Show Us Your La Cabronita (and clones)!!!

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  1. lancefrei

    lancefrei TDPRI Member

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    In the middle here is my new Cabronita with rosewood neck. Body is stock MIM, neck is Musikraft finished (in polyurethane, satin back, glossy front) by Scotty Huffman. This guitar rings like no other Tele I've ever owned. Absolutely love it.[​IMG]
     
  2. GregWV

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    Here's mine with a new Marc Rutter "La Burrito" bridge. Do yourself a favor and get this bridge!



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  3. Adam S

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    Just picked this up for £20...

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    I'm thinking of trying an oil finish.
     
  4. Zillinois

    Zillinois Friend of Leo's

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    Updated pic of what's left of the nitro finish on my Telebration Cabronita-
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  5. Shades of Blue

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  6. mslugano

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    You forgot to add the fake phillips head intonation scratches behind the bridge.
     
  7. mslugano

    mslugano Tele-Meister

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    Who screwed up your sunburst (or whatever that is) job? I think I'd take a "mulligan" on that one.

    Is it just me or is there a weird head sitting on the ground near your guitar?
     
  8. Zillinois

    Zillinois Friend of Leo's

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    um ok. This is natural relicing.
     
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    I have the poor man's Faux Cabronita, it's an SX Furrian HH with a set of GFS Overwound/Hot Liverpool Retrotrons. It actually sounds and play pretty good. This was also my first guitar with a tremolo. I learned how to do a trem set up on it. Free floating, so I can do dives or pulls. I have to finish with a dive to get tuning to return, but it returns to tune each time.



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    This was just after I installed the p'ups. The previous owner had already done the electronic in it, so that saved me some work.



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    A full length shot. The neck was stripped, frets leveled, headstock reshaped and tong oiled when I bought it.

    Yeah, I copied and pasted!:p
     
  10. mslugano

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    Oh! I guess it's an old body with new neck, etc. or natural in that you did it yourself (with a variety of tools)? It's cool looking(!) and all but in my 30+ years experience, you don't get the lower and upper bout chips for many years even with heavy use (and I abuse my guitars). I don't know, maybe you like to wear lots of jewelry and have studs on the insides of your strap or don't use a case which is even more manly than faux relicing.

    To what do you attribute the advanced relic'ing on a new-ish guitar, out of curiosity?
     
  11. Zillinois

    Zillinois Friend of Leo's

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    I don't think the finish cured properly. Any little impact and a piece comes off. I've been playing the heck out of it the last year, but yeah - it "relics" way too easily. I've never seen a nitro finish do it, this easily...
     
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    Mocked up and getting there this one.
     
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    Man that looks incredible
     
  14. Calmac69

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    Pics please. I've got a couple unscheduled dings on mine ( same Telebration Cab ) but paint otherwise holding up exceptionally well.

    I'd like to see your naturally reliced one. Bummer if you were hoping to
    Keep it fairly pristine.

    Regards
     
  15. Adam S

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    Do I bought the La Cab body routed for Filtertrons. Can anyone tell me what other pickups will fit in the PU cavities?
     
  16. Zillinois

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    You can check it out here, I've posted the individual pictures before.
    http://imgur.com/a/G5KNU
     
  17. Calmac69

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    Wow....Id kind of prefer your full monty relic in comparison to the few little knicks I have on the top bout of my cab ( caused by my boy at a school concert ).

    That really has Lost a lot of paint in a short period. I assume the owner is on a " World Tour " ? That'd do it !

    Regards
     
  18. Zillinois

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    The previous owner is ;)
     
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    HiLoTrons - that's what my own Cabronita clone build ended up with!

    TV Jones also has other pickup options with a Filtertron footprint - like the T90 or the Magnatron.
     
  20. lancefrei

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    MIM Cabronita loaded body, Musikraft neck finished by Scotty Huffman of the tone guitar shop (urethane gloss headstock, urethane satin back), American strat hard tail bridge. The bridge is a huge improvement. I was going to try to live with the stock one but the height adjustment screws protruded so far above the saddles that I was always worried about ripping up my playing hand.

    Absolutely love this guitar now. No plans on replacing the pickups with TV Jones, no plans on installing any tone roll-off. I've had a Gretsch Country Gentleman for decades and always use it with all pots up full.
     

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