What In The World Is This Thing?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by balraggio, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. tombob

    tombob Tele-Holic

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    I was looking at the GFS website and they sell some Tele necks for $35 or so. If you’re comfortable slicking up the frets a bit I bet they’re okay necks. They also have some of the XGP necks for $58 that I bet are fairly good necks as they come. I’d trust the XGP necks more, I’ve got the bodies and they’re very good. It might be a great mate for that body.
    I’d pick up a Tone Rider or US Tele pull bridge pickup from fleabay and get a neck. I bet it’d be a good player guitar then. I’ve played some ceramic Tele neck pickups that sound pretty good, the ceramic seems to balance the treble the chromed brass cover tends to kill.
     
  2. ArcticWhite

    ArcticWhite Tele-Meister

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    Put it out of its misery.
    It's not even a wall hanger for a small town Appleby's.
    Seriously, that guitar will be a source of endless frustration to anyone who gets stuck with it. Just kill it. With fire.
     
  3. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Friend of Leo's

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    If your capable to set the neck properly with a router or whatever, a used Fender neck might make that a cool guitar.
     
  4. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Tele-Afflicted

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    people seem to be getting quite twisted up over the fact this guitar is not a vintage fender guitar. Now thats this fact has been established, lets realize a cheap guitar is not necessarily a bad guitar. I bought one of these chinese gretsch guitars for 30$ at the local goodwill.

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    it has great action and gives a good funk sound. I liked it enough I found another one, so 60$ for 2 guitars. I don't regret a penny and
    I can modify them anyway I want and not have to worry about damaging the "resale" value.

    The gretsch synsonic guitar (though Gretsch doesn't put their logo on it)

    It aint about how it looks, its about how it plays and how it sounds.
     
  5. tombob

    tombob Tele-Holic

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    I was just wondering what the OP ended up deciding to do with the guitar. It seemed like he wasn’t a electric guitar tinker like a lot of us on here but it would be a good learning guitar. I still say it’s got more potential than some people on here let on. I feel sure it could be turned into a decent player. It will never be like a American Tele but it should make a beater/player.
     
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