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Newbie from North Shore, MA

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Gabrielle84, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Gabrielle84

    Gabrielle84 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 3, 2017
    North Shore, MA
    Hello All, I'm new to playing guitar (used to play viola). I started on an acoustic but wanted electric. Tried a number of electric guitars to get a feel for them. Then....I saw the craigslist advert for a tuxedo 2005 squire '51. Fell in love with it at first site and first strum.

    A few of my favorite musicians/bands: Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLachlan, Sister Rosetta Thorpe, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Soul Coughing, Lightnin' Hopkins... pretty eclectic and new to all sorts of music. Depends on my mood.

    I look forward to learning more about tele's. I would love to own a thinline at some point in the future.
     
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  3. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana

  4. noah330

    noah330 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    welcome!!
     
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  5. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Welcome. Lots of good Tele influences there.
     
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  6. tery

    tery Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  7. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Welcome Gabrielle84! I also live in that neck of the woods. Welcome aboard! Check out the Tele Home Depot forum here. It's full of builders big and small.
     
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  8. Gabrielle84

    Gabrielle84 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 3, 2017
    North Shore, MA

    Thanks DrASATele! At some point, I would also like to meet folks in the area to practice with. Although, initially, I will likely be listening and learning as I am just that new.

    Any shop suggestions re: set ups, etc., feel free to pass along!
     
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  9. Gabrielle84

    Gabrielle84 TDPRI Member

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    Good to know! Thank you!
     

  10. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    If you get down by the city "The Music Shop" in Melrose is a cool little shop. The owner Steve Pina is an amazing guitarist and teacher. Mouradian Guitars in Wilmington has got to be one of the best shops in the area, they have plenty of selection and know how. John Mouradian is a great guy, much like his dad was. Knowledge wise they might be one of the best shops. They at one point use to make guitars. I know Tom Hamilton has one of John's father's basses and still plays it on tour. I can't remember the exact address as it's a new location but well worth the visit.
     
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  11. Gabrielle84

    Gabrielle84 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks! I will check those places out.
    Are you familiar with "Play Music"? The shop used to be in Medford, it's now in Saugus. Small shop sort of off the beaten path. The owner, Taso, seems nice.
     

  12. MDent77

    MDent77 Tele-Holic

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    Jun 13, 2016
    New England

    Or pronounced, Medfah. :) I was born and raised in the area yet moved North a bit.

    I tend to check the websites of shops I am willing to travel to for a nice instrument: Danvers Guitar Center. Manchester Music Mill, Manchester NH. Guitar Gallery Amherst, NH. Gary's Guitars Portsmouth, NH. Retro Music, Keene, NH.
     
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  13. Gabrielle84

    Gabrielle84 TDPRI Member

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    Oct 3, 2017
    North Shore, MA
    Gotta love Medfah! and, Reveyah! I've been to the Danvers GC, nice group at that store. Manchester Mill was worth the trip. Now I have the others you list to check out.

    Don't hate me, but I was born and raised on Lawn Gisland, NY. Please note-I am a METS fan. No Yankees for this chick!
     
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  14. troy2003

    troy2003 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 30, 2010
    Central Minnesota
    Welcome from MN
     
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  15. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 18, 2013
    West O' Philly, PA
    Welcome to the forum!

    SB
     
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  16. BadMojo

    BadMojo Tele-Meister

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    Sep 17, 2017
    Maryland

  17. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

    Hello and Welcome.
     
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  18. Sounds Good

    Sounds Good Tele-Meister

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    Oct 2, 2017
    Luton UK
    Welcome to the Forum! I hope you enjoy your stay here.
     
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  19. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Ohio, USA
    Welcome to TDPRI !!
     
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  20. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Tele-Holic

    717
    Nov 21, 2016
    Rhode Island
    There is a real nice great playing and sounding 72 Thinline RI at Guitar Center in Warwick RI. It's one of the good ones price dropped and well worth the short drive down.

    Welcome!
     
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