I finally got lucky 🍀🔥🍀

Bedder18

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I can’t count how many partscasters I’ve put together over the years, but last week I struck gold with one. I finally found a neck/body combination that clicked in a way that was greater than the sum of the parts. I struggle to put this guitar down as it begs for more play time. I’m so happy. Objectively, I‘m not crazy-in-love with the color, specs, or anything…..but it plays so good that I’m overlooking all my prejudices and allowing the guitar to sing in my fingers.

neck is from the late great Peter Florance ♥️
body is a fresh fender American original 60’s (nitro)
pickups are fender 51 nocasters
rutters bridge

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Bedder18

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Wow, that looks soooo pretty! Love the headstock cut too!
Oh thanks.
I love the Fender headstock shape, but I like Peter’s interpretation even more. Almost has a mid century modern (dog bone) look….think of the Heywood Wakefield furniture from the 50’s…. and his logo is very Palm Springs.
 
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Bedder18

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That does happen from time to time. Now, can you resist "upgrading" it?
well, That’s exactly the question I’m asking myself. You play 20 or so thinlines before one really jumps out at you, and this is one of those. I’ve had nocaster pickups before and “upgraded” them only to keep coming back so I guess they have something that suits my taste.

Truth is I’ve been in a drought for a good guitar for the past few years and I’m afraid to touch anything on this girl. It just works.
 
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ChicknPickn

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well, That’s exactly the question I’m asking myself. You play 20 or so thinlines before one really jumps out at you, and this is one of those. I’ve had nocaster pickups before and “upgraded” them only to keep coming back to them so I guess they have something that suits my taste. I’ve thought of a dozen easy to make this guitar “better”. Truth is I’ve been in a drought for a good guitar for a few years and I’m afraid to touch anything on this girl. It’s just works.
Good. Restraint is a virtue. Not that I know a whole lot about it . . . .
 

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Oh thanks.
I love the Fender headstock shape, but I like Peter’s interpretation even more. Almost has a mid century modern (dog bone) look….think of the Heywood Wakefield furniture from the 50’s…. and his logo is very Palm Springs.
Those elements work together quite nicely. There's something appropriate about combining a Tele and mid-century modern/Palm Springs, in my opinion...
 
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