G.E. Smith Owners Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by 2tone60thAsh, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Well , I knew that the bridge pickup was too close on the low E side so I took the pickup out and low and behold - there weren't surgical tubing sections between the baseplate and the pickup.

    There were hard black plastic spacers that resembled little pieces of surgical tubing.

    So, I improvised my own on that side and now the pickup is backed off on the bass side right where it needs to be.

    Still may take it down a hair on the treble side but it's good for now.

    Nice guitar tomphan. It's 4 serial numbers away from mine.
     
  2. tomphan

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    Thanks. Mine is a bit heavy side I guess. The weight is 7.4lb but it still resonates well and there something on acoustic sound - it sounds like 12string guitar

    I also replaced those bridge pickup black plastic spacers for surgery tubing ones.
     
  3. tombm3

    tombm3 Tele-Holic

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    I don't think 7.4 is heavy. It's not light either. I think it's just right. I'd be very happy with a solid playing and nice looking guitar, especially when it's discontinued.
     
  4. stratNabout

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    That was great! I would have loved to hear a version of the song where GE played the instrumental solo as opposed to the steel guitar.

    This was in response to the video posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMR8B8mCGIU#t=29 I forgot to click the quote part. I'm new to this.
     
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  5. stratNabout

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    That was great! I would have loved to hear a version of the song where GE played the instrumental solo as opposed to the steel guitar.
     
  6. stratNabout

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    I got one last December. I'll have to look at and post the serial number later because I'm not at home. It's a great guitar and I love it SO much. It did take some getting used to because at first I hated those tiny frets and I had to adjust my playing technique to be able to make string bends. Now I'm used to it though and grab it 90% of the time over my other guitars. I bought a vibramate mount and a Bigsby and it's a rockabilly/chicken picken dream guitar. I've always been a strat player but for the past several months this GE Smith tele has been my #1 go to guitar. I've got nothing but good stuff to say about it.
     

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  7. tino7770

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    Is this a real one???

    Ive had one under the bed a while SV000017
    Bought it from a bloke in London that got it while in Canada
    No serial number to back of headstock and telecaster decal rubbed off…apparently he wanted a no caster…horses for courses…weighs in at 6lb 14oz and plays superb


    what age would this one be????
     

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  8. tombm3

    tombm3 Tele-Holic

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    That looks like a early one. Not one of the first, those have headstock s/n, but I would imagine within the first year. I believe you can request information from fender services and get an "official" verified build date.
     
  9. tino7770

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    Thanks..I will give Fender a try
     
  10. tino7770

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    Yep she's early doors…
    Up for sale on the Bay right now….its good but its not an Esquire
     

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  11. PeterVV

    PeterVV Tele-Afflicted

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    How much?
     
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  12. DakotaRed

    DakotaRed Tele-Meister

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    My GE Smith fell out of the #1 slot for a while but is back with a vengeance.

    Big fat neck, big fat tone!

    Well done Mr. Smith!
     
  13. irie

    irie Tele-Holic

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    If any of you guys ever want to sell one of these, particularly a red one... or see one for sale please please please let me know!!! (yes I know about the ones on the bay, not at those prices.... would rather have kirn build me one for for that much.)
     
  14. DeneCaster

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    Please remove me ( DeneCaster: SV000586, Honey Blonde) as the owner of #586... I just sold it. Thanks...
     
  15. DakotaRed

    DakotaRed Tele-Meister

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    Sadness.

    -557 was parted out. :(

    The Dakota Red body is for sale on TGP....



    Just to be clear, I still have my Esquired version. :)
     
  16. ronzhd

    ronzhd Tele-Holic

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    SV000511, Dakota Red, in the house. Picking it up as soon as I get back to Houston. WaaHoo!!!
     
  17. ronzhd

    ronzhd Tele-Holic

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    Here is my new GE, wow, the friggin neck! GEsmithC.jpg GEsmithB.jpg
     
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  18. pcbeard

    pcbeard NEW MEMBER!

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    Just received SV000280, honey blonde. She really sings. I am a fan of the neck already.

    I replaced the white pick guard with a black Fender vintage pick guard ($40).

    Also, he replaced the saddles with Tusq ones (but kept the originals in the case). I'll probably leave those on for now.

    Here's the picture:

     
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  19. Ex-riverman

    Ex-riverman Tele-Holic

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    I was curious and it seemed like a lot to scour through 46 pages of posts to find it, so here are the specs on one 'out of stock' GE Tele on Sweetwater if anyone else is curious.

    • Premium ash body
    • One-piece maple U-shaped neck
    • Maple fingerboard, 7-1/4" radius
    • 25-1/2" scale
    • 21 vintage-style frets
    • 2 American Vintage Tele pickups
    • One body-mounted bridge pickup
    • Master volume and tone controls
    • 3 position switching
    • I can't stop the bullets!
     
  20. raderiohead

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    2 months in....Blonde-SV000610.
    Minty fresh, plastic still on neck pu.
    Have had 3 other Teles: 04 am bought new, 10 HotRod 52, Am Cabronita bought new, all are gone. This one is staying put!
     
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