Jason Isbell signature model Telecaster

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  1. 985plowboy

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    I dig Jason Isbell, Brad Paisley, SRV,
    etc.
    I’m not into signature models.
     
  2. That Cal Webway

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    I think the issue here should be how does it play and sound?
    And price!!


    Trust rod cover and etc are a non thing... to me and most of the Free World!
     
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    I like it. When I saw it I thought it would be a $3,000 artist vanity guitar but at a list of $1,499 I’d consider it.
     
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    That was my (non) issue.

    I played Reunions on the way in this morning to atone for it.
     
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    The ugly plastic trussrod hole ruins it all.
     
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    Check out his CDs "Southeastern and Nashville Sounds." Both are really good.
     
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    I don't like the stolen valor look, but lots of people seem to dig relics.
     
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    That is a bit strange, especially considering it represents additional cost of production: A number of extra steps and additional material. Weird.
     
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    The modified bridge is something I’d go for.
     
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    tanplastic Tele-Afflicted

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    I also think that it's strange to make that a feature.
    Has a RW board with skunk stripe ever existed?
     
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    Is Jason known for playing a Telecaster? I think of him as a Gibson or Gretch + Bigsby player.

    I confess I haven't followed his solo career but I've can't remember seeing him pictured with a Telecaster when he was in the Drive-By Truckers.
     
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    I saw a yt demo of the guitar. The pickups sound amazing to me. If I find a set that someone swapped out I'd probably but then for my next partscaster
     
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    I rather like it myself. I’ll have to put it on my wish list.
     
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    I hardly know anything about Jason Isbell but ever since I saw this guitar the first time, I found it interesting and beautiful in its' own special way.

    I think it is worth pointing out that it is not a copy of a guitar of his but a guitar based on his ideas about what he would like and prefered in other Telecasters. I don't remember where I read it, but he has stated that he would like for it to appeal to people who are not fans. So the fact that I like it makes him succesful. I alse like the Hynde Telecaster. And I like the fact that these are available at prices much lower than a lot of stuff in this category. As much as I like Bonamasse his "signature" Telecaster, which is a copy of a particular Telecaster he bought used, can be bought for $8500. Absurd in my opinion.
     
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    I had no idea it was priced that well
     
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    Yes, this. He does a video of it where he explains that it takes the basic body, neck pickup, and a couple other appointments from a Custom Shop Tele, combines with the bridge pickup and a few other odds and ends of a particular 60's Tele he has. Also, while I'm also not a huge fan of fake relic'ing, I know there are some areas where 10 years of wear makes a guitar feel way better than new, so why not include it.
     
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    Saw him at a free concert at LL Bean. He's good. Also saw him open for Ray LaMontagne.
     
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    It has now.
     
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    But why though?
     
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