NTD: You can't take a picture of a feeling

Brent Hutto

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BTW, it has set of 9's on it :cool: (for those who missed my other recent thread).

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After shopping my way through quite a few Telecasters (and a couple of Strats) in the local dealers I found one that I didn't want to put down. Not being one for ginormous (by my budget) impulse purchases I forced myself to do just that. I hung it back on the wall, pondered overnight, returned when the store opened the next morning. The second time I *really* didn't want to put it down. So I didn't.

Whoever spec'd out the MiM Player Tele necks a good few years ago must have had hands like mine as the target demographic, so to speak. I demo'd guitars with narrower necks, wider necks, flatter necks, thinner necks, vintage frets, super-jumbo frets. Some of them were pretty nice to play (hint, not the vintage fret ones) but the only kind I couldn't put down were Player Telecasters.

It's always kind of odd to post a New Guitar Day (New Tele Day) for a standard, factory model guitar exactly like a million others. But you'll have to take my word for it, even if the picture can't show you, this one is a really, really nice standard, factory model Telecaster and it feels just perfect to play.

P.S. My wife has named it for me. Black Beauty.
 

nojazzhere

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BTW, it has set of 9's on it :cool: (for those who missed my other recent thread).

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After shopping my way through quite a few Telecasters (and a couple of Strats) in the local dealers I found one that I didn't want to put down. Not being one for ginormous (by my budget) impulse purchases I forced myself to do just that. I hung it back on the wall, pondered overnight, returned when the store opened the next morning. The second time I *really* didn't want to put it down. So I didn't.

Whoever spec'd out the MiM Player Tele necks a good few years ago must have had hands like mine as the target demographic, so to speak. I demo'd guitars with narrower necks, wider necks, flatter necks, thinner necks, vintage frets, super-jumbo frets. Some of them were pretty nice to play (hint, not the vintage fret ones) but the only kind I couldn't put down were Player Telecasters.

It's always kind of odd to post a New Guitar Day (New Tele Day) for a standard, factory model guitar exactly like a million others. But you'll have to take my word for it, even if the picture can't show you, this one is a really, really nice standard, factory model Telecaster and it feels just perfect to play.

P.S. My wife has named it for me. Black Beauty.
Maybe you can't take a picture of a feeling.....but you CAN write a song. ;)
 

Brent Hutto

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Congrats. Maple on black is classic.
This particular neck seems to be a bit lighter shade than some I've seen, which works very well with the black.

I was initially disappointed they didn't have a more interesting color (this dealer has just black or the dark burst) but in reality I can't think of any shade of green or blue or red that would be as striking looking. Then I happened to find that Franklin strap which is perfect, too.
 

RodeoTex

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Yes, absolute beautiful color combination.
Having the perfect neck is a huge bonus.
Anything else can be easily replaced if it were necessary.
 

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This particular neck seems to be a bit lighter shade than some I've seen, which works very well with the black.

I was initially disappointed they didn't have a more interesting color (this dealer has just black or the dark burst) but in reality I can't think of any shade of green or blue or red that would be as striking looking. Then I happened to find that Franklin strap which is perfect, too.
All black is classy, a classic look
 




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