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NGD! (relic alert)

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Fireball519, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Fireball519

    Fireball519 Tele-Meister

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    So I traded around for a pedal steel. I always wanted to learn to play. I can play a little but what I really need is a tele(at the moment I only own one electric guitar, my strat Lorena.) A buddy of mine who works in a music store bought this Michael Kelly Heirloom guitar and never plays it. Long story short, he now has my steel and I now have a Tele again! Soft v neck and Lundy Fralin blues pickups! Thinking of getting the Don Mare Nancy tribute set to drop in. What do you guys think? 20171001_115301.jpg 20171001_115309.jpg 20171001_115319.jpg 20171001_115325.jpg
     
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  2. Brokenpick

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    Looks nice to me....
    I'm just not a fan of those arm sandings, or holes in the back finish. I know.... arm wear and buckle rash does occur in nature..... but.... in such random and individual ways, it's like the fingerboard spots....... don't try to add it.
    My personal wish is, that relic-ers would just do the edge wear and crazing and stuff... and resist the temptation to go farther.

    But, again- very cool guitar, in my book! I particularly like the dark and natural look of the neck.
     
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    Beautiful guitar!

    I am a huge fan of relic guitars.

    I hear Lundy Farlin pickups are pretty good.
     
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    Nice reliced tele man, with very good pickups.
     
  5. Fireball519

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    Yea I just realized auto correct misspelled Lindy's* name lol sorry about that. I'm loving the guitar so far though! Thanks for all the kind words!
     
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    Enjoy it!
     
  7. Fireball519

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    I'm loving it so far!
     
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    jvin248 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Looks like some fun. The Fralin Blues bridge pickup is quite nice in an Esquire I built that uses the Eldred mod.

    That Nancy pickup tone ... get a range of tone caps 0.068, 0.047, 0.033, 0.023, 0.01uF and similar ones and clip them in series with the pickup hot lead using alligator clips. When I looked into this before, and apparently EVH's Frankenstrat pickup had a similar problem with one of the two bobbins, the Nancy bobbin wire broke in such a way it still worked as a capacitor in series. The kohms measure as a break (infinite) since the DC signal can't get across but the sound still jumps across. I've used that finding the last few years to brighten up overly-muddy pickups. Later I found the SD forum recommends a fix of 0.047uF in series for a muddy pickup, haha. So find the right cap and experiment. Get a good match for the tone and you could put it on a switch.

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    Obsessed Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Yummy. I'm really starting to like the relic models and yours is just right. Lovin' that soft Vee neck. Congrats.
     
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    That's a really good idea! I may have to try that! Thanks for the suggestion. It feels so good to have a Tele again!
     
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    I personally think the color and the relic fit really well together
     
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    How does it play? I used to own a Michael Kelly, and it was a great guitar but compared to some of my others not so much. I would always get it out and think "why do I keep this in the case?" Then I'd play it for a while and remember put it back. There was nothing I could put my finger on, and I played it the most early in my guitar playing years so I didn't know anything about setups and stuff...but looking at yours I might have to give Michael Kelly another chance! Looks great!!
     
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    It plays like a dream! When I got it it was set up with fast low action. One thing I've found about the Michael kelly guitars is that they're very sensitive about set up. I like higher action so once I jacked it up a hair it came alive!
     
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    The fingerboard work is one of the more realistic examples I've seen:)

    More pics, please!
     
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    That colour relics really well
     
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    I'll take some more pics when I get home from work I promise. I've always kind of wanted a beat up blue tele.
     
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    As promised here's more pics of that fingerboard. Enjoy and thanks for the enthusiasm about my new guitar! 20171002_215003.jpg 20171002_215008.jpg 20171002_215013.jpg 20171002_215003.jpg 20171002_215008.jpg 20171002_215013.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the pics! Now you need to start working on getting some divots in those big ol' frets:)
     
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    Already half way there! Taking it out tomorrow night!
     
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    I'm not a fan of relics in general, but I really, really like the look of that fingerboard. Very nice! And if it were mine, I'd keep the Lundy Fairline pickups in thar.
     
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