Danecaster or Jonelectro?

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  1. sjohnbruton

    sjohnbruton Tele-Holic

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    I'm working on a Danelectro style Tele build for the Build Challenge and would like some feedback on my logo/ decal choices.

    It will either be "Danecaster" or (since my name is John) "Jonelectro"

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    And the reverse...

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    What say ye?
     
  2. stng72

    stng72 Tele-Meister

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    i like both. but i'd choose danecaster
     
  3. dblues

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    They both work but the D at the top of DANECASTER tips the scales in that direction for me.
     
  4. jazztele

    jazztele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Is it gonna look more like a Danelectro guitar? Then definitely "Jonelectro."
     
  5. jpbturbo

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    Jonelectro!
     
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    I think you should call it Loretta.

    In other words... its your guitar... name it what you want... our opinions shouldn't matter.

    :D
     
  7. sjohnbruton

    sjohnbruton Tele-Holic

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    Thanks everybody.

    I think Danecaster looks better on it's own, but Jonelectro definitely sounds better. The guitar will look like a Tele but with unmistakable Dano design elements. I will post a mock up soon.

    Loretta is out. :(

    But you are correct sir, it is my guitar. Therefore, because within the confines of my shop, I am the rightful ruler and benevolent dictator of guitardom, I choose Jonelectro.

    Besides, Jonelectro is more specific (to me) and far less likely to be nicked by any dope (like me!) who thinks he can build a guitar! ;)

    By the way, if anybody is planning a Dano style tele, feel free to nick the Danecaster logo. I know I would!
     
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    I was obviously joking... ;)

    But I also think a name starting with a D looks better... at least more familiar, if that's what you're going for.
     
  9. Picton

    Picton Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I'm late to the party, but I had a similar issue last year; my last name is Dixon, so I just did that in the Dano font. I agree that, for me, the starting letter D tips the scale.

    But either one looks fine; go with what you want, and be proud.
     
  10. sjohnbruton

    sjohnbruton Tele-Holic

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    I knew that. :cool:

    BTW, I really like the build you are doing with your son. My boy is 10 and is asking for a Tele bass. I guess I know what my next build will be. :D

    Thanks.
     
  11. Netwarrior

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    Could you share the logo file?
    I'm restoring the headstock of a danelectro and I need to replace the logo.
    I will be forever grateful :)

    Thanks
     
  12. acrylicsuperman

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    Jonelectro sounds epic.
     
  13. Rich Rice

    Rich Rice Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yep. Jonelectro gets my approval.. Whatever that might be worth.. :rolleyes:
     
  14. gagidlof

    gagidlof Tele-Holic

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    What font did you use for this? I'm trying to get the right one for a Debelelctro for my sister in law
     
  15. sjohnbruton

    sjohnbruton Tele-Holic

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    Holy Zombie Thread, Batman!!

    I doubt four years is a record, but it's WAY past the expiration date!

    At any rate, I didn't use a "font." I cut up the existing letters in Gimp (Photoshop for cheap skates!) and pasted them back together in new and creative ways to get the letters I wanted.

    It wasn't really hard, but it wasn't really simple either. Feel free to use mine as a starting point. All you really need is the "B"...

    John
     
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