Bonamassa Nocaster CS Tele will be out in a year or so.

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by MichaelDCarter, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. MichaelDCarter

    MichaelDCarter TDPRI Member

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    Should be an awesome instrument. The GC edition sunburst Tele I just picked up is a blast to play and sounds great. It's 7.5 radius but I have so many like that it doesn't bother me at all. I can't wait add another.
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    What is a GC edition Tele?
     
  3. MichaelDCarter

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    "These are limited to only 40 limited Editions and are exclusive to Guitar Center."

    No thanks.
     
  5. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

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    A year? Leo would have had them out by Friday!
     
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    FYI the "year" is just my guestimation. I have no inside information. Except for how long recent past custom shop orders have taken for myself and friends. I'd say that is a reasonable timeframe although certainly things could go longer. I agree with the Leo comment. But QC is up quite a bit from those times, which even us vintage owners have to concede were rather hit and miss. Yes the 55 GC CS plays excellent. It and a Nocaster with a 9.5 are my favorite guitars at the moment. There's just something nice about a Tele into a pedal or two into an amp for someone who lived through the rack systems of the 80s. Maybe it's just old age. IDK.
     
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    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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    Want relics fast? I'll just throw them in my trunk, no case, and drive around for a while.

    I have so much wood and so many tools in my car, it's a rolling lumberyard.

    I wish I got a cell phone number from the van fulla hillbillies who were playing the Mall Wart to Mall Wart tour. Van had a single Michigan plate held on by a single screw. It looked like someone had implausibly driven it outta the junkyard across the river. Van contained four hillbillies and five pit bulls, an undisclosed number of guitars, fiddles and banjos, no bass of any kind and not a single case for any of the instruments. Pit bulls walked on the guitars 24/7. Talk about a rolling relic factory!

    I repaired one of their guitars. It was a year old Rogue. It looked like it belonged to Robert Johnson. It had one missing tuner, one replaced by a high end Schaller, no strings and no saddle. I replaced the saddle, stuck a fresh set of sealed tuners on it and re- strung it.

    Last I saw of them was their tail lights disappearing into the night.
     
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    You might need a year to get saving. The Bonamassa Nocaster is masterbuilt by Greg Fessler. If the pricing of the Blind Faith is anything to go by you can expect to pay $12k. It is to be sold only through the Joe Bonamassa website too.
     
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    That burst blind faith Tele is a real beauty. I’d love to have one, but likely never will.

    If money was no object, I’d rather have one of the CS Brownie strats. But the Layla album is my desert island LP. So it’s perfect for me.

    Of course, if money was no object, I could have both, right?
     
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  10. Robert H.

    Robert H. Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Instead of a case, it comes with a pinstriped suit.
     
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    I will just build my own for under $1,000. It looks nice but no thanks.
     
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    Skamania Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    For $12,000 you can start looking at nice refinished vintage guitars.
     
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    VillainSean Tele-Meister

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    I love Joe, but doesn't have 10 different "signature models" defeat the purpose?
     
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