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NGD:'62 Custom Telecaster Dark British Racing Green metallic nitro doublebound and rosewood build

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by rze99, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Just finished this build which was first conceived in the summer last year. Pretty rare to see Teles in this colour.

    There are a few Fender Custom Shops in the colour, but mostly they are relic'd

    I asked Jon at Rexter Guitars (https://rexterguitars.co.uk/ )to spray this for me in thin gloss nitro.
    I have to say it is precisely what I envisioned. It is the most gorgeous hue in person. Sometimes looks jet black, faded greened black or in bright light the green metallic really shines through. The ivory binding sets it off beautifully I think. I tried to get some pics that show some of its variety. Jon's been so busy - great to see, he deserves it.

    Neck: Fender American Original '60s. Gotoh vintage nickel tuners, bone nut.

    Body: 2 piece alder double bound S/H routing in case I want to put a P90 or something in the neck in future.

    Bridge Pickup: Lindy Fralin "Blues Special" Tele bridge pickup with a hybrid magnet stagger 7.3K Alnico V Magnets

    Neck pickup: APC Adder T300N Brad Paisley

    Controls: used from a fender USA Tele CTS 250 pots

    Bridge: Fender America Original 60s with Gotoh InTune brass compensated saddles.

    Guard: Axecaster 60s mint green 3 ply.

    Balances well and is light at 7 and a quarter pounds. Sounds and plays great the pickups are a touch hotter than vintage. I'll get to sound samples at some point.

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  2. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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  3. jondanger

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    Stunning.
     
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    WOW!!!!:):):):)
     
  5. Jakedog

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    That’s just gorgeous. Congratulations!
     
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    Yeah, Wow and Stunning are right!
     
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    beautiful !
     
  8. El Tele Lobo

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    Wow! VERY nice!
     
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    A thing of beauty.
     
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    There are no better words. Simply stunning. Well done!!!
     
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    Dang!
    Now I’m gettin’ ideas.
    Gorgeous!
     
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    A stunner!
     
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    WingedWords Friend of Leo's

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    Another cracker. You and Jon make a good team! I love a bound Tele.
     
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    Great color! Great everything really...
     
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    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Stunning! I’ve always wanted a green guitar...
     
  16. peteycaster

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    Ooooh. Love double bound teles. There's nothing on that guitar not to like. Fantastic!
     
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    YYZman TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    That looks absolutely magnificent, and the colour combination spectacular!

    You’ve inspired me to do a similar build when the weather warms up, it will match my daily driver
     

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    Thank you and yes, Jon has sprayed a few for me to my specs he’s very patient with my demands and I think he likes my challenges; “here’s one i want that I bet you haven’t done” of course, he delivers.
     
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    very nice too.

    When I was researching the colour I came across this lovely video of the low drag racing Jaguar E-Type and it inspired me.

     
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  20. Fiesta Red

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    That’s absolutely gorgeous...I think that’s one of the best-looking guitars I’ve seen in a while.

    Congratulations, and Happy NGD!
     
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