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Broadcaster #2 is nearly finished! 4-years on!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by PeterUK, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    ***UPDATE***Broadcaster #2 is finished! 4-years on!

    Can I make a plea? If you don't like relics, don't understand them, think they're lame and all the other derogatory comments that this type of thread attracts, then go to one of the other 163 new threads that were available before I started to type. Thanks in advance. :D

    Well here it is:

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    For those who remember, I first released Broadcaster #1 onto the world in 2003 after I won a USACG 1-piece swamp ash body and neck in the TDPRI annual prize draw. Instead of having Paul send the body & neck straight over the pond, I asked him to send it to Mark Jenny aka MJTele for a relic finish. During this build I developed an anal attention to detail but could never get on with the neck (big U-shape). I therefore sold it to Ian Siegal and enjoy his superb blues on CD and at regular shows.

    The funds raised from the sale of #1 started the finance of #2 and by this time Brian Poe at HighTech Tool was producing various parts such as the milled jack cups (which I had an early involvement in), bodies and knobs. These parts were acquired and matched to a NOS Elliot Mechanic neck.

    I was intending to send it to MJ and take a hit for the shipping costs when I discovered a guy called Clive Brown who is regarded as one of the worlds experts in guitar finishers and re-finishers. Clive lives about 100-miles from me.

    Clive is so busy - he travels the world evaluating guitars for dealers and collectors (he's often spotted one of his as a "genuine" finish!) and finishing and re-finishing - you have to wait for a slot. I got mine about 1-year ago. It would have been sooner, but I introduced Nacho Banos to Clive and Nacho keeps Clive busy with various projects!

    Anyway, to cut a long story short, it's nearly finished. Clive sent me some photos and I've added them my album here. He's had to rewind the pick ups as they were so bad, but I'm collecting it on the 12 October once the pick ups have been sorted.

    Here's another picture:

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    It's been along time coming but it looks fantastic and once the pick ups are sorted it should be a killer.

    I'm excited!

    :lol: Peter
     
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  2. gtrwrks

    gtrwrks Tele-Afflicted

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    Beautiful, Peter, just beautiful.
     
  3. PeterUK

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    Hey Fuzzy!

    Are the 12th fret dot markers OK? :lol:

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    :lol: Peter
     
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    Super duper!
    Congratulations, thanks for sharing the story.
     
  5. Kingtone

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    Peter,

    Very nice, here's hoping she meets all your expectations....
     
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    Peter, that is one beautiful guitar my son !!!
    Clive is one of the best in the business, that's for sure.
    I think the dots may be okay ;)
     
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    zombywoof Friend of Leo's

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    From the pics I would say that it was time well spent. That is a head for the drool bucket geetar if I ever saw one. Super sweet job.
     
  8. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Thanks guys! It's been a long time coming. Our next gig is not until 27 October so I've got time to break it in! Hope I don't scratch it! :lol:

    :D Peter
     
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    furrfurrfurr Friend of Leo's

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    i'd have to say it's the best relic i've ever seen. very tasteful.
     
  10. Ron Garson

    Ron Garson Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That's delightful! :)
     
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    That's jes' plain tasty Bro !
    Congrats !
     
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    Looks great. The relicing is very authentic looking.
     
  13. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Than you everyone for your kind words.

    It should be pretty light as the body as body weighed in at a little under 4-pounds.

    This was the one I selected from Brian:

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    I've tried to make it a replica in apearance only as it will be gigged regularly. Hopefully it will provide a range of different tones to my current works horses.

    :D Peter
     
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    Caper Friend of Leo's

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    Well I'm going to have to side with the others, I love it. Four years waiting....it looks like it was worth the wait.
     
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    Ditto...I love it...when are you sending her to me?! :lol:
     
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    Peter, that is just awesome. Great job!
     
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    Grin'n'pick Friend of Leo's

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    Absolutely.

    Peter it looks incredible, there's a huge wow going on at this computer right now, it just looks perfect. They say the best things come to those who wait, and there's the proof right there, congratulations.
     
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    What I love about it is that it "looks" like a real vintage guitar, not a new reliced one as so many do. You got a good one there Peter my friend.
    Out of curiosity, how much does Clive charge for a relic job such as the work done on your one?
     
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    Wow :eek: That is one of the best looking teles I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks very authentic! It makes my new Nocaster Relic seem second rate.:twisted:
    Congrats on a well thought out and executed plan. I would love to hear some sound clips! With all of your details, I'm sure she will sound as perfect as she looks!:D
     
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    Congratulations Peter! One of the few relics I've seen that actually looks like a worn old guitar.
    Very, very nice indeed! :)
     
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