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Tab Benoit's Thinline

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by jaimed, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. jaimed

    jaimed Poster Extraordinaire

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    Saw a pic of it in a recent magazine.

    If he was better known, bet a custom shop model would be out.

    Now I've got GAS.

    Anyone else have a Thinline?

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    Nope, Its a stock Thinline from the 70's. Probably had it worked on tho'.
     
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    I think Tab signature model should be a great idea.

    But replicating that would be a LOT of work.
     
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    Sig model would be great, but I wouldn't want the relicing. His was done right, years of real playing.
     
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    I think it's been pretty worn as long as he's had it. If I'm not mistaken he has a few that look very similar and buys others like them when he sees them for sale. I agree he's a very underrated player, and a signature series guitar would be cool. I have seen him a couple times and he always plays his heart out.
     
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    I saw him a few years ago and was very close to the stage. The thing was beat to hell, but still sounded great. I'm 99% positive it is a 70's thinline thats just been a player for him for years and years. Modifications? Perhaps, but hard to say for sure.
     
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    I read in premier guitar that the only non-stock component to the guitar was a playing card as a shim in the neck pocket.
     
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    If I remember right it's a '74. He's had it for years, at least since early 90's and it was in pretty good shape then. He does indeed have a few, but the main, beat to hell thinline is the same that he has had. He is currently playing Category 5 sig amps last time I saw him.
     
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    I thought that those were Micro Tilt necks, which means there shouldn’t be a playing card in the neck pocket.
     
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    Here is a live shot of it...

     
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    I don't know how that the original pic in the first post is, but I can't imagine that neck getting past any more fret jobs. It already looks totally scalloped. Can you just play a guitar neck until it disintegrates?
     
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    Not necessarily. Micro Tilts can't accomplish every type of adjustment of that ilk.
     
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    Sometimes guys shim the sides of the pocket and the bottom, sometimes just one side or the other to tighten up those sloppy neck pockets on those 3 screw models. A playing card would be a great thickness for a side shim. Just because a 3 bolt has the adjustment feature does not mean it should be utilized, I think. Plus, do we know if it is a front shim or a back one? If you need a front shim, a microtilt is of no consequence or use to you.

    Tab could have changed things up, but mostly he plays that very beat up sunburst, or he plays a less beat up clear finish one. If he's got multiples beyond that, I don't know about it.
     
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