pass and I have a Boss Katana 50 I mostly use for recording.
     
  13. Anita Bonghit

    Anita Bonghit Tele-Meister

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    Greetings from Colorado !!
     
  14. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome, neighbor!

    I must say that Midnight Wine is the one that piques my interest! Sa-weet!

    And as for modding... nothing better than a Tele. Once I discovered how nice Teles are and how easy it is to put together a really fine Tele on your own, I'm up to eleven now... and a left-over body that's probably going to be receiving a neck one day. (I love to mod them!)
     
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  15. Classicrock

    Classicrock TDPRI Member

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    Thanks, yep the color on that one will catch your eye from across the room. I have no Idea why Fender didn't do more in that color. It also has a cream colored pick guard which really sets it off.
    The only thing about that guitar that I'm not thrilled with is the fretboard. From what the specs I can find say it should be a 9.5" radius however this is the flattest Fender fretboard I've ever come across. Some of the MIK's back then could have a 12" radius which I'm supposing this should be, however measured with a Stew Mac radius gauge it measures at 14" radius. Unless it was at some point re-fretted and the the fret board sanded down, I don't know how it got like this. Oh well... Warmoth here I come!
     
  16. DonM

    DonM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Greetings.
     
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  17. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
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  18. rghill

    rghill Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Welcome! Arizona is a big state, which part are you from?
     
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  19. Classicrock

    Classicrock TDPRI Member

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    I'm Down South of the Metro in Maricopa. If your ever over Mesa way there's a little used guitar store called Zimm's on Guadelupe and Dobson. That's where both of these Tele's came from and is a great place just to hang out.
     
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  20. swany

    swany Tele-Meister

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    Welcome from the rocky mountains of Colorado, I really like that midnight wine squire!
     
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