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Guitar Fool
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Sunshine State

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Aug 3rd, 2015 06:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

jeez... it doesn't roll of your tongue easily does it?


just got an email from Fender about these and I'm in love!

the damn thing is beautiful...but I'm a bit short on cash these days.... like short 2 big ones...

I'd love to get one in my hands and give it a ride....


anyone been able to check em out yet?

yummy!!

Mick Reid

Australia

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Aug 3rd, 2015 09:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think someone around here has one, can't remember who though...

It's very nice but I wish they used a lighter colour stain though :^(

At least they put the right gauge strings on it!
(10's)

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Aug 3rd, 2015 11:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a 200 year old piece of redwood already made into a tele body---with contours----just have not gotten around to adding the pickups and neck---right now the wood is unfinished---one piece---

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Sunshine State

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Aug 4th, 2015 06:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mick...
I'm sort of torn on the maple neck thing...its not a great look but decent...

Rosewood might just be a better fit in the looks department.

Maybe its the contrast between the light and dark that is appealing.

It is definitely a guitar I would have to see and play in person...especially for 2 grand.

I had a 57 Gibson amp that had a redwood cabinet....pretty cool. Nice and light


t-wired...... sounds pretty sweet...maple or rosewood?...;-0

(This message was last edited by Guitar Fool at 07:19 PM, Aug 4th, 2015)

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Aug 4th, 2015 09:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I will try a Fender Cabronita neck I have---cause I love the neck--it is maple on maple-- but I also have a nice USACG rosewood board neck---

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Aug 4th, 2015 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The maple FB doesn't work for me on that Tele.

"I wish they used a lighter colour stain"

Agreed

Guitar Fool
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Sunshine State

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Aug 4th, 2015 05:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^..

I'm not so sure it would make a difference... as I mentioned, I had an old Gibson amp with a Redwood cabinet and it was darn near the same color...
and I know they didn't stain it...

it is an odd contrast for sure..
but...I'm finding it irresistible..

trying to sneak this one by the wife will be epic if i can pull it off...;-0

Mick Reid

Australia

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Aug 4th, 2015 05:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...amp with a Redwood cabinet and it was darn near the same color..."

From what I've seen natural unfinished redwood is *much* lighter in colour than that poo brown on that tele.

I think it would look *really* sweet with nothing but a clear oil that would just give it that shade of "wet look".

Again, that's just me.

twangdoodles

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Aug 4th, 2015 07:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep, pretty much indistinguishable from cedar. Presumably it turns blackish-brown when exposed to the elements for long enough like cedar as well.

telewired, if I may?

(This message was last edited by twangdoodles at 10:15 PM, Aug 4th, 2015)

Mick Reid

Australia

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Aug 4th, 2015 08:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That pic of telewired's is is exactly how I remember redwood.
A nice clear on that... sweeeet!

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Sunshine State

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Aug 4th, 2015 09:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i remember that picture!...thanks for the re post...

a clear coat may darken it some but not like the Tele in question....I could dig that


this isn't a great shot of my amp, but if you look carefully to the left of the speaker, you will see how age and (I'm sure some smokey bars) have darkened the wood

picture of my amp

(This message was last edited by Guitar Fool at 11:06 PM, Aug 4th, 2015)

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Aug 4th, 2015 11:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like it nice look. The 50s pickguard is a nice touch. It's about the only thing 50s about it.

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Aug 5th, 2015 03:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Poo Brown is good.

Mick Reid

Australia

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Aug 5th, 2015 04:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey GF I used to have a '54 GA-20 two-tone!

Foolishly I sold it before moving to AUS.
It was a killer tone machine.

edit: sorry for the side track!

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 06:05 AM, Aug 5th, 2015)

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Aug 5th, 2015 06:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mick..those old Gibson's were tone beast, and you could get them for a decent price...

I had to sell mine last November..I bought it for 500 bills in 2004 and got 1200 for it...would have loved to keep it but couldn't

Joe Walsh from the Eagles bought it..of all people..

I'll bet the damn thing sounds fantastic in his hands....

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Aug 6th, 2015 08:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The fretboard radius and fret size ruins it for me...

(This message was last edited by BobbyMac at 11:04 PM, Aug 6th, 2015)

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Aug 7th, 2015 05:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

all my guitars have 9.5 radius necks...its what i like and what I'm used to.


never played a neck such as this one... I might like it but I'd have to spend some time with it before buying

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Aug 7th, 2015 06:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great looking guitar - and I like the pickup combination. Yeah, it's a little dark, but maybe in person it would have a little lighter shade.

The compound radius sounds interesting and I think I could get used to it. I've got necks that are all over the place, from vintage 7.5" to 12" on my J5 Tele. Plus a 10-15" Warmoth neck.
Jumping between them has never been an issue for me.

The only issue I have right now is gear funds...or the lack thereof.

drkato9

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Sep 3rd, 2015 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mine came a couple weeks back. I took it straight to my tech, like I do for every guitar. Just picked it back up. This guitar is just flat out amazing. No two ways about it. The tone is absolutely incredible with the humbucker, even though the humbucker was never available in the 50s as far as I know. Guess that is why they call it a "Hot Rod".

This guitar has no rear body contour cutaway either, and is still significantly lighter than my American Deluxe.

I see some folks don't like the color combination, but I think it is stunning.

I'm new here, so once I figure out the pic thing, I'll post one.

P.S. - Only 500 made. Might be hard to get already. I was told this one was going to be hot commodity.

(This message was last edited by drkato9 at 04:42 PM, Sep 3rd, 2015)

Guitar Fool
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Sep 3rd, 2015 03:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

thanks for posting.....I still think its one of the nicest looking new tele's out there...

the nearest GC is 30 miles away through a lot of nasty traffic ugh!.. and it might be the only way I can get one of these in my hands first to decide if I want to pull the trigger on it...

I can't remember but I think you have to be a contributing member to post pics...you might need to contact Chris or one of the moderators..


oh and welcome aboard!


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