What would YOUR signature guitar be?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Jay Jernigan, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Once again, thank you for your kind words. And indeed, props to Bob!

    God help me, I love posting about this guitar. God help TDPRIers, too, 'cuz there's a better than average chance that they'll see it more than once. :oops:

    If you ever do tire of seeing the pics and reading the story, you hereby have my blessing to "observe the passover" on this one. :twisted:
     
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  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Hmmm... so many choices...

    Bound Tele body with a tummy cut.
    Strat pickup setup but with a Tele bridge pickup and a Strat Tremelo bridge.
    Clapton Strat soft V neck shape but Nitro, medium jumbos, Rosewood board.
    All nickel hardware.
     
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  3. Doctorx33

    Doctorx33 Tele-Afflicted

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    My number one:
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  4. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'm another that has never tired of you "showing off" your guitars, Larry. As to the "baseball bat"neck, I've played for literally over 55 years, on all kinds of necks.....short, long, skinny, fat, wide, narrow......you name it, I played it with no thought whatsoever about the "profile". I wanted decent action, and DEMANDED accurate intonation, but that was usually about it. Maybe ten-"ish" years ago I realized that I had a definite preference for bigger necks. (yeah, I can be a little slow on the uptake sometimes) That's around the time that I was modifying my first Telecaster, experimenting with several different pickups, bridges,etc......and decided to order a FAT, wide-ish, Gibson-scale Tele neck from Warmoth. It was like finding a soul-mate. The only problem was, at 8 lbs, it was getting heavy on gigs, mainly because I'm not getting any younger. That's when I put together the one I mentioned earlier. It's nothing "radically" different, but it has a few small "tweaks" that make it unique and comfortable to me. I wish I could let everyone here play it, just to see if I could "convert" others to the slightly shorter scale, and pretty fat neck. That still doesn't prevent me from admiring your Logans, or anyone else's favorites. If anyone is getting tired of seeing a guitar here, it's probably gonna be mine.....but that's OK. :) mar25 174.JPG
     
  5. PlainAllman

    PlainAllman Tele-Afflicted

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    Gibson J-50. I don’t have one but maybe someday.
     
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  6. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    A beat up Strat with a nitro Shell Pink finish, early Clapton electronics (Lace), and a super fat super flamey maple neck, also worn.

    Looks like Fender already built it (aside from the Clapton part).

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  7. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Not me. It's a great story and a great guitar.
     
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  8. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

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    A Gibson SG Standard with Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special pickups and an ABR-1 conversion.

    Oh, wait! I have one. Put my name on the truss rod cover, give me $5 and we're done.
     
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  9. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    A remake of the reissued, late 1990's~early 2000's Danelectro 59DC but with the following :

    18:1 ratio tuners. Retain the super cool tuner covers though!
    Tuner ferrules that stay put when you change strings
    A sturdier bridge plate, but retain the rosewood
    A sturdier switch
    Less crappy pots

    Evets did a sterling job to bring the brand back, and those early guitars of theirs are imbued with magic.

    To go along with it, a fine sounding, simple 'Amp in case' and something along the lines of the 'Double 12' amplifier for louder moments.
     
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  11. drmordo

    drmordo Tele-Meister

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    I was talking to my pal about this the other day.

    He surprised me with his design, because he's typically a Fender guy - set-neck double cutaway Gibson-style (he didn't specify SG or LP Junior) with bridge and middle position humbuckers and a slanted forward single coil neck pickup.

    I'm thinking a slightly massaged '61 Reissue SG would be my sig model. It would have the less common non-angled neck and the rhythm pickup would butt up against the neck. I'd want wide low frets and an ebony fretboard with block inlays like my Les Paul Custom, natural untinted nitro finish on the body, the standard 490R and 498T pickups, but I'd want one of the tone pots wired with a treble booster kind of like the Clapton Strat. The other pots would be two volumes and a tone control for the bridge pickup, but it would be a push/pull pot wired to switch the neck pickup to the "Woman" tone when pulled.
     
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  12. stefanhotrod

    stefanhotrod Tele-Holic

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    I‘ve already built my signature guitar:

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    Facts

    Tuners:
    • Kluson Japan Single Line
    • Callaham Stainless Steel string retainer
    Nut:
    • TusqXL Vintage
    Neck:
    • Warmoth Custom Raw Deal roasted AAAA Flamed Maple Fat neck, compound radius 10-16“, 1“ 1st fret/12th fret, Jescar medium Jumbos
    Body:
    • Swamp ash/maple top, chambered but with completely massive center block.
    • Faded Sonic Blue, Nitrocellulose lacquer, finished by Uwe Schölch (Tonfuchs guitars).
    Hardware:
    • Raw Alu, Nickel aged (Glendale)
    Pickups:
    • Handwound by David Barfuss.
    • Neck: Alnico 5, 42 AWG, 6.2 kO
    • Bridge: Alnico 3, 42 AWG, 5.7 kO
    Bridge:
    • Truarc Serpentune in raw alu on custom dBridge alubase
    Electronics:
    • Emerson Custom (250 kO Emerson PRO CTS Solid Shaft, Oak Grigsby 3-Way Switch, Switchcraft 1/4" Mono Input Jack, 0.047uf Emerson Paper in Oil Capacitor, Treblebleed)
    Tailpiece:
    • Bigsby B16, Chet arm, Reverend soft spring
    Weight:
    • 2.8 kg
    Honestly the best guitar I‘ve ever played!
     
  13. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    think i might have em
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  14. jayroc1

    jayroc1 Tele-Meister

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    I love the s/HB combo with 2 volumes and a master tone. 16 inch ebony board and jumbo frets
     

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    Mine would be close, but MIJ/USA assembled, Gibson Mini hums like the original, Fishman piezo bridge with Fishman Powerchip, neck and bridge volume controls, universal tone and piezo volume, ebony board would be nice, but rosewood would do. 20171114_133334.jpg 20171114_133346.jpg 20171114_133346.jpg 20171114_133414.jpg
     
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    wacolo Tele-Meister

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    I love those wide 2 tone bursts.

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    That Cal Webway Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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  18. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Gorgeous. I can imagine yours with an ebony fretboard too. Yeah, I know, not gonna happen for me either, but hey, we are talking our dream signature guitar, right?;)
     
  19. Alex W

    Alex W Friend of Leo's

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    I can think of many, but I guess my ideal would be based on a 1958 3/4 Les Paul Jr that I have. I would like a guitar that represents what a 3/4 sized 1959 Les Paul with carved top and two humbuckers would have been. Basically this would be akin to an R9 with a Byrdland sized neck. Instead of a flame maple top, however, it would have birdseye maple top.

    In the Fender realm, some iteration of vintage Telecaster but with a Charlie Christian pickup in the neck.
     
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  20. trapdoor2

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    I haven't built it...yet. when I do, I'll sign it.
     
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