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new ex-custom shop builder out there

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by austintele, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. austintele

    austintele Tele-Afflicted

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  2. acstorfer

    acstorfer Tele-Holic

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    Beautiful guitar, I am just curious about something though. I see only one pick up, so why have the selector toggle?
     
  3. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Read the description!

    It's like an Esquire on steroids.
     
  4. FraKcture

    FraKcture Tele-Meister

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    Very nice indeed... too bad about the headstock though...
     
  5. petebradt

    petebradt Former Member

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    Too bad about the pickup. Bleh.
     
  6. Maestro

    Maestro Tele-Holic

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    my god that looks good. But isn't he the guy that works at USA custom guitars?
     
  7. austintele

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    yes, he started at the custom shop for couple years, went to warmoth, and now is at usa

    I would definitely change the pickup out(fred struart probably)

    really tempted by this one:oops: :twisted:
     
  8. Dan R

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    Is that an arm contour on the body? Sorry, I only like the color. If it had a traditional look with that color, I'd be interested. To each his own.

    Dan R
     
  9. Rock on

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    3 way switch-toward neck treble off-middle full tone control-rear activates "blower" switch so tone control allows different mid EQ settings. Ballsy "twin-blade" pickup. Tone control pulled up splits pickup for less aggression.

    thats what he says
     
  10. Djohnson

    Djohnson TDPRI Member

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    love the flamed neck
     
  11. The Amazing Phil

    The Amazing Phil Tele-Holic

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    That looks really ace.
     
  12. Bones

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    Just goes to show you, there's really no improving on the classic design. It's really odd to me that so many "custom builders" are unable to come up wit anything original. They also just 'update' the classics and generally fail to bring anything new to the table. if I'm going to buy a tele shaped object, i'm either going with the one that has the pedigree or i'm putting my own together, i'm not paying someone to make a copy.
     
  13. E.D. Patton

    E.D. Patton Tele-Afflicted

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    I played that guitar last weekend. Guitar Crazy is here in Portland, OR and I've known Bob (owner) for 20+ years.

    It is as sweet as it looks, better in fact. Feels great, sounds great, and not a bad price for a real custom instrument.
     
  14. zombywoof

    zombywoof Friend of Leo's

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    Former Custom Shop builders do seem to be all over the place. Stuart, Page, Stevens. Jay Black, whom I am a great admirer of, does not appear to build under his own name but is associated with others such as Linhof. I figure you will be seeing John English putting out his own guitars before long.

    I will say that every guitar put together by one of these guys I have ever held in my hands has been exceptional.
     
  15. austintele

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    Dang!! Now I have to call them on Monday:oops:

    Thanks E.D. :cool:
     
  16. Unkie Al

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    I agree that Desert Sand is probably the most boring Fender color, but i'm strangely attracted to it.
    I'm passing serious GAS at the moment for a Baja Tele in Desert Sand.
     
  17. RelicStrat

    RelicStrat Tele-Meister

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    Nice looking, except for that ugly bird beak headstock.
     
  18. IronJoe

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    I don't think his intension is to re-invent the guitar. He's just introducing a product to compete in an existing market. Looks like a pretty nice attempt.

    EDIT: ... except for the Strat switch-tip that I just noticed. Ugh.
     
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    ...Jes a nutter run-of-the-mill copy with and urgleeee headstock and tiny liddo pokey dots fer fret board markers that yew kant cee.------PASS!!


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