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Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by QuantumSchema, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. QuantumSchema

    QuantumSchema TDPRI Member

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    Hey everyone!

    I've been lurking long enough and recently got some great advice on here so I figured it was high time I post an intro!

    Been playing since I was young. The first brand new guitar I ever got was a Peavey combo with a Reactor (Tele clone) and amp from Guitar Center back in the 90s. Saved up my allowance for months. Put it on layaway and was super proud. Shortly after started the pawn shop cycle (I must have lived in Music-Go-Round for a while :)) of trading in for different guitars. That was my last tele for decades.

    I wrote tele's off for a good bit for being too simple. I got caught up in Ibanez's, Wolfgang's, and stuff for a good bit. Anyways, after almost 3 decades of not playing a tele, I've matured a bit and realized the simplistic beauty of a tele. A Chicago Music Exchange special Player tele caught my eye and I had to have it.

    As soon as it hit my hands, I realized what I missing. All this time, the tele is what I should have been playing. To me, it's a "proper" guitar. Something about the neck, string through hard tail, slab body, etc. It didn't feel like an instrument that had to be babied but instead it wants to be played.

    I'm primarily a blues player (somewhere in the BB, SRV, KWS, Clapton, & David Gilmour range) and the tele just fits the way I play.

    So here I am now, 2 teles on hand: a CME special MIM Player Tele (swapped out to a flat oval 12" roasted maple neck, Texas Special pups, a 4-way switch, and a 0-load tone knob) and a MIM Nashville Deluxe.

    The kicker these days is now the Thinline bug bit me. I don't know why but I have to have one. So I begun working with MJT to do a custom build (w/ custom Musikraft neck to my specs). It's my first ground-up custom guitar to my specs; something I've dreamt of doing since I was kid. Can't wait to welcome that one into the collection but I'm certainly in no rush, I want that one to be as perfect as it can be.

    Anyways, lookin' forward to learning from y'all and enjoying the conversations!

    Cheers!

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  2. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome to TDPRI :) Nice teles!
     
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  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy and welcome!
     
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  4. QuantumSchema

    QuantumSchema TDPRI Member

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    Thanks y'all!

    I realized the aged natural tele didn't have the new neck on in that picture. Here's what she looks like these days:

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  5. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  6. djh22

    djh22 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI!
     
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  7. Fenderdad1950

    Fenderdad1950 Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome from Albuquerque New Mexico:D I noticed that the roasted neck that you put on yoir guitar has a Fender logo on it. Did it the neck come from Fender or from Warmoth? And you put an aftermarket decal on it.
     
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  8. Fenderdad1950

    Fenderdad1950 Tele-Afflicted

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    Oh, and nice Nashville you got there:D
     
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  9. QuantumSchema

    QuantumSchema TDPRI Member

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    Thanks!!

    The neck was from Fender. It's their new-ish 12" Flat Oval Roasted Maple Neck (Part # 0990302920).

    I love it but wish I could change just one thing, the flat oval part. I love the jumbo frets and 12" radius but the back of the neck shape is a bit to thin down towards the nut. The Nashville Tele has a 12" radius but totally different back shape (more full & rounded) and uses narrow tall frets.

    With that being said, that roasted maple neck is still my favorite at the moment.
     
  10. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold!

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  11. Renegade

    Renegade Tele-Meister

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    Welcome and nice Teles.
     
  12. myteleplaysjazz

    myteleplaysjazz Tele-Meister

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  13. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome home from Sunny Arizona!!

    really nice Teles there- I’m a fan of tort, and that looks great with the roasted neck and “aged natural” finish!!!
    Glad you are here!
     
  14. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome! Love the red one!
     
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