Telecaster Bookends. Yes! Real Telecaster Bookends!

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  1. studio1087

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    I’ve seen these online. Fender offers Tele bookends in black/white or white/black. They also make Burst Stratocaster sets. Looks like Fender found a cool way to repurpose off spec bodies (maybe).

    They’re normally $59.99 per set. MF.com has the black body/white guard Tele set on sale for $49.99 and the 10% off 4july code works. $45 delivered!

    These are going in my office on my back desk. I have never been excited about bookends before.

    Get a pair! (Quote me!). I’m just giddy. :cool:

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    They seem oddly familiar. Giddy!

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    Ha....

    I'd prefer to see if other colors are offered but they sure look cool to me.
    You know, one can tell a man by his bookends....:)....can't wait to see a pic after the install.
     
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    Those have to be the twangiest book ends I’ve ever seen . You’ll have to review em . Wonder what type of “tones” come out of them .
    Probably can only put country books between them
     
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    Alder or Ash? I have very heavy books so weight would be important. ;) :D
     
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    None that are reliced? Reading posts on this forum there would be a big market for them. :cool:
     
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    I'm usually not big on guitar related decorator or novelty items but these do look cool. Good price too, it would be hard to make them yourself as nice for that price.
     
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    The shape of the Tele ones is the coolest - really zeros in on the flow of the body design.

    That said, I could never buy them. The thought of all the Teles with those chunks cut out of them would be too much to bear. Like all those chickens running around without wings in Buffalo.

    Plus, who reads books. What are you, like 100?
     
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    Do they sell replacement pickguards if you feel the need to mod your bookends ???
     
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    Is that repainted horn from Mike Bloomfield’s Tele?
    They look nice. I’ve accumulated enough stuff so I think I”ll pass.
    Giddy over bookends. Renews my faith in the concept of Hope.
     
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    Those are very cool. I didn’t know they made anything like that. Are those regular-sized guitar pieces? That’s my assumption, but it’s hard to tell for sure.
     
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    My wife bought me a set of surf green Tele ones. Real cool.
     
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    I am going to spend the day tracking down a set of NOS. They have the right mojo to hold the books up just right..
     
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    Full size. Actual size. I wonder if these were off spec bodies; like something in the lower bout was messed up. We toured the Martin factory together Sean. Remember the roller carts of wood trim that they threw away hourly? When they cut a D28 back out of rosewood and the reverse cut (outline) gets tossed away it drives me crazy. I wish I could buy one of those and frame it or do something cool with it. It would make a heck of a border in a picture frame. Dick Boak met Chris Martin after getting caught stealing wood scraps from the trash at CF Martin. That's how they met! Dick eventually became the plant manager.

    I'm rambling. It has to be the coolest scrap ever.
     
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    I’m waiting for the Squier version, which will be cheaper and of better quality.
     
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