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NGD: Telecaster Nashville Deluxe

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by sammy123, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Twang Tone

    Twang Tone Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    45
    Apr 15, 2005
    UK
    Wish I'd bought one of these older MIM Nashville Teles before Fender changed them to the current Nashville with the flatter fretboard.

    Just a great, all-round, versatile Tele, IMO.
     

  2. PhatBoy

    PhatBoy Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    OKC, OK
    I've got the newer one.
    But aren't most Tele's just a pick guard away from a Nashville?
     

  3. MonkeyJefferson

    MonkeyJefferson Tele-Meister

    387
    Oct 26, 2010
    Nonurbana
    I have an older one- love it. These are real hidden gems, the early MIM stuff of this genre...
     

  4. sjtalon

    sjtalon Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Usually no problem finding one on ebay
     

  5. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    61
    Jan 12, 2012
    South Jersey
    Congrats! I think you made a very wise choice.
    Mine is a 2012, got it new. Same bridge as yours.
    It has evolved into my No. 1. my HH guitars only seem to get played if my Nashville breaks a string.

    Nashville.jpg
     
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  6. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Age:
    58
    709
    May 21, 2017
    Near Philly
    Some of them would probably need some routing too - I'm not sure of the specifics, but techs have mentioned that to me.

    I really looked hard for a tele with some strat tone options and played a Nashville (current model - didn't like the neck) and Baja (loved the neck!). But then I bought a strat, which sort of covers all of those strat tones, as you'd expect. I don't really have any need for more than one electric guitar, but if I ever get a second, it would be a tele but I wouldn't be looking for versatility as much as a pure tele setup. Ironically, though, I'd probably want another Baja because of the neck, and then I'd probably rewire it to get RID of the strat tone options. Life is funny sometimes...
     

  7. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Not the MIM ones, no. Other than the Nashville (and defunct Blackout model) the MIM bodies have no pool routes nor routing for the middle pickup. American Models like the Standard, Series, Plus, Deluxe and so forth do have a rout but be careful - they envision the middle pickup in a slightly different location.
     

  8. sammy123

    sammy123 Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    329
    Jul 25, 2011
    MKE
    Thanks for all the replies. So just an update on this. I am still really loving it. Maybe someone can confirm this, but I guess the tex-mex pups (or at least 1 of them) are RWRP, because the 2 and 4 positions have almost no hum. This is really nice. My OV pups are not RWRP so I did not get to experience this before on a Tele.
     
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  9. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    So impressed, Sammy, to hear you found one that actually light in weight. These are normally medium to heavy in weight. They're also normally 3-5 pieces, even though some sure look like 2 pieces (or you can't say at all because the Honey Blonde is sprayed more heavily over less pretty bodies).

    Check out Darren Riley. Get an AV52 style plate and some of those Fender compensated 3 barrel brass saddles. They'll be just right for your Nashville.

    Pull the neck and get a build date off the heel or out of the neck pocket.

    I've got four of them, in this color. Btw, a black middle pickup cover makes the guitar look even cooler!
     
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  10. sammy123

    sammy123 Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    329
    Jul 25, 2011
    MKE
    Thanks Boris. Well it seems light compared to my past and present guitars. I have not weighed it though. I tried to do a side by side with my thinline ash partscaster and it is strangely lighter....so that one must be a seriously dense piece of ash.

    You're right it is hard to tell how many pieces, but I can see a bit of the grain and following those lines it really does appear to be a two piece. I could be wrong though.
     

  11. sjtalon

    sjtalon Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Yes the middle is RW/RP from the neck and bridge, like Strats with noise reduction pup sets.
     
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  12. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    61
    Jan 12, 2012
    South Jersey
    Yes, mine weighs 9.5 pounds, according to my fishing scale. Definitely on the heavy side.
    I hated the look of the white middle pickup cover. Easy swap.
     

  13. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    I have one about that weight (my heaviest Fender, I think) and yet it is clearly the best sounding of the four Nashvilles I have.

    The bigger issue is the way the weight is concentrated heavily, just South of the bridge assembly. It is almost as though there's a hunk of plutonium hidden in the wood somehow. Guitar is basically a sitting only guitar - the headstock heads heavenward when I try to play it while standing.
     
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  14. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    61
    Jan 12, 2012
    South Jersey
    Wow, @Borris, mine is blannced perfectly. It hangs very nicely.
    It sounds really good with the stock pickups.
     

  15. sjtalon

    sjtalon Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mine comes in @ 8.4 lbs. IIRC.
     
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  16. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 2, 2006
    NY
    American Standards are routed to install a middle pickup, but most Teles aren't.
     

  17. sammy123

    sammy123 Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    329
    Jul 25, 2011
    MKE
    So I upgraded to the Fender vintage PP bridge and used the fender compensated saddles. Much better! I've always had a similar bridge on my other tele so I never could compare when making the switch from a 6 saddle. Now I get it.

    The intonation screws are a bit long, but it's just a cosmetic thing. Intonation is much better that the previous bridge after some neck adjustments.

    My low E is a bit closer to the edge of the fretboard but I can live with it. I also threw some Pure Nickel 11s on there which really brought it to life.

    Also, I grabbed a few photos of the neck and pocket if anyone is interested. I don't know what any of the numbers mean though.
     

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  18. ToddinTX

    ToddinTX Tele-Meister

    123
    Dec 12, 2012
    Tyler, TX
    Very nice! Congrats!
     

  19. Straydogger

    Straydogger Tele-Meister

    Age:
    66
    170
    Mar 26, 2017
    Western Pa.
    Mine is a newer model. 2016, and comes in at 8.4lbs. I don't have any problems playing it standing or sitting and I love the 12" radius neck, Noiseless pickups, locking tuners.....hey...I love it all. My number one since I bought it.
     

  20. motwang

    motwang Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2010
    plattsburg mo.
    I put in a push-pull and changed the middle pickup to a twin blade mini humbucker.
     
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