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OH My lookie Lookie GFS XV-840 Double bound Tele.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by phoenixash, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. phoenixash

    phoenixash Tele-Holic

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    Jan 20, 2012
    New Zealand
  2. sidmore

    sidmore TDPRI Member

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    Dec 10, 2011
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    I've been looking at these for nearly a week with a serious case of post-holiday GAS! IMO the double bound body alone seems worth the price and the headstock, while not terrible, could still be reworked to a more "traditional" shape...
     
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  5. musicmatty

    musicmatty Former Member

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  6. FTroop

    FTroop TDPRI Member

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  7. Wenger

    Wenger TDPRI Member

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    Dec 25, 2012
    Boston
    Darn! If only I waited longer... I have a "Rocket Red" (Fiesta Red) XV-820, sweet tones, sounds wicked pissah, but that double bound business? SEXY! I highly recommend the XV-820, I'm about to replace the neck soon too, since that neck is FREAKIN' ridiculous. Good luck with your GFS tele man!
     
  8. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    That's the same headstock of the Douglas models at Rondo who offer a single bound Thinline version for less.

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    Word has it that the Douglas plant is no more, so these are going away.



    Here's the p90 version.
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    And there's always the double bound SX for $109
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  9. elmicko

    elmicko Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 27, 2011
    Blount-Vegas, TN
    How hard would it be to stick an ashtray bridge on an SX? Will the holes line up?
     
  10. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    Therein lies the problem. No.

    Although I'm modding one now that I've taken the finish off down to the wood, so I decided, why not. I've come this far. Plug, dowel, & re-drill. It's gonna have the grain finish.

    The other mod, if you search, is the re-drill of the sled to accommodate the 3 barrel saddle. I actually like the way that looks & am considering it too.

    Some of the Douglas come with top loader ashtrays, so that would be an easier platform.
     
  11. crw414tele

    crw414tele Tele-Meister

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    Oct 4, 2011
    bunbury , Au
    I think if GFS were doing the surf green maple with the more traditional headstock , I'd be counting coins for a quick purchase . Damn Gas........
     
  12. BigE24

    BigE24 TDPRI Member

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    Nov 11, 2010
    Parma, Ohio
    I've had this one sitting at my local UPS all weekend, they are supposed to deliver it Wednesday.

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    I do plan on rounding that headstock to a more traditional look.
     
  13. emisilly

    emisilly Tele-Afflicted

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    What are the chances of swapping out the neck with a Fender spec with no issues?
     
  14. kevinp

    kevinp Tele-Meister

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    Oct 24, 2010
    w.coast of mi.
    Is that real binding, or is it painted?
     
  15. BigE24

    BigE24 TDPRI Member

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    Nov 11, 2010
    Parma, Ohio
    I will let you know when I get it.
     
  16. mdrake34

    mdrake34 Tele-Meister

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    May 12, 2011
    Columbus, GA
    This interests me as well.
     
  17. tholt34

    tholt34 TDPRI Member

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    Mar 5, 2012
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    Well, i'm not sure with a fender neck, but I did this with an all parts fat neck on my Xavier. I had to shim the neck up b/c it seemed like the neck pocket was to deep but it fit right in there.
     
  18. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    Same as Rondo neck specs. A bit too big.
     
  19. BigE24

    BigE24 TDPRI Member

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    Nov 11, 2010
    Parma, Ohio
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    Real binding. Nice fret work better then a lot of mim teles. Just that headstock that's annoying.
     
  20. BigE24

    BigE24 TDPRI Member

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    Nov 11, 2010
    Parma, Ohio
  21. phoenixash

    phoenixash Tele-Holic

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    Jan 20, 2012
    New Zealand
    Congrats man that looks awesome a headstock makeover must be in the cards huh.
     
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