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NGD - Desperadoville ... I got my spine, I got my Orange Crush

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by TeleKato, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. TeleKato

    TeleKato Friend of Leo's

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    Well, I can't seem to go out to Desperadoville without coming back with something (or committing to do so 'next time')!

    Yesterday, the long awaited pick-up of a Capril Orange (Crush!) Tele! This is my first rosewood board, and I must admit, I am liking it! These are also my first Bill Lawrence pickups (these are the L-280TL/TNs -- no cover on the neck pickup). Me likey!

    I was especially glad to stop in and see Tony yesterday (and SWMBO always enjoys the trip, if not the exchange of ca$h for gee-tars)!

    So here she is ... Nice color for the Fall!

    Specifications:
    Ultra light Paulownia Body (3lb6oz), Orange Urethane Finish
    Nitro-finished neck with 10inch Rosewood board, Medium-C Top Truss adjust
    6105 Frets (22)
    Fender Amp knobs on controls, white switch cap
    Bill Lawrence L280TL (Bridge) and L280TN (neck)
    Sealed tuners, clear-pearloid knobs
    Wilkinson Vintage bridge w/Brass Compensated saddles
    CTS 250K pots (.022 cap), Oak-Grigsby 3-way switch, Switchcraft jack, Electro-socket Jack Cup
    Total finished weight: 6-lbs EVEN!
     

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  2. Bruce J

    Bruce J Tele-Meister

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    Awesomeness! That's a great and unique looking Tele.
     
  3. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

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    Very nice!
     
  4. pondcaster

    pondcaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Very nice!
     
  5. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

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    Beautiful! Very nice! I use the no cover L280TN in the neck of 2 of my teles and its the best neck pickup I've ever heard.

    Have fun!
     
  6. hongaku

    hongaku Tele-Afflicted

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    Me likey! :D
     
  7. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    Looks hot, is that GFS body? I fiddled around with one Rob D put together and it was awesome..
     
  8. TeleKato

    TeleKato Friend of Leo's

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    I believe Tony told me that it was. It's a great body, and Tony did a superb job of crafting all the pieces-parts together. I tell you this ... I'm not a rosewood guy, and not a 'C' profile neck guy (like 'em fat), and not really a big fret guy, and definitely not a fan of knobs that aren't, well, Tele-knobs ... but there's something about this guitar that makes it more than the sum of its parts. I cannot stop playing the sucker! I'm running it through my Egnater Tweaker (VOX Vintage setting) and she just sings.
     
  9. bigjed

    bigjed Tele-Holic

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    tasty - I've always liked orange especially on VW Kombi vans.
     
  10. Cpt.Blues

    Cpt.Blues TDPRI Member

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    Beautiful color! The orange looks great with the rosewood board. Enjoy it!
     
  11. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Beautiful...but...there's something going on with these pics and the body shape.

    First, the bottom horn to neck distance seems excessive.

    Second, the whole bottom section of the body seems larger. Am I high?

    Love the gitah!
     
  12. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Orange and Rosewood always looks great.

    Tony did a good job.
     
  13. electrablue

    electrablue Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice!
     
  14. Sparky472

    Sparky472 Tele-Holic

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    I'm guessing that's just the wide-angle lens perspective.

    Love the color!
     
  15. msfenderarg

    msfenderarg Friend of Leo's

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    An Orange tele is now on my GAS list!:eek:


    Love it!


    Congrats!
     
  16. GMAN715

    GMAN715 Tele-Meister

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    Great color!
     
  17. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    You picked a winner there. I played that guitar at Tony's shop a while back. Great feel, great sound, very light weight. And beautifully set up. Tony has a bunch of little set up tricks, detailing, that just make a Tele feel good in your hands, and this one has them all.
     
  18. Canuckcaster

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    Very nice guitar and a cool thread title. Congrats.

    CC
     
  19. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    My first Tele, is Candy Tangerine with Rosewood board.. Love at first site! After playing the one Rob D had at his place I've been waiting for GFS to get some more finished bodies.. When I first started looking at them the Capri Orange was the only one they had and I wanted something else.. I'm seeing that I screwed up :lol:.
     
  20. LeftyAl

    LeftyAl Friend of Leo's

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    nice color not too orangey I think I'd put on tele knobs right away
     
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