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Introducing the world's only "Surfcaster" (ok, maybe the second)

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Nolefinity, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Nolefinity

    Nolefinity TDPRI Member

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Atlanta
    We'll, I was tired of waiting for Fender to come out with the perfect color Tele or Strat ... something just right for my tastes. I've always loved a good white guitar, and I've always loved surfing.

    So… I decided to invent my own style: a brand new Duosonic with a custom pickguard. I ordered a custom 14" sticker of a photo my wife took of my son riding a wave in Waikiki this summer, then put it on the pickguard and cut it to fit. Worked perfectly with very clean lines and durability.

    If I had to name it, I might call it a Surfcaster or Kiki (for Waikiki). Either way, it's a one-of-a-kind, and I think I've solved my color problem. Tired of blue? I'll slap on a replacement pickguard with a sticker of fire-red lava.

    Whatcha think?

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  2. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Awesome !!

    Looks really great and the pick guard is really at hing !

    Enjoy !
     

  3. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world...I have a Jackson Surfcaster, with 3 lipstick pickups, in seafoam green
     
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  4. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  5. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    That's very cool, except it may be the second one:

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  6. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    ...instead of "made in U.S.A." how about "made by ME." (wink,wink)!
     
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  7. Nolefinity

    Nolefinity TDPRI Member

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Atlanta
    Ha. I should have done some research before posting.

    I just edited the title ;-)
     
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  8. daddyplaysbass

    daddyplaysbass Tele-Meister

    469
    Mar 19, 2003
    Chandler Arizona
    IMG_0283.JPG Here's my Surf instruments - Woody is a Fender Sonoran A/E, One of the last designs by Surf Artist/Writer/Publisher John Severson did before he passed away this spring. Then a Squire J. Mascis Jazzmaster and a home built Jazz Bass.
     
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  9. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

    Nov 28, 2006
    USA
    Nice guitar!

    But folks, let's remember--this is a Surfcaster.


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    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member


  11. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine

    LOL, I guess neither of us were first. I love the pickguard on yours.
     

  12. Rob J

    Rob J Tele-Meister

    187
    Feb 14, 2007
    Nor California
    I did this one way back in 2010. Unfortunately it is no longer in service.

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  13. Mr Green Genes

    Mr Green Genes Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 23, 2016
    MI

  14. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    UK
    Here's mine. It's a Jackson, rather than Charvel, so it can lay claim to second.
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  15. jimmytheshoe

    jimmytheshoe TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Aug 1, 2017
    Chicago
    Charvel and Eastwood both make/made Surfcaster guitars, but yours is prettier :)

    Put me in line if you decide to go commercial ;)
     

  16. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    I don't have anything to say, other than, cool...
    :cool:
     

  17. hemingway

    hemingway Friend of Leo's

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    I really like it but I'd have put the picture on landscape rather than portrait, then it would make sense when you're playing it.

    Nice, though.
     

  18. Nolefinity

    Nolefinity TDPRI Member

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Atlanta
    What a great thread. Love the other cool examples.
     

  19. 61fury

    61fury Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 28, 2009
    knoxville, TN
    you got everything just right, I'm partial to white guitars as well. Yours, I can hear and feel the surf
     

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