That is a great story, thanks for sharing it with us. So cool that you still have it and it play it. I’ll check out the videos/songs.Here I go: ok?
My introduction to, the Telecaster Guitar,
it was the year 2000 I started a new Job,
Helping with production of the Fender Lace Sensor's,
Lace USA Guitars, Lace Pickups.
___ Fred Stuart knew Jeff Lace, so I got to meet Fred,
What a great person! - we became good friends too, Fred would,
always tell me "Your in the Industry Now, You need the Original Plank"
a Tele he said they all do... It's part of being on the inside, Problem was,
Money and $ min. wage in 2000 was the Pits~
a good used 52-reissue was $1200.00
So Jeff Lace donated the Sound Rooms $99.00 Sam Ash
SQUIRE AFFINITY made in China Tele 1998?
as its paint was chipping away. - It was the best Gift in my Life!
but at the Time I received it I had no clue it could be so good!
I played Teles in stores and at the Vintage and Namm Shows for the next
5-years and I never felt one that worked as well for me as my $99 Squire
Now I did mod it right away
* removed the chipping white paint
* added Kluson Tuners
* added Fender headstock logo '70s
* added Seymour Duncan Broadcaster and 5/2 Neck
* Crazy Glued the saddles from sliding (spreading outward)
* Black 5- Hole Pickguard
Not much really ( I took flack for using Duncan's -
but I just would mentioned I really needed Single Coil Vintage to experience "the Plank"
and we did not make those) it was part of my TRAINING~ at least as far as I was concerned-
The guitar has been with me 22 years over 100 Teles I have tested ( or more) in 22-years
None allow me to hit the notes and Flow thru a tune like this one - its as if this $99 Tele Gift was from beyond!
From 2002 thru 2009 I was trying to keep my Band Buck Cannon going - this Tele was always the main #1
Thanks to Fred and Jeff - I had a hell of a Introduction to the Telecaster Guitar - before that I had a Strat MIJ and a Gibson Norlin Gold Top Les Paul that I had since 1981 - no Tele. (apologies for my typed words- think of them as careless__ short hand__) you guys have always been good about not pestering over typo's or grammar -- after all this is Short Hand like fun talk forum - not the Writers Guild Forum or a Low Place to be. DON MARE soon to be age-65 in 6 weeks-- ( we gotta keep *movin' - don't stop)https://www.youtube.com/user/60svibe/playlists <----Buck Cannon Band - You can hear this same telecaster guitar on most all the Buck Cannon Clips YouTube's (And YES it still has those same Duncan's today!) Broadcaster & 5/2 Nashville neck
It was 1969.
The wee Peegoo was living with his family in Waipio Acres on the island of Oahu. He was sitting on the floor in front of the teevee and a brand new show was on. It was called Hee Haw, and Buck Owens was playing a song with his band.
His guitar player was smiling like a lunatic...he looked like he was having so much fun. And the guitar he was playing looked like it had something to do with the fun he was having.
Thank you, Mr. Don Rich. I play guitar today in large part because of you.