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Can you help me identify a no-name tele clone?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by MN Punk, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. motorfin

    motorfin TDPRI Member

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    The body actually looks really nice.
     
  2. joaopazguitar

    joaopazguitar Tele-Holic

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    that headstock is really strange. somehow I get the feeling it was cut from a strat-like neck - but I may be wrong too.
     
  3. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity

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    ^^^^
    With a Tom Anderson decal on the headstock it wouldn't look so strange.;)



    perfect modding platform non the less.
     
  4. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

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    My reaction as well - at least the neck ........ except for the present HS shape, neck looks exactly like a Rondo.
     
  5. MN Punk

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    Do you know of a Rondo-made toploader with a belly cut?

    I'm still thinking it's either Rogue or Lyon, or else a partscaster.
     
  6. MN Punk

    MN Punk Tele-Holic

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    BTW, I've now got a new neck ordered and on its way to me. Maple fretboard, nitro finish. Planned upgrades are now:

    1. JB Jr. in bridge position
    2. GFS mini-HB in neck position
    3. New maple neck
    4. Thumb-wheel locking tuners
    5. Vibramate bridgeplate & mount
    6. Bigsby B5 tailpiece
    7. Locking tuners
    8. Pearloid pickguard

    The current electronics could use a shot or two of contact cleaner, but otherwise are functional so I'll probably leave them alone. Maybe drop some nicer knobs on, but that would be it.

    Meanwhile the parts I pull off it will get slapped on a pine body I have lying around to become a leftoverscaster.
     
  7. Commodore 64

    Commodore 64 Friend of Leo's

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    The only toploader with a belly cut that I've seen is that Samick Ray Benson. I don't think that's what you have, but it's entirely possible that the Washburn/Rogue/Lyon were made by Samick, too.
     
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    The headstock looks like an old Lotus or Series 10, a guitar I still see from time to time hanging around in pawn shops.
     
  9. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    Looks like a $100 guitar to me.
     
  10. Hop2it

    Hop2it Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Maybe Jay Turser???
     
  11. MN Punk

    MN Punk Tele-Holic

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    Hey, I finished my upgrades to it. I put it on Craigslist for $400, which is more than fair considering the value of the neck and the B5 alone, but I'm pretty sure nobody will pay that because nobody has any money these days, but maybe somebody will get excited about it and offer me something cool in trade.

    Anyway... Wanna see? :cool:
     

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  12. MN Punk

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    Oh, and yes, that's a Hot Lead Stack instead of a JB Jr. I tried the Jr first, and it did not balance well at all with the GFS bucker in the neck, which is a LOUD sum'bich! The Hot Lead (which I also had lying around... long story) keeps up a lot nicer giving a solid clean middle-position tone, and has the added benefit of sounding really crunchy in bridge-only mode with a little distortion.
     
  13. MN Punk

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    To my absolute shock, somebody bought it right away.

    I've more or less broke even, not counting my labor, which in this market isn't doing too badly. I built it for myself and while it came out pretty good, I didn't quite love it the way I did the other two teles I built for myself, so off it went to a new owner that will hopefully conquer the rock world with it.

    I've got a factory-second Tele body lying around that I'm going to slap the cheap parts onto, and it will become a nice beginner guitar that I'll probably sell to some kid for $50 or so.
     
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