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So Cheap! So Nasty! and yet and yet... So Good!

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by PC_Hater, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. PC_Hater

    PC_Hater TDPRI Member

    82
    Aug 13, 2013
    UK
    I bought a very cheap 12 string Telecaster called a 'Knoxville Deluxe' from Gear4Music in York, (UK).
    Cheap Nasty.
    Nothing was as it should be, the nut needed the string slots cutting a bit deeper etc.
    The bridge is a shockingly bad low quality copy of the GOTOH 12-string bridge.
    The neck is 'unfinished', no varnish or lacquer on it at all.

    The nut is 1 /7/8" wide. Really wide.
    A revelation really good this is bloody wonderful wide!
    I always thought that the reason I couldn't get on with a 12 string was because I never tried a really good 12 string.
    Then I tried a proper expensive Rickebacker. Didn't like that either.

    I now know what I need for both 12 string and 6 string is a nice wide neck. Happily Warmoth can sell me a 1 7/8" neck for a couple of hundred dollars so I'll be acquiring one soon for my Telecaster.

    Plan A is to fit a proper Rickenbacker 12 string bridge on the Gear4Music, I'm up for mayhem with power tools to make it fit!
     

  2. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    west of I-10
    So this post is not about my ex girlfriend?
    CLICKBAIT!!!
     

  3. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
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    12 works fine on narrower Tele necks.

    How fat are your fingers!?

    This Eden neck cost me a hundred bucks, a paddle neck, and I drilled for 12 tuners and shaped the headstock.
     

  4. PC_Hater

    PC_Hater TDPRI Member

    82
    Aug 13, 2013
    UK
    I would have to say my fingers are fat!
    I played bass for a long time... Both traditional orchestral bass and electric bass.
    It really was a revelation to me how much better a wide neck feels.
     

  5. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    The thing is, how often do any of us need a 12 anyway?

    I can't justify $300 for a neck to play first position chords, even if I'm playing some on the 12th fret.

    It's a one-trick pony only used for a few songs.
     

  6. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    If I really needed the wider neck, I would use an acoustic-electric anyway.
     

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