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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Boomhauer, Jun 22, 2019.
Not sure how many Marc Rutters Blackguards with broadcaster spec hardware and Ron Ellis broadcaster pickups are out there.
With nos screws. Wish I was making that up but I did pay a bit extra for the screws. Yup.
Before the term FSR was coined, around 1973, Fender built an all Maple Tele, and a matching all maple P Bass. I just happened to be in the market for both. I've never seen either of those instrumets documented.
Well no, but does yours have the official bonefide butt crack?
Nope, I've got a partscaster.
"Barring Partscasters, project builds, or custom charters of course."
Perhaps I'm not following. Isn't yours a custom Tele? I've never heard of Noah Franklin of Bullock pickups.
I've got a few custom spec'd partscasters and I could change my name to something more cool sounding before fitting new pickups.
As said before somewhere here, I‘d bet there are 10000 wonderful „partscasters“ out there, made with knowledge and love and for sure better than everything from 7ender CS. And isn‘t each of those instruments one of a kind?
I also think the line between partscasters and unique teles is kinda impossible to draw. I've got a parts tele that is surely one of a kind. The fact that I specced it and assembled it myself puts it in a different category than yours? Confusing.
All guitars are one of a kind, even if they share the exact specifications of another guitar ...
I, too, am a little confused on your premise. I could build a partscaster that was (virtually) the same specs as your "unique" one of a kind guitar. My #1 is a partscaster, but it is ALMOST totally different from any other available on the market. While it has a Korean Fender Squier body, the neck is a Warmoth "fatback", wide, mahogany with a Gibson (24 3/4") scale. Bootstrap Pickups, Wilkinson tuners and bridge, middle Strat p/up......etc. What makes yours MORE unique than mine? Not arguing....just asking.
Definition a bit loose...unique as in actually built by Fender or an item that was custom built using only authentic Fender parts?
Not sure if these count but here goes:
1966 Tele where the previous owner chromed the saddles. Plus it has a neck marked “B” (which means standard 1-5/8” nut), yet the nut is A width...1-1/3”.
1952 Tele where the front pickup has some weird short so it reads 1 meg, yet sounds amazing. Sounds like a dreadnought miked up. Makes the tone knob act kind of like a blend control when the selector is in the middle position.
Doubt it really counts, but my #1 is an '04 MIK Lite Ash. Not that unique, but they're kinda hard to find around and not tons of info out there on them.
Your guitar sounds like a custom-built partscaster to me. Someone sold you a cheap international guitar and you did a pickup swap? Am I missing something? Is every Mexican tele with some Fralins part of your criteria? Nothing wrong with thinking your guitar is special but I don't see the need for gatekeeping.
Here we go, how much can you swap out before you’ve got a partcaster................
This is the best axe ever.
I've had it for 50 years...
In that time it's got 3 new heads and 5 new handles...
Still the best axe I've ever owned...
I’m sure my refretted 92 MIM Std is one of just a few in the world . I have ever run across another refretted MIM in the all the years I’ve been into this stuff .
Yes , the neck is that good and was worth it.