JW Van tele.....

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  1. Swampash&Tweed

    Swampash&Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    This is my second Van guitar. The other was a much more stripped down affair. Crazy bowling ball color.great guitar though.

    He makes some crazy different stuff. Their resale value is about the same as a parts guitar. But his stuff is completely custom . This one has a hand made 5 piece neck!!I don't think they get the respect they deserve. I just got this one on a trade and really like it. Its a little bling blingy so I'm probably going to tone it down some. The lollar bridge sounds fantastic but the neck pick up is a bit too hot for my taste. The top is just beautiful in person. Nice natural binding. Stupid value. Love the color.....I thought it was Red but has a slight purple hue. 4+2 headstock like a MM!

    I think its worthy of some more mods . Maybe a gold foil in the neck and a new pick guard? Plays great......
     

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    RhythmFender Tele-Meister

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    Congratulations! Very pretty ! Enjoy!
     
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    Indeed a beaut!
     
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    Beautiful...love the orange!
     
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    Wow!
     
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    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice! Congratulations.
     
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    Swampash&Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    I can see your point in that Picture.....but its anything but. Past owner took that in bright sunlight outdoors .In person believe it or not its more of a light plum shade......more red then purple, but definitely has a slight purplish hue.

    I can't say I've seen it before, and actually like it better in person then the pics or I might have complained.

    The one thing I noticed about Van's guitars is I've never seen two alike. They are all different. He must have a very creative soul. But because of that its hard to price them and I think that's what hurts the value.

    You either likem or you don't. I love this one but I'm going to tone down the gold bling some.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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