1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Awesome NGD

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by rocknroller, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. rocknroller

    rocknroller TDPRI Member

    Age:
    65
    Posts:
    90
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Even closer, I got it at GC in Braintree!
     
  2. johnnyrotten

    johnnyrotten Tele-Meister

    Age:
    58
    Posts:
    143
    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Location:
    juneau,wi
    Some guys have all the luck!
     
  3. knopflerfan

    knopflerfan Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,964
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Location:
    In the woods
    Sweet! Congratulations.
     
  4. jpjr50

    jpjr50 Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    950
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2015
    Location:
    South Florida
    So compared to your maple neck Tele's how does the Rosewood sound tonely versus those?
     
  5. Dan R

    Dan R Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    6,120
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    Love it! I want a Sonic or Daphne blue tele one day.
     
  6. rocknroller

    rocknroller TDPRI Member

    Age:
    65
    Posts:
    90
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    It's not an apples to apples comparison unless the guitars were identical. All three have different pickups which have more to do with the tonal differences than rosewood vs. maple or ash vs. alder. I'm of the opinion that choice of wood has very little, if nothing, to do with tone in an electric guitar. Acoustic yes, but not electric (IMHO). That said, compared to my AV'52 tele, I would say the Baja sounds a bit warmer in the treble position. That's probably due to the variation between the AV'58 pu in the Baja vs the AV'52. They both sound very similar in the neck position since they both have the same '52 pu in the neck. I really like the "nasally" sounds I can get with the S-1 switch in the Baja, which is completely different than anything I can get with the other two. My sunburst tele has Lindy Fralin Blues Specials which sound "ballsier" than the other two, if that makes sense. I have a Les Paul, 2 strats and an Epiphone Elitist Casino with rosewood boards. The baja rosewood is much darker and almost looks like ebony compared to those.

    Not to get too far off topic since this is a tele forum, but my son recently made me a Strat that he 3-D printed out of an ABS type plastic. It has all Fender reissue parts and '57/62 pickups. Bottom line is that it still sounds like a Strat even though it is not made of wood. Here is a link to a YouTube video if anyone is interested;
     
  7. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    48
    Posts:
    2,315
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2004
    Location:
    Stratford, Ontario
    Well, at least you got your strings. :D

    That is a nice guitar. Looks like a pretty good score. Enjoy.
     
  8. kyussvegas

    kyussvegas Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    766
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2014
    Location:
    Canton, MA
    That's literally not fair. It's the only GC I ever set foot in because it's a mere 20 minutes away and they had the one Tele I've been hoping to find!

    I do know of one down in RI, not sure if I'll get to play it before he sells it. I don't even want to buy one right now, I just want to know if it's really in the ballpark of what I have in my head. Kudos on the score (in my own backyard!).
     
  9. blackjaw

    blackjaw Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    431
    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Location:
    RI
    Love it, I would've pulled the trigger too.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.