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Shout out to ElDorado !

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by mellecaster, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. mellecaster

    mellecaster Former Member

    Just some Pics and a Shout out to Bill Silverman and his Company…ElDorado Straps & Guitar Accessories.
    They are a Class Act from Start to Finish…(and everything Fits !)…This was done for a Good Customer in Texas,
    and a Forum member. The only additions I did was to create some Backing plates for both strap buttons, and
    a surface mounted jack plate using Conchos I modified from a Western Tack Shop…This look is not for everyone, and is meant to Show off
    Bill's fine line of Products and how they look installed on a Tele…so to those who feel they must express their dislikes for such things,
    kindly refrain, and let others enjoy the Pics.













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  2. kenfolk

    kenfolk Tele-Holic

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    Apr 29, 2009
    plattsburg mo
    that is nice great job
     
  3. Rolling Estonian

    Rolling Estonian Friend of Leo's

    Aug 23, 2009
    Bethesda, MD.
    Very cool. Wouldn't want to be caught holding an ace up my sleeve in that saloon.

    M
     
  4. Pips

    Pips Tele-Holic

    517
    Dec 3, 2010
    Bournemouth England
  5. sladebrown001

    sladebrown001 TDPRI Member

    9
    Nov 19, 2010
    McKinney Texas
    The "Concho-Caster"

    As all of you know that frequent Mr. Mellecaster's threads, he is truly a fine craftsman as well as a Gent of the highest caliber. Yes he did this one for me and I've got to say I couldn't be more pleased with the way my vision came out. I got the idea when I saw some of Bill Silvermann's engraved Tele Jewelry (that's what I call it), online. I already had the HWY 1, that I had re-crafted by Mellecaster last year. it had the reversed control plate, was re-wired with cloth push-back conductor wire, all the usual upgraded electronics that Tony does for me and some Fender CS "Texas Tele" pups with a 4 way switch.
    So I sent it to him saying "let's make this thing really look like a Texas Tele" As usual, he rose to the challenge and did it perfectly, IMHO. the Eldorado Engraved Parts and Leather PG is first rate as you can see. But old Mellecaster added a couple of extra touches of his own, so this baby is Blinged-out.
    How do you like her?:p

    *By the way she has more twang than ever, probably because of the Glendale saddles that we added while we were doing the other stuff. I just love this axe.
     
  6. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    I like El Dorado stuff and have a strap but using those conchos for the strap buttons and jack plate is a unique touch. Very cool Tony. Enjoy 'er Slade!
     
  7. dmarg1045

    dmarg1045 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 28, 2006
    Massachusetts
    I have two of their vintage carved straps, tan and black. Love 'em.
     
  8. mellecaster

    mellecaster Former Member

    Thanks Mick...Maybe Bill will see this thread and think about Tooling up for those two items ?
     
  9. Joe-Bob

    Joe-Bob Doctor of Teleocity

    Sep 6, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    I've got 6 or 8 of his straps, and I got my friends buying them, too. Bill and his company are a class act.
     
  10. Pips

    Pips Tele-Holic

    517
    Dec 3, 2010
    Bournemouth England
    I have a lovely el dorado strap, very nice. I recently I got a couple of Gretch straps cheaper but very cool with the same vibe.
     
  11. phillip lee

    phillip lee TDPRI Member

    49
    Feb 2, 2011
    sil hope nc
    I like mine too. He makes a quality Product.
     

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  12. mellecaster

    mellecaster Former Member

    Very Nice Phillip !
     
  13. DrAndy

    DrAndy Tele-Meister

    163
    Aug 17, 2009
    Leeds - UK
    +1
    I got one of the tooled pickguards and liked it so much I bought my friend one too!

    Looks great and you don't see many of them around, particularly in the UK!
     
  14. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire

    Wow. Just...wow... That just looks so exactly right.

    My wife rolls her eyes and does a facepalm whenever I get another cowboy shirt. I need to get me a Tele done up like that just to watch her brain explode! :lol:
     
  15. BrassNut

    BrassNut Tele-Meister

    235
    Mar 21, 2007
    Chantilly, VA
    I always wondered what Bill's engraved Tele hardware would actually look like on a guitar.....very nice! The conchos really amplify the theme. I've got one ElDorado strap and it's my favorite:

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  16. mellecaster

    mellecaster Former Member

    Few more Detail Pics...I would liked to have countersunk the Screw heads more on the Jack Plate, but was working with extremely tight tolerances...Hoping Bill might make up something from scratch, to better address this. I had no idea that Conchos are just available in very limited sizes.

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  17. sladebrown001

    sladebrown001 TDPRI Member

    9
    Nov 19, 2010
    McKinney Texas
    Takes me Back

    This Tele takes me back to the pics of one of the great Jimmy Bryant's Teles. He had his initials on the pickguard.
     

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  18. mellecaster

    mellecaster Former Member

    Ben....I think Ole Jimmy might well have liked "Concho"...Whatcha Think ?
     
  19. sladebrown001

    sladebrown001 TDPRI Member

    9
    Nov 19, 2010
    McKinney Texas
    Yep!

    I would not be surprised..l'm going to send this link to my friend Jay Bryant (his oldest boy) and get his thoughts on the matter.
     
  20. sladebrown001

    sladebrown001 TDPRI Member

    9
    Nov 19, 2010
    McKinney Texas
    Sweet!

    Super nice custom Tele Philip, very sweet. Beautiful wood on that body.
     
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