NGD - Partscaster, Swamp Ash with Roasted Maple Neck - and it's all mine

Bongoslade

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How can I get one.

Never mind my wife can only take so much

i was going to build one (Warmoth style) then this came along with all the specs i wanted (it seem cheaper than what i was going to build - strange)
PS. i still have GAS for a "build" in the future... just for the "cherry"- so ...?

another guitar??? how soon /s
 

Hodgo88

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Ya know, that color reminds me of the old Hamers from the 90s, they always had those beautiful amber burst colors nailed. The tummy cut and the abalone might be influencing me here. It really gives it an upscale, finished look.

I have a raw QS maple roasted neck on my Esquire, it's been fine for the couple of years it's been hanging in my house. If you like the way it feels, I don't think you need to change anything. Ditto with any other mods, sounds like you already have a winner!
 

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i live in Delaware so we are susceptible to wild temps and humidity changes - that's the excuse i'm going with on why i needed that particular option.

i dig the feel of the roasted maple. so smooth.
the builder did a real nice job - who ever it was...?
 

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Here’s an idea about mods - leave it alone!

That’s one fine looking tele and if you are enjoying it, then let it be. Maybe you can’t resist the urge to tinker, but here’s an ideal candidate to leave alone.

At least for a year. Maybe forever. Why not? Try it. Won’t cost you anything.

Pretty hard to guess at pickups without full photos, top & bottom, wiring harness, blah, blah, blah - and even then, might not be guessable.

If the shoe fits, wear it.
 

SuprHtr

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I agree that it looks much to well integrated to feel like a partscaster. It is absolutely beautiful.
 

FortyEight

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beatiful. its got the right curves. 😁

A string tree is only useful if its needed. if youre not getting overtones on the g string or around there then its fine. imho. im not sure why u would want to mod it if u love it. imho any mod will affect its sound. i know some would less than others but if it has a certain mojo now, no need to mess with it. obviously your call. just giving my 2 cents.
 
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i just bought a new Telecaster last week and i am thrilled with how it sounds - but - more importantly - it looks amazing…!
Swamp ash body finished in what they are calling Sienna Sunburst - so sort of a cherry burst to me from photos i’ve seen of other cherries.
Here is some data that was posted in the advert:.

Sienna Sunburst on a one piece Swamp Ash
8 lbs. 1 oz
Roasted Maple Neck with Abalone dots inlays
(fretboard is already nicely darkened)
C shape neck, compound 10” to 16” (looks like Warmoth’s modern construction neck with the adjustment on the heel - treble side)
Stainless Steel medium jumbo frets
Gotoh locking tuners
Dimarzio pickups
(i don’t know what kind they are yet but they read as...
Bridge = 8.10 / Neck = 6.44 K ohms - and they sound great - and a little nasty, really…!

Anybody want to chime in with a guess on pickup names??? Please, please…!?!

It was nicely packaged and shipped in a good gig bag as well. no were, tear, or dents - almost brand new

Earlier, during the plague, I had bought a Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster (see icon - soon to be changed) a great guitar that plays very well after dressing some frets and I swapped in some BOOTSTRAP pickups (pretzels - which are pretty hot) also a great feeling and looking neck …! - a great guitar - my first taste of "Teleworld" - i was hooked man - gone with TELE fever - the GAS was overwhelming (nice excuse - don’t cha think -” hey honey - i had too…!”)
After playing the new Tele for a while now (without adjustment mind you) it is a hell of a guitar and the clarity of the notes, the depth of the mid range on this thing is striking to say the least. It is much more - powerful - than the paranormal - which has steel barrels, i think that add to the crispness - but after a taste test yesterday - i notice the lack of fullness and sustain in the Squier - it was - cheaper sounding (duh) - with the tone knob down and playing with the vol knob as well it’s manageable of course, and pleasant to the ear - it’s just that the Warmoth Partscaster that i bought is much more in many places - - soloing high up on the neck on the new Tele sounds and plays extremely well already - y’all know how a good guitar sounds driven - a great guitar sounds even better with some pedals in front of the amp so no need for detail on that - it sounds great driven…!

NECK: it feels like glass - i going to bolt on a backstop after the nut - to keep my hand from slipping off /s - it has no string tree on it and i went through a bunch of post about that - also - TO FINISH or NOT TO FINISH - roasted maple necks - i’m in the - NO , leave it alone - camp
do not search THAT subject - shesh…! nice abalone dots on this guitar as well
NUT: was made well and it looks right and plays right, probably TUSQ

BODY: Swamp ash 1 piece that has really nice grain on it accentuated by the beautiful paint job.
Is 8 lbs 1 oz. heavy??? (save me a search please)
It sounds, and feels great in my arms. (oooh-mm-baby)
but looks smaller on the wall?!?? than the Jazzcaster guitar that was there
Pick Ups: the neck PU is nice and fat and clear at the same time (due to the swamp ash??) and the bridge PU it's a howler for sure and when cranked up it starts to bloom and get real furry when you pick hard

i love the damn thing and find it stunningly beautiful on or off my shoulder.
man i'm lucky
here's some pix - a little porn for ya.

any mods you all are thinking of???
post um please - for ideas - i'm still a newbee about Telecasters.
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Absolutely fantastic!
 

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Lovely. The Warmoth modern contoured bodies have a rather small carve. In addition the contours fit me well.
Do be careful if removing and refitting the neck as the neck screws are different lengths depending on which hole they go through on the neck plate. I really liked Warmoth stainless steel frets. If you leave the neck unfinished it will be easy to deal with any fret bloom in the Winter.
 

Bongoslade

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Lovely. The Warmoth modern contoured bodies have a rather small carve. In addition the contours fit me well.
Do be careful if removing and refitting the neck as the neck screws are different lengths depending on which hole they go through on the neck plate. I really liked Warmoth stainless steel frets. If you leave the neck unfinished it will be easy to deal with any fret bloom in the Winter.
yup - unfinished is how i'm leaving it - it feels beautiful to the hand...
i love the whole thing and can;t stop playing it - thanx for the updates on the screws bro
talk about fret access - plenty of room up there on the high notes, and , yea, it fits me well brother
 

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i just bought a new Telecaster last week and i am thrilled with how it sounds - but - more importantly - it looks amazing…!
Swamp ash body finished in what they are calling Sienna Sunburst - so sort of a cherry burst to me from photos i’ve seen of other cherries.
Here is some data that was posted in the advert:.

Sienna Sunburst on a one piece Swamp Ash
8 lbs. 1 oz
Roasted Maple Neck with Abalone dots inlays
(fretboard is already nicely darkened)
C shape neck, compound 10” to 16” (looks like Warmoth’s modern construction neck with the adjustment on the heel - treble side)
Stainless Steel medium jumbo frets
Gotoh locking tuners
Dimarzio pickups
(i don’t know what kind they are yet but they read as...
Bridge = 8.10 / Neck = 6.44 K ohms - and they sound great - and a little nasty, really…!

Anybody want to chime in with a guess on pickup names??? Please, please…!?!

It was nicely packaged and shipped in a good gig bag as well. no were, tear, or dents - almost brand new

Earlier, during the plague, I had bought a Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster (see icon - soon to be changed) a great guitar that plays very well after dressing some frets and I swapped in some BOOTSTRAP pickups (pretzels - which are pretty hot) also a great feeling and looking neck …! - a great guitar - my first taste of "Teleworld" - i was hooked man - gone with TELE fever - the GAS was overwhelming (nice excuse - don’t cha think -” hey honey - i had too…!”)
After playing the new Tele for a while now (without adjustment mind you) it is a hell of a guitar and the clarity of the notes, the depth of the mid range on this thing is striking to say the least. It is much more - powerful - than the paranormal - which has steel barrels, i think that add to the crispness - but after a taste test yesterday - i notice the lack of fullness and sustain in the Squier - it was - cheaper sounding (duh) - with the tone knob down and playing with the vol knob as well it’s manageable of course, and pleasant to the ear - it’s just that the Warmoth Partscaster that i bought is much more in many places - - soloing high up on the neck on the new Tele sounds and plays extremely well already - y’all know how a good guitar sounds driven - a great guitar sounds even better with some pedals in front of the amp so no need for detail on that - it sounds great driven…!

NECK: it feels like glass - i going to bolt on a backstop after the nut - to keep my hand from slipping off /s - it has no string tree on it and i went through a bunch of post about that - also - TO FINISH or NOT TO FINISH - roasted maple necks - i’m in the - NO , leave it alone - camp
do not search THAT subject - shesh…! nice abalone dots on this guitar as well
NUT: was made well and it looks right and plays right, probably TUSQ

BODY: Swamp ash 1 piece that has really nice grain on it accentuated by the beautiful paint job.
Is 8 lbs 1 oz. heavy??? (save me a search please)
It sounds, and feels great in my arms. (oooh-mm-baby)
but looks smaller on the wall?!?? than the Jazzcaster guitar that was there
Pick Ups: the neck PU is nice and fat and clear at the same time (due to the swamp ash??) and the bridge PU it's a howler for sure and when cranked up it starts to bloom and get real furry when you pick hard

i love the damn thing and find it stunningly beautiful on or off my shoulder.
man i'm lucky
here's some pix - a little porn for ya.

any mods you all are thinking of???
post um please - for ideas - i'm still a newbee about Telecasters.
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So glad you like it. Personally I think it sucks……………..I’m not usually the jealous type but………………

Enjoy!
 

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i just bought a new Telecaster last week and i am thrilled with how it sounds - but - more importantly - it looks amazing…!
Swamp ash body finished in what they are calling Sienna Sunburst - so sort of a cherry burst to me from photos i’ve seen of other cherries.
Here is some data that was posted in the advert:.

Sienna Sunburst on a one piece Swamp Ash
8 lbs. 1 oz
Roasted Maple Neck with Abalone dots inlays
(fretboard is already nicely darkened)
C shape neck, compound 10” to 16” (looks like Warmoth’s modern construction neck with the adjustment on the heel - treble side)
Stainless Steel medium jumbo frets
Gotoh locking tuners
Dimarzio pickups
(i don’t know what kind they are yet but they read as...
Bridge = 8.10 / Neck = 6.44 K ohms - and they sound great - and a little nasty, really…!

Anybody want to chime in with a guess on pickup names??? Please, please…!?!

It was nicely packaged and shipped in a good gig bag as well. no were, tear, or dents - almost brand new

Earlier, during the plague, I had bought a Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster (see icon - soon to be changed) a great guitar that plays very well after dressing some frets and I swapped in some BOOTSTRAP pickups (pretzels - which are pretty hot) also a great feeling and looking neck …! - a great guitar - my first taste of "Teleworld" - i was hooked man - gone with TELE fever - the GAS was overwhelming (nice excuse - don’t cha think -” hey honey - i had too…!”)
After playing the new Tele for a while now (without adjustment mind you) it is a hell of a guitar and the clarity of the notes, the depth of the mid range on this thing is striking to say the least. It is much more - powerful - than the paranormal - which has steel barrels, i think that add to the crispness - but after a taste test yesterday - i notice the lack of fullness and sustain in the Squier - it was - cheaper sounding (duh) - with the tone knob down and playing with the vol knob as well it’s manageable of course, and pleasant to the ear - it’s just that the Warmoth Partscaster that i bought is much more in many places - - soloing high up on the neck on the new Tele sounds and plays extremely well already - y’all know how a good guitar sounds driven - a great guitar sounds even better with some pedals in front of the amp so no need for detail on that - it sounds great driven…!

NECK: it feels like glass - i going to bolt on a backstop after the nut - to keep my hand from slipping off /s - it has no string tree on it and i went through a bunch of post about that - also - TO FINISH or NOT TO FINISH - roasted maple necks - i’m in the - NO , leave it alone - camp
do not search THAT subject - shesh…! nice abalone dots on this guitar as well
NUT: was made well and it looks right and plays right, probably TUSQ

BODY: Swamp ash 1 piece that has really nice grain on it accentuated by the beautiful paint job.
Is 8 lbs 1 oz. heavy??? (save me a search please)
It sounds, and feels great in my arms. (oooh-mm-baby)
but looks smaller on the wall?!?? than the Jazzcaster guitar that was there
Pick Ups: the neck PU is nice and fat and clear at the same time (due to the swamp ash??) and the bridge PU it's a howler for sure and when cranked up it starts to bloom and get real furry when you pick hard

i love the damn thing and find it stunningly beautiful on or off my shoulder.
man i'm lucky
here's some pix - a little porn for ya.

any mods you all are thinking of???
post um please - for ideas - i'm still a newbee about Telecasters.
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That's just beautiful!!!
The only thing I would change is the bridge. I'm very partial to the 3-saddle ashtray setup.
Extra points for the 3-ply pickguard though! Me likee!
 




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