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NGD - 52 Tele - my 1st Custom Shop guitar

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by thunderbyrd, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Friend of Leo's

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    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky

  2. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    59
    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky
    52 tele into 74 vibrolux, helped along with a RTO. Rock and roll bliss, if superbly nasty is your idea of bliss.

    i have been mostly farting around with strats the past few years, but i think i am becoming a telecaster guy now. the higher degree of presence is addictive.
     

  3. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Looks great congratulations, What's with the tape on the bridge treble side?
     
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  4. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Friend of Leo's

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    Dec 21, 2004
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    that lowermost bridge saddle screw has a sharp edge on it and I kept gashing my finger. I need to dress it with a file, but the duct tape's covering it ok for now. pretty much my whole world is held together with duct tape.
     
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  5. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Friend of Leo's

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    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky
    the thing that amazes me about this guitar is how good it sounds - so much head and shoulders above any guitar I've owned. I didn't even ask what kind of pick-ups are in it when I bought it, I know what kind of pick-ups they are: perfect.

    having played strats, I've always avoided the bridge p-up. but even when I've played teles, I didn't think the bridge p-up on those i'd played sounded "right". but this one is a freaking Monster. it's a world unto itself! but the other two positions sound wonderful, too.

    I want another one! I want two more! i'm addicted to the good stuff, now.
     
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  6. Sweet. Enjoy! But be careful it's a slippery slope.

    PS. Like the amps too.
     
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  7. AJ Love

    AJ Love Friend of Leo's

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    Jul 10, 2005
    Madison WI
    Congrats! Looks great and I bet it does sound fantastic...
     
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  8. pondcaster

    pondcaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    Gorgeous Telecaster, no doubt about it. Congrats!

    And my dream amp, too.
     
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  9. NMore

    NMore Tele-Meister

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    Dec 8, 2017
    Castle Rock
    hehehe Same!
     
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  10. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2011
    los angeles
    Congrats, that guitar looks great. And it probably is a blast to play too.

    Wanna sell me that crappy ole Vibrolux? :)
     
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  11. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Friend of Leo's

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    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky
    nope! silver face fenders: junky. ugly sounding. utterly worthless. nobody wants them. but i'll give you four dollars for it, just to get it out of your way.

    seriously, guys, those old 70's fender amps are pure junk. they aren't worth much. if anybody has one, i'll be nice and take it off your hands, cause I feel sorry for you.
     

  12. Texas_tele2015

    Texas_tele2015 Tele-Meister

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    Mesquite, TX
    Sweet looking 52. One's never enough...
     
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  13. stratman82

    stratman82 Tele-Meister

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  14. irie

    irie Tele-Holic

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    Jul 15, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    congrats man she is a beauty!
     
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  15. phx1973

    phx1973 Tele-Meister

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    That’s a beaut!
     
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  16. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  17. aidB

    aidB Tele-Meister

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    Jan 31, 2009
    Northants UK
    You've waited too long. ;)

    HNGD!
     

  18. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Suggest getting those shorter sized screws for the protruding ones. I've done this on all my Teles now and now it's smoothsville in the saddle department.
     
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  19. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2009
    Minnesota
    In your case, Kentucky Chrome ;)

    Just curious, do you know how much it weighs?
     
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  20. bluesguitar1972

    bluesguitar1972 NEW MEMBER!

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    Nov 24, 2012
    PEI, Canada
    congrats - beauty guitar
    Fender CS does tone right for sure. Bet it sounds killer
     

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