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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 6stringcowboy, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. WingedWords

    WingedWords Tele-Afflicted

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    Thought long and hard. Surely a Tele?

    But this is the one that comes everywhere with me. Here's some snaps taken at places we've been together.

    Mule #359 in Cornwall, Dorset and Merseyside
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    And a long way from its birthplace in Saginaw Michigan

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  2. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

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  3. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Tele-Afflicted

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  4. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Tele-Afflicted

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    That is a rig I’d like to get lost with for a rainy quarantine day like today!
     
  5. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Tele-Afflicted

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    I’ve always been a big fan of the low-fi vibe of the old Danelectro style two tone burst. It looks very cool on a tele!
     
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  6. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Tele-Afflicted

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    VERY cool guitar. I remember you posting pics of it already. The shape of the control plate is a very nice touch.
     
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  7. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    '02 Custom Shop N.O.S. in Desert Sand (originally white guard/Phillips, black guard/slot here, now back to white guard/Phillips)

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    I played largely from this mini arsenal of single bridge pickup guitars when I was in this one band for several years:

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    L to R:

    Assembly with B. Hefner parts, finished in Francis Rossi style copper wood preservative and Deft clear coat, neck now replaced with All-Parts TMO-V

    '02 Custom Shop white guard, converted to black guard and milled press-in jack cup

    '10 M.I.C. G&L Cantrell Rampage, Tribute line, stock, best quality $300 guitar I've ever owned (or played, really)

    '03 LP Melody Maker, stock in this photo (now has better tuners and nut)

    '01 LP Junior, stock except for nut

    I'm the original owner of all except the Rampage (but it was in like new shape when I bought it).

    I'd usually bring a set of the same type of guitar: one main, and one backup. The green Esquire was the backup for the tan Esquire, and the LPMM was the backup for the Junior. If I knew that a particular club was extremely buzzy, I usually played my Explorer with the hum bucking rail coil engaged, with the Cantrell serving as the backup or alternate guitar.

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  8. DougM

    DougM Friend of Leo's

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    Mine is my Am Performer Strat (my avatar), followed by my Am Pro, and my Squier CV 70s ones. DSCN0747.JPG DSCN0687.JPG 101_0382.JPG
     
  9. trev333

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    A happy accident really for a first built...... I didn't put all the marks on it.... it's played a lot of band practices/shows and has had a few players from kids to adults...

    brings smiles to faces,,,:)
     
  10. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's

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    My number 1? Definitely these two:
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  11. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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  12. Crashbelt

    Crashbelt Tele-Holic

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    It's changed over the years but for gigging it's my 62 SG Special. Pure late 60s Townshend. 20191014_114509.jpg
     
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  13. JKPickin

    JKPickin Tele-Meister

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    My Seagull Entourage CW gets the most playtime by a slight margin so I guess it’s my number 1 :) 04AEEA17-2B49-44D1-B175-FE77ACAE765E.jpeg
     
  14. tweedman2001

    tweedman2001 Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes it's a 1952 converted with real PAFs and hardware many many years ago. I was fortunate to obtain it many years ago. Just an absolute delight to play.
     
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    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    I always get mixed emotions about these some seem really cool while others make me sad, I assume it was converted when you bought it ? Do you know when it was done?
    Maybe sometime in the mid 80’s(?) or so when an old gold top was just meh..... and bursts were gaining steam

    As mixed as I am on them it’s kind of neat to see some of the flame tops they buried under finish that would never happen today
     
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    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    Woe! I never noticed the bridge was cocked that much!

    What a sweet guitar, I’ve been having major urge for an sg lately
     
  17. cmm71

    cmm71 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    1988 Gibson Les Paul...tobacco burst,3 piece top, uglier than a mud fence...but there's something about it. Sorry, this is the only picture I keep.
     

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    Jackroadkill Tele-Meister

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    This is certainly the one I play the most. It's nothing special but it does what I want. It's a 2004 Mex Tele that I kind-of Esquired (one pickup, no switch, tone and volume controls) with a Bareknuckle Piledriver. It's full of dents, scratches and scrapes and I broke part of the headstock off it years ago, and didn't repair it perfectly.

    It's been everywhere and done everything and I love it.

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    This is probably my favourite in terms of what it is - early '66 ('65 pattern) SG Junior. It's beautifully light, it sounds fantastic and is really easy to play. However it needs to be treated nicely and if you beat it too hard the tuning goes to pot, so most of the time I leave it at home.

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  19. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    Still this one, for the 24th consecutive year.

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  20. marc2211

    marc2211 Tele-Holic

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    The one on the right is #1, and has been for the last 26 years.

    1993 ST-54 MIJ Strat. Just had it refretted finally, which has resulted in me playing my other guitars a lot more while I waited, but's it's still my first wife. I adore this guitar. It mainly stays in Open G these days.

    The other guitar in the pic is probably my easiest to play, and sounds the best. 2016 Epiphone Les Paul, with Seymor Duncan 59's. I bought it as I just couldn't find a Gibson LP I liked playing. I had the nut and PUs changed... and it's wonderful in every way, it screams. I continued trying to find a Gibson for about 2 years after I bought the Epi, and none of them measured up.

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    I have 6 or so other guitars I love a lot, but these 2 have a special place.
     
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