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Pleased or What...?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by BigMike, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. BigMike

    BigMike Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Custom made SVL Blaggard Telecaster (Mikey01).

    This guitar was built for me by Simon Law (Guitarist magazine 'Tone Doctor', Pete Townsend, Matt Schofield, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton etc Guitar tech, as well as owner of SVL Custom Guitars).

    This guitar plays, sounds and looks simply stunning, it has a stacked volume/tone control (2volumes and 1 tone control) to allow for blending the middle and bridge pickup volume, as per Brent Mason Telecaster setup.

    The spec is as follows:
    • SVL Blaggard Reserve spec (salvaged timber etc) - Sonic Blue
    • One piece old growth ash body med lightweight
    • Nitro finish cupboard fresh in faded sonic blue with cream front edge binding and a rear rib cage cutaway
    • Quarter sawn figured maple neck in a slim 61c profile
    • 10" radius and Jescar fret wire 6150
    • Callaham bridge and tuners
    • Custom cut plastics and vintage spec controls
    • Custom Wound pickups by Mark Stow of OX4 pickups with CTS pots and a CRL 3 way switch and switchcraft socket, the neck plate is stainless steel and so is the control plate
    Here's are some pre and post completion pics:

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  2. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Lovely - makes me think of the powder blue tux I wore to prom, some decades ago . . . o_O

    Note, please, I am admiring the guitar sincerely - any snark is directed to the unfortunate "sense of fashion" I thought I had at the tender age of 17.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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  3. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Tele-Holic

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    Stunning!
     
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  4. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    Wow!
     
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  5. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'd love fo hear the quack position.
     
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  6. Mr.Ike

    Mr.Ike Tele-Meister

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.
     
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  7. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Excellent :cool: ... Congratulations !
     
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  8. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    That guitar could ruin me from playing a strat again.
     
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  9. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

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    Absolutely gorgeous!
     
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  10. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Both sharp looking and very interesting with those pickups and electronics.

    Nice guitar Mike.
     
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  11. Tommy Biggs

    Tommy Biggs Friend of Leo's

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    Pleased as punch? very nice.
     
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  12. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

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    That is really beautiful!!
     
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  13. Ducerro

    Ducerro Tele-Holic

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    Unfortunately, you weren't the only one.... The powder blue looked great on a friend's 70 Mustang Mach One, not so much on my tux...

    Love that color by the way! That's an awesome looking Tele...
     
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  14. rickthescot

    rickthescot Tele-Afflicted

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    That's one serious belly cut! Real purdy too.
     
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  15. daddyplaysbass

    daddyplaysbass Tele-Afflicted

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    "Pleased or What...?"

    band name alert
     
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  16. whoanelly15

    whoanelly15 Tele-Afflicted

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    Hey Harry, you never called.
     
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  17. whoanelly15

    whoanelly15 Tele-Afflicted

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    Seriously though, beautiful tele! Congrats! Play hard.
     
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  18. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Cool!
     
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  19. televillian

    televillian Tele-Afflicted

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    nicely
     
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