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50's Road Worn Tele Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Broly, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    Headstock on my RW Strat is very similar. Cool axe!
     
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  2. tweedman2001

    tweedman2001 Tele-Afflicted

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    Late to the club..... again! I've had this one for a couple of years now. Esquired it and love it. These Road Worns are everything they are claimed to be.

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  3. markjames

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    Just done the same to mine Jamie..... Amazed at how good it works....I used a brown 'liquid' type of polish the comes with the sponge applicator...... Then polished off with standard furniture polish.... Result is fantastic!!!
     
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    lets see some pics!
     
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    Plan to take some at the weekend....will post asap :)
     
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  6. wiretap

    wiretap Tele-Meister

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    Welp, back in the Road Worn club. Had one for a few years but sold it and regretted it ever since. Recently decided to pick up another.

    Did a little arts and crafts on mine as I did on my last. Added a little more relicing, nicks and dings, some more finish checking, a little arm wear, some wood dye rubbed into the finish checking for a nice dirty look, and finished it off with a light polish to the finish to bring it to a weathered shine instead of the super dull flat finish they come with.

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    Still some hardware and electronics upgrades to be done. Electrosocket, bridge pup upgrade, perhaps some brass saddles, etc, but not really in an extreme hurry for that at the moment.
     
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    Out of curiosity, what did you use to polish it? I've never owned a nitro guitar before, just asking because I like the result you got.
     
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    Consider a Nocaster for the bridge pickup. Very happy with mine in my '50s Road Worn.
     
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  9. spayne99

    spayne99 Tele-Holic

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    Here’s mine, in copper. These seem to be a bit different spec with 9.5 radius, narrow tall frets, and Vintage Style pickups instead of Tex Mex.
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    I had a 50s Roadworn in blonde years ago and it was amazing, after years of regret I finally bought another and this time I’m keeping it. Found one just above 7lbs:

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    I can’t remember off hand exactly what it was, I did quite a bit of research online before I picked one, but it was a car polish anyone can snag from Walmart. Nothing fancy. It took a few coats to get it to that shine. It could probably take more but I think it’s perfect where it is now.
     
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    Just picked up a 2017 model, fully stock, on Reverb. Came with a Fender deluxe tweed case. Which goes really well with the Tweed Deluxe I recently built :)

    The only "upgrades" I've made are liquid brown shoe polish on the checking, and some shielded output jack wiring.

    The stock pickups sound pretty good to me, but I ordered a Don Mare 10k "Keefer" 0038 bridge pickup out of curiosity (and Stones infatuation). The neck pickup is surprisingly good, at proper settings. Very Strat-like, but with more twang.

    I'm curious about swapping saddles, but it's not an overly bright guitar, so I'm hesitant to buy brass saddles (as many seem to do). I don't wanna mellow it out any. Might just buy the steel Callahams.

    The tone cap is a ceramic .05, and the pots are 250k CTS. The jack seems sturdy enough. I like the "wear" on the neck, and the nitro finish is great--thin enough to show a little grain. The body has checking in a couple of areas but probably only less than 25% of the overall surface. The neck is nice and chunky, and I dig the tall frets. The 7.25" radius is not as noticeable as I thought it would be (I've never used one).

    Super satisfied. Basically I built the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe, and immediately started jonesin' for a proper Telecaster to pair with it. Mission accomplished.


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    Oops, got one more pic to share.. Sorry!
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    9D69B654-40ED-455E-A96F-F0FD53410569.jpeg 2014 model. Stock aside from the pickguard, previously black. Plays and sounds excellent.
     
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    Looks sweet with the white pickguard.
     
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    New club member. Has anyone added more wear to their Road Worn? Do you know what year they switched to less relic?

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