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Photos of my 50s Road Worn

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Bones, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

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    You know, the 6 pounder :lol:

    It comes with a lot of paper :lol: (and a gig bag) No cord, no tools, no strap, no ashtray cover.

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    In my opinion, they really got it right with the second generation, the relicing is very tastefully done, the only place where they went a little overboard is a spot on the back. It's a little weird because it's down to wood and then lacquered over. Seems they just couldn't resist going down to the wood.

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    Otherwise, everything is very realistic. Not too much rust or crud on the hardware. The PG is lacquered over and I believe that the neck is also lacquered instead of poly like the older model. If it's not lacquer, they have found a way to imitate lacquer, it is very thin and the neck feels great.

    The neck pup measures 5.75 and the bridge is 7.78. I thought the tex-mex pups would be a little hotter, but these have a great vintage sound.

    Action out of the box is a little on the high side, but not bad, I may do a string change later today and try to lower it just a bit.

    I think Fender is really knocking it out of the park with these.
     
  2. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes, that looks very classily done. Nice colour.
     
  3. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Very nice.

    I guess there are a number of Road Worn versions. I recently played one in a shop that has a mini-hum in the neck position. Is this neck on the thick or thin side? What is the neck radius?
     
  4. refin

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    That's a beaut! Looks like they fixed the goofy uneven "faux-wear" on the neck like the early models.
     
  5. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

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    The neck is a standard "C" according to the specs. It feels very full though, not Nocaster full, but comfortable. The radius is 7.25" but with the taller frets, it doesn't fret out at all.
     
  6. Bones

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    Yeah, I never saw one of the old ones in person, but that neck wear looked scary. This is totally smooth and feels great. A few years ago, you would have needed to get a CS relic to get this sort of detail. I used to have a Nocaster Relic that I had to sell to save my dog's life and the quality of this guitar is right up there.
     
  7. BradL

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    Yeh, that's the One!
     
  8. benhenny

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    Not sure why people spend astounding amounts of takehome pay for a Relic when you can get one of these.
     
  9. telo

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    I had two first gen Road Worns but eventually sold/traded them because I just couldn't get along with the relicing. But when I started seeing the photos of the second gen Road Worns, I bought one immediately as I always loved everything about them other than appearance. The $100 discount over the summer also "helped".

    I have no idea why, but the BSB Road Worns I've come across have all been sub-seven pounders. I THOUGHT that mine was light at 6.3 pounds, but this one is a featherweight to be sure. Great guitar!
     
  10. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    How's the fret work? I'm a big fan of Road Worns, currently own 4 and the fret work on the Teles IMO was never quite up to snuff. The fret work on my RW strat is as good as any production guitar I've owned.
     
  11. Badabing

    Badabing Friend of Leo's

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    ahhha....I see that you have a butt crack Road Worn model...very nice!
     
  12. MacQuarrie

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    It looks really good and very natural to me.
     
  13. Vanzant

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    Nice!
     
  14. Bones

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    just changed strings to my brand and lowered each saddle screw 1/2 turn (1/4 at a time) and now it's perfect.
     
  15. geemo

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    Nice guitat!!! I too lile the look of the neck better on these
     
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    Congrats. I really like this version compared to the first generation. Very subtle.
     
  17. stnmtthw

    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

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    That relicing looks very natural. Even on the back, where it's down to wood, you could think of it as serious buckle rash. The neck looks nice, too, where the old ones just looked... dumb. Cool guitar.
     
  18. AndreasBrown

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    Man, I'd kill for one of those
     
  19. dan79

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    That is one lovely looking Tele.......:D
     
  20. one guitar

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    Can anybody explain why I don't see the pictures the OP loaded? What do I do wrong.
     
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