Let's see your much-loved ugly guitars.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Telegazer, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    Some people say my two Westones are ugly

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    Then I got this Hondo the other day

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  2. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    Then I bought this Aria Nextar, as it had a nice set of pickups in it.

    Took those out and played it like this for a bit

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    Then I realised that it could make a reso conversion, which is hard to do with standard strats.

    Looks like this now

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  3. J. Hayes

    J. Hayes Friend of Leo's

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    This would have to be my most "Ugly" guitar but....

    it's also my most loved and most used. It's an '83 MIA Top Loader Fender Tele with a bunch of modifications. It has a Parsons/White B-bender, a Hipshot D-tuner on the low E string and Keith/Scruggs pre-set banjo tuners on the 1st and 5th strings. It has GFS Humbucker in the neck slot which is tapped by the mini toggle switch between the volume and tone controls on the reversed control plate. The volume knob is also a "pull pot" activating a phase switch. The middle pickup is a "neck" pickup from a set of Fender "Vintage NoCaster" pickups and the bridge pickup came with that one. The pickguard(s) were made with my trusty scroll saw from pickguard material I purchased from Stewart/McDonald. The action is very low as that's the way I like it and it's strung up with Ernie Ball "Hybrid" strings 9-46,,,, I have approximately 34 or 35 "gig worthy" guitars in my collection but this Tele is my favorite and one that couldn't be bought for any price. It's ugly but it's my baby.........JH in Va.
     

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  4. Badabing

    Badabing Friend of Leo's

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    JHayes,

    AHHHH...I see you have the Hayes Tuners on that tele...NICE!
     
  5. mike steel

    mike steel Tele-Meister

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    COOL
     
  6. telefunken

    telefunken Friend of Leo's

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    Rockinger Tremolo..........this came as original before Floyd Rose
     
  7. slotrod65

    slotrod65 Tele-Meister

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    The Teleblaster.

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  8. rjones652

    rjones652 Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Someone called my Alamo Fiesta ugly once.

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  9. ringodingo

    ringodingo Tele-Holic

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    Classy Curves

    The Squier vista series VENUS by Fender
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    Gorgeous white neck binding on a very flat rosewood fingerboard!
    String thru body goodness over a classy sunburst.
    Interesting take on the head stock, body and pickguard. Did I mention JUMBO frets?
    Sadly, it's no match for my Tele and I only play the Venus every few months.
     
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  10. teletina

    teletina Tele-Meister

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    Except one or two,there's no ugly guitars here!:D
     
  11. 20texas20

    20texas20 Tele-Meister

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    It's all in the eye of the beholder... my fav... not ugly to me... I cobbled this honey together out of spare parts from my closet... a keeper.

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  12. John Backlund

    John Backlund Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Thankfully, my ugly guitars haven't made it into reality yet....but I can dream ugly quite well, thank you.

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  13. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I guess my "Son of Fido" applies here, I made it from a walnut table, a neck from a Japanese Strat copy, a Kahler whammy (i don't use it much but it's killer in keeping the thing in tune), a GFS Humbucker, a single coil from a Squier Bullet in the middle and a Japanese fender Single coil at the neck, I also gave it Steinberger gearless tuners later.
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    There's little that that guitar can't do.

    My two Strat mutts aren't the prettiest guitars eithers.
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    I'm actually thinking of selling my green one, since it plays like a pig and it doesn't really have that much MOJO either.
     
  14. 20texas20

    20texas20 Tele-Meister

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    That's real "Jetson" stuff there... I likes it :)

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  15. smallstoner

    smallstoner Tele-Meister

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    I like it. A lot.
     
  16. Ed P

    Ed P Friend of Leo's

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    This guitar is beyond groovin' cool. Love it!
     
  17. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, it looks like you fought off a bear with it!
     
  18. nickwort

    nickwort Tele-Meister

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    O man... I love two at that top left..
     
  19. chillman

    chillman Tele-Afflicted

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    Not mine, but my friend and very talented musician Lauris Vidal built this ugly SOB out of reclaimed barn pine, a Teisco pickup, some tele-ish solid rosewood neck (with a Gibson-like neck angle) and a mandolin pickguard. It's finished with simple wipe-on poly.

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    It ain't much to look at but my GOD you should hear the tone. Think Dan Auerbach from hell.
     
  20. lckyjcky

    lckyjcky Tele-Holic

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    Dear OP (Telegazer):

    "Those green and pink teles are GORGEOUS. That silver thing is not (sorry)."

    +1. And I'm not sorry. That guitar with wings gives me the creeeeeps every time I look at it.
     
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