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NGD The Holy Grail of Telecasters

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Watto, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Watto

    Watto Tele-Meister

    Sep 24, 2011
    Hi All,
    Just wanted to share my excitement, I recently was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. It's a rare situation when the guitar of your dreams comes up at the right price.

    I recently lost my mother and as a tribute to her I decided I would buy something that will remind me of her and have her close . I jumped on Gbase to see if my 35 year dream of owning a Blackguard Tele was possible.

    To my surprise there was one for sale at the right price, from the right person.
    I struck a deal (may I say he was a very generous seller) and last Friday became the new custodian of a guitar I never thought I'd ever see , let alone own.

    I can't stop playing her, she is as good as the legend that surrounds her and her siblings. This guitar is not going to be locked away in a vault. I've already played my first gig with her and the tone through my 5F4 Super is amazing, The fattest tone I have ever heard from a Telecaster.

    The only problem is , She's not a Telecaster.

    I would like to introduce you to Bebby, (My Mothers name was Beverley but her grand children called her Bebby) Every time I play her , I play for my mum, I'd give it all up to have her back, but we know that's not possible, so instead I honoured her with this beautiful Blackguard

    I hope you like "Bebby"










  2. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Aug 17, 2012
    Something just moved in my pants. :eek:

  3. Kebmel

    Kebmel Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 8, 2008
    45 south
    I'm sorry about you losing your Mum Watto, that's a great way to keep her memory alive, and what a cool guitar. I did the same when my Mum passed away, she left me a small sum of money so I bought a guitar with it too.

    Jeez, that guitar just oozes.......

  4. albertaboy

    albertaboy TDPRI Member

    Nov 24, 2013

  5. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

    Feb 24, 2005
    all any parent wants for their child is happiness. Great guitar.

  6. gmann

    gmann Friend of Leo's

    May 7, 2008
    Okinawa, Japan
    I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. I love your new/old guitar. Honor your Mom, play and enjoy!

  7. Watto

    Watto Tele-Meister

    Sep 24, 2011
    Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. I wanted to buy something special, not just throw the inheritance on the mortgage or something like that. It was my wife's suggestion and I thank her for it.
    I'll treasure this guitar for the rest of my life
    She's very happy hanging out with her vintage brothers and sisters. I'm a sucker for a pre CBS strat,
    But this beauty is beyond my wildest dreams

  8. Watto

    Watto Tele-Meister

    Sep 24, 2011
    Amen :D

  9. rat66

    rat66 TDPRI Member

    Jan 26, 2013

  10. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    A revelation ... Holy Grail for sure!

  11. bob1234

    bob1234 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 22, 2013
    WOW. Way to go with the purchase! Wish it were under better circumstances, but at least you definitely have something to keep her memory close to you. Very cool guitar mate

  12. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

    Oct 10, 2010
    Twangers Medows USA
    Fantastic way to honor your mother. I lost my mom a yr. ago and built one in her honor> ANITA. Well done sir!!!

  13. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 18, 2010
    Paris France - Rome Italy
    I'm speechless.
    Too sad for you mom - really.
    I own a Broadcaster too, so all I can tell you is Yes, you just got the holy grail of Telecasters.
    God bless.

  14. neocaster

    neocaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2006
    Chester County, PA
    A stunning instrument. I'm sure your mother would have approved. I can't think of a better way to keep her memory close to you.

  15. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

    Jun 24, 2004
    Anderson, IN
    Sorry for your loss, happy for your gain.

  16. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009

    just wow.

    what a story and what a post.


  17. dngrsdave

    dngrsdave Tele-Meister

    Jul 5, 2011
    Way Cool !!!

    I'm Sorry for the loss of your Mother.

    You found a Beautiful and Personal way of keeping Her in your thoughts and Preserving her Memory for Everyone that hear's you play to Enjoy for years to come.

  18. pondcaster

    pondcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    +1 ~ Having my mother & best friend pass to the next journey last year, I can relate 100%. She's smiling.

  19. PaulStrattele

    PaulStrattele Tele-Holic

    Jun 18, 2013
    That's an amazing guitar. Congrats

  20. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Sorry...I lost control of my motor functions for a moment, there.

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