Vintera Fiesta Red 50's Blackguard NGD

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  1. rob2

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    Well belated NGD just hadn't got around to photos.Being very happy with my sonic blue's I decided to flip some more stuff and get a FR with a view to backdating it to a blackguard.It is quite different to the sonic...lighter,much thinner neck with a lot less tint,lower output pickups which were less harsh though a bit bland,particularly the neck.The switch tip fits properly too,the neck was aligned,in fact it was great out of the box.
    Oddly the bridge pickup was just taped,no string winding and an almost totally oversprayed bar code sticker inside has something like "60's Tele Body" on it...again I presume classic series bodies may have(sensibly) been used up on Vinteras.
    Changes have included US Original Vintage pickups,cloth wiring,Sozo .047 cap,slothead screws throughout and the obvious blackguard.Overall,the sonic blue remains my favourite due to the giant neck and extra harmonics from the '64 pickup set but this is a little gnarlier with a tad more output....thankfully they have turned out two distinct flavours of Tele in both sound and playing feel not just looks!
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  2. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

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    I love the Fiesta Red color! Congratulations!
     
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  3. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    I absolutely have to try this beauty, really nice!
    Congrats.
     
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    skerwo Tele-Holic

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    Beautiful guitar with the black pickguard, congrats!
     
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  5. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Congrats, looks great. I've been gassing for a fiesta red tele with maple neck and a white single ply guard.
     
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  6. Lefty Addams

    Lefty Addams Tele-Afflicted

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    Not my fave red, never has been, but looks good with the blackguard!
     
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    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Afflicted

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    Really nice tele
     
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  8. heffus

    heffus Tele-Holic

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    Looks really nice. Enjoy.
     
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    Way cool. Congratulations!
     
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    Nice!
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Kewl!
     
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    Ydwen Jones Tele-Meister

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    Cool! Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    sonny wolf Friend of Leo's

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    I tried a few of those and they are lovely Teles...congratulations!!
     
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    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

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    Really like that! Congrats.
     
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  15. Old Deaf Roadie

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    Love the graphic. Very nice looking guitar. Enjoy!
     
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  16. Coyoteaz

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    Congrats! Nice Tele.
     
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  17. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire

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    Fiesta Red with Black PG is the best (except mine, of course)!
     
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    Looks amazing mate, congratulations!
     
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    Highly improper!
     
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  20. gwjensen

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    Congrats! Interesting that there is a big difference in the necks of your two 50s. My FR 50s is 1” half way down the neck. I’m thinking about a black guard for mine, or maybe parchment or even mint. Not thrilled with the refrigerator white, but great guitar otherwise.
     
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