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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Fretting out, Sep 12, 2020.

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  1. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

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    Sounds great, by the way. It's a Nashville Power Telecaster that I converted to a standard. The Fishman system wasn't working (obviously), so I replaced the transducer saddles with American Standard saddles, which improved the sound immensely. The transducer saddles were deadening the vibration, I think. It made the notes sound dull.
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  2. rstaaf

    rstaaf Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    This is as close as I come to an "abused" guitar.

    I rescued it from the showroom floor of the local Guitar Center. It was a floor model and had seen lots of use and abuse.

    It took a lot of work to get it where it is now. The nut was replaced and the frets dressed, it got new pickups and electronics with a 4 way switch and a set of Vintage Gotoh locking tuners for quick and easy string changes. It is my go to practice guitar so it sees the most use of all of my guitars. o_O

    I spend just as much time loving on all of my guitars as I do playing them so they really don't show any signs of abuse.

    You have to look closely to see tiny chips and dings on the Squier, but it does have them. Oh, and there was an unfortunate accident that resulted in a nasty dent in the back where I dropped a can of Stewmac conductive paint on it :cry:

    This is still one of my favorite guitars, it has been with me for over 10 years.

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  3. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    Most of my guitars are in pretty good nick, but these three Gordon Smiths have seen some action, firstly an SG2 with an obligatory headstock repair;

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    Graf with a dodgy paint job;

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    and tatty Explorer;

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  4. El Marin

    El Marin Tele-Afflicted

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    I play...

    Mi Tele... repairing an earth hum...

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    My P90s LP

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    And the more abused...
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  5. 39martind18

    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    My avatar seems to fall under the general description, but "abused" doesn't cover the situation. This 81 year old Martin D18 has plenty of scars, but every one was achieved with plenty of love. _585.JPG _588.JPG _590.JPG _589.JPG
     
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  6. KyAnne

    KyAnne Tele-Afflicted

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    The patterns on that guitar remind me of Freud/Jung psycho-analytical testing blots. Ha! Very nice!
     
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  7. KyAnne

    KyAnne Tele-Afflicted

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    That axe looks like it was used in a biker brawl !! :)
     
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  8. JCW1024

    JCW1024 Tele-Meister

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    I see a praying mantis riding a poodle toward a cactus
     
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    That sounds like a weird mescaline ride right there! :)
     
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  10. 3-Chord-Genius

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    Yeah, I bought it like that. It's obviously not normal wear and tear, I think it was attacked by a pack of wild coyotes. The previous owner didn't want anyone to know it was a MIM guitar (which is why he tried removing the decal), not sure why; but he was apparently perfectly okay with beating the living dog poo out of it though. I will say that this is my first experience with the Tex Mex pickup set, and I love it.
     
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  11. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    My Yamaha SC600 could've used a pickguard.

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  12. DrBGood

    DrBGood Tele-Holic

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  13. Ebidis

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    My partscaster.
    The body was sprayed with a very thin coat of white over red years ago, and gigged in punk bands, and generally tossed about.

    The neck looks newer than the rest of the guitar, because I put a new neck on it about two years ago. The old neck was worn, and the frets were re-leveled so many times that there were hardly any frets left by the time it came into my possession, hence the new neck.


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  14. Fretting out

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    This is cool I’ve never seen one of these
     
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    carpenter Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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  16. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    my firstborn :)...about 10 yrs worth of playing wear... by me and by others...at home and onstage..:cool:

    poor thing needs a good bath...:lol:

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    my 83 Tele has done some miles too... mostly before I got it...

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    Texsunburst59 Friend of Leo's

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    Here's a few of mine.

    '74 Fender Jazz Bass

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    My '75 & '79 Fender Strats
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  18. Stefanovich

    Stefanovich Tele-Holic

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    I'll add another Gibson to the mix. My 53 (or 54) ES-295. The Bigsby and bridge are not original. I don't have another photo at the moment, which is too bad because the most egregious abuses are the back of the neck (no finish left anywhere) and the side. The guitar obviously fell while it was plugged in and the cable punched through the side. The repair is... shall we say visible.

    Still plays and sounds great though!

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  19. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    my early 70's norlin era fretless wonder , she had her horns removed before I got her for $100 she has travelled with me on tours across canada , all the parts are original

    I've sold here 3 times and bought her back each time , no questions asked , she lives with me for ever now

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    my 96' american strat $250 pawn shop special when I got her she had so much bio unidentibiability on her I had to strip every nut bolt screw give her a bath and a full rebuild
    I called her my blood & guts special , I put her original pickguard in storage and built this for her, she plays like a angel now.

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  20. tintag27

    tintag27 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I know what you mean - a very long time ago I traded my 63 Strat for an immaculate SG Standard - best neck I ever played. Great guitars!
     
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