Cheapo Snakehead Tele on ebay

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Flyboy, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Flyboy

    Flyboy Tele-Meister

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    Never seen these before. Chinese? Anyone got one/played one?

    Snakehead Tele
     
  2. ScottJPatrick

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    New to me but at $149 I can see why there's only one left from 56 guitars!
     
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    I wonder if the thing doesn’t have a truss rod like the originals, if it doesn’t the neck probably won’t hole up too well
     
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    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    With a metal nut overlay, it could be a cool dedicated slide guitar, if nothing else.
     
  5. bender66

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    Senior has them all the time. A few folks here have those.

    I bought the kit. Ash body. Not bad for the price.
     
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    I have one. They are often cheaper than $149, I payed $105.

    And they havent sold 56 of them, what they do is once they sell
    out of a line, they changed all of the text and photos but keep the
    original item number.

    I dont really like mine.

    Very heavy
    Tiny frets
    Poor quality hardware
    Made in Vietnam

    Dont even dare look at the neck pocket.

    But if you can get one cheap enough, and do a lot of work to it,
    you may like it.
     
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    It's hilarious that one of the auctions on E-Bay lists it with a nitro finish.

    Tiny frets, though? Now I'm seriously interested. That's a fairly uncommon spec these days, and it's one that I love. I love old style Fender frets and Gibson fretless wonder frets, and I wish more guitars had them as an option.
     
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    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    As soon as I saw it I could hear some big open D slide going on!
     
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    I have one. Upgraded with new tuners, Duncan Quarter Pounder PuP. Big frets, fat neck. "Bout 8 lbs on mine.

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  10. Flyboy

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    Those bodies are ash. The originals were pine, yes?
     
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