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Aluminum Tele!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Cyrithicus, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. Cyrithicus

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    Sweet...*Begins to drool*... I still prefer the natural finish in terms of looks, but that thang is pretty dang swish.
     
  3. Pete Galati

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    "Not too heavy, about the same as my stratocaster. "

    That must be one heavy Strat!

    I bet the aluminum body is good shielding.

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    For a brief period Fender made aluminum bodied Telecasters and Stratocasters. The bodies were hollow. None of the ones I saw had a natural finish though--they just looked like solid color guitars.
     
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    Cool guitar. Poorly designed website.
     
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    Looks similar to a Trussart Steelcaster
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    I've seen a couple of those Sprucehill bodies on ebay, and one at a guitar show. I must admit I've considered them over and over. I'd like one someday.
     
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    I remember seeing a couple of the proto-type bodies back in the early 80's. The guy said he had just got the go ahead from Fender to make them some bodies. Seemed like a really nice guy, too. They are pretty light, even though they're metal.

    I think he started out making custom motorcycle gas tanks. :D

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    coincidance - just the other day I saw one for sale in the local classifieds
    Described as a 1981 US Custom Telecaster
    What would be a reasonable price?

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    well some suing some of the alu strats ive seen-which are much more ornate and collectible

    id guess about 2000-the strats like the tavares and flamingo sold street for about 3500-4000-the harley versions obviously were far more sought after and closer to 5-6 range

    it could be higher-trussarts are about 3500 -and this price may be used as a comparative

    the sound will be ....different...i almost bought a tavares strat-but the sound was a bit nasal and unpleasing -and

    those guitars are so cool but pretty delicate..one ding and its very very obvious in the polished metal

    i have to say its an intriguing guitar-a juxtaposition of one of the oldest electrics with a very modern body (nationals aside of course)-im not sure where to put it

    im thinking it might have some cool permutations more-maybe a dark board on the neck-maybe a different guard-maybe a some wild inlays or etching on the metal
     
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    Wow! That looks like a Airstream Trailor Telecaster.
     

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    NICE!
     
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    That is a beautiful instrument there.
     
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    I played one of Steve Albini's aluminium necked and bodied Veleno guitars on my new album when I recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago. The Veleno through a 1958 Gibson amp sounded kinda lo-fi in the room, but when recorded sounded awesome. It had P-90 pick ups and was like a double cut tele. It didn't feel wierd to play at all, just like any other guitar really. Pretty cool though.
     
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