Mike Bloomfield Tele? Any Thoughts?

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  1. TheBadHombre

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    It seems to have a unique character in my opinion. Kind of similar to John Mayer’s 1963-64 strat in that the wood of the guitars itself seems to produce a full bodied howl when unplugged (and plugged in). And yes I really mean howl, I actually hear it as if it were wolves howling but anyway I was just making this so I can have something to read while I should be sleeping..... y’all can get on quackin bout it now.....
     
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    So sad. All I can think about when I see it is restoring the wood.
     
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    strats quack. Teles howl
     
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    This is what the double cut tele should've looked looked like.
     
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    I could be mistaken, but from what little I’ve heard, his Tele recordings were done with that guitar before someone gouged a chunk out of it. Or am I misinformed?
     
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    It definitely sounded like him when g.e. smith played it for vintage guitar mag, but then again if anyone could nail Bloomfield's tone it would be GE. Cool guitar though, and definitely a significant piece of rock and roll history.
     
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    Guys, it was later acquired by a LEFTY who took a chunk out of the bass bout...MB did not own in the condition!
    Note the strap hook on the treble cutaway...
     
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    Here it is in his hands
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    And Dan just asking why?
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    Mike traded it for a gold top Les Paul in late 65. The man who got the tele was left handed, and as you know, teles just dont work turned upside down (cant reach the higher frets), so the second owner made the second cut.
     
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    Was playing that Paul Butterfield Blues Band album in the truck, just the other day. Still holds up, after all these years. Lot of those old Teles seem to have that magic ‘razzy with the harsh edges worn smooth’ sound.
     
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    What if Mike had stuck with this:
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    You Know with Dad looking on:
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    Anyways Mike looked cool and sounded great with any guitar
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    No your right and you can look up the pictures of it intact
     
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    Its got cool patina.
     
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    Clifton C Tele-Afflicted

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    Except for Paul McCartney and his right-handed Esquire.
     
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    But not always
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    A well used tool. Sounded pretty "intact" when GE played it, regardless of the loss-of-mass.
     
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    What would be wrong about actually grafting a piece of wood back in?

    I would prefer it restored to the way Mike Bloomfield had it even if the finish on that one spot didn't quite match.

    The video of Dan's fret job on this instrument is pretty great by the way. He replaces wood on the fretboard...why not the body?
     
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    fixing it is not a bad idea and Dan could do it.
     
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    Strange world .. People pay for heavy relics and fake wear, but when a guitar shows up reeking of mojo and history everyone wants to restore it?

    (Bloomfield only owned it for a fraction of its life and then discarded it, but apparently that is all that's important)
     
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    Too bad the lefty owner hadn't gone online, bought a GuitarFetish Tele body, save the original body for when the historic/vintage guitar craze hit full tilt, and then put it all back together and raked in a fortune!!!????.....guess it didn't work that way, huh?
     
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