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NGD - Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Pancho Villa, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Pancho Villa

    Pancho Villa TDPRI Member

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    I'd had my eye on this for awhile and finally decided to pull the trigger on it. It checked a lot of boxes in terms of what I wanted from my next Telecaster - blonde finish, rosewood board, nitro finish and a 50's sound but with a 60's feel to the neck (my hands just aren't man enough to handle one of those U-profiles).

    Any tips or details that those of you whom already own this guitar (or those who don't) are certainly welcome. As are any questions.

    VERY satisfied with this purchase so far.

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  2. rze99

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    Beautiful! I only didn't buy one because I did a nearly identical looking build.
     
  3. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    That's a wonderful tele alright! HNGD!
     
  4. Renegade

    Renegade Tele-Meister

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    Nice...HNGD
     
  5. shupe13

    shupe13 Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice!
     
  6. heffus

    heffus Tele-Holic

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    Classic.
     
  7. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Congrats.
     
  8. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats!

    I love mine.

    I kept the strings top loaded, and used 9s. My standard Tele set is heavy bottomed 11s (11s on top with 12s or 13s on the bottom strings). I set the action at nearly twice stock height. The light strings, top loaded, with high action just feel awesome to me.

    I play it a lot through a low wattage '63 Gibson Skylark amp, which only has an on/off switch and a volume knob. I set the amp from 8–10, and control tone and volume from the guitar. It's a combo made in heaven!

    I love that it's a signature model that, other than the signature decal and the signature neck plate (both of which are on the BACK of the guitar), is just a straight '59–'60 reissue. The Jimmy Page connection has absolutely zero to do with why I got it. I just thought it was a sweet reissue of that brief period of Tele specs that consisted of a slab-board, and top or rear loading ability.

    One thing I did change was to go to a more vintage correct .080" pickguard, as opposed to the earlier '50s thickness that came on it. Subtle but noticeable difference in looks, and slightly in feel when playing the guitar.

    Oh, and I also swapped cases with my AV '58. Now each resides in a "more correct" case for its supposed vintage. The Page is in a brown tolex case, and the AV '58 is in a lacquered tweed side pocket case with poodle interior.
     
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  9. Electric Warrior

    Electric Warrior Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    OP, those are great looking guitars and yours is no exception. I was wondering how the neck depth on your guitar measures? I read that they are slim but wonder just how slim.

    In any event, enjoy it!
     
  10. drmordo

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    Love it. That's one of the very few high end Fenders I could see myself shelling out $$$ for.
     
  11. Fretting out

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    I love mine

    Some of them have thickish necks
     
  12. Intubator

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    Love mine too. Great neck, but the only issue I had was three of the frets on the high E side were slightly protruding and sharp at the edges. A file took care of that easily. A pretty fantastic CS ish guitar for the money IMO.
     
  13. brookdalebill

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    Classy!
     
  14. Pancho Villa

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    This is where I'm at. I mean, Led Zeppelin was one of my first loves and the first paycheck I ever cashed as a teenager funded a Led Zeppelin box set - so the Page connection doesn't hurt. But this being a, for the most part, period correct reproduction of a late 50's/early 60's Telecaster was what sealed the deal for me, in addition to those other factors I'd mentioned.

    And among my guitar collection, this is the one that, perhaps along with my Silver Sky, comes closest in quality to my CS Rosewood Telecaster. It's a very fine piece of work Fender has done here.
     
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  15. darylcrisp

    darylcrisp Tele-Meister

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    I've just about purchased one of these mult times. I like everything about it, just haven't played that radius spec of the fretboard and I'm trying to find something similar to make sure it works for me.

    I really like this model.

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  16. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice! Congratulations.
     
  17. milocj

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    Congrats. I'm very happy with mine.
     
  18. Wallaby

    Wallaby Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    oh oh oh - SO jealous I'm embarrassed.

    That is an awesome, awesome guitar.

    Congratulations.
     
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    If someone held me at gunpoint & forced me to be be a tele player..that would be the one..Congrats !!
     
  20. mbc220

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    Every demo I’ve heard of this is showing how close it sounds to Zeppelin. Could you or other owners comment on how it sounds for other things?
     
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