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NGD: solid ebony telecaster

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by ShabbyChic, Nov 7, 2012.

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  1. Daedalus

    Daedalus TDPRI Member

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    Incredible! Do you sell any of your bodies or necks?
     
  2. src9000

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    That is one classy guitar. Congrats.
     
  3. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    Quote of the day.

    ..."couldn't tell them apart tone-wise blindfolded on if my life depended on it."
    I still want to hear it.

    It's mesmerizing.
     
  4. El Reclusa

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    WOAH! That's just awesome. I'd love to hear it in action!
     
  5. ShabbyChic

    ShabbyChic TDPRI Member

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    Nope. Warmoth does a better job than I could ever do and probably much cheaper than I could too. I build a guitar like this from time to time strictly for kicks; they are few and far between and I have no interest in making copies... believe me, carving a neck out of ebony did not leave me with the desire to do it again any time soon.
     
  6. Mark Davis

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    Been a member here for 15 years.

    I have seen alot of freaking Teles.

    This one is either the best or in the top 3 best I have ever seen.
     
  7. Oakville Dave

    Oakville Dave Friend of Leo's

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    STUNNING!
     
  8. hobo

    hobo Tele-Meister

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    I'm normally not a big fan of fancy grain on Teles, but...that is a stunner.
     
  9. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Poster Extraordinaire

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    Aside from the black knobs, I love it. It looks great.
     
  10. LeonDanger

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    Wow, she's a stunner!!!!
     
  11. Clump

    Clump Tele-Meister

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    That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. Tele1978

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    That guitar is... AMAZING!!! Awesome I can't stop looking at it!!!
     
  13. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Un-freaking-believably gorgeous! Stripe-tastic!

    It's worth at least a five, but I'd prob'ly've lost my head and give up a twenty.

    Then again, we don't have dollar bills here. :D
     
  14. Scotland

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    Absolutely. One of the nicest looking Teles I have ever seen. Twist your arm around to behind you, yes...that's it, now pat yourself on the back.
     
  15. BWNadeau

    BWNadeau Tele-Afflicted

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    Best looking Tele I've seen - period.:eek:
     
  16. stephenyi

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    Wow, that is pretty. I love the Macassar Ebony. I know Taylor uses it as a custom option for the back and sides of some acoustic guitars.
     
  17. elelpe

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    Gorgeous tele! You did a great job with that exotic wood! I'm sure every board look like that because that's the charateristic of this particular ebony. The trees grow naturally only in a remote area in Sulawesi (Celebes) island of Indonesia with nearest town/port named Macassar. My supplier who lives in the area offered me a blank Macassar ebony, enough for one piece tele body, but my luthier has been not in the mood to work with that wood. It's painful.
     
  18. BigDaddyLH

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    To be correct, it's all ebony, not solid ebony. Imagine what that would weigh!
     
  19. Red Square

    Red Square Friend of Leo's

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    Words to describe how beautiful it is fall short.
    One of the most beautiful guitars I've ever seen.
     
  20. ShabbyChic

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    Indeed, if it were solid, just the routed body - with no neck, hardware, tuners, or anything - would be right at 10 lbs.
     
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