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new Hahn Campilongo Tele

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by ruger9, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Telepirate86

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    Pics?
     
  2. Sand Dancer

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    here are a few pic - one of which includes a yellowish stain on the top edge - have no idea where that came from. 4A0E83AD-F50F-4864-AC3E-BC9BDC2A3249_1_201_a.jpeg 84F7A0C1-A637-4A79-A46E-D5E1727C4929_1_201_a.jpeg 991572D5-C6FD-4982-978A-EF5E9F316224_1_201_a.jpeg FEF0048F-17B9-4FC3-8FAF-8E5B27FFCEFF_1_201_a.jpeg - one of which includes a yellowish stain on the top edge - have no idea where that came from.
     
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    Your 62 Strat must be pretty amazingly mint.
     
  4. Sand Dancer

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    well - it has been resprayed once in its life and it apparently stayed in its case for a long time ;-)

    I have also got a G&L ASAT which is 11 yrs old and it is pretty unmarked. I am not saying I don't like the Hahn - it is a great guitar - but not much time went into the body - that probably how he put them out for $1500
     
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    I don't know about the yellow stain, but all of those pin holes!!! A £100 Squier is better finished than that. Any chance of getting your money back?
     
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    Thing is - it plays really well - what you call pinholes is where the grain is coming through the paint right. Would be interested to hear from the other model C owners.
     
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    In my small world, those finish issues are completely unacceptable. But I 'hear' that they are the idiosyncrasies of a 'boutique' builder. No. They are the results of poor processes. Would you accept this from any of the big brands at that price point, or any price point to be precise? I guess the answer would be no. Irrespective of the price, that's shockingly bad.
     
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    Well - it is an interesting topic - you also have retailers like Andertons putting out mega reliced Telecasters for £5k+. Fender themselves do it with their Custom shop. The Hahn is my main gigging guitar and is super versatile - that for me overrides the paint job.
     
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    With all due respect, if you want a dipped in polyurethane Squier, have at 'er. Hahn was crystal clear on his website about the finish on this guitar:

    Finish. Like all Hahn guitars, the Model "C" is finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. The body receives only 10 coats, so the finish is slightly sunken and is not polished to glass-like shine. The neck receives a slight amber tint, and also receives only the necessary amount of finish to protect the wood; it is then taken down to a matte finish. All in all, the Model "C" has a worn-in feel, but is not reliced.

    If you want 25 coats of nitro done to a perfect autobody shop shine, he sells those too. The price is different.

    Also, if you can find a better hand built guitar by a world-renowned award-winning luthier at that price I am all ears. Personally, I have not found a better playing, sounding and feeling tele at twice the price.
     
  10. professortwang

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    Matrix I couldn’t agree more with your post. Vintage telecasters had thin finishes, it’s why they look the way they do now. When I first started playing all we could get were reissues. At the time they had a thick poly undercoat and had more in common with a boat anchor than a guitar. Fender stated that complaints about thin finishes prompted the change.

    As for the Hahn Campilongo telecaster. The guitar is a joy to play and sounds fantastic. It is masterfully built and I can’t believe how little I paid! I have owned and built many telecasters including custom shop teles. Nothing compares to the Hahn. Reading this thread makes me thankful I don’t build guitars for a living!
     
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    ace commenting. best in thread. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    personally i would have paid extra for that kind thin finish if hahn would have asked. that's how much i dig it.

    n.b. fenders first issue of highway one strats and teles came with a single nitro finish that was meant to wear of quick.
    i remember my strat wearing thin on the armrest in about a month.


    I'm goung to ask jim tonight how many artist models he really needs....
     
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    #fenderplast is the word. its epoxy, not poly.
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    I'm seriously considering picking one of these up but I'd be keen to get anyone elses experience of how it looks after a year or so... I get the ethos and understand the motivation of keeping the cost down etc., just need to figure out if it would work for me/I can live with it...

    Thanks,
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    I just bought a used Model C from (I believe) last fall’s production run. Love the neck, plays great, sounds great, but yeah, the body is much rough than I expected. Lots of tiny pinholes in the finish that look like inadequate surface prep, especially on the back.
     
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    Looks like Hahn delivered exactly what he promised. If you don't like the raw finish don't buy one.
     
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    Well, I bought it and have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. Finish is lovely, maybe I got a good one or maybe we're just all after slightly different thing, but it's pretty much as I expected from reading about the guitar initially.

    And I haven't been able to put it down - the neck is great, and the pickups very mellow. It sounds almost like an acoustic.
     
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    I had a chance to check one out a few months ago. The neck was amazing. Didn't notice any big-time finish flaws.
     
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    I have had mine for over a year and a half. The finish is great, in my opinion. Smooth and even, while still letting the grain come through. I love looking at it.

    I also have not really put it down since I got it. It has displaced all of my other guitars, and pretty much killed guitar-gas. I just don't feel like playing anything else. It just seems to cover all the sonic ground I want, and the neck just feels like home. It also has a pleasing "hum" to its unplugged tone, which makes it enjoyable to noodle on while watching the news or what have you.

    I will have to figure out posting photos on this site to try and show off the finish.
     
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    What pickups are in your model?
     
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