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To tortoise shell or not to tortoise shell?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Estrio, Mar 12, 2018.

Tortoise Shell?

  1. Definitely!

    46 vote(s)
    61.3%
  2. Hell no!

    29 vote(s)
    38.7%
  1. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Damn, I guess this must make you cringe :D

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  2. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 2, 2006
    NY
    And Jazzmasters. For me, no tort on Strats and Teles.
    I also like tort on acoustics.
     

  3. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 14, 2008
    Marion, NC
    Not a fan of the red tortoise shell 'guards, although they DO look good on a natural body finish.

    My $.02.
     

  4. buffalono

    buffalono NEW MEMBER!

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    Feb 22, 2008
    Buffalo, NY
    This has grown on me. Was going to change it but now I'm used to it. IMG_20180314_124020229_HDR.jpg
     
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  5. Lies&Distortion

    Lies&Distortion Tele-Holic

    557
    May 27, 2014
    SE Michigan

  6. notabot

    notabot TDPRI Member

    28
    Oct 7, 2017
    Way out back...
    Yep, have to go with x2 on this one...
     

  7. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    If I explained to my wife what we're talking about here, she would think we're all nuts.
     
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  8. capt pearl

    capt pearl Tele-Meister

    430
    Jul 8, 2003
    Sunburst, maple neck, tortoise shell guard ...Say hello to my little friend, “Clarence”.! Sweet, sweet guitar!
     

  9. You-Tele-Me

    You-Tele-Me Tele-Meister

    137
    Feb 24, 2017
    Vancouver Island
    So, you probably don't need me to tell you she's right. But, if necessary, my wife could confirm it.

    Now I'm craving that blue Jazzmaster. That's the right balance of lighter colour in the tort, for my taste anyway.
     
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