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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by DHart, Mar 10, 2020.
I'd like to have a Tele painted that Salmon color of a 57 Mercurey, with the white pickguard:
I never used to like that transparent orange finish G&L uses, but GC near me had a used American ASAT in that color and I played it because I’m a G&L fan. It was such a great guitar that the color has now grown on me.
Awesome description, ping-ping! I love it. Warm, rich, and ripe indeed - like a fully ripe mango!
As for pickups, oh man, tough question to answer. I have a nice variety of pickups on hand to try out... a range of traditional Tele-type pickups, TVJ P90s, TV Jones Classics, Gibson and Dimarzio PAF-style humbuckers... I've amassed a bit of a collection of options in "the parts bin".
I think I may start out with a TV Jones Classic (essentially a high quality FIlter'tron) neck pickup. And, a Bootstrap Palo Duro bridge pickup (A5 mags, 6.4k DCR, 8,200 turns of 42 AWG wire).
I like bright, detailed, and sparkly tones for the most part - playing a clean, but somewhat compressed tone quality. These pickups will deliver that nicely.
As for the neck - another tough call, as I have two Fender Professional necks available, one with a rosewood board and the other with a figured maple board. Usually I lean toward rosewood, but I really do enjoy maple, as well. I will likely try both before deciding on which to stick with.
Last year I picked up a Capri Orange Tele. I’m glad they brought the color back. The new ones like mine come with a maple board. I like the maple, but sometimes I think a rosewood board would look better. I won’t ever change mine though.
Just needs a big white T sticker!
Here is an orange G&L ASAT "Lefty"
This is going to cost me. Massive GAS attack for orange!
Maybe it’s my screen or my eyes, but a few of the examples here don’t look orange at all.
We went to see Live a few weeks ago and Pat Dahlheimer was playing some nice P-style basses...one appeared to be Fiesta Red, but as soon as the stage lighting kicked in, it seemed to turn orange. Now, Missus Marshman is keen to buy me an orange P-bass. Not a big orange fan, but if she needs to buy me a P-bass, who am I to object.
Well, I bought a Squier Neck, identical to the USA Telecaster neck with rosewood fret board. Bought an Orange Fender body, got a set of Nocaster pickups, Fender hardware and a groovy pick guard made from on genuine 33 rev vinyl record.
Looks awesome! I think mine is going to migrate toward similar looks (black guard, rosewood board, perhaps). I need to try mine with maple, as well.
Can I join? My transparent orange Special, with a tort scratchplate and ebony fretboard.
Those transparent r'ange G&L's are cool guitars! I especially like the bridges.
You'll have to keep your eyes on her in Tennessee 2 Many UT fans
I like orange guitars. I recently fell or this music man.