NGD, Mattos Custom Telecaster

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  1. CalebAaron666

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    Here in Portland Maine there’s a man named Mattos and he builds beautiful guitars.

    He built me a guitar using a 200 year old piece of pine for the body.
    Warmoth maple neck with stainless steel frets
    Gotoh locking tuners
    Broadcaster style pickups
    A blend knob in place of a tone (for blending pickups in the middle position)
    Hand cut bone nut
    “F” logo Bigsby
    Kluson ashtray bridge with brass saddles
    Bakelite pickguard
    Tastefully relic’d nickel hardware

    Weighs in at under 7 pounds.
    It plays and sounds and feels incredible.
    Thanx for looking!
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    Very tastfull. Love the overall character and attention to detail.
     
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    Thanx!
    Yeah, it’s a pretty classy piece. He does incredible work.
    This is the best Tele I’ve ever played.
     
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    really lbitchin' telecaster and under 7 lbs. is nice!
     
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    Wow!
     
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    Thanx!
    Yeah, it’s the lightest guitar in my collection.
    My other tele is over 10 lbs!:eek:
     
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    Awesome guitar. Congratulations.
     
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    Thanx! I can’t keep my hands off of it!!
     
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    He makes great stuff.
     
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    That is absolutely spectacular. Relic'd by Mother Nature herself! Black pickguard against that color tone is perfect. Just noticed the neat 'semi-spiral' ? 'wave' ? (for a lack of a better term) in the contour of the body edges.
     
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    Thanx!
    Yes, it’s quite something the way the grain swirls around.
    In person it’s even nore beautiful.
     
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    Gorgeous guitar you have there. The hardware looks great, too.
     
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    Looks great! Love that Bigsby.
     
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    Congrats as stated in your other thread. Great custom you have there.
     
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    Thanx!
    Yeah, he tastefully aged the hardware to match with the body.
    I wish I knew his methods cuz it looks great!

    Yeah man, I can’t go without a bigsby.
    Thanx! It’s cool receiving a guitar and having it be exactly what you want.
     
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    I love when the grain is exposed, that back is sexy!
     
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    Wowser! That is one great looking machine, and a superb gnarly old piece of wood. Congrats and enjoy.
     
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    Wow! Amazing craftsmanship. Beautiful.
     
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    Behold!
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