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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Bill Hullett, Oct 19, 2009.
What a great story. Thanks for sharing. I loved the suspense.
Congrats to all.
Nacho's book is, quite literally, a work of art. You won't be disappointed. It has some great photos of 0514 and a bunch of other blackguards. The book itself weighs 10 pounds and is full of information. I find myself referring to it quite a bit.
Study hard, and you might be able to spot a '51 Telecaster before anybody even opens the case.
highlight of the trip
Heres a couple of pics of Debbie, Bill and me with the "new" 0514
Bill had just gotten the guitar only a few minutes ago and he was giving it the test ride, the way he only knows how to do...
Bills smiling face made the trip for me.
Great, great tale.
Nacho--You the MAN!
That first pic says it all..
One memorable insight was how to play in tune with keyboards. I used to have it saved on my hard drive but that was a couple of computers ago, lol.
Congrats to Bill, kudos to Nacho.
As Promised more pix.....
Peter UK.....I have to agree with you Clive is a bad boy !!!!
Dave and Micheal.....I'm glad you both gave it your Tele stamp of approval!!
Thanks to all for such kind words and thoughts.....
But the extra thanks goes to Nacho 9 months of spraying, sanding , scratching , ding-ing, darkening....I bet his family thinks its nice to have a Dad back!!! This project must have ruled his life
I have not been able to put this guitar down for the last two days!!!!
The one pix has Nacho-Me-and Dale Clark "Glendale"
PS to Dale....I put the Glendale saddles on last nite and now it totally rules...
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I can understand how you were "fooled"!
I remember Bob Sickler used 0514 as his inspiration and made a good job, but that looks absoluteley amazing!
Awesome, awsome, awesome!
Of course it helps if you got the original at hand...
Truly a fantastic looker!
(and now everyone here wants to know how it sounds of course!)
This whole story is just awesome! Kudos to everyone involved!
Great story, Bill. Although I must admit, I'm kinda dissappointed you didn't get your old #0514 back!
Kudos to Nacho for his efforts & generosity.
But now comes the question...
Between the original #0514, the Cunetto Relic Nocaster #R0514 and Nacho's superb clone gift #0514, which plays/played the best? If you could choose only 1 Bill, which would you choose?
You're a bad, bad boy Bill ...... Here those great folks spend 9 months of their lives to make you a guitar that looks as close to the original as human possible, and right away you go and put some new saddles on it ... Hee, hee!
The smiles say it all. Good people and music make this the best place on teh interweb.
I just joined yesterday (on my birthday) after reading many posts (not this thread) that told me I was in the right place even though I don't own a Tele.
Today I read this thread. What a heartwarming story. It rekindles my faith in mankind. There is so much negativity in the world it is really wonderful to know that people like this are holding up the virtues that make me proud to be a member of the human race.
I once had a guitar stolen from me that was returned to me by a friend that ran across it a couple years later. He recognized it as my guitar even though the finish was stripped off of it and the case was gone. I still have that old '66 Mustang (my first guitar I bought new when I was 12 with money I saved from working my paper route) and cherish it to this day. it very rarely leaves the house.
Congratulations to all involved, I'm glad I found you all.
Thanks for making my day!
Ya know, I really studied that guitar when I made my copy...
I just loved the way it looked with all that mojo staring you in the face...
Bill told me a story of making a case for 0514, and sticking the guitar in it before the contact cement had cured...
The result was all those little burn bubbles...
So-ooo, I tried a box with un-cured contact cement, but didn't get as lucky as Bill did...
So-ooo, out came the blow torch which seemed to do the trick...
The relicing on Bill's new guitar looks fantastic, and must have been a lot of fun to do...
What a great thread and story...
And homage to #0514, my all-time favorite Tele that I've never even seen...
Oh my WOW!
Wait a sec...is that a Strat in ultra-rare Capri Orange right behind you guys there??
But seriously, what a great story. Kudos to Nacho.
Bill, what shape was your 0514 in when you purchased it in the '70s?
A relicjob done that well would had fooled me anytimes!!
This place is like Bizarro Land. We're not in Harmony Central anymore Toto!