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Greetings from Central Illinois

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Big Ds G string, May 9, 2020.

  1. Big Ds G string

    Big Ds G string TDPRI Member

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    Hello. Finally joined the Tele bandwagon this past November. I’m a self-taught, intermediate-at-best guitarist interested in all genres of music. My instruments, as pictured, include a Martin D-15 dreadnaught guitar, Dell’Arte Pigalle Gypsy-jazz style guitar, Deering Goodtime banjo, Gold Tone GM-70 mandolin, and Squier Classic Vibes ‘50s Telecaster.


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  2. Old Plank

    Old Plank Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Welcome! that is a fine looking bunch ya got there!
     
  3. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
  4. FenderLover

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    Welcome!
    So, do you build anything, modify, repair, play, covet?
     
  5. tamer_of_banthas

    tamer_of_banthas Tele-Holic

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    welcome to the forum!
     
  6. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Nice herd. Welcome.
     
  7. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome to TDPRI. :) Those are some very fine instruments that you have!
     
  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
    Nice lumber pile!
     
  9. chezdeluxe

    chezdeluxe Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hi
     
  10. rghill

    rghill Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome and nice guitars!

    From someone born in West Central Illinois but raised in Arizona.
     
  11. Telecaster88

    Telecaster88 Tele-Holic

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    Welcome! Nice collection.
     
  12. xland

    xland Tele-Meister

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    Welcome to TDPRI!! I have the same Squier Classic Vibe (it's my avatar), nice choice as it's a fantastic guitar!

    I graduated from Illinois State University and lived in Bloomington/Normal for over 20 years until I moved out to Phoenix a few years ago. Love absolutely it here in Phoenix but I will always have a soft spot for B/N and Central Illinois.
     
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  13. Anacharsis

    Anacharsis Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Welcome. I live in Urbana and Champaign for around 14 years, counting college. I likewise will always consider Central Illinois my second home.

    And I dig the instruments!
     
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  14. newrider1969

    newrider1969 Tele-Holic

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    Welcome! Central IL boy here as well.
     
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  15. adjason

    adjason Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    welcome this is a great place to be buy very soon you will feel that you need some piece of gear to unlock the ultimate tone :)
     
  16. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  17. Throttleneck

    Throttleneck Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome! I was born and raised in Champaign. It was a great place to grow up.
     
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  18. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold!

    SB
     
  19. naveed211

    naveed211 Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome from a Wisconsinite! I like driving through your neck of the woods when we head south.

    Nice herd, a CV50s is really all you need for that sweet sweet Tele experience.
     
  20. dblues

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    You are ready to rock. I assume you have cargo shorts...
     
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