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Blackguard Replica Builders Club

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by eresseraca, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. bossaholic

    bossaholic Friend of Leo's

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    I would like to join this illustrious club. For consideration, I present my 1953 Fender Esquire Clone, built by me in 1988 and last modified in 1991.

    Stew Mac body and neck
    Schaller tuners
    Dunlop strap locks
    American standard bridge
    Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder set

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  2. Superc_1

    Superc_1 Tele-Meister

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    Hey ED,
    Just saw were you posted, and thanks for the kind words. You being the man; your words means alot to me. All of your builds (and I want to put preeb in there ) has inspired us all on this forum in ways you will never know. If it wasn't for you sharing with us your methods and drawing (files and Tdowns, too) All of this would not have been impossible for many of us who aspire to even come close to your skill level. Thanks again and in the great words of Mr. Ed Hawley:

    Cheers and Later

    Dwight

    PS Do you know where a person can get a Flamed maple w/ Ebony FB Neck? :p:p:phehe
     
  3. KennyH

    KennyH Tele-Meister

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    I'll be joining soon, there's a black pick guard and some chrome hardware sitting in the spare room for it once I've built my first neck. It's my first body.
     
  4. giangi

    giangi TDPRI Member

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  5. fernando

    fernando Tele-Afflicted

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    are the knobs Glendale's?
     
  6. BritishBluesBoy

    BritishBluesBoy Former Member

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    Best one here. Gorgeous!!!
     
  7. mowcheeba

    mowcheeba Tele-Holic

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    Amazing gallery of beautiful Blackguard replicas.....

    Here is my take on a Broadcaster/Nocaster, all natural wear. Not
    very detailed photos, but at least I'm in the club now:)

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  8. eresseraca

    eresseraca TDPRI Member

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    Club update

    Personally I'm sold on ramseybella's lefty #0023, freaking beautiful! :eek:

    0001: '51 Caster - Ludvig Nylund (eresseraca)
    0002: Hackberry Blackguard - John Kingma (jkingma)
    0003: Rosewood Blackguard - John Kingma (jkingma)
    0004: 1952 USA Esquire Reissue Custom Build - (mellecaster)
    0005: Broadcaster #1 - Peter (PeterUK)
    0006: Broadcaster #2 - Peter (PeterUK)
    0007: Swamp Ash Blackguard - Rich (blackbelt308)
    0008: Blackguard - (The OB)
    0009: Blackguard - Scatter Lee ...couldn't give you 10 spots in the serial list ;)
    0010: Blackguard - (Stumpwizard)
    0011: 15 year Blackguard - (JCBurke59)
    0012: B Hefner Nocaster replica (experience)
    0013: Gil Yaron Blackguard - (preeb) ...You're in wheter you want it or not ;)
    0014: #0514 replica - (tonewoods)
    0015: Blackguard - (Buckocaster51)
    0016: Blackguard - (Jaydawg)
    0017: Blacked out Blackguard - (Colt W. Knight) ...It counts, and imo it's a really nice one!
    0018: Blackguard - Ron Garson (Ron Garson)
    0019: Jersey Blonde - Ed (Ehawley)
    0020: Blackguard - (Mcomio)
    0021: '53 Replica - owner unknown (built by mellecaster)

    0022: Plankster Prototype - (Southern Ill Electrics)
    0023: Lefty Blackguard - (ramseybella)
    0024: Blackguard - (cmeyer)
    0025: Blackguard - (jaydawg)
    0026: Blackguard - (Superc_1)
    0027: Blackguard - (oigun)
    0028: Blackguard Esquire - (54 deluxe)
    0029: Blackguard Esquire '51 replica - (newtwanger)
    0030: Blackguard - (robbysturgis)
    0031: Rebuilt SX Blackguard - (olaftheholy)
    0032: 1953 Fender Esquire Clone - (bossaholic)
    0033: Blackguard - (giangi)
    0034: Blackguard - (mowcheeba)


    Have a nice weekend guys!
     
  9. fernando

    fernando Tele-Afflicted

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    I love it too. The body finish and wear, the patina of the hardware...
     
  10. 62_Inca_Esquire

    62_Inca_Esquire Tele-Afflicted

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  11. ramseybella

    ramseybella Tele-Afflicted

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    Thanks so much guys that means a lot to me!! :D
    Honestly this was number two guitar I have built in my life!!
    Now My next deal is a Lefty Double Bound Swamp Ash Sunburst Tele, Handmade Maple neck with a Brazilian RR Board also a 1962 Lefty Fretless Jazz Bass Handmade neck maple With Brazilian board vintage Sunburst.
     
  12. lucalm

    lucalm Tele-Meister

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    It definetly should!!! very very nice, I LOVE tele relics, I hope I have the balls to relic mine sometime soon
     
  13. Marc Rutters

    Marc Rutters Tele-Afflicted

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    Ok I'm in, here's my offering, an as close to a 50 as I can do as of today :D

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  14. Marc Rutters

    Marc Rutters Tele-Afflicted

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    And a little detail.
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  15. Marc Rutters

    Marc Rutters Tele-Afflicted

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    A little more detail.[​IMG]
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    I hope I passed the audition :cool:
     
  16. fernando

    fernando Tele-Afflicted

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    very nice!
    Are those knobs Glendale's?
     
  17. Marc Rutters

    Marc Rutters Tele-Afflicted

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    Thank you!

    Scratch build,
    3.5 lb ash body.
    .190" truss channel with correct single slot nut.
    Lollar vintage pups.
    Knobs, tuner bushings, strap buttons, string tree, string ferrules, low carbon steel saddles (compensated) and jack cup all made form the correct metals in my shop :cool:
     
  18. fernando

    fernando Tele-Afflicted

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    >all made form the correct metals in my shop

    amazing
     
  19. Hollmanp90

    Hollmanp90 Tele-Afflicted

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    Good Stuff Mista Marc.........Lookn' really good !!!
     
  20. fernando

    fernando Tele-Afflicted

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    I like the logo realization very much.
    What's the decal material? It is silver/black or gold/black like the F one? (not shure because of the lighting)
     
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