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Tadeo Gomez? at his workstation, 1957

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by PickMaker, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Manolete

    Manolete Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2011
    Here
    Maybe a daft question, but how come those guys weren't ill all the time from inhaling dust? If I forget to mask up before sanding, especially rosewood but also maple, I tend to get mild flu-like symptoms after a while.
     

  2. old crow

    old crow TDPRI Member

    74
    Feb 22, 2009
    Vantage
    Thought I'd give Tis one a poke....
    I guess the person making those 57 necks
    remains a mystery ?
     

  3. Tedzo

    Tedzo TDPRI Member

    Age:
    65
    54
    Jul 1, 2016
    Georgetown, Ca
    Sometimes Tadeo would just write the month and year in pencil, no initials. Perhaps in a hurry?

    Neck Date.jpg
     

  4. jon9

    jon9 TDPRI Member

    14
    Oct 3, 2014
    medford lakes, nj
    My TG-5-54 Best neck ever too!
     

  5. old crow

    old crow TDPRI Member

    74
    Feb 22, 2009
    Vantage
    I'll rephrase my question.
    Who made / carved the famous V necks ?
     

  6. Glass Onion

    Glass Onion Tele-Meister

    Age:
    43
    252
    Sep 19, 2016
    Brandon, MS
    Nope

    In those pics he is too young to be a god of guitar.

    He does not look like the best man ever for neck work.
     

  7. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    He may have made a lot of necks and bodies, but ALL of them from that era?
    I beLieve i read that he was a QC inspector and that is why he signed so many necks and bodies.
    In some book i read that the regular neck contouring guy was out and some inexperienced guy was shaping necks, thus the V neck. I'm not sure if this was an accident that it went on for a year or so.
    One story i did read was that Tadeo's family has no idea of his fame in guitar circles until after his death. That ones kind of heartwarming even if it is fiction.
     

  8. mipstoo

    mipstoo TDPRI Member

    16
    Apr 19, 2010
    Rockingham Palace
    Whoever used the initiale XA. Several names circulate.
     

  9. Telekaster

    Telekaster TDPRI Member

    33
    May 10, 2004
    XA = Xavier Armenta. I have two '56 Strats, both signed by XA. They have big soft V-Necks, my favorite. The Fender CS 10-56 neck is close to it.
     
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  10. mipstoo

    mipstoo TDPRI Member

    16
    Apr 19, 2010
    Rockingham Palace
    I have tele with XA signed neck. However, I'm still not convinced that XA is Armenta that worked in the factory in the 70's where he signed with his full name. That's 15 to 20 years later. It's possible but we can't be sure, right?
     

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