NGD Swampy Highway One Texas Content

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  1. coolidge

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    Here's my new 2003 American Highway One Texas after upgrades, setup, and cleaning. First upgrade I added a bakelite black pickguard.

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    Added a Glendale stainless steel single cut bridge plate.

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    Gotoh titanium compensated saddles.

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    Added a "Fender Corona California" neck plate. The wood grain is swampy I like it!

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    Close up of the Glendale bridge plate and Gotoh titanium saddles. This is how she sits after string height and intonation were set.

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    Finally a set of Gotoh locking vintage tuners.

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  2. Chunkocaster

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    Looks great. Those saddles and bridge look high quality.
    Very nice grain and burst on that body.
     
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    Love it
     
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  4. coolidge

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    Weight is 7 lbs 8 ounces by the way.
     
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    Beautiful, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Very Nice
     
  7. Lord_Ingipz

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    How are those glendales? Have brass compensated and love the threaded steel so wondering how these feel. Have an esquire.
     
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    Very pretty.I had one exactly like it back in the day and it was a great guitar.Congratulations!!
     
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    orangeblossom Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    A beauty for sure enjoy.
     
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  10. coolidge

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    You know I elected to go with the Gotoh titanium saddles instead of Glendale saddles. They intonated perfectly by the way, look closely the string groove has offset break points for intonation.
     
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    Right on ! That is a great looking guitar !
     
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  12. boris bubbanov

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    Gorgeous!

    Glad to see that Dale Clark is now doing an eccentric slot form saddle, Marc Rutters style. Very nice.

    My YMMV thought is, the vintage lockers are not necessary, but much respect for a really spiffy looking guitar!

    Btw, I have an alder body Highway, Tommy Rosamond neck that's pretty similar and may be one of the nicest alder bodies you'll see this month - but the ash has got me beat!
     
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    Very nice!!
     
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    That is a SWEET sunburst. Very nice.
     
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    Stylin’!
     
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    I still have my 2004 Hwy 1 and it has had a Gotoh bridge set-up and Alnico 111 p/ups.
    Still my favourite guitar.
     
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    great looker! One of my favourite tele finishes and the black guard look great too. Very tasty!
     
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  18. EsquireOK

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    Looks great.

    For some time now, I've wanted to do a mid-'60s-style assembly project using one of those bodies (I would prefer a different neck than stock). They look great.
     
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  19. coolidge

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    Actually those are Gotoh saddles. Oh post some pics of your Highway and some details on your neck.
     
  20. coolidge

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    Post some pics of it love to see it.
     
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