Passion for the Telecaster

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  1. acVox

    acVox TDPRI Member

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    The fist guitar I ever built from scratch was a Tele style guitar, I still have it 20 yrs later, my father allotted me Swamp Ash, Maple and a Brazilian Rosewood board none of which met his standard for use in a customers guitar.. Those were the days..eh?

    This all came about due to my health dictating that life as a pro guitarist was essentially over.
    Mercifully my health recovered somewhat, but my love of the minutiae of guitar design remained.
    The TDPRI is a forum I've benefited from for some time, it's time to contribute and I have already started and look forward to getting to know forum members from around the world.
     
  2. RB522

    RB522 Tele-Meister

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    Pictures dude, pictures !
     
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    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold! We need guitar pics to validate your membership.
     
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    ClashCityTele Tele-Afflicted

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    Hi acVox. Welcome to the forum.
    You'll never leave muhahaha!
     
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    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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    Toadtele Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome!
     
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    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Welcome.
     
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    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    And your trade union card, and blood test :p

    Glad to hear that your health has improved after adversity! Welcome!
     
  9. acVox

    acVox TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for such a warm welcome to the tdpri forum, already the humour in replies has got me laughing, it's a refreshing change from forums, that are full of knowledge but occasionally lacking in friendly banter.

    I'm refretting the Tele in question, and using the opportunity to refret two customers guitars at the same time. The frets I chose to use were the StewMac# 0148. A great fretwire for a vintage feel, but will be changed for more width and hight.

    Now while I've not uploaded images to a forum, I'd like to take some detailed photos of the neck and body of the Tele as the neck and body tell the tale of my enthusiasm exceeding my ability at that time. Quite apart from the amusement factor, it will illustrate the good and bad decisions I made.
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
  11. acVox

    acVox TDPRI Member

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    If you would like to see three of the Tele inspired guitars we've made, you can find our guitars being used on YouTube. Search 'Russ Coburn'.
    He is a guitarist, blues harp player and bro that plays electric and acoustic guitar.
    Even when playing harp/acoustic he often leaves one of our/his guitars in the background for aesthetic affect. I'm sure he would be happy to give his opinion on our work, slightly biased though it may be.

    His only condition is that I point out how new he is to YouTube, (three weeks) recording everything on his smartphone.
     
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