My 1st Tele type guitar arrived = AXL Badwater Eldorado

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I have been looking for a cheap Telecaster / T-type guitar for a while, and the 1st one I got is a used,

AXL Badwater Eldorado Telecaster

This guitar is a winner. It works very well. The bridge pup has the traditional telecaster growl and punch.
The middle position has the country twang.
The neck pickup sounds like a Strat. It is the best of the both guitars = Tele + Strat.
But it is more like a Telecaster. Looks cool and plays well.
 
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Sure. She looks cool. Plays very nice. I like it.

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Thanks mate. Yeah really pleased with the AXL BETTY (Badwater Eldorado Tele TypeY).
It is a 2x PUPs guitar from the factory.
 

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I was lucky that one popped up locally (relatively) for sale. Grabbed as soon as I saw it, after watching the youtube video. :D
 

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Congrats, looks cool! I'm not seeing the 3 pickups tho ... ?

Aha - I was meaning to say the middle position of the pup select switch.
Not middle pup. There is no middle pup.

Now corrected the typo. Thanks for pointing it out.
 
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I am waiting for another T-type guitar arriving soon.
It looks like that it is a pure-dead partscaster, made of various bits and pieces.
Will update on that too.
 

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Thanks. I am really pleased with the NG.
This is another good video on BETTY.

 

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Very unique look. Never seen one before.
I think it had been a while since it was in production. Not current production model, I feel. I could be wrong.
It is a quite versatile guitar, as I really feel having two guitars in one (Strat and Tele).
It has such a strong character of pickup voice. Neck = Strat, Bridge = Tele.
The middle position gives nice twang.
The guitar feels solid and made of good quality parts, although they might be cheap.
Definitely a good practicing or gigging guitar for sure.
 
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When I first saw your photo it reminded me of the Yamaha Pacifica Tele a guy I played with sometimes in the 90s had. I remembered there was some aspect of the body contour Yamaha kind of did their own way, but when I hunted up a photo of one, I see that they got creative with the top horn and made it sweep visually into the lower cutaway:
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Which to my eye looks pretty cool in that finish but with certain finishes and from certain angles looks kind of awkward to me.

However I was fully in favor of how it sounded; he got great sounds out of that thing with a Boss SD-1 into a Fender Pro Jr.

I think the opened-up and sharpened cutaway on your AXL is a more radical departure, and I think I like it more because of that. It retains the basic tonal recipe but is its own thing visually.
 

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Yeah, there is something about this AXL Betty, which oozes cool and vintage vibe atmosphere visually, and when I hold it the feel of the body and neck, kinda warm and familiar feel it gives.
The sound is full and rich. Well set up, and plays very good.
 
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