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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by rstaaf, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. rstaaf

    rstaaf Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    New Guitar Ordered Day - woop wooop :cool:

    Originally intended to order from Guitar Center and use my Gear Card.
    They didn't have the American Professional II Telecaster Deluxe in Dark Night.
    Actually, turns out that almost nobody has one in stock. :(

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    Fender is actually saying they will NOT be shipping any more until at least February of 2022. :cry:

    Had to shift gears a bit. Have been wanting a Strat and figured this was as good a time as any.

    Got an SSS Strat version of the Tele I wanted. Should be shipped out today and on my doorstep by Wednesday next week.

    Got it from Sweetwater as they had several and I picked the one I wanted. She is 7lbs 8 ounces :)
    These are pictures of the Batman Strat I picked and will be shipped.

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  2. JL_LI

    JL_LI Poster Extraordinaire

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    That’s one of the few new Fender colors I like. Good for you. Enjoy your new Strat.
     
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    JRtele Tele-Meister

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    Congrats! Plus when you get that beautiful tele deluxe they will make a stunning set
     
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  4. steadyriot

    steadyriot Tele-Meister

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    Congrats! That’s a great looking guitar!
     
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  5. rstaaf

    rstaaf Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Obligatory home wall hanger picture. :)

    Pictures do not do it justice, it is a work of art.
    The neck is dead straight, action is where I like it and I get absolutely no buzz. :cool:

    Plays like a dream! Definitely a keeper!

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  6. ChicknPickn

    ChicknPickn Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    That Deluxe is a knockout. Love the paint effect. Working on a metallic blue Tele myself right now.
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  7. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Friend of Leo's

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    That’s a great looking Strat. Turn it up.
     
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  8. rstaaf

    rstaaf Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Well, it is definitely MINE now! She is a keeper :cool:

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    Swapped out the stock tuners for Fender Staggered Locking tuners with Vintage buttons.
    Removed the plastic from the pick guard, had to take the knobs off to get it all :rolleyes:
    Seriously thinking about swapping out the pick guard for a Warmoth satin black .09" single ply guard.
    I am just NOT a fan of glossy black guards, or glossy black guards that have been scuffed up with abrasives to make them look satin :p
    Cleaned and treated the Rosewood with just a bit of Dunlop conditioner.
    Changed the strings to a set of Elixir Nonoweb 9-42.

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  9. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    O.M.G. that is pretty!
     
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  10. wblynch

    wblynch Tele-Holic

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    Great choice!
     
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  11. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    Congratulations, and I’m glad you’re so happy!

    I like the name “Bat Strat”…

    This might be a weird thing to notice, but that dark, dark fretboard looks gorgeous…what is the it made of?
     
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    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I am not really into blue but I like that.
     
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  13. rstaaf

    rstaaf Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    It is Rosewood, almost looks like Ebony though doesn't it. It was one of the reasons I chose this particular example from Sweetwater's lineup.
     
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