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  1. TeleKast

    Any Japanese Jerry Donahue owners out there? Advice please!

    Hi there. I own a Fender JD Japanese Tele, and a few years ago I switched the pickups... subsequently sold those and recently got it out of storage to put the stock Seymour Duncans back in. Trouble is, I've forgotten what pins the hot bridge and neck should be wired to. I seem to remember both...
  2. TeleKast

    Photo of your first ever Tele ?

    Only photo of my Squier Japan, 1989?? My first Tele that started it all..
  3. TeleKast

    Another new guy...HELP WITH TELECASTER ID

    Dodgycaster.- non Fender body, SD pup at the bridge, 1 string tree (???), 5 hole guard.. this has gotta be a Partsocaster... that neck is non-Fender to me too....
  4. TeleKast

    Anyone got names for their guitars?

    (Unoriginally)... everyone in the family refers to her as "Twangy"...
  5. TeleKast

    Show us your BLUE Teles!

    Kylef, how did you manage to match the finish in the neck pickup cavity? Or do Fender do Blue Flower Esquire bodies?
  6. TeleKast

    Pic of my Nashville

    I'm loving the tortie with the sunburst- I'd keep it just the way it is.
  7. TeleKast

    Which would you go for?

    LPB for me.
  8. TeleKast

    Is this a real 1968?

    Ah.. the famous 68/69 half-notch raises it's head again... time to break out the piccy :)
  9. TeleKast

    Is this a real 1968?

    A factory installed Bigsby wouldn't have had the holes drilled. Pickguard WOULD have been white. Cloth wiring looks very new tho.
  10. TeleKast

    Tele newbie asking for tips and tricks

    TIP: Removing the ashtray dramatically improves right-hand damping techniques. :) Seriously tho, some good advice here.
  11. TeleKast

    My 68-69 Telecaster with the Cubist(?) Pick Guard

    Yeh, I see it now. Bottom line is that if the guard is original, the customisation must have been done after it left the Fender factory. There are pearloid-backed repros out there, but if you've owned it since '74 chances are it's the original (modified) guard. I have a '68 and a '72, and I'm...
  12. TeleKast

    My 68-69 Telecaster with the Cubist(?) Pick Guard

    Just a guess, but might be a logo or personalised emblem.. doesn't look typical of any vibrato device I've seen. Other forum members might know better tho. If the PG has been in storage, then it could also be original I guess (could it be a home-done ink stamp pattern??).. does it look like...
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    My 68-69 Telecaster with the Cubist(?) Pick Guard

    Pickguard looks too clean to be original, Pearloid backing and truss adj notch there, but no signs of shrinkage, screw-rust or cracking. Never heard of anything other than white ones! Does the design look like its been added later? Alder body suggestive it was once a solid color (most likely...
  14. TeleKast

    Who else likes how shiny their Tele is?

    Did anything survive the house fire???
  15. TeleKast

    Whats your set up? Tele > Pedals > Amp?

    Mostly just my '68 thru a Champ 600. Boss compression. Sometimes, less is more.
  16. TeleKast

    My very first tele build!

    Personally, I'd drop a pearloid guard on there... class!
  17. TeleKast

    MIK Lite Ash Tele...confirm or deny

    Korean Lite Ash. Betcha buns. ...either that or it's a REAL bad Martin fake. ;-)
  18. TeleKast

    Who else likes how shiny their Tele is?

    lol..ok. I stand corrected! :P
  19. TeleKast

    Who else likes how shiny their Tele is?

    OK... now it's official. The forum has finally exhausted every Tele-related subject there is! :)
  20. TeleKast

    USPS just delivered a package....should I open it right away or let it acclimate?

    Polyester will take 3 years to reach room temp, or that baby'll hairline crack right up...
  21. TeleKast

    Lite ash tele - Worth $400

    The Korean Lite Ash was very possibly the biggest steal that ever sported the Fender logo, discontinued now you got a beautiful figured Ash body, awesome Birds-eye maple neck (think Jerry Donahue), excellent pickups, abalone fret markers, vintage-style 3 saddle bridge for a VERY competitive...
  22. TeleKast

    "BEST Fender custom color" poll !

    Love Copper... but Fender dudes... come here... put your ear close to the screen... listening??? **BRITISH RACING GREEN!!!!** Ain't it about time?
  23. TeleKast

    $9000 What am I missing here?

    *rubs chin* Hmmmm... you see, it's intrinsic depth lies in the lines I *didn't* draw...
  24. TeleKast

    $9000 What am I missing here?

    I've been working on bespoke airbrushed World War 2 scenes for some considerable time now, and am currently producing a range of nostalgic scenes entitled "Golden Memorys of World War II"... each unique piece of artwork is guaranteed to be a one off design, involving many hours of painstaking...

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