show me your black telecasters!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by appar111, May 18, 2007.

  1. tele0053

    tele0053 Tele-Holic

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    CALIBAN335,
    Now that's one sharp looking Thinline. I especially like the Charlie Christian pickup, what a cool accent on an already knockout looking piece!
    How would you characterise the sound of the CC p/up compared to the sound of a standard tele front unit on a Thinline? I'm curious.
     
  2. telechaser

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    This is simply gorgeous. I like black but not Thinline and I don't really like tortoise guards but this simply looks stunning. [​IMG]Gotta keep my eye on a black Thinline body now. [​IMG]

    Did you do the route for the CC? What are the dimensions?
     
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    cartier Tele-Meister

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  4. Sollophonic

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    Something a bit different;-
     

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  5. caliban335

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    Tele0053:

    I'm always at a loss when trying to describe the sound of a pickup, but here goes. The CC has a deeper, fuller tone to my ears in comparison to the standard neck pickup in a '69 Thinline RI. It definitely has more power and distorts nicely. If I back off on the tone and volume, I can get a convincing jazz box sound. I should also note that I had the 1 meg pots replaced with 250k and the bridge was replaced with a Wilkinson compensated. Both of those will affect tone as well. I'm very happy with the CC which is paired with a Lollar Special T.

    telechaser:

    I had all the mods to this guitar done by a tech. I don't know the dimensions of the CC. It is a Lollar and it came with fairly detailed installation instructions.

    I've had guitars modded in the past and been disappointed with the results, but this guitar sounds great. I'd recommend Lollar to anyone.
     
  6. tonebender67

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    My 'NoCaster' relic build. I had been thinking of swaping the bakelite guard for a single ply white guard, but there's just something about 'black on black' that's just too cool :cool:
     
  7. z_artguy

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    my tele and SG both happen to be black...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dana_schnabel/6295522836/" title="SG and Tele12 by Dana Schnabel Illustrations, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6220/6295522836_fed192670e.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="SG and Tele12"></a>
     
  8. hdmackay

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    I love black on black on Maple Neck Teles. This is my MIA Standard.

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  9. GearHund

    GearHund Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    My late 90's AS Tele - with the neck flaking found on those models. The other is a home-built esquire.
     

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  10. HappyHwy1owner

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    Beautiful Esquire! My blacked out Hwy 1 is somewhere on this website...
     
  11. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I know it's an old thread but that poor girls britches are just plum wore out. We're talking thread bare and then some.
     
  12. henryp

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    The guitar pictured in my avatar is my only Tele and my only electric guitar. Black MIJ double-bound.
     
  13. Fergyuk

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    Late to the party but here's mine!
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    and a Tanglewood 72 custom copy
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  14. neilybob100

    neilybob100 Tele-Meister

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    Black 2007 CIJ Aerodyne telecaster. Love this versatile guitar. Go from twangy to fat in a flick of a switch. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. neilybob100

    neilybob100 Tele-Meister

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    Almost forgot my MiM black classic player black dove. Fat C shape neck on this one. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. bettyseldest

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    Fender 80's MIJ toploader with a replacement neck (would have originally been a maple board) to which a red scratchplate was added a la Wilko Johnson. Un-modified MIM Standard, and my first Telecaster a 90's James Burton Signature model.

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  17. leonard d rock

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    nice black teles everybody! gas inducing for an all black tele with all black hardware and rosewood neck
     
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  18. knockeduptele

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    This was about as black as I could make this one - let down by the saddles

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  19. bettyseldest

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    This one is black underneath the metal plate, but hardware is chrome:

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