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Ugly Telecasters: Let's See 'Em

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by 8trackmind, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Kreepy

    Kreepy Tele-Meister

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    No sir! I'd let you play it but she's not for sale.
     
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  2. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Tele-Afflicted

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    Who needs 50 bucks, right? :lol:
     
  3. Kreepy

    Kreepy Tele-Meister

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    You guys are being rough on the frankentele. Lol That guitar is kick ass and priceless in my book.
     
  4. 8trackmind

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    I TOTALLY believe it kicks ass. Your guitar is exactly what this thread is supposed to be about...not '52 relics.
     
  5. rrobbone

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    My only qualifying entry.
     
  6. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Tele-Afflicted

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    What's the story on this peice of Eye Candy?
     
  7. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    It’s really ugly but I want to play it loud. LOL. I agree it wins for ugly hands down though.
     
  8. rrobbone

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    A few years ago, I decided to make a few guitars with the woodworking tools my pops left to me. I bought a few slices of Home Depot cedar (it was inexpensive) and gave it a shot. What you see is serial number 0001. Since it was made, it's been the test bed for numerous ideas, paintjobs, shenanigans. I decided to retire it and put it out to pasture - I gave it a final paintjob and some decent electronics. It now has a straight up wiring job (save a stray killswitch) with a Railhammer Huevos 90.

    Since then, I've made and sold quite a few guitar bodies. It's really helped to offset the cost of treatment of GAS pains. It's also a nice bonus to be able to make anything I want, in whatever config I want.

    It barely qualifies as a Tele, really, but it's what I have.
     
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  9. oshiwei

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    My Tele is not ugly. But I definitely Franken-f&*ked it, in a good way (Pay attention to the neck pick-up).
     

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  10. Kontaktmoi

    Kontaktmoi Tele-Holic

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    The Vox AC10 is completely UNDERRATED!! It's a great sounding amp and the digital reverb is pretty awesome too. Congrats!!
     
  11. Kontaktmoi

    Kontaktmoi Tele-Holic

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    IMG_6070.JPG One more..
    This is a 100 year old PINE body with a set of RIO GRANDE TELE PICKUPS and a special pick guard. This Tele is very light and acoustically very alive! IMG_6065.JPG IMG_6066.JPG IMG_6067.JPG
     
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  12. Skydog1010

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    Plain vanilla looks pretty ratty but it sounds good, definitely a keeper, not so with the rest of them, they are already gone. Top one stays forever.

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  13. Obelisk

    Obelisk Tele-Afflicted

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    Here is my entry 73/75 Tele Custom aka "Flamecaster". It pretty stupid looking, but it plays great:

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    I got the body off eBay years ago for a bit above $200. The finish easily cost that. The body and neck are from 73. The neck pickup is from 75. The 4 hole F plate is from 76.
     
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  14. ArcticWhite

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  15. Sporqueman

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    It had a Bigsby at one time.
     
  16. horseman308

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    Doesn't look ugly at all. I mean, the flames aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I think it's pretty rad.

    Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
     
  17. trey_hep

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    This was the pine caster, now it’s the b bender daughter with a paint tripping cat caster.
     

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  18. Blazer

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    This is Steve Howe, guitarist for legendary Prog Rock outfit Yes.

    And here's the guitar he's playing in that picture.
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    So why would I consider this thing to be ugly?

    Well, take a good look on what it says on the headstock...
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    Yes, that REALLY is a 1950 Broadcaster modified to have body bindings and refinished in black.
     
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  20. 8trackmind

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    Noooooooooo! Of all the guitar besmerchment posted, this takes the cake. Please tell me this was done in the 70s when everyone was high and old Fenders had little value?
     
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