New Tele on the block

birdawesome

Tele-Meister
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Joined
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Posts
100
Age
27
Location
Austin, Texas
Hello all!

Just thought I’d post an introduction, and an obligatory Tele pic. My girlfriend is getting sick of hearing me talk about my guitars, so I needed some fellow enthusiasts to indulge lol.

I’ve been playing since I was about 16 but kind of fell away from it in college the first time around. But, I’ve since been back on the sauxe pretty hard for a few years now, and wondering what I was thinking ever putting it away!

My background is audio engineering, I work for a pro audio manufacturer, and I’m back in school again for electrical engineering with hopes to design my own gear and/or work more in product development. I love working as a guitar tech on the side, and have recently got into amp building and repair, as well.

Below are my two beloved Tele’s. A recently acquired CS ‘58, and my old faithful CIJ ‘55...both in white blonde on ash.

CS ‘58 specs:
7.17lbs
10/56V rift-sawn neck (softer V, slightly slimmer)
7.25”-9.5” compound radius
HW ‘58 pickups

CIJ ‘55 specs:
7.6lbs
10/56V neck (harder V, slightly fatter)
7.25” radius
Stock Texas Specials, but currently have original ‘50s pickups in

Oh, and I like to play math rock and enjoy long walks on the beach.

Happy to be here!!


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nrand

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Location
Victoria Australia
Those are
Hello all!

Just thought I’d post an introduction, and an obligatory Tele pic. My girlfriend is getting sick of hearing me talk about my guitars, so I needed some fellow enthusiasts to indulge lol.

I’ve been playing since I was about 16 but kind of fell away from it in college the first time around. But, I’ve since been back on the sauxe pretty hard for a few years now, and wondering what I was thinking ever putting it away!

My background is audio engineering, I work for a pro audio manufacturer, and I’m back in school again for electrical engineering with hopes to design my own gear and/or work more in product development. I love working as a guitar tech on the side, and have recently got into amp building and repair, as well.

Below are my two beloved Tele’s. A recently acquired CS ‘58, and my old faithful CIJ ‘55...both in white blonde on ash.

CS ‘58 specs:
7.17lbs
10/56V rift-sawn neck (softer V, slightly slimmer)
7.25”-9.5” compound radius
HW ‘58 pickups

CIJ ‘55 specs:
7.6lbs
10/56V neck (harder V, slightly fatter)
7.25” radius
Stock Texas Specials, but currently have original ‘50s pickups in

Oh, and I like to play math rock and enjoy long walks on the beach.

Happy to be here!!


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a really nice pair! Welcome.
 

Skyhook

Friend of Leo's
Joined
Aug 12, 2014
Posts
2,266
Location
Turku, Finland
Hello all!

Just thought I’d post an introduction, and an obligatory Tele pic. My girlfriend is getting sick of hearing me talk about my guitars, so I needed some fellow enthusiasts to indulge lol.

I’ve been playing since I was about 16 but kind of fell away from it in college the first time around. But, I’ve since been back on the sauxe pretty hard for a few years now, and wondering what I was thinking ever putting it away!

My background is audio engineering, I work for a pro audio manufacturer, and I’m back in school again for electrical engineering with hopes to design my own gear and/or work more in product development. I love working as a guitar tech on the side, and have recently got into amp building and repair, as well.

Below are my two beloved Tele’s. A recently acquired CS ‘58, and my old faithful CIJ ‘55...both in white blonde on ash.

CS ‘58 specs:
7.17lbs
10/56V rift-sawn neck (softer V, slightly slimmer)
7.25”-9.5” compound radius
HW ‘58 pickups

CIJ ‘55 specs:
7.6lbs
10/56V neck (harder V, slightly fatter)
7.25” radius
Stock Texas Specials, but currently have original ‘50s pickups in

Oh, and I like to play math rock and enjoy long walks on the beach.

Happy to be here!!


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Howdy and welcome aboard!

That CIJ looks exactly like my MIM Classic 50's WB except for the placing of the serial. :)
 




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