A strange beast.

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by zeedoctour, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. zeedoctour

    zeedoctour Tele-Meister

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    Tele shape. Solid (2 piece) back and sides, carved out like a canoe (and almost entirely hollow) with a center block that is only 3/4 length, as it doesn't run as far as the bottom bout ... and is actually part of the back of the guitar. that's what I mean about the "canoe style rout" that is it's basic construction.

    Maple (burl) arched top glued over the solid back and sides, bone nut and ebony fretboard (feels like 10" radius but I could be wrong) with Wilkinson tuners and bridge and two P90's.

    Fell into my lap for $200 (used) and is actually a very nice player.

    the raven.jpg
    Hollow Raven_back.jpg

    PS: has no serial number.
     
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  2. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    No serial # = low price. It looks awesome, how did it sound acoustically?

    If it's built good , sounds good and plays good it's a steal.
     
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  3. dogmeat

    dogmeat Tele-Afflicted

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........... P90s..............

    looks killer
     
  4. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    Looks great. Love the color, and the P90s!
     
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    Fretting out Tele-Afflicted

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    Did you post this before or buy it off a fellow member?
    I remember seeing a thread about this guitar around the time I joined. I think it kind of looks like a Pensa (builds guitars for Mark Knopfler used to work with Suhr)

    I think it’s neat looking
     
  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Gorgeous!
     
  7. ale.istotle

    ale.istotle Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    If you ordered a body it would probably be $200 just to bind the F-Holes. Nice score.
     
  8. zeedoctour

    zeedoctour Tele-Meister

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    I knew as soon as I played it in the shop I had to have it. Bonded immediately. Wasn't looking for a guitar but that's how it goes a lot of the time. Didn't know I'd love it this much but it's awesome. Total steal. One of the best ever. The hardware alone has to be worth $200. The body is worth way more, and the neck is a champ too. To top it off, I love lightweight guitars and this thing weighs nothing. Must be 5 pounds or probably less. It's my only unmodded guitar. Oops ... not true ... I changed the volume and tone knobs for translucent amber top hats. :cool:
     
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  9. RoarDog

    RoarDog Tele-Meister

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    I can dig it, especially the top and the pups.
     
  10. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    That's just breathtaking! Does it have ANY name on it?....something we could google? Or do you want to keep everything to yourself? ;)
    BTW....what scale length?....neck profile?....I'm envious!
     
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