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

  1. bsman

    bsman Friend of Leo's

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    Yes. I currently have two CFs - the Rainsong Shorty and an Emerald X7. There is something very liberating about having a maintenance-free acoustic.
     
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  2. NewKid

    NewKid Tele-Afflicted

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    image.jpg I used to say without hesitation that it was my American Special Tele, but these days my Player Strat has been the go to guitar for the comfort of the belly cut and arm bevel. Plus it also plays easily and sounds great!
     
  3. JDB2

    JDB2 Tele-Meister

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    Here is my 1986 G&L ASAT. An original Leo-era gem with maple body, metal pickguard, and ebony fretboard: IMG_3453.jpg

    Lately this new-to-me 1995 Les Paul Studio has been seeing a lot of play time. It plays amazingly well.

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  4. LunarSlingShot

    LunarSlingShot Tele-Holic

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    My #1 for almost two years now.

    Partscaster
    Poplar Fiesta red body,
    Flamed roasted maple neck with ebony fingerboard, (10-16" compound radius)
    Lollar royal T neck pickup with an American Standard bridge pickup,
    4 way switch


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  5. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    My Vintera Custom 70s Tele, does everything but cook my dinner!
     
  6. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Tele-Afflicted

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  7. El Marin

    El Marin Tele-Afflicted

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    Just my Tele, 98 Fat Tele with Bigsby
     
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  8. ab2012

    ab2012 Tele-Holic

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  9. Violeiro

    Violeiro TDPRI Member

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    My #1 Gibson J-45 Vintage

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    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
     
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  10. 6stringcowboy

    6stringcowboy Friend of Leo's

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  11. RhinestoneStrat

    RhinestoneStrat Tele-Meister

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    My lovely 1998 American Standard Strat bedazzled with rhinestones for that true country & western tone.:)

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  12. Gretev1

    Gretev1 TDPRI Member

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    This is the one I would save out of a burning building. It‘s the first electric guitar I owned that I deeply cared about. A stock 2010 1960 Les Paul Standard VOS in washed cherry. It has a beautiful top and a feel and tone that reminds me of how it felt to dive deep into the world of electric guitar when I first started playing. I learned everything on it. All the Rolling Stones tunes, the Mick Taylor licks even Jimi Hendrix before I got a Strat. It has a slim neck, the slimmest of any guitar I own and powerful, biting pickups. Also, the serial number is freaking cool: # 13
     

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  13. tweedman2001

    tweedman2001 Tele-Afflicted

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    I've chatted with the guy who thinks he was an owner (not confirmed) and he thinks it was done in the 70s. After he had it but before I got it.
     
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  14. Bluetelecaster

    Bluetelecaster Tele-Holic

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  15. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

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    This 10ish year old photo probably shows the top lighter color than now.

    It's a 2009 Santa Cruz OMS (short scale OM, OOO 14 fret in Martin terms). Slight custom from SCGC OM via the scale length and from old stash of wood.

    True GAS-killer.

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  16. Woollymonster

    Woollymonster Tele-Meister

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  17. Danb541

    Danb541 Tele-Holic

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    Since my first post got so many likes I figured I'd add a couple more pictures and some info on my strat. It was built around 1984 in Eugene, Oregon by an up and coming luthier named Stephen Davies. This is one of his earlier builds. It has a Koa top and binding. Nice flame on the neck. Dark rosewood board. The finish is checking beautifully.
    Stephen Davies went on to patent the "Stephens Extended Cutaway" which I think he sold to Washburn and is seen on the Nuno Bettencourt guitars. Last I heard he was building guitars in the Seattle area. I believe he may have passed away. When I first bought the guitar used around 15 years ago from Mackenzie River Music, I emailed him, he responded and told me what he remembered about it. Very nice guy.
     

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  18. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    Is that an R7? I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one with a back that light, I’d have to say that my R7 is probably my favorite neck
     
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  19. doctorunderhill

    doctorunderhill Tele-Meister

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    my fully modified Ibanez AFS77T. this model was only produced 2 years 1 5/8" deep body with all laminated maple body and a maple/mahog/maple neck and bound rosewood board. stripped to just the body/neck, converted to semi-hollow with rock maple center blocks, converted from floating bridge to bushing mounted roller bridge, removed the all black hardware and installed B-11 Bigsby/ new Gotoh chrome machines with cream keystones, located some OEM cream humbucker rings (scarce like you would not believe) and installed a set of Gibson Classic 57 humbuckers with all new CTS pots/switches/ emerson caps, made a new custom truss rod cover and pickguard, cream speed knobs.

    I've been playing since 1963 and this is the best playing & sounding guitar I have ever owned. it is a ES-335 killer at a fraction of the cost.[​IMG]
     
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  20. JDawg0427

    JDawg0427 TDPRI Member

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    '69 Gibbo ES-330 (long neck version). I haven't been able to put her down since I got her! ES-330 1.jpg ES-330 2.jpg ES-330 4.jpg
     
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