NGD: Spalted Maple HH

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Zuzax, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Zuzax

    Zuzax Tele-Afflicted

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    I almost bought one of these about 6-7 years ago, but I over-thought it and never pulled the trigger. I hadn't been able to find another one in great condition until last Monday. I bought it the second it showed up in my feed, for many reasons, not the least of which was to slay that dragon of regret. The nice man in the FedEx truck brought it to me this afternoon.

    I have one of its Fender "siblings" as well - an Esquire GT which shares its carved top and set-neck mahogany body. The Esquire GT has one Duncan Invader pickup.

    The Spalted has Seymour Duncans: a Pearly Gates bridge and a '59 neck. It has push-pull splitting, but splitting a humbucker always sounds better on paper than it does in real life.


    Spalted 08 - Small.jpg Spalted 11 - Small.jpg Spalted 13 - Small.jpg Spalted 15 - Small.jpg Spalted 17 - Small.jpg Spalted 22 - Small.jpg
     
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  2. BigDaddyLH

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    Purdy!
     
  3. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice! I've owned a half dozen of these in different finishes, both Korean and Indonesian. Super quality guitars.
     
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    Dandy! Looks like it can rock out with the best of em.
     
  5. telepraise

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    Wow, gorgeous guitar! That neck/body joint is beautifully executed, must feel great under hand. Wait a second! Who made this guitar? It's not actually made by Fender is it? I've never heard of Fender producing a set neck, but I've only been into electrics for a few years. Love that cherry stained mahogany. Rock on!
     
  6. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Sweet. That spalted top looks great. Congrats!

    - D
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Wowser! That is one great looking guitar. Bet it feels and plays beautifully.

    Congrats.
     
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    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    Beautiful guitar. I caught the comment about split humbuckers not sounding as good hoped for. PRS had a solution for that. A 5 way switch, rotary or linear with the bridge HB in 1, the bridge HB and neck single in 2, both single in series in 3, neck HB and bridge single in 4, and the neck HB in 5. At first it’s a little odd but getting good rhythm sounds in 2 and 4 with a volume boost in all other positions can be very useful. Enjoy your new guitar.
     
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  10. mngsp

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    Nice! I had one of these spalted maple teles too. Loved it and regret parting with it. I always thought of it as a Lester for Fender fans.
     
  11. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Cool guitar! That top looks beautiful.

    For coil splitting, my SG Exclusive had a usable setup. It was a pot instead of a switch and IIRC the pot was in series with the hum coil. At zero resistance, operation was normal. As resistance increased, the hum coil was decreasingly effective. I could clean up those muddy Dirty Fingers pickups until they sounded like spanky mini-humbuckers. It had a stacked pot that did both pickups at once.

    If you don’t use your tone control you might consider doing this. Sorry for giving you a new idea. :rolleyes:
     
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    Same curiosity here, but the guitar is fantastic anyway. It deserves the name of the real maker, I guess...
     
  13. boredguy6060

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    Very nice indeed, great find.
     
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    I like it! HNGD.
     
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    Very cool, congrats.
     
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    What a Sexy Guitar, and I love that she's out in the sun getting her tan:)
     
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    An absolute stunner! HNGD!
     
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    I saw one in a store years ago, but couldn't afford it then. I would definitely buy one now.
     
  19. FenderGuy53

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    I guess it depends on what you like, but in every demo that I've seen, the split humbucker tones are very useful and musical.
     
  20. DHart

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    Congrats. The neck, fretboard and frets look awesome.

    Is that actually a Fender-product?
     
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