Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:16 pm

I guess I haven't posted this in this thread. 2012 Custom Shop Nocaster. The photo exaggerates the pinkness of the Fiesta Red a little, but it's pretty pink.
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Tehz_ » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:13 pm

The black pickguard and maple neck probably exaggerate it a bit, as well. But that’s beautiful, fiesta red is my favorite finish!

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Telliot » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:58 am

Still my #1. :-*

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The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by nanamour » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:10 am

Telliot wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:58 am
Still my #1. :-*
:-* No matter how many nice guitars pass through my hands, nothing feels like 'home' like a well-used tele.

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Maggieo » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:41 am

Telliot wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:58 am
Still my #1. :-*

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Goddamn, Todd!! That's drop dead gorgeous.

What's the story behind it?
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Telliot » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:47 pm

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Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:41 am
Goddamn, Todd!! That's drop dead gorgeous.

What's the story behind it?
Thanks! It's hands down the electric guitar I've owned the longest, but it's changed quite a bit over its lifetime.

It started out as a Road Worn Tele, but I quickly started modding it, starting with Lollar '52s and a Callaham bridge. Then I swapped out the body for an MJT, not once...but twice!! I initially bought a blonde MJT body, which was nice, but it looked too relic'd and it wasn't long before I started really loving the idea of having a hybrid Thinline that retained the Tele switchplate. So I watched eBay for a couple years and finally this body came up and I grabbed it.

The one thing that was untouchable for me was the neck, because the original Road Worn came with a 'U' shaped neck which fits my hand so damn perfectly, and the 50s Tele necks had the deeper recess behind the nut, which (as you know!) is a must for Campilongo-type bends. :-* I eventually sent the neck off to MJT to have it stripped and repainted to look less...fake?...but had him keep the headstock face and decal intact.

The last thing I did was buy a Mojotone pre-wired kit with a 4-way switch, so I have a parallel/series option.

Anyway, it's perfect now, and except for the occasional Bigsby pang, I think it's done. It only took 11 years! :D
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Maggieo » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:51 pm

Telliot wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:47 pm
Maggieo wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:41 am
Goddamn, Todd!! That's drop dead gorgeous.

What's the story behind it?
Thanks! It's hands down the electric guitar I've owned the longest, but it's changed quite a bit over its lifetime.

It started out as a Road Worn Tele, but I quickly started modding it, starting with Lollar '52s and a Callaham bridge. Then I swapped out the body for an MJT, not once...but twice!! I initially bought a blonde MJT body, which was nice, but it looked too relic'd and it wasn't long before I started really loving the idea of having a hybrid Thinline that retained the Tele switchplate. So I watched eBay for a couple years and finally this body came up and I grabbed it.

The one thing that was untouchable for me was the neck, because the original Road Worn came with a 'U' shaped neck which fits my hand so damn perfectly. I eventually sent the neck off to MJT to have it stripped and repainted to look less...fake?...but had him keep the headstock face and decal intact.

The last thing I did was buy a Mojotone pre-wired kit with a 4-way switch, so I have a parallel/series option.

Anyway, it's perfect now, and except for the occasional Bigsby pang, I think it's done. It only took 11 years! :D
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There's a bit of "Grandpa's Axe" going on, too. Love it.
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Telliot » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:57 pm

Maggieo wrote:
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There's a bit of "Grandpa's Axe" going on, too. Love it.
Grandpa's Axe or Grandpa's Axe? :whistle:
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by marqueemoon » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:04 pm

Tehz_ wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:13 pm
The black pickguard and maple neck probably exaggerate it a bit, as well. But that’s beautiful, fiesta red is my favorite finish!
I’m still warming up to the look to be honest, but it’s growing on me.

The sound and the feel are really what sold me on it. It’s super lively and 3D sounding.

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