Road Worn Tele

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  1. blues

    blues Tele-Holic

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    I posted about this guitar in the past. Turns out the nut was cut to low and the frets needed dressing.

    Had a new nut put on and the frets dressed. Also gotoh compensated saddles. I'm really enjoying the guitar and it's a blast to play.

    It. was cool to read te reviews here. It helped me decided on the purchase
     
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  2. PigBoy

    PigBoy Tele-Meister

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    They are great guitars!
     
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  3. Fluddman

    Fluddman Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I'll like em. I have one of the first release which are more road worn.

    The lack of finish on the neck really feels good to me.

    Cheers
     
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  4. elihu

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    Back when I bought my 2009 Highway One new the sales guy put a Road Worn in my hands. I really liked it but I felt weird about the relic aspect-thought it made me too much of a poser. Now I wish I would have evaluated it on it's sound and playability alone-and to heck with what anyone else thought.

    It was $800 and the Highway One was $700 but it was a much better guitar.

    And I've since put about $500 more into the Highway One trying to make it more like that Road Worn.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb...
     
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  5. Daytona.57

    Daytona.57 Tele-Meister

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    I have a 2008 Road Worn 60s Strat, Olympic white, that I installed a CS Fat 50s loaded pickguard.

    It is definately, more worn, that when new and the neck is very comfortable to play.

    I don't worry about dinging or scratching the finish and enjoy playing it.

    If you're looking for a guitar, you should give the Road Worn Series, a try.


    YMMV
     
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  6. Coyoteaz

    Coyoteaz TDPRI Member

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    I just ordered a Road Worn Tele 2 days ago. Should have it in a few days. Can't wait!
     
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  7. blues

    blues Tele-Holic

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    Just curious,did you get the blonde or burst?
     
  8. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    I'm still waiting for the day Fender puts out Roadworn 60's for teles.. Ive had the 60's roadworn strat and its the best strat Ive ever had, and Im not even a strat guy!
     
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  9. Coyoteaz

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    Blonde.
     
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  10. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Friend of Leo's

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    I remember when they first came out and were kinda over the top relic wise. I picked it up in the store and fell in love with the feel and the tone of it, first Tele I ever picked up that just felt right. But just like others have said, I couldn't get past the look. Shoulda bought the damn guitar. Would have probably saved me buying 3-4 Teles after that. Still don't own one that feels as good as that one in my hands.
     
  11. Corvus

    Corvus Tele-Meister

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    I've got two. Love them for the big necks and no finish and everything being worn and played in. The Tex-Mex overwound pickups can be a bit harsh sounding - try Nocasters. My first was 2010 and recently I've acquired a 2018 model that needed a bit of work. The big frets can seem a bit unfinished and could do with some work but hey- great guitars and as near as most mortals will get to a fifties original.
     
  12. ADK Teleman

    ADK Teleman Tele-Afflicted

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    I have a 2009 RW Tele in burst. My main guitar! I love that guitar. So glad my wife said to ignore the finish and judge it by feel and sound! I love how the neck now is totally worn in and discolored from time and natural body oil and sweat. A rather famous pro player from this area played it once and said it felt like his original 52 Tele.
     
  13. dellerton

    dellerton TDPRI Member

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    I've had a Limited Edition Road Worn '50s Tele in Classic Copper since March. Has become my #1 gig guitar. I think it's fantastic..
     
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