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NGD: Tele Performer - Vintage White with B-Bender

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Jett, Jan 11, 2019 at 9:02 PM.

  1. Jett

    Jett Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I picked up one of the new performer series Tele's, had not planned on buying a guitar, but this one spoke to me. I had wanted a B-bender guitar and thought this would be a cool guitar to have one installed in. I had the guitar for about a day and sent it off to Forrest Lee Jr. in Nashville. He did a really nice job, I had him recess the back cover. These new Tele's are super nice little guitars, once set up properly. It holds its own against some of my nicer Tele's. Lots of fun to play, I am still learning how to use the bender. Made a few other mods with the knobs and the P-Bass pickup cover for the ashtray. I tend to replace pots and pickups, cant seem to help myself, but so far I am happy with the stock set up.


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  2. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    I love it man. Looks like Mr. Lee does nice clean work. I need to send one of mine out for a bender like that. I have a Hip Shot that I play with occasionally but never tried one like yours. Enjoy!
     
  3. Bowpickins

    Bowpickins Tele-Meister

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  4. John C

    John C Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 20, 2005
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    Nice! He did some really nice work putting in the bender, and I love the logos on the backplate and that flame-looking rod that is part of the mechanism. Very cool!!!
     
  5. jd_elam

    jd_elam TDPRI Member

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  6. tele_pathic

    tele_pathic Friend of Leo's

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    DITTO!!! That is amazing looking!
     
  7. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
  8. Jett

    Jett Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Thanks everyone and yes Forrest did a great job and is super nice to deal with. His turn time was very quick as well. The logo is one I had laying around put on the back.
     
  9. T Prior

    T Prior Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 17, 2003
    Charlotte NC
  10. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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  11. Ydwen Jones

    Ydwen Jones TDPRI Member

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    Wow, there's something you don't see every day! Love the new Performer series. Just picked mine up, yesterday. Great color, too! HNGD!
     
  12. ejphotos

    ejphotos TDPRI Member

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  13. BladeStratford

    BladeStratford TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Congrats on the new guitar - looks fantastic - and welcome to the Bender club! Keep it Bent!
     
  14. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
  15. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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  16. heffus

    heffus Tele-Meister

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    Beautiful guitar. These sound really nice on the demos I've heard so far. Might have to go play one
    to see if I could get on with that skinny neck and huge frets. Or maybe wait for a loaded body
    to pop up on stratosphere.
     
  17. roeg

    roeg Tele-Meister

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    Dec 19, 2015
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    Picked up a performer before christmas that really grabbed me.Nice square edges on the body.light body.the neck was superb.The thing fell into tune,and stayed in tune beautifully.Rang out like a bell.Did i say i love the neck? Might be those jumbos,it really felt closer to a lespaul neck.
     
  18. Matt G

    Matt G Tele-Holic

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    If that plays half as well as it looks, it's going to be pretty special.
     
  19. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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