Friend of Leo's
- Mar 11, 2018
I agree with binding but whenever I see a Bigsby on anything smaller than an ES 335, it seems like it overwhelms the guitar.I hate the look of a solid flat finish on a standard Tele, especially that empty space between the bridge and the strap button- reminds me too much of flipping through the Musicians Friend catalogue and seeing the cheap Affinity Squiers all in a row. Need something to make it look interesting- Bigsby, sunburst, relicing, stickers, or sparkly finish. Strangely, binding also fixes the aesthetic for me.
With all that said, I always drool over the Brad Paisley Tele at my local store and the purple sparkle J Mascis Jazzmaster.
Instead of “guitar with a Bigsby installed” it’s more like “Bigsby with a guitar installed”.