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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by sjohnbruton, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. teleup

    teleup Tele-Holic

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    mine is me playing some hole in the wall yrs. ago
     
  2. southwoodgtars

    southwoodgtars Tele-Holic

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    Mine is a pic of the first tele I built (parts). I built it for a friend who builds custom motorcycles. The bike I built it to match was in easy rider and bagger magazine among others. It was not built as a player but as a show piece. Pretty awful playing guitar... But looked great as it was supposed to.
     
  3. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Friend of Leo's

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    Mine is my first scratch build. I had been building cigar box guitars until then and this is a transition from CBG's to six strings.
     
  4. Matt Haskins

    Matt Haskins Tele-Meister

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    Mine is Misty form Grand Theft Auto III. I teach classes on Pop Culture and have on occasion talked about the game. A student of mine sent me this image after a discussion. I like it. What does it have to do with Telecasters--nothing but like I said I like it. If I ever join a video game forum I'll select a Tele for my avatar.
     
  5. HiggyDude

    HiggyDude Tele-Holic

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    2 Teles and a Tweed Amp

    Mine is my first Tele - Am. Std Ash Body and the other is my first partscaster - LPB Tele - Warmoth body and neck. The amp is a Tweed Blues Jr. - loved the "vintage look" of the two Teles and the amp. Had to return the amp - one of the tube holders/housings kept ringing at certain frequencies - I triesd 2 other Tweed Blues Jrs for GC - all had the same issue. Finally just took a regular black tolex Blues Jr - but I love the pic. Goes hand in hand with my signature/tag line....
     
  6. Erwin

    Erwin Tele-Meister

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    telecasters

    you can not have enough telecasters.
    Now if only I learned to play the damn things in a half decent way ;-)
    [​IMG]
     
  7. alscort93

    alscort93 Tele-Meister

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    I used my hipstamatic app on my phone to take a picture of my CV 50 and my homebrew "VH1 Strat" leaning against my FM212R with Eminence Texas Heats. It's also my iPhone home screen.
     
  8. kupasa

    kupasa Tele-Meister

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    My avatar is a drawing of "trollet skog", which translated to English would something like "The forest troll", made by my then 4-year daughter. She thought this being lived in an abandoned boatshed near our house.
     
  9. dmarg1045

    dmarg1045 Friend of Leo's

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    Mine is four Tele-like things: a '97 Tom Anderson Hollow T, a '90s MIJ Tele Custom reissue, a '72 Fender Tele with Bigsby, and a 90's Godin acoustic-electric.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. parkwood

    parkwood Tele-Meister

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    mine is an actual picture - no photoshop here (no kidding!)

    my hands are way huge))))
     
  11. Wheelie

    Wheelie Tele-Meister

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    Mine is a picture of everything I know for certain about building guitars.

    Steve
     
  12. kyle1167

    kyle1167 Tele-Holic

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    The cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
     
  13. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    My avatar is the Hand Engraved Torch that Gibson commissioned me to to do for thE Statue of Liberty LP that currently hangs in their Custom Shop Conference room. The "3" was hand stamped by the designer - Frederic Auguste Bartholdi - and all of the copper was reclaimed from the restoration of the Lady in the 80's. They were the hat section straps that secured the iron (Eiffel designed) support structure to the bronze statue. I was not allowed to level the top surfaces or remove corrosion, so I engraved up and down through the corroded surface. Then the Custom Shop made the LP from reclaimed oak from the Ellis Island Customs House, and inlaid the copper and proceeded to sand it (removing at least 40% of my efforts). Here's more pictures of the finished guitar.
    Lady Liberty in Original Iron Hoop from the inside of the torch:
    Lady-Liberty-in-hoop.jpg
    Finished Headstock
    Lady-Liberty-Headstock.jpg
    Lady Liberty holding the torch
    Lady-Liberty-Holding-Torch.jpg
    Same - before it got inlaid into body (on my dining room table)
    Statue with Torch Arm-3.jpg
    Torch before inlay
    Liberty-Torch---web.jpg

    I felt very privileged to have participated in this project, and would have donated my efforts, but that time they actually paid me quickly.
     
  14. AJBaker

    AJBaker Friend of Leo's

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    My then new Baja leaning against the mixing desk at a concert in my home town of Zermatt, just before a gig, with the Matterhorn in the background.
     
  15. BluesHound

    BluesHound Tele-Holic

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    I found this program that lets you make up South Park style characters, so this one's me. If a little too cheerful looking.......:p
     
  16. KP Will

    KP Will Tele-Meister

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    Simple, it is me in younger days.
     
  17. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

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    Back when The Simpson's movie came out, they had a "Simpsonize Me" website where you could upload a photo and it gave you back a version of you as a Simpson's character. So... It's me... not Ned Flanders!
     
  18. backalleyblues

    backalleyblues Friend of Leo's

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    Mine is a heavily manipulated image of my beloved '83 telly Old Red... I used to use this image on my business card way back in the 80's... I took a poloroid of my guitar, blew it up on a photocopier, touched it up, and voila! Instant art for a b-card... I should correct the sunburst, it's really red (Sienna Sunburst) not tobacco...

    Edit: I finally got around to fixing it, looks much better and more accurate!! (Such as it is...)

    Franc Robert
     
  19. ClassicalSmash

    ClassicalSmash TDPRI Member

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    Whatever appeals to my strange and oft' weird fancy...
     
  20. DILLIGAF?

    DILLIGAF? Tele-Meister

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    My first guitar and amp builds.
     
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