NGD- well, almost...FLC Double Bender Content

Discussion in 'B-Bender Forum' started by tjmicsak, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. tjmicsak

    tjmicsak Tele-Meister

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    So I picked up a very nice Butterscotch Blackguard American Original '50s Tele and sent her off to Forrest Lee a few weeks back for installing double benders. He sent it back with his D/G and B/E saddles, which are a real good design for string guides being built right in while still retaining the traditional three barrel look.
    Upon return she had a few more items changed. Upgraded to an electrosocket jack, a 4-way switch for that 4th series setting (think Les Paul in middle position), TBX tone pot, Callaham cold rolled heavier steel bridge plate and E/A stainless steel enhanced vintage saddle (kept the FLC brass ones for the G and B), Beacon banjo tuner for drop D, and a little TLC on the nut slots for running 10-52 for a little fuller bottom end.

    This is a beautiful guitar, Forrest did a fantastic job, was prompt and highly skilled to every detail. I have noticed absolutely no change in the weight of the guitar with all the work. It plays like a dream and sounds like angels singing. Finally got her through the paces last night at rehearsal. He is a master at his craft!
    I would recommend his work to everyone!
    Thanks Forrest!
    I have an ear to ear smile.
     
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    Glad you like it and the work was done well! Is the bender fairly adjustable?
     
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    Yes, fully adjustable and there are options to relocate the rods if desired for the B to change the range of motion.
     
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    Wow that looks fantastic, top notch work there.
     
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    Very cool!
     
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