I've been planning to have a local artist do some custom paint on my tele. It's currently finished in reticulated nitro. Can we just seal it in shellac, add the custom art, and then shellac on top of that? Do we still need to add a clear coat to finish?
Or is all of this a bad idea? This...
Not nearly enough!
2 acoustics (Taylor 214 and baby Taylor)
2021 Fender American Pro II Telecaster
2020 Ron Kirn T-style
1987 Fender MIJ Paisley Telecaster (Purchased new and after years of gigging and upgrades, may be the finest playing Tele on earth! For me, at least)
Looks great! Sadly, I'm probably not going to be able to build a guitar I would be happy playing. Everytime I've tried to even make adjustments to my guitars, they end up with the luthier fixing my attempted "improvements".
Here's my board packed up and ready to go. But I've played a lot of gigs where I only used the tuner and Flint. I prefer to get my dirt from the amp and alternate between a few low wattage options I can usually crank (Matchless Lightning, Maz 18 Jr, Mesa Rectoverb) live.
All my amps have it, but after the onboard reverb in my Matchless started acting up and the factory failed to correct the problem after a 4 month wait and $250 shipping (it was serviced but the reverb still randomly cuts out 50% of the time), I decided it would be cheaper to get a Strymon Flint...
Is it so wrong that I really want a tele with dual P-90s? These seem hard to find. To be clear, I want a regular tele with a sawed in half traditional bridge, not a custom or deluxe. Know where I might look that doesn't involve dropping more than $2500? Non-Fender is OK (I already have a Ron...
Tough choices. I'd blow it all on 1 guitar but depending on my mood it will be one of these:
1. Used PRS McCarty P-90 model (mid 2000s go for ~$2k)
2. Ron Kirn T-style
3. Nash T with humbucker bridge and P90 neck
Just added a Maz 18 Jr. to complement my Matchless Lightning and Mesa Rectoverb 25. Clearly, I'm an EL-84 man!
The Maz Jr can't beat the magical sparkling cleans from my Matchless but I get a great mid-80s Marshal-ly tone out of it using the high input (master: noon-1:00) volume: 3:00) and the...
I'll use every fret available for solos and routinely incorporate chord work into our songs up the 17th. But you need a high quality set-up if you want those chords to chime which is a pain when I play on friends' gear.
Just received mine today. Ponderosa Pine from 1870. Fralin P-92 in the neck and RK in the bridge with a 4 way switch. Pretty much play exclusively with the 2 settings with both pu.
An insane tone machine through my Matchless Lightning.