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NGD: 50's Baja

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by lerxst_x, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Montana
    Congrats! Yours looks like a desert sand, I like that color.

    Wish they had the Baja 50s in the blue like the Baja 60s. Maybe time for a body swap!
     
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  2. GK34

    GK34 Tele-Meister

    234
    Dec 20, 2010
    Pearland, TX
    Congrats! Big Baja fan here. I am sure you will enjoy it.
     
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  3. gimmeatele

    gimmeatele Tele-Meister

    146
    Jun 5, 2014
    leicester uk
    Lovely guitar, just got myself a 60's, so have one of each. Love them.
     
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  4. Cazualwhiteguy

    Cazualwhiteguy TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    80
    Feb 21, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    Definitely blonde on that one, you can see the ash grain. Desert sand is opaque.
     
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  5. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    827
    Apr 10, 2015
    Italy and Switzerland
    Congrats! And should intonation EVER become an issue (it did for me) how easy… Compensated saddles. For a few bucks and the turn of three (3) screws, you keep your vintage bridge and get spot-on intonation.
    (OK, I just did it on my Baja 60s and am very proud o’ my unbelievable skills as guitar TECH-o, that’s why I am pestering everyone with this total platitude… ).

    Whatever! Enjoy your blond geetar!
     
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  6. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 26, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Very nice -well done. I just sold my blonde Baja cos it was too heavy. I have a lighter, sunburst one but I'd love another blonde one day. Enjoy
     
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  7. Milspec

    Milspec Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2016
    Nebraska
    Always a good choice, one of those that Fender got close to perfect right out of the box. I ended up swapping out the controls (didn't care for the S1), changed to compensated saddles, and installed a electro socket.

    The S1 is just personal taste and not a bad feature, but it should have come stock with compensated saddles and the electro socket in my opinion. They call it the "classic '50's" but it is more of a modern player than a vintage reissue so I feel that those two changes would be more fitting.
     
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  8. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Congrats...I'd take one of those beauties over a lacquer happy, neon-amber, '52 reissue, any fricken day!
     

  9. ladave

    ladave Tele-Meister

    Age:
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    Sep 25, 2017
    Los Angeles
    Mine is a bit heavy at 8 lbs 3 oz, but it is an outstanding guitar. Killer tone, nice chunky neck, beautiful fit and finish.

    Bakelite pickguard from 52 fits perfectly and looks and feel so much nicer than the shiny plastic one. Also killed the static noise issue I was having.

    Will probably switch out the S1 also just because I like simplicity and don't use those sounds.
     
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  10. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    Love mine and love the neck so much, I bought a Baja neck from Stratosphere to base my Albert Collins build on.
     
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  11. BadMojo

    BadMojo Tele-Meister

    209
    Sep 17, 2017
    Maryland
    Congrats on that wonderful Baja!
     
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  12. MahoganyStratDZ

    MahoganyStratDZ Tele-Meister

    391
    Mar 5, 2012
    USA
    Nice Tele great choice-congrats
     
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