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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!


drkato9

California, USA

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Sep 3rd, 2015 03:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks. I already made my CM donation. Probably just takes a while to trickle down, so pic coming soon.

I bought mine out of state for the base price. It had free shipping, so I saved about $200 on the tax here in CA, and got it for exactly what it is listed at.

The only thing I didn't care for that much is that it is a vintage series guitar (I have a VS '56 Strat also), and the case was the newer huge black hard case, same as my AD. I would have expected the tweed case similar to my VS Strat. Whatever, those things mostly just sit in my closet anyway.

So yeah, I bought it "blind" so to speak, something I never did before, but I am also a collector, and given the limited run on these, I had to pull the trigger quick. I paid for it a whole month before it was even released. All that being said, this guitar has quickly become one of my favorites.

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Sep 3rd, 2015 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm curious about the neck more than anything else...its got a compound radius right?....all my tele's are 9.5 radius....so it may/may not take getting used to....

but I still think its damn pretty...


I need to start sweet talking my wife...she put her foot down when my tele collection grew to 13...a man can only tell so many white lies...;-0

if I want another one she says i gotta get rid of one...

and that would be a hard decision....

drkato9

California, USA

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Sep 3rd, 2015 04:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It depends on what you are used to. I guess I am an odd duck in that I consider each and every neck of each guitar I own to be part of it's character. I don't even particularly want them to be similar. I have fat necks, and slim necks, compound radius, constant radius and no radius fretboards, you name it (except for scalloped). Each one is unique, and when I play it, I try to just channel that particular characteristic into my playing. Same goes for body material, fretboard material and pickup types and configurations. I have about 16 guitars total, and each one offers me something quite different than the next one, so I embrace a wide variety of guitars.

(This message was last edited by drkato9 at 06:28 PM, Sep 3rd, 2015)

drkato9
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California, USA

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Sep 5th, 2015 12:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here is a picture of the Redwood Tele...

Redwood Tele

(This message was last edited by drkato9 at 02:06 PM, Sep 5th, 2015)

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Sep 5th, 2015 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There are different grades of redwood, from light to dark. Either way looks great when done right.

I recently completed a Tele-like beast and used red cedar for the body. I did a clear nitro finish and it still came out pretty dark.

Like redwood, cedar is lightweight and an ideal tonewood. However, the reason many makers don't use these woods for solidbody instruments is they are pretty soft and won't stand up to the abuse other woods like ash, alder, poplar, etc., can take.

this

drkato9
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California, USA

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Sep 5th, 2015 02:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice looking ax Peegoo!

Tony Salieri

Houston, Texas

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Sep 7th, 2015 10:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not Reclaimed Redwood, but I'd give it houseroom.

Disclaimer: Just something that caught my eye.

Fender MIJ Telecaster Rosewood

Guitar Fool
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Sep 7th, 2015 11:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

wow.... that rosewood really jumps out at you..I love it...and I'd love to see the Redwood tele in question in the direct sunlight

I put together a rosewood tele (sort of) from parts..

lemme see if i can find a picture of it and post..

..ok ..found one...

Sunlight loves rosewood!

(This message was last edited by Guitar Fool at 01:38 PM, Sep 7th, 2015)

drkato9
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Sep 7th, 2015 01:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

@Guitar Fool...I have the all rosewood neck American Standard Strat that was made exclusively for Guitar Center. That neck is so incredibly silky, I can't even explain it. Just amazing.

I am going to do a pro session of photography for all my guitars, and after I do, I will post how the redwood Tele looks. That is just a phone camera shot.

Guitar Fool
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Sep 7th, 2015 02:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i'm looking forward to it......

looks are just as important as how it sounds!

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Dec 14th, 2015 10:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In 2012 I cut out 6 Tele bodies from some old 2" thick pine. I planed the wood down before I cut them out and on 2 of the bodies, I put a redwood cap. I haven't built them yet but I'm starting to work on some of them. One of the bodies is under 4 lbs and one body is exactly 3 lb. 3 oz.

Here' what I'm talking about.

(This message was last edited by BbendFender at 12:22 PM, Dec 14th, 2015)

Guitar Fool
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Dec 14th, 2015 06:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

very nice!!...

what kind of finish are you going to give them?

(This message was last edited by Guitar Fool at 08:18 PM, Dec 14th, 2015)

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Dec 14th, 2015 06:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

GF, not sure what type finish. I've had long enough to think about it but just can't decide. The redwood cap will definitely look darker with just a clear finish and the pine might be hard to stain without getting into the redwood. I also have a Hipshot B-bender mechanism that I am working on to install in a regular Pine Tele but again I can't decide on what finish on that either.

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Dec 14th, 2015 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice Bbend!

I reckon it would be a crime to put anything with colour on there!

Go clear is my suggestion. I think that would look really smart with the contrast between the cap the body.

Just one man's opinion though...


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Dec 15th, 2015 06:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm with Mick....

I'd love to see how the clear affects the wood...

just a second man's opinion though...;-0

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Dec 15th, 2015 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mick and GF. Some type of natural is sorta what I am thinking. I'd like to darken up the pine just a little but that might be hard to do without it soaking into the redwood. I'll definitely post a picture of it when I finish. I ordered 2 new necks yesterday so I can see which type fretboard looks best and plays best.

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Dec 15th, 2015 03:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I ordered 2 new necks yesterday so I can see which type fretboard looks best and plays best."

I think if the redwood doesn't darken up too much, a rosewood board would look really sweet.
A nice contrast of 3 distinctly different timbers.

I know some might think "Tele - got to be maple" but from a visual perspective I could definitely see the rosewood happening.

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Apr 9th, 2016 08:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Please define "reclaimed redwood"

Was it in pawn ?

Te 52

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Apr 9th, 2016 09:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...Please define "reclaimed redwood..."

Assuming your question is serious, it means lumber salvaged from some old construction like a barn or a railroad trestle or a water tank or...whatever.

The amount and quality of close-grained, old growth clear heart redwood that was used in 19th and early 20th century Calfornia construction is simply mind-boggling.

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