Show us your tortoise!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by regularslinky, Nov 15, 2019.

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    My Nashville, loaded with Reville Steel Pole Tele Mojo P90-ish pickups.
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    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    A couple more.....don't have a pic of my MIK Fender Squier P-Bass. (white with tortoise 'guard) 046.JPG 105.JPG
     
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    Nashville Power Tele, replaced neck due to trussrod issues. 20170102_215255_001.jpg
     
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    Avatar LPB + tort. The pick is 1968 Rotosound genuine tortoiseshell too I'm sorry to say.

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    Yes, there are blues tortoises! :twisted:

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    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

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    I choke up on them pretty tight, lots of gripping surface. I haven't dropped a pick in damned-near forever. Three points, too... three times the playing time.

    But that's just me.
     
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    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    That’s Moonie (for Moon Pie), the neighbor’s brindle/tortoiseshell kitty.
    She hangs out with me sometimes.
     
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    '03 nashville power telecaster
     
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    I made mine from Acetate (modern Acetate : stable and without solvent de-gassing !) but sorry : on hollowbodies... :oops:;)

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    I think that these "Scales" and "Havanas" patterns - along many others :eek: ! - are available in lower thickness than 6mm (1.6, 2.5, 3.2mm AFAIR).

    These patterns were the closest approach to the ones used in the late 30s era on Gretsch "Art-Deco" Hollowbody Archtops : "Flamestripes" and "Flakes"...

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    -tbln
     
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    Here's my red tort strat Warmoth build.
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    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    My shoreline gold MJT body, ‘60 Tele, and ‘62 electric mandolin. All sporting the tort.
     
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    I know there are some Teles with tort body binding.
     
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