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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by sjohnbruton, Jun 4, 2012.
mine is me playing some hole in the wall yrs. ago
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.
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.
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.
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....
you can not have enough telecasters.
Now if only I learned to play the damn things in a half decent way ;-)
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.
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.
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.
mine is an actual picture - no photoshop here (no kidding!)
my hands are way huge))))
Mine is a picture of everything I know for certain about building guitars.
The cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
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 holding the torch
Same - before it got inlaid into body (on my dining room table)
Torch before inlay
I felt very privileged to have participated in this project, and would have donated my efforts, but that time they actually paid me quickly.
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.
I found this program that lets you make up South Park style characters, so this one's me. If a little too cheerful looking.......
Simple, it is me in younger days.
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!
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...)
Whatever appeals to my strange and oft' weird fancy...
My first guitar and amp builds.