NGD Swampy Highway One Texas Content

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  1. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Photobucket hosted that photo, and some of my photos there are still in circulation. Let me see if I can find it.

    I hear you about the Gotohs. Oh, well, I hope maybe Dale will get with this modern trend. Although honestly, he's moving back towards straight, non compensated saddles for Teles.
     
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    Excellent - great mods.
    I like seeing that the Gotoh saddles appear to be in contact with one-another.
    (On the plate I tried a brass set- on, they had gaps, which I dislike immensely.)

    That's lovely grain, and an awesome 'burst.
    Continued congratulations on securing and tastefully modifying this lovely specimen.

    I have one particular blond Texas Tele (the first of them that I acquired), which is a 2007 model - it is in fact the neck which I would have duplicated, were I able to have necks made for me to my preferences, as Teles go.
    And the 'burst on my 2-tone would be the one I'd try to have duplicated as well.
    It's got very 'active' grain much like yours - similarly just as interesting on the back - with a nice wide edge banding and excellent gradual feathering inward.
     
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    Coolidge, wow, that's a beauty. I like the modern upgrades, while you retained the classic looks. And a sweet sunburst.
     
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    That's one sexy guitar! the upgrades were right on! ;)
     
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  5. coolidge

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    Thanks Steve, feel free to post pics your Texas' Tele's here in the thread. Try to get a close up side shot of the jumbo frets you installed, I'll post a similar shot of the factory tall/narrow frets to see how they compare. By the way the grub screws on those Gotoh titanium saddles are ground flat on the bottom I should have shot a pic of those.
     
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    Working from what I have available right now - I'll take some specific side-on shots, as per above.
    For now I'll start with these 2 shots of my most recent Texas Tele, which received Jescar 58-118 EVO fretwire on its re-fret. In one, I was actually holding the original fret from that spot next to the EVO replacement in order to record the visible differences. This was fresh off of the arbor press etc, with just-peeled masking tape still all around...
    I'll also add a shot from I think one of the other Texas Teles, showing the bullet ends I favor in order to keep maximum playing surface on the fret tops.

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  7. coolidge

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    Dang those frets are massive!
     
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    Beautiful!!
     
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  9. coolidge

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    I'm buying the Texas a buddy today, a Fender 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb...GAS ATTACK!!

     
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    Congrats.
     
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  11. coolidge

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    Oh no you did NOT...oh yes I did so buy a 2nd Texas Highway One! INBOUND!

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  12. Steve_U1S

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    Nice - a second one.

    In these photos it looks oddly like a 3-tone sunburst finish... though I've seen my own look a bit like that in certain photos.

    Where'd you find it?
     
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    Yeah the two tone burst is feathered much wider on this one vs my #1, but clearly not the clown red lipstick they use on the regular highway one 3 tone bursts. Everything checks out as a Texas Highway One. Fenders serial number look up says Highway One Texas. Round string tree. Vintage split top tuners. 5 screw pick guard. 21 frets.

    Found it on Reverb. I have been watching the regular Highway One's for a Texas that wasn't labeled a Texas. Even still it had only been posted for a few hours and already there were two offers. I went ahead purchased it out from under them. Got it for quite a bit less than the first one.
     
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    Congrats !

    It's a beauty !
     
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    This is right and good.
     
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  16. boris bubbanov

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    If you like something, get more!!

    So says the guy with Seven of these Classic Player 50s Bajas in Desert Sand. :^)
     
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    What do people think of this bridge? This is machined from Titanium both the bridge plate and saddles. I like the full contact string arch.

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    I like that; embodies some aspects of the barrels with that arc leading up to the witness point.
    Should sound interesting; I haven't had the Titanium saddle experience...
     
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    Turns out its only offered in a modern 3 hole pattern so I'm going with another stainless Glendale single cut but with brass Gotoh compensated saddles this time instead of Titanium. Probably pair that with a set of Bardens.
     
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  20. Steve_U1S

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    Damn - I should've noticed that hole pattern in the photos.

    That sounds like a great plan.
    Which Barden set are you likely to acquire? Original Gatton type, or the Modern-T set?
    (The neck pickups are identical in both sets)
     
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