Help id ing Jack White tele

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  1. nnieman

    nnieman Tele-Meister

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    A few pictures of this tele showed up on Jack Whites Instagram feed
    Hes with the Racanteurs

    Its not his new acoustisonic

    Half guard

    Palm lever bridge

    Bridge pickup is mounted GE Smith style

    Possible orange colour???

    Anybody know what it is/have any better pics of it??

    Nathan 190425_Rac_Tokyo_0215-resized.jpg 190425_Rac_Tokyo_0233-resized.jpg 190425_Rac_Tokyo_1222-resized.jpg
     
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  2. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Looks like a parts caster or possibly a heavily modified GE Smith.
     
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    Great video on the G.E. Smith Tele.......
     
  4. AlbertaGriff

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    Looks like no production model I've ever seen.

    I see a humbucker in the neck position and some kinda middle pickup too.
     
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    must be a custom Fender. here's a better picture:
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    Tele bridge, wide range in the neck middle pickup not sure.
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    Looks like it has a Hipshot on it.
    Cool!
     
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    He does a lot of custom shop stuff, so he probably had it built.
     
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    Middle pickup Filtertron?
     
  12. nnieman

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    Neck pickup sure looks like a wide range
    Middle looks like a firebird in a metal ring or metal covered p90
    Hes a big fan of Gretsch so a filtertron wouldn't be surprising.

    One of the 3 pickup duo jets has the middle pickup connected to a mirco amp for a solo boost.

    Nathan
     
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    He's probably had someone put that together for him. A tele moded by his tech?
     
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    So I just ended up here after seeing that video. The Hipshot thing and the pickups got me curious. Looks like maybe a WRHB or just a humbucker in the neck, some kinda mini/p90 sized pickup in the middle, and a single in the bridge.
     
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    That tele is way too busy.

    But if you get a chance to see Jack live go.

    I saw the Ranconteurs on their first tour years ago in Cincinnati at the PNC Pavillion @Riverbend. The drummer .and bass player came out of a local Cincinnati band. They put on a fantastic show.
     
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    Awesome find with that video clip!
    Looks like all the hardware is black- maybe powder coated.
    A kill switch in the control plate.
    And he did not use the bender at all.... I guess it’s just for show?

    Nathan
     
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    I saw The Raconteurs yesterday at ACL.

    It could be a Hipshot, but to me, looked more like a Dusenberg Multibender.

    I believe the headstock says Fender, but I could be wrong. Definitely orange, cabronita-style half pickguard.

    And I think at least 2 of the pickups look blacked out like an EMG, but they're dark so it is hard to see.

    On his other guitars, he seems to like to have his tech or luthier put these black push buttons on them that are either like kill switches, or some sort of octave effect.
     
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