Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups

NGD - Fender Deluxe Nashville Tele....

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Butch Snyder, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Butch Snyder

    Butch Snyder Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Trenton, OH
    I looked for this model in the "Owners' Clubs" forum and didn't find one. Anyway, here's my story....

    A few weeks ago, I bought a Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster. I had heard about it via Facebook, believe it or not. I saw that my local Guitar Center had one in stock. I went down during lunch and decided to check it out. I was very pleasantly surprised by how it felt, played, and sounded. It was like I had owned it for 10 years. I pulled the trigger and bought it.

    I had read wear guys were having trouble with neck stickiness. Most of the reports were coming from the TDPRI. I know it's finished in nitrocellulous lacquer. To me, that's a good thing. Well, after a couple of weeks, I started noticing some "gunk" on the fretboard. I wash my hands, insesently, but the neck "was" getting gunky and stickier. Interestesting that I have owned other guitars with lacquered finishes and they got smoother and dryer with time. This one was getting worse. I was also kind of getting tired of the silver sparkle.

    I need to make a decision before my 45 days were up. I decided to return it. What to get though?

    I wok about 10 minutes from my local GC. I'm there probably 2-3x/week during lunch; usually trying out different amps. I'm always using the same few guitars; daphne blue Classic 50s Strat, white blonde Deluxe Nashville Tele, and Classic Player 50s Baja Tele. I enjoy all those guitars. Yesterday, I decided to make a decision and the Nashville won. I really like the way Fender did that model. The pickups are very nice and hum-free and it has a great feel. I have always really liked the satin-finished necks.

    Brought it home and realized that the 9-guage have to go. They felt like rubber bands. Put my favorite strings on (Ernie Ball Regular Slinkies) and it felt much better. I collect pickguards. I have an aged white pearl and a tortoise shell; both with Nashville pickup routes. Both look horrid. The 3-ply black looks good but I think a black pearl might look better.

    I really like the tone of the Noiseless pickups and no hum. My sound guy's going to appreciate that! They're the "Vintage Noiseless" models. Again, I was pleasanty surprised by how nice they sound. I did install a set of Dunlop straplocks that I had lying in a drawer.

    It's kind of funny. I have, at any given time, 2-3 guitars. I sell and trade often though and am getting tired of it. I'd like to settle down with what I have. Kind of always yearning for that classic 50s/60s Tele but ALWAYS putting it a middle Strat pickup. I like versatility. That partially why I chose the Nashville.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
    shupe13 and dlew919 like this.

  2. ToddinTX

    ToddinTX Tele-Meister

    Dec 12, 2012
    Tyler, TX
    Congrats on the new tele! Do you have any pictures? I just ordered a Deluxe Nashville in Daphne blue, and it should arrive later this week. I'm looking forward to getting it.

  3. Butch Snyder

    Butch Snyder Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Trenton, OH
    Thanks, I will take some photos tonight. BTW, I love the look of the daphne blue. Might even take mine back for one and have GC order it.

  4. ToddinTX

    ToddinTX Tele-Meister

    Dec 12, 2012
    Tyler, TX
    I love the look too. Been wanting one for a while and finally found a dealer selling one with a maple neck. I knew then I had to go for it.[​IMG]

  5. PhatBoy

    PhatBoy Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    OKC, OK
    I thought the DB came with maple. My Fiesta Red has the rosewood. Enjoy!

  6. sammy123

    sammy123 Tele-Meister

    Jul 25, 2011
    Congratulations on finding the right guitar.

    I just recently acquired a 2008 Nashville and am loving it so far.

  7. Artunes

    Artunes Tele-Meister

    Mar 9, 2016
    Oshkosh, B'gosh
    I used a Deluxe Nashville on stage for nine years. Mine is a MIM model that was made in 2006, so it's got the Tex-Mex pickups in it. I loved how versatile it is. But alas, I fell in love with a sexy Stratocaster six months ago, and that has become my new #1 squeeze.

  8. ToddinTX

    ToddinTX Tele-Meister

    Dec 12, 2012
    Tyler, TX
    I could find lots of DB with rosewood but none with maple. Then, when I came across this one, I knew to jump on it. Plus, it was a good price.

    OP, I'm looking forward to the pictures!

  9. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Meister

    May 21, 2017
    Near Philly
    I really liked the sound of the Nashville too. Owned one for a couple of days. Didn't bond with the neck though, and because of it's offset bolt pattern, changing the neck would have been a hassle. Match the Nashville with the Baja neck and I'm in tele-heaven. But instead I'm in strat-heaven...

    Congratulations - it's a great guitar if you like a flatter neck...


  10. Hippieway

    Hippieway Tele-Holic

    Mar 15, 2009
    About ten years ago my brother brought over a Fender Nashville and suddenly I was playing stuff I never could before. I traded for it and still have it, great guitar.

  11. Crobbins

    Crobbins Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.

  12. shupe13

    shupe13 Tele-Meister

    Mar 18, 2010
    Greenfield, IN
    Congrats! I love mine!!

  13. MonkeyJefferson

    MonkeyJefferson Tele-Meister

    Oct 26, 2010
    I have gigged mine hundreds of times- an early MIM, glossy neck. Really nice ride! Congrats.

IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.