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I found a dirt cheap tele of some sort

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Aleksandar, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Aleksandar

    Aleksandar TDPRI Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    But I'm still considering it, coz I already have two Asian junkwood Les Paul copies (I must admit one of them is pretty nice player, though). Can you tell by this pic what kind of wood is this guitar made of?


  2. oramac7891

    oramac7891 Friend of Leo's

    Sep 10, 2009

  3. Count

    Count Friend of Leo's

    Cannot tell from the pic but if it sounds ok why worry?

  4. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 11, 2010
    Western Canada
    Asian junkwood brazilian crapwood canadian dungwood rotten swampwood its all the same.

  5. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 4, 2007
    New Jersey
    Agathis maybe?

  6. joeford

    joeford Friend of Leo's

    Apr 17, 2013
    st. louis, illinois
    that relic is so bad its kinda awesome...

  7. bellytelly

    bellytelly Tele-Meister

    Aug 6, 2012
    the grain looks like ash, if the wood is fairly hard and not too lightweight that might be another clue.
    hard to say from a picture but you may have a decent body at the least.

  8. MrTwang

    MrTwang Friend of Leo's

    Feb 9, 2009
    London, England
    I'd play it. How cheap is "dirt cheap".

  9. garytelecastor

    garytelecastor Poster Extraordinaire

    Years ago there were guys that bought the original Danelectro's line. People thought they were wasting money. Turned out to be very wrong.
    I like the fact that it looks like someone has played the fire out of it.
    Depending on how cheap, I would buy it, and proudly play it;.

  10. chunkyluke

    chunkyluke Tele-Meister

    Mar 16, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Loud and proud with that one mate

  11. Omiewise65

    Omiewise65 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 15, 2009
    Bavarian Iller Delta
    Do they sell telecasters at IKEA for now ?

  12. Five-O

    Five-O Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 2, 2008
    Huntsville, AL.
    I agree with bellytelly, the grain looks like Ash. I lkike it.

  13. bob1234

    bob1234 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 22, 2013
    Most likely agathis

  14. Matt Laird

    Matt Laird Tele-Meister

    Aug 5, 2013
    Pea Ridge, Arkansas

  15. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

    Aug 13, 2007
    Perhaps Sen? That is an asian species often called "ash".

  16. danpan

    danpan Tele-Meister

    Sep 25, 2013
    South Dakota
    I wonder about the stories it could tell. Plug 'er in and let 'er scream!

  17. DaveA

    DaveA TDPRI Member

    Jan 6, 2013
    6 or more planks with the grain changed for each one, you do this if your timber is crap and/or you live in high hunidity to stop your coffee table warping.
    Still it has good looking grain patterns and great natural rustic colour, sand off the rest of that paint and seal it with clear poly:D

    :idea:I may turn my home made coffee table into a Tele one day :twisted:

  18. nomadh

    nomadh Tele-Holic

    May 2, 2008
    san diego
    Great look. Seems like an ash to me.

  19. Hankster1958

    Hankster1958 TDPRI Member

    Feb 1, 2013
    DaveA.. it's ALSO done, by lesser cost lines, to build MORE bodies from "off fall" cuttings... what Fender would consider WASTE SCRAP on HIGHER priced models. Just like today... your 3/4" plywood is REALLY now only 11/16 ".... most people never noticed the change.. but the manufacturer gets every 12th sheet of product "FREE" that way.....

    you are correct tho, narrow wood, reverse grain glue-ups help fight warping, AMERICAN furniture companies have done it for 200 years... especially on painted type furniture. or very dark stained products.

  20. Danny B.

    Danny B. TDPRI Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    portland or
    Don't think its ash, the grain does't seem to have the open pores, like oak, and the color ,is too dark. It looks like poplar to me, but could be just about anything. The worn away finish looks contrived to me.

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