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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by degsycaster, Nov 12, 2008.
More of my new Baja
This is now my favourite guitar!
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Well here are my 2 latest editions, 1st is a beautiful Baja Tele, I bought this from a guy who was selling it in parts, luckily I got the Neck and Body, I didnt want the S1 Switch so I just put in a 4 way switch, and I put in a set of 51 Nocaster Pickups, Joe Barden Bridge, as you can see I still have to string it up and give it a full setup, the necks on these are beautiful Soft V, just love it.
Second is a Lake Placid Blue Body, James Burton U Shape Neck, Bareknuckle Piledriver Bridge Pickup, Bareknuckle P90 Supermassive Neck Pickup, Joe Barden Bridge, Kluson Tuners, I still have to put in the control plate with 4 way switch, strings and setup.
Love the Blue!
Let me see now, the Baja I choose as the better looking one...no..the blue one looks better...uh..damn! They're both sooooo beautiful!!!
Must say, the blue and black is very beautiful! but not more than....aw shucks!
We would love to hear your first hand comparison of these 2 highly sought after necks.
Every James Burton I've gotten my mitts on lately was trashed one way or another, and I felt unable to really compare the necks. I'm thinking the Burton necks are actually the larger of the two.
Looking forward to your opinion on these!
I am liking this Baja more and more.
It resonates as hell. I have not experienced that in any other guitar I own (including more expensive ones).
Here is a pic with a new sticker, which I like more than the other on page 22:
edit: changed my avatar too. LOL.
Mine does that too. Man, that guitar's got some sustaaaaiiiinnn. And it rings so clear.
Love that bigsby by the way!
I've always liked the Soft V Necks but after playing this U Shape Neck I have to say this is my new favourite shaped Neck, Its definitly the bigger of the 2, I'm 6'4 and have big hands, this neck just fits my hand like a glove, I loveee my new Baseball Bat Neck )
I hear that.
I consider it one of my big disappointments that I never found the right James Burton. What a seriously underrated model.
We never seem to see images of the DS Bajas any more. Well, here's one of mine upon arrival at The Cabin:
may i ask what case that is? it looks amazing!
Weird Anomaly 1.25 string array at nut
This is a stock Baja nut, Scout's Honor:
I saw it was like that (but didn't realize how much) and bought it anyway.
The usual array is 1 + 3/8ths inches and this is 1 + 1/4ths, nominal.
You can push much harder without running the strings off the board edges.
I had mentioned this guitar to ya'll at TDPRI before but never took a good image.
Anyone else seen anything like this?
I can't say the whole guitar is stock, because the tuners, jack plug and saddles are all changed out.
Just found this thread. Been been playing my hollowbodies a lot lately, haven't been on here in a while and haven't posted much, but thought I'd share photos of my Baja, which I love, though I've changed a few things. Bought from another TDPRI member, btw.
I bought it with locking-post vintage-style tuners. I installed a Duncan Jazz humbucker up front, wired into the S1 switch to split the coils (single=depressed switch; double=flush switch) with an off-white almost mint guard cut for a humbucker, which I bought used. Installed Glendale compensated brass saddles and a low-fence bridge plate, plus I rotated the control plate 180-degrees so that volume is up front and selector switch is at the back.
Why the humbucker? Well, I didn't really warm to the Twisted Tele neck pickup and now this one guitar can cover almost any ground on any gig. Can go from standards and guitar-vocal jazz duets to honky-tonk, country or rock 'n roll with the flip of a switch. Not so great for fusion, but I've got the hollows for that. Very easy to gig with in NYC (or anywhere, for that matter).
Oh, it also took a dive about two years ago and damaged the edge between the jack and strap pin, but ran some poly over it so there's no possibility of moisture damage.
Just readjusted saddles and threw on a fresh set of 11s. Very happy with it.
And Homer likes it, too!
Great photos! And a good looking guitar as well
Yours seems to have a bit more grain that average as well, looks tasty!
Dog's nice too! I have a lab myself. We could start a whole new thread: "Labs with Bajas"
Hey guys just wanted to tell you all about the 4th...
I went to a friends for a BBQ, he lives down the block from the beach. I got to pull out my Baja and Class 5, plug straight in and turn the volume to "10".
It reverberated throughout the village and drew a bit of a crowd, the Baja sounded wonderful. Several guitarists walked by and commented on how good everything sounded even from several blocks down the street (My bud lives in an area thats now zoned commercial so nobody lives nearby). The Baja can pull of an amazing range of tones, from blues to shoegaze (with just a marshall and a delay).
I had to stop by the time fireworks started because about 15 strangers had wondered over. Considering that I have been in school full time over a year (including all vacations) this was quite a cathartic experience.
That's a beautiful Baja, revlimitbounce! Have fun with it!
I'll be joining the Baja club next week, and I'm having fits waiting!
There's only so much internet Tele-porn one can look at.
I did have a good time yesterday playing a buddy's 64 (very yellowed) white tele with bigsby. Instant, effortless twang. Didn't even have to dig in. It was just THERE. He'd just gotten it repaired and refretted after years of closet time.
But yeah - selling a strat and a vox hollow teardrop, replacing with baja plus case, plus very possibly glendale single cut ashtray.
It should make for a good mate to the gretsch.