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  1. aadvark liked jvin248's post in the thread Would you buy new Tele w/ fret sprout? (Am Pro Deluxe Shawbucker).

    . Quick suggestion is get the store to touch it up for you. A lot of players put too much emphasis on 'poor quality' with fret sprout....

    Nov 26, 2020 at 4:54 PM
  2. aadvark liked EsquireOK's post in the thread Would you buy new Tele w/ fret sprout? (Am Pro Deluxe Shawbucker).

    If it's new, then you can simply attempt to make a warranty claim after you purchase it. It should be about a $40 fix. That's usually...

    Nov 26, 2020 at 4:53 PM
  3. aadvark liked LOSTVENTURE's post in the thread Would you buy new Tele w/ fret sprout? (Am Pro Deluxe Shawbucker).

    Not if it's new and you can exchange it. Or, as warrent said, talk to your dealer.

    Nov 26, 2020 at 4:53 PM
  4. aadvark liked warrent's post in the thread Would you buy new Tele w/ fret sprout? (Am Pro Deluxe Shawbucker).

    Why wouldn't you ask the dealer to fix the fret issue before you buy. My main dealer here offers a free setup within the first year.

    Nov 26, 2020 at 4:53 PM
  5. aadvark liked ReverendRevolver's post in the thread Would you buy new Tele w/ fret sprout? (Am Pro Deluxe Shawbucker).

    I buy used. New shouldn't need work. But I haven't bought a new guitar (as in not used) since the early 2000s.

    Nov 26, 2020 at 4:52 PM
  6. aadvark liked donrichfan's post in the thread My 1957 Esquire rehab project.

    Nice Esquire! Great refin color choice, too. Although I'm noticing something shiny protruding from the pickguard... what in the world...

    Nov 20, 2020
  7. aadvark liked FrontPU's post in the thread Heavy guitars sound better....

    On this topic, I'd like to advocate Roger Sadowsky's opinion. (And recommend to read the whole article.) Finally, I wanted to discuss...

    Nov 20, 2020
  8. aadvark liked Steerforth's post in the thread Heavy guitars sound better....

    The way to figure this out is simple. In boatbuilding, there’s something called a, “skin-on-frame” boat. One of us needs to build a,...

    Nov 20, 2020
  9. aadvark liked P Thought's post in the thread Heavy guitars sound better....

    When I was building my teles, I became convinced that it was 'way better to make them from a single chunk of wood, no gluing. I'm not...

    Nov 20, 2020
  10. aadvark liked Boxla's post in the thread Heavy guitars sound better....

    are there 'lighter=better' arguments? I can't say that I've seen a bunch of arguments like that. There's no doubt that lighter is easier...

    Nov 20, 2020
  11. aadvark liked King Fan's post in the thread tweed lacquer or not?.

    Did it, like it -- a lot. I did Minwax poly on my first one, thinking it'd be tougher over time. But finding the right tint wasn't easy,...

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  12. aadvark liked Axis29's post in the thread tweed lacquer or not?.

    </thread> LOL, seriously, the Prof is on point. Shellac does not usually darken with age. Old tweed amps are darker because they were...

    Nov 20, 2020
  13. aadvark liked JRapp's post in the thread tweed lacquer or not?.

    They were finished. I have had minty Twins and Deluxes and they were definitely lacquered or shellacked.

    Nov 20, 2020
  14. aadvark liked Axis29's post in the thread tweed lacquer or not?.

    No, they didn't, it was clear lacquer. But, many of us prefer our amps to look like they have a touch of age on them. Plus, the warmth...

    Nov 20, 2020
  15. aadvark liked jhundt's post in the thread tweed lacquer or not?.

    I coated my Mojo kit cabinet. I think unfinished tweed just doesn't have the right look; not to mention the ease with which it may be...

    Nov 20, 2020