my 50s roadworn tele is nothing shy of the perfect work horse
great chunky neck, great factory tex-mex p'ups, plays like a dream, sweet tone
i swapped the factory white pickguard for a black single ply
IMO one of the best bang-for-your-buck purchases available from fender
makes me look a...
my blonde 50's road worn has become one of my favorite guitars,each of my ten telecasters have their own personality...but the 50's road worn is definitely great bang for the buck in the fender product line. great feel and playability plus great tone from the factory pickups make her a keeper. i...
go for it, you'll be glad that you did.
the 50's roadworn tele plays like a dream & sounds great.
very good bang-for-your-buck value, excellent craftsmanship.
i love mine.
as for the moral dilemma you find yourself in-grow a pair and get over it.
all the cork sniffers on this site would...
the wife of one of my good friends donated an old sewing machine to the cause plus i've acquired some odds and ends from stew-mac and mc master carr.
should be a good fall/winter project when the weather gets nasty.
i'm soon going to have a go at winding my own pickups.
starting simple with pickups for a couple of my cigar box guitars then once i have somewhat of a feel for how the process goes, i'll attempt some single coils for my teles. is there anyone else rolling their own?
as a retired FOH engineer i would let the guitar and bass players know before sound check that "less is more,that's why you have me".
there's no good reason for a half-stack anything for club gigs,they're far too much power and best suited for the great outdoors.
it's also up to the...
it's pretty much up to you if you want the "carpet to match the curtains" with brass nut and saddles...
the are an infinite number of tonal adjustments that can be made,some work out and some do not.
keep us posted on how things go.
+1 with ron kirn's comments.
something else to consider:
joe barden bridge with danny gatton scoop
nice sturdy bridge plate, well made
glendale brass saddles for d-g / b-e
glendale aluminum saddle for e-a
the glendale saddles work quite well with the barden bridge