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NGD: The Pumpkincaster

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by SparkleFart, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. SparkleFart

    SparkleFart Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I’ve always loved & have a couple thinlines but after first seeing an orange 2018 Super Deluxe it struck me as kind of confused. Block inlays on rosewood for a tele? A silver sparkle pickguard? White double-bound orange? It looked like an electric creamsicle. But like an accident you can’t look away from I’d see them from time to time & remained intrigued.

    I didn’t care much for the stock bent-steel six-saddle bridge, but had an unused Callaham three-barrel that’d be a drop-in replacement. And what are TV Jones classic pickups about? Many people seem to like them but as usual I’m late to the party & have no clue.

    Anyhow I went ahead & ordered the thing & yesterday took delivery. As a subset of a subset of an iconic design, I’m guessing that like cilantro, folks likely feel strongly one way or the other. So for either appreciation or scorn, here’s what my wife is calling my "Pumpkincaster."

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    Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. johnny k

    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    looks good to me.
     
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  3. Rocky058

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    Love it!

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  4. smoothrecluse

    smoothrecluse Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I love it.
     
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  5. West44th

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    Looks really Nice!
     
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  6. FenderLover

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    The Jones are going in my next one. Tell us how they sound.
     
  7. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Very nice, congrats.
     
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  8. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Tele-Afflicted

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    Sharp! Bound with blocks? Shut up!!! Sexy tele hybrid!
     
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  9. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    What ain't to like?
     
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  10. Paulie_Boy

    Paulie_Boy Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    That's the ever-lovin' ginchiest, man! :cool: Like, way out!
     
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  11. dannyh

    dannyh Tele-Afflicted

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    I played one of those at a GC one day, couldn’t put it down. Wound up building a “Gretsch-Tele” with TV Jones Filtertons a little later on. I love those pickups in a Tele, bet you will too. Congrats!
     
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  12. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Ssshhhhhweeeeeeeeeet!
     
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  13. Martocaster

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    I love it, looks very cool and nice to see something different. I’m not as keen on the 70’s logo on the headstock but somehow it suits this guitar. Enjoy!!
     
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  14. jrblue

    jrblue Friend of Leo's

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    For me, the 70's logo is the best. The spaghetti original looks like it was drawn by an amateur with little sense of proportion and design. But that's why it's iconic, I guess. But the 70's one is, IMO, the sharpest version. Honestly, I love this guitar and just as honestly, dislike the color -- a lot!
     
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  15. G-52

    G-52 Tele-Meister

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    Beautiful, congrats! How appropriate on H-Ween. On a side note, I ordered this guitar back when the parallel universe series was introduced in April(?)2018. Fender released a different series model each month; this one released in about October 2018. Guitar was beautiful in person but I couldn’t get past the orange and returned it. Residing in the Denver, CO area, there is already plenty of (Bronco) orange:)
     
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  16. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Looks like Capri Orange to me. I like it.
     
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  17. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

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    You'll find out about TVJ pickups, soon enough. :cool:

    Clean, through an old Fender amp, would be my recommendation. Everything else- other than a really good sound clip- is just adjectives. ;)
     
  18. Willie Johnson

    Willie Johnson Tele-Meister

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    Dig it. Nothin' I don't like about that.
     
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  19. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Love that! One of my favorite of the Parallel Universe series.

    BTW… What kind of case is that?
     
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    That thing is sooooooo ugly! Wanna send it to me? Love me bound and blocks! Parts caster, neck already had water-slide decal 20200516_153341.jpg
     
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