Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Crossroads Blind Faith Telecaster

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  1. tlsmack

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    "Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Todd Krause crafted this loving tribute to Eric Clapton's "Blind Faith"-era Tele. A 1964 bound Tele Custom that had the neck from Clapton's famed "Brownie" '56 Strat swapped in, the original was first featured in a performance with Cream for a Danish film in late 1968, but more publicly at one of Blind Faith's very first public shows at the first of four 1969 Hyde Park Festivals."

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender...-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar-by-Todd-Krause.gc

    Really?? 12 grand for replica of a parstcaster?;)
     

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    Yeah, a bit pricey..
     
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    I thought he sounded like crap on the live recordings where he played the Strat necked Tele instead of the Firebird.

    Plus the guitar was ugly.
    The price is probably based on the assumption that they won't sell.
     
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    I never really liked telecasters with strat necks on them.. and also not prefer maple necks too.. and its 18k converted to AU dollars..
     
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    3 day return period kinda indicates they suspect people will regret the purchase pretty quickly.
     
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    That's a lot of names fora Custom Telecaster that would look better with a rosewood fingerboard.;)
     
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    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Nope.

    Funny, though. I have met the guy Todd who builds 'em. We have mutual friends, and have met at parties. He's a really nice guy, and exceptionally skilled.
     
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    They only have to sell a few, and I’m sure it won’t be to folks on this forum. Perhaps it’ll help increase the value of partscasters in the market!


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    I'm sure it's a wonderful guitar ... At 12k, it had better be ...
     
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    I thought his tone at that Hyde Park concert was pretty lively/dynamic on that guitar- but HE was half asleep or out of it, it seemed- tentative.

    Looked like ( just my opinion) that the Tele was wired old school stock- and he played mainly in mid PU selector spot, which would have been Neck PU, wide open ( there was no Tone control on this guitar, it was PU blend control, and only in #1 spot) so you get both ' warm or rounded' but with a bite when you dig in and you hear it!
     
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    You lost me at Custom Shop.
     
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    Must .. first ... get dough

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    Hilarious
     
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    In the video they posed questions like what happened to that Telecaster? (where is it now?) and where's the original Tele neck? I'm more interested in stuff like that than a $12,000 "dentist's" guitar.
    IMHO, changing one Fender neck for another is all about "feel" (profile, etc.).....any difference in sound would be largely coincidental.
     
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    gitold Friend of Leo's

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    I’d get the $899 mexi version when it’s on sale...
     
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    Or get one the old fashioned way -- swap the neck.
     
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    I do agree that his playing was off, which could account somewhat for the sound quality.
    I also don't know what guitars he used on what BF album cuts, but i tend to think I hear his Firebird I on some.
    Those particular sounds are IMO some of the best recorded guitar sound in history, for my taste.

    The Hyde Park Tele sound could be called as you wrote above "lively/ dynamic".
    I prefer his compressed and searing tone on BF tunes!
    I also hear his sound at Hyde Park as the typical muddy indistinct bass and low mid strings we get from a Tele neck pickup.
    I know that sound has its place and many like it, just not a sound I like and IMO a poor choice for the material.

    In the beginning of the first video we see what appears to be a Firebird on some cabs in the foreground, but it doesn't have the banjo tuners of the first Firebirds. Could be changed tuners I suppose, or a different guitar?
    Not sure why he chose the Tele and not sure he preferred that sound over his other guitars, didn't have his other guitars, was trying something new, felt that he needed a clearer tone for the outdoor show, the Bird was acting up, or he was too high or dopesick to care.



     
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    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Again. I'm not sure what guitar this is, and of course the playing, the amp and the wah are part of it, but I've always loved the sound, particularly right after 3:07 here.



    The album version is what makes me say he sounded like crap at Hyde Park.
     
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