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  1. I used Crimson guitars stain on my tele body. I stained the top and then did the roundover on the top before the clear finish to give a faux binding. I'm not sure how the stain will work with the burl on your body, I would be worried about ending up with a patchy colouring as the different sections of burl absorb different amounts of stain. Andy
  2. That will be a different look for a telecaster. Looks like one of Luthier Warehouse bodies. I bought one a while back (flame maple/mahogany) and the quality was great other than the string through holes were slightly too far forward (about 1mm). I would probably go with a clear finish - I used Crimson guitars water based guitar finishing oil, just wipes on with a clean rag or paper towel. https://www.crimsonguitars.com/collections/guitar-finishing/products/water-based-guitar-finishing-oil Andy
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    Telecasters

    Sorry, Missed your reply. Yes, mine was a Fender one. It looked like Rossi's guitar from a distance but the accuracy was low - front was satin green paint rather than stained, back was gloss black, "lace" pickups were basic strat pickups with no holes in the cover, bridge was OK but nowhere near the G&L. I got a good discount on it due to a big chip in the finish but didnt bond with it. I remember playing the tanglewood Quomasters when they were still available new, they were good guitars. Never owned one though. There was a Parfitt styled one as well. Andy
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    Tele Tuesday

    Something a little different for Tele tuesday I built this one earlier in the year. Colour is difficult to capture so I've included an under construction photo to show colour and flame : Flame maple neck with binding (was on the Parfitt replica further up the thread but that got a standard neck) Mahogany body with flame maple top stained purple. Faux Binding. Hand rubbed "oil" finish. Neck end is conventional - Gotoh SD91s and Butterfly string tree. Bridge - Wilkinson by Sung Il with steel grooved saddles Pickup - Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Controls - No Switch, custom plate with volume and tone, flat top knobs Merle Haggard-style parchment pickguard. Dunlop flush mount straplocks. A little uncoventional but it suits me nicely. Andy
  5. Small bump - feel free to make me an offer. Andy
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    Telecasters

    Squier did an esquire earlier this year : https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/squier-ltd-edition-cv-50s-esquire-butterscotch-blonde Gets good reviews - I thought about it but I've already got two telecasters set up as esquires. Andy
  7. I think it might be a Dean DS90 - made 1994-96 in Korea. The seem to either come with 3 a side or 6 a side headstocks and with standard or EMG style pickups. Andy
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    Tele Tuesday

    It's Tuesday again! My only tele that actually says Telecaster on it (currently at least!). 2005 CIJ TL62B in Candy Apple Red. My gigging guitar. Andy
  9. Ivor Mairants have some of the daisy rock guitars heavily discounted : https://www.ivormairants.co.uk/guitar-and-bass/brands/daisy-rock.html Andy
  10. Another option is the yamaha guitarlele - I recently aquired one for my son to try. Its a bit bigger than a Uke but is strung like a guitar fretted at the 5th? fret. Cost is a reasonable £70-ish : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-GL1-Guitalele-Ukulele-sized-Strings/dp/B000RVYMWE I'd also keep an eye on Gumtree as often 3/4 classicals come up for £15-20 each. Andy
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    Tele Tuesday

    I should be able to do this as I have 4 telecasters currently! My latest - Rick Parfitt style tele I built myself. Bound flame maple neck, alder body, Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pickups, customised bridge and 3-ply w/b/w scratchplate with vinyl top layer. Andy
  12. Cabinet connects using the 4-pin speakon connector on the right rather than the jacks (jacks have been removed and the holes blanked off). If your cab has jack inputs, you'll need a speakon to jack cable. Andy
  13. Now parted out. Wifes one in one out rule is being enforced so I'm putting this one (and my Les Paul) up for sale due to an incoming project guitar. Neck is from a Revelation TTX-DLX. Maple Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, Binding and Block Inlays. Fitted with vintage style tuners. Body is 4-piece Alder with forearm contour and belly cut. Has been stripped and resprayed in a natural finish. Modern bridge with Artec Alnico V pickup. Pearloid Scratchplate (protective plastic still fitted) Pickup is currently wired to the volume and tone controls with the switch bypassed. Guitar is in good condition - there is a small chip on the headstock and the clear respray is OK but not perfect. Plays well with a low action. Stand not included. Collection from Edinburgh preferred but delivery with neck off or on could be arranged.
  14. For my regular gig I use a Pod X3 and an FBV Express straight into the PA with a small personal monitor - works well for what I do and the ease of switching between sounds is a big advantage. At home I use a Marshall valve combo - I prefer the valve sound but prefer portability for gigging. Andy
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