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Old guy but new member...gettin back into it

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by rjwims, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. rjwims

    rjwims TDPRI Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Hi everyone

    I'm an older guy, played professionally for many years and then then only off and on for the past 20 years or so. I'm an old style blues/rock lover...can't seem to shake it....

    Sold most of my old gear (1970 Les Paul Custom and more), and recently lent a Mexican strat and P bass to a friend up north, leaving me with a semi- butchered pre-serial number Les Paul junior and a DIY tele of sorts.

    The tele, if you call it that, is a homemade job. I taught a cnc course a few years back and we reverse engineered the body from an early 60's tele. I ended up cutting one out of solid mahogany, bought a mighty m maple neck, all gold hardware (stewmac) and a pair of SD P90-2's.

    I just rewired it for some interesting sounds, including settings that combine the 2 single coil pu's into one giant humbucker, including series/parallel and in and out of phase modes.

    Just love the sounds from it, even if it isn't an actual true tele.

    Here's a picture of it if anyone is interested.


    I'm really liking how this baby plays and sounds....super low action and sounds sweet thru a little Cube 40 xl

    I look forward to checking out what everyone here is up to...!!


  2. Hiker

    Hiker Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2008
    Welcome, Great Tele!

  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    You'll like this place!

  4. rjwims

    rjwims TDPRI Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Thanks for the warm welcome!!

    I look forward to checking things out.....

  5. rlyacht

    rlyacht Tele-Meister

    Jan 13, 2010
    New York
    Welcome! This is a great forum, you'll enjoy it.

  6. electrablue

    electrablue Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 18, 2004
    North Carolina

  7. CharlesCapps

    CharlesCapps Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 2, 2011
    Cove, AR

  8. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 9, 2008
    Ohio, USA
    Welcome to TDPRI !!

  9. tonedreamer

    tonedreamer Tele-Holic

    welcome from Oregon. love the mahogany look

  10. bobsway

    bobsway Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 25, 2012
    Erie, Pa, USA
    That IS beautiful! Welcome to the forum.

  11. drb1346

    drb1346 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 18, 2006
    Maryville, MO
    Welcome, great looking git!! You're still a pup

  12. Televised

    Televised Friend of Leo's

    Apr 26, 2009
    Portland, OR
    With all the definitions and variations in models now, both from Fender, and from "T-type" guitar makers....that's defintiely a Tele and looks great! Must be fun getting back into it!.
    I knew 5 out of the 7 classic chords in High School and could also play Barre chords, (both E & A form), and played in a basement band from '71-'74. I didn't pick up a guitar again until my son's guitar lessons in '06. If nothing else, now I at least know more chords.
    Keep it going!

  13. rjwims

    rjwims TDPRI Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Thanks again for all the compliments and warm welcomes!!

    Love the guitar and the pads on my fingers are hurting...which means that I'm playing again!!

  14. TeleTim911

    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

    Sep 28, 2009
    Calera, Alabama
    Welcome, hope you enjoy it here.

    I am about your age, I quit in 1992, and started back about 2008 or so, big mistake to quit playing, I've never regained my past abilities.

    I've just recently quit playing again (arthritis dictates what I can do now), but it doesn't change my love for music.

  15. huckdeuceman

    huckdeuceman Tele-Meister

    Feb 24, 2012
    Homosassa fl
    Welcome from FL'
    I too am just getting back into it after 10 years off!..what was I thinking?

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