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    Fender ever make a matte telecaster?

    I own a Tele with a reclaimed redwood body that was finished with hand-rubbed dark stain oil. Definitely a matte finish.
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    NGD - Noventa Telecaster in Vintage Blonde

    When I first brought it home I wasn't sure if I would keep it but the more I play it, the more I like it. Good catch on the string tree. It's fixed now. :)
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    NGD - Noventa Telecaster in Vintage Blonde

    I was browsing Fender's website when I saw this strange Tele-looking guitar called a Noventa Telecaster. Once I found out it was a P-90 equipped Tele I became more interested because I love the sound of a P-90 pickup. I saw that there were some Noventa Teles in stock locally so I dropped by to...
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    90s/00s American Standards

    I have a 2002 Tele and I've always thought that the bridge pickup on that guitar had a higher output than my other Teles. It's part of the Delta-Tone system that was used on the American Series Teles sold at that time. I'm not sure exactly what model years had it but someone else should know...
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    Mac mini and 4k monitor or iMac?

    My main Dell monitor has a 2 port KVM built into it but eventually I'll get a 4 port external KVM. Have you considered one of the IOGear products? I don't know how good their HDMI KVMs are but I used one of their VGA KVMs for many years and it was rock solid.
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    Mac mini and 4k monitor or iMac?

    I bought a CalDigit TS3 Plus Dock to go with my Mac Mini. Works great. What was really weird was that the cheapest price I could get it for in Canada was through Apple's online store. Normally I expect to pay more if ordering directly from Apple.
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    Single Drunk Female

    I've never seen the series, but those three words are a pretty good summation of several of my dating experiences.
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    Meatloaf went all the way last night, paradise, no dashboard light...

    I wasn't a huge fan but respected him as a performer. I was a teenager when Paradise By The Dashboard Light was released and, well, I could relate. The more performers like him I used to follow die, the more I'm reminded of my own mortality. It makes me depressed until I remind myself that I'm...
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    Who likes/hates Fades (guitar finishes)?

    I guess I disagree with the OP. The lower bout on my 1978 LP Custom Sliverburst is all black and I love it that way. Good luck trying to pry this guitar from my hands. 1978 Silverbursts are very rare. They weren't an official finish offered by Gibson that year but they did make a few. All of...
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    2004 American Series Telecaster

    Congrats, nice looking guitar! I believe the 2004 models have the same electronics as your 2000 Tele did so you should feel right at home. Enjoy!
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    Mac mini and 4k monitor or iMac?

    I went with a Mac Mini because I primarily use Windows computers and wanted to be able to use a KVM to save on desktop space. If I was a Mac only person I'd be tempted by an iMac but I think at the end of the day I'd still go with a Mac Mini just for the flexibility in connecting external...
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    NGD Esquire 70th anniversary LPB

    Congrats on a beautiful guitar! LPB is one of my favourite Fender colours. The pickguard on my LPB Esquire has warped too but I haven't got around to doing anything about it yet. But otherwise the guitar has been great. I've had mine for over a year now and love it.
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    First “gig” with the new band coming up

    What about Frankenstein by the Edgar Winter Group?
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    Is it just me or is red not a well loved tele color.

    My 2002 American Series Tele in Chrome Red was my first and is still my favourite Tele.
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    is Eastwood still in business?

    I've been very happy with the three Backlund models I bought from them. It's a shame they're no longer making them. I assume they're struggling with the same manufacturing and transportation issues that many companies are dealing with. I've had good service from them in the past and wouldn't...




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