Hello from Colorado

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by jbrowning, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. jbrowning

    jbrowning TDPRI Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm from Colorado and been playing off and on for about 30'ish years. Was laid off from work on New Years Eve and decided to pick up the guitar again to keep myself busy. Luckily I had my two acoustic guitars to practice on. Then a friend gave me his old Squier/Strat that he wasn't using anymore and I started playing around with that. Then I picked up a few 3 asst. Squier Strats for $40.00 or less each to learn how to work on. They all turned out to be ok. I learned how to solder pickups correctly, adjust the truss rod, string height and intonation. So then I picked up a little Epiphone Les Paul Special II for $40.00 (are you seeing a trend here $40.00 guitars are my weakness) the guy was very unhappy with the guitar because the bridge pickup never worked and the neck pickup worked only part of the time. I brought it home and found a couple of wires weren't connected. With the help of folks on another forum, they pointed me in the right direction of what to do. Anyhow about 10 minutes of work and then another 45 minutes of cleaning and I have me a great playing $40.00 guitar (and I do like that guitar). THEN yesterday I'm browsing the local Craigslist ad for a Fender Telecaster Honey Burst Modern for sale. So I ended up getting that one and lordy is it pretty and plays so nice. And the quick story of the Telecaster is the dad bought it brand new for his daughter. The daughter picked it up and played half of one song and put it down and said "I don't like it, it's a Telecaster dad". So it was never played again. I love the way it plays and feels just like the Les Paul. I will be looking for a traditional (ss) Telecaster when I get back on my feet. I will see if I can add a picture of it to this thread.

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    Thanks for the add.
    Jim
     
  2. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Good looking Tele you have there. Welcome.

    Hey - my sister lives in Colorado. Do you know her? :lol:
     
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  3. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Holic

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    Welcome and congrats. That’s a beautiful guitar
     
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  4. Anita Bonghit

    Anita Bonghit Tele-Meister

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    Greetings from Dolores, Co !!!
     
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  5. Scottz

    Scottz Tele-Holic

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    Howdy from Littleton
     
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  6. DFB1

    DFB1 Tele-Meister

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    Hiya from Arvada.
    Nice looking Tele.
     
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    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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  8. jbrowning

    jbrowning TDPRI Member

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    Holy Cow, I'm in Colorado Springs.
     
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    Fenderdad1950 Tele-Meister

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    Welcome from Albuquerque :D
     
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    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  11. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    My brother lives in Co Springs...really nice place- welcome
     
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  12. TeleBrew

    TeleBrew Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Hello from Evergreen!
     
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  13. Bergy

    Bergy Tele-Meister

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    Welcome! Our state is well represented here. Beautiful grain on that Tele!
     
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  14. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold!

    SB
     
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  15. GibbyTwin

    GibbyTwin Tele-Meister

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    Nice guitar! Welcome to TDPRI!
     
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  16. Mexitele Blues

    Mexitele Blues Tele-Meister

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    Lotsa Coloradans on here. Welcome!
     
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  17. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Welcome. Nice tele. :)
     
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    Bluetelecaster Tele-Meister

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    Welcome! Swert guitar!!
     
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