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NGD - Don't Tell my girlfriend!

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Vlad McManwich, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Vlad McManwich

    Vlad McManwich TDPRI Member

    May 19, 2010
    MasterCard asked if I wanted to increase my credit limit. I responded, "a new partscasters would be great, thanks!". My girlfriend would never notice one more guitar in the house.

    I got a beautiful MJT body on eBay. I'm waiting for some Don Mare pickups and an all parts v-neck but I couldn't resist putting this thing together yesterday so I used an American standard neck and pickups to get it started.

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    I think these are my favorite knobs ever! I like a really aggressive knurl and these are exactly what I was hoping for. They're "American Vintage '52 Knobs" according to the package.


    Once the proper neck arrives I'll make my decision, but what do you think... Blackguard or Whiteguard?

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  2. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
  3. AlabamaOutlaw

    AlabamaOutlaw Tele-Meister

    Feb 20, 2011
    Definitely the Blackguard! It looks like a really great build man congrats.
  4. Nubs

    Nubs Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2014
    Houston, TX
    Very nice! Both of those guards work well with that color. I would take the white one.
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  5. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Yeah I'd stay with the black one too.
    Very nice.
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  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Both pickguards look great, but I’m voting for the black one this time.
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  7. Tapatio

    Tapatio Tele-Meister

    Jun 13, 2016
    New Jersey, USA
    I say black as well!
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  8. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

    I like the white guard.
    Girlfriend is dictating your purchasing decisions? You're in big trouble. :eek:;)
  9. Jimmy Owen

    Jimmy Owen Tele-Meister

    Apr 2, 2017
    Moravian Falls, NC
    White guard for me. But either way, that’s a great color.
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  10. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Black for me. Nice guitar!
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  11. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted

    I usually like a slightly whiter body for white guard, but yours looks great both ways. So basically black, but you could put on the white one every second string change :D
  12. ScribbleSomething

    ScribbleSomething Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

    Mar 12, 2016
    San Antonio
    I won’t tell her. Imagine what she’s not telling you ;):p
  13. RockNRollin_Nolan

    RockNRollin_Nolan Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2017
    Chandler, AZ
    Beautiful guitar! Congrats!

    Yep, I much prefer the black pickguard as well.
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  14. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    Hell I tol my gurlfren an she got mad.
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  15. Crashbelt

    Crashbelt Tele-Meister

    Mar 15, 2017
    Cambridge England
    Black guard for me. Very nice looking guitar:D
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  16. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

    Jun 3, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
    I’m proud of you for having both at hand. Today I say white.
  17. Finck

    Finck Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 11, 2017
    São Paulo - Brazil
    Let her choose the color. It will calm her. Or not...

    PS: nice guitar!
  18. Chatnoir

    Chatnoir Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2016
    Peabody, MA
    Get a chrome mirror pickguard!!
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  19. Owenmoney

    Owenmoney Tele-Holic

    Oct 20, 2012
    Oley Pa
    Get a new girlfriend
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  20. Vlad McManwich

    Vlad McManwich TDPRI Member

    May 19, 2010
    Haha well we bought our first house about 6 months ago so I promised to cut back on the toys. Problem is everyone just keeps making more toys! And I don't think quitting cold turkey is a healthy way to treat anything...

    Thanks for all the love guys! It's usually pretty easy to decide - Butterscotch Tele = Blackguard, Blonde Tele = Whiteguard. But this color is very much in the middle of the two...
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