Really?! Why One Would Do This to a CS Nocaster

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by tube.tone, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. Chunkocaster

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    Looks like he has a rodent problem.

    I would do that if I loved the guitar but thought removing that much weight would make it even better. Resale is a non issue if its your favourite player because you would never part with it. When the pickguard is fitted your wouldn't see it.
     
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  2. SweetClyde99

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    That’s actually pretty impressive. It must take a lot of patience to weight relieve a guitar with a soup spoon.
     
  3. 4pickupguy

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    Wait a minute. I saw a custom shop tele with mirrors on it..... for lots of money.....
     
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    Nothing a roll of duct type can not handle.
     
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    Wow, nice, er work... this calls for some....

     
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    Prolly one of the 10 pound Korina '52s...
     
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    That hurts just looking at it. I guess they really wanted a "Smugglers Tele".
     
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    it could be a fun project...
     
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    That there is extra special.
     
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    His pet termite got loose...?

    Angry wife + furious Dreml?

    That meteor we've all been worrying about?

    His pit bull hates his pet termite?
     
  11. boneyguy

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    I'd say it was 'freehand'.......or a real sh!tty template......
     
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    As Kontaktmoi says, it's a "smuggler's" route, for hiding a stash. It was stupid back in the day and it's stupid now. And done poorly, double stupid squared.
     
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    I'm thinking that by the time he finished scooping out that giant hole with his melon baller the stash was all gone.
     
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    ...uhhh, because one is a moron?...
     
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    There are a limited number of Nocasters and some things should be valued for their rarity and a little slice of history.
    It was probably done to make it lighter. i'd make it lighter for the person by taking it off their hands.
     
  16. tube.tone

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    Very nice job on that repair posted a few post above!
     
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    You know that if you ever see this repaired it will be a pint of epoxy
     
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    It is still salvagable if you use a template & appropriate dremmel you can route it as a "modified" smugglers tele.

    upload_2019-10-30_12-30-16.jpeg

    Nothing structural was hurt and I bet that the guitar has lost a few pounds.

    If it was an ORIGINAL Nocaster of course things would be MUCH different but that's just a reissue...

    Heck even the CS makes the same thing these days it seems

    https://www.andertons.co.uk/guitar-...ender-custom-shop-limited-1967-smugglers-tele
     
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    Shouldn't the owner determine how much he values his guitar? Doesn't it make more sense to have the guitar the way you want it instead of worrying that the next guy might not like it? Its a guitar, not a Picasso.
     
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