Greetings from Quezon City, Philippines

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Chum, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Chum

    Chum TDPRI Member

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    Hi to all!
    Chum Castro here. Been a lurker for sometime, but recently I have been gassing for a Tele, hence a lot of my research on this forum. I have had a couple of telecasters before, but I still have to nail a keeper. Hopefully this is the year =)
    Hope to learn a whole lot more from you guys.

    Cheers!
    Chum
     
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  2. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Afflicted

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    Howdy! Welcome aboard!
     
  3. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Holic

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    Welcome Chum. Enjoy the search!
     
  4. bcorig

    bcorig Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Start playing with the least expensive models and work your way up.
    Take your time
     
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  5. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  6. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Here in the states it is sometimes hard to find a good selection to play at a retailer. Do you have a good source to play / find a new Tele?
     
  7. stormsedge

    stormsedge Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Hello Chum, welcome!
     
  8. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

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    Greetings Chum, and welcome!
     
  9. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome aboard. Although I read it has quieted down some, stay safe from Taal Volcano? And good luck with your hunt for your telecaster!
     
  10. Chum

    Chum TDPRI Member

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    Hi! Thank You all for the Warm Welcome =)
    It is a bit difficult sourcing good guitars here in the Philippines. While we do have guitar dealers who sell brand new Guitars like JB Music store, the current local Fender agent, the selection available is not really that good, and tend to be overpriced due to import expenses. We do have a few local builders who have made some amazing copies and some original designs as well; but what I am looking for, I usually try to source through the used market. There are a lot of Used Goods dealers here who buy stuff from Japan, and sometimes they get lucky and find Tokais, Fernandes, Grecos and even Fender Japan. That said, most of the other used guitars available are the cheap ply-bodied "Made in Japan"-marked guitars like Legend (by Aria), Thomson, and the like.
    Thank you for your concern @teletimetx, Quezon City is far from Taal, about a 120 km drive. But we did get a good amount of Ash fall.
     
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    Howdy!
     
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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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