My Left-handed Rick Kelly Tele Has Arrived!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by JulianPrimeaux, May 27, 2011.

  1. JulianPrimeaux

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    After a long wait (A year and 1/2) my Rick Kelly Tele came in a few weeks ago. I would have posted sooner, but that would have required that I put it down long enough to actually make a post. Also, one of my bands has a new record I've been working on, www.facebook.com/JulianPrimeauxandhisRoyalRowdyCompany , so that's been taking up a ton of my time.
    Anyways, it was WELL worth the wait! I can't stress that enough! It is a truly remarkable guitar. It has Don Mare Hayride pickups, a Callaham bridge with three-barrel compensated brass saddles, a 100 year old swamp ash body and a 100 year old Fatback maple neck. It's ridiculously light and weighs next to nothing. It is super resonant, has rich harmonics and is very loud acoustically. It plays like a dream and the sound is So lush with absolutely no ice-picking. Played through my Valvetech Hayseed 30 with Celestion Blues, it's tonal bliss! I sound like a jerk who's bragging, but I'm trying to commend Don Mare and Rick Kelly for their fabulous work!
     
  2. JulianPrimeaux

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  3. rolling56

    rolling56 Friend of Leo's

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    Nice and another lefty player!!
     
  4. XKnight

    XKnight Tele-Afflicted

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    Congrats and enjoy! As a proud owner of two Kelly guitars I can definitely relate to what you're saying.
     
  5. LeftyAl

    LeftyAl Friend of Leo's

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    real nice , another lefty here
     
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    Congrats, is it me or is the bridge a little off.
     
  7. Ramblin Ray

    Ramblin Ray Tele-Afflicted

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    Rick is one of the few builders that actually makes the neck and the body.
     
  8. EZrider

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    Super sweet and the correct hand !!!
     
  9. DOGMA Dunn

    DOGMA Dunn Friend of Leo's

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    Nice guitar
     
  10. JulianPrimeaux

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    It's just the picture that may be making the bridge look off. In person it's straight.
     
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    sweet !!
     
  12. JCSouthpawtele

    JCSouthpawtele Friend of Leo's

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    diggin' it
     
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    Left on .
     
  14. VicAjax

    VicAjax Tele-Meister

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    From one new Kelly player to another... Congrats! I can't stop playing mine either!
     
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    Congrats! I've got a couple of lefty Kellys too.

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  16. leftyfrank

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    Nice, every lefty deserves a special tele, enjoy........
     
  17. Flipped Mustang

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    Lefty guitar porn! Can't get enough :)
    Great looking guitar!!
     
  18. nocaster67

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    More Lefty Kelly appreciation

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  19. CarbonToe

    CarbonToe Tele-Meister

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    Very nice Tele..............And another Lefty Here!!!



    Who said there wasn't a lefty market!!!!! :twisted:
     
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