I usually don't go for gaudy

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Steve McGinnis, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Slow Reflexes

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  2. blakktode

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    Not my cup of tea, but that doesn't mean it's unattractive...just not my taste.
     
  3. FatRosie

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    I kinda like it. But I like orange. And the "gaudy" wood grain almost offsets the "gaudy" pickguard... sort of cool.
     
  4. FatRosie

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    Actually, the more I look at it, the more I like it.
     
  5. Mark Davis

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    I like it.

    Would like to see it with a pickguard the same color as the binding.
     
  6. fendorst

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    nice wood. ugly pickguard.

    looks like some birdseye in the neck... didn't i read somewhere in this forum that birdseye maple isn't a good choice for necks because the birdseye pattern indicates diseased wood and therefore it's not as strong/rigid?
     
  7. Steve McGinnis

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    Good observation

    That would be a good look.
     
  8. stephent2

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    From the Antoni Gaudi designed Central Square in Barcelona.

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  9. Parma_TeleMon

    Parma_TeleMon Friend of Leo's

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    What he said.
     
  10. fenderix

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    +1. I'm with Mark on this one ...
     
  11. telemania

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    I'd like to see the guitar with another pickguard, as well as seeing a guitar that could show off that pickguard...both cool - but not together...
     
  12. tiktok

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    Looks great to me. I'll keep an eye on that auction--those Chandler Tele's are pretty good.

    Now, dig one of Bill Frisell's guitars:
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    I just got a live video yesterday where he's playing it. What a player!
     
  13. jwl325

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    Yeah, kinda strange--I like it too!
     
  14. otterhound

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    I like it . I think that a mint green guard would be even better .
     
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    It matches the pic with Duke.
    The pickguard matches the inlays...it's gotta stay. ;-)
     
  16. Elliot Easton

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    A short scale Jaguar neck on a Tele? Wouldn't that put the octave in the wrong place? How can it be intonated?:?:
     
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    That looks like some drum covering material i had.
     
  18. stephent2

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    Looks like the saddles are jacked as far forward as the adjusting screws will allow.

    Might be close enough for R&R.
     
  19. Tremonti

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    I don't think I like that flame top or the zebra/cow type pickguard.
     
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