Big Tex Blackguard relic NGD

Electric Warrior

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Here is a Big Tex Blackguard I picked up. It looked great in the pictures and I read good things, so off one guitar went and in came this one.

It is 6.6 lbs., has an Amalfitano Broadcaster set, soft V neck with 9.5 radius and pretty big frets. It's kind of wacky because the body is a heavy relic but the neck is "closet classic." There is no string tree but it doesn't seem to matter; everything is stable. I really like it so far.

The relic job is at least on par with a blonde Nocaster I had. I'm really impressed at the the work, like along the upper lower bout.

There is no serial number ticket or hang tags, but I do have the price tag from Rockin' Robin's.

Anyway, here is some Big Tex content. If you have one, I'd enjoy seeing yours.

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beatnik

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Here is my Big Tex tele.

She is a heavy relic (I think the builder called it smokehouse). Not quite butterscotch. It has a compound radius neck and the Custom Shop Nocaster pickups. Super light weight. She has the compensated brass saddles and the 4 way pickup mod. I have a friend who is a builder and an accomplished jazz guitarist who agrees with me that she is really special. That said I don’t take her out much anymore. I have replaceable instruments that can cover the ground she occupies.

Enjoy your new Big Tex! They are awesome instruments!
 




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