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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
  3. backwater


    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 Tastic!

    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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    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 Tastic!

    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 Tastic!

    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
  15. I've had quite a few. My current one is a Marshall DSL401 which suits fine for practice at home and the odd gig (for my main gig I use a Pod X3 into the PA) Before that I had one and a half Marshall stacks - DSL50 head with 2 modern 4x12s, JCM800 100W superbass with a 1970s 4x12 plus 2 SE100 speaker emulators/power breaks to bring the volume down to listenable! I had it set up with the JCM800 for clean-ish tones and the DSL50 for classic distortion. Sold them when I got married and didn't have space for them Andy
  16. I may consider parting this out if anyone is interested in parts for their own project or build. Andy
  17. Always fancied an SG 2000 after seeing Big Country using them but they were out of my price range then and the 2000 is still out of my price range now I suspect that most people who have the 80s SGs are hanging onto them but they are less visible on TV/stage (both the older players and the guitars). There is a current SG model but I've not seen one anywhere. I spotted an SG200 last week in my local pawn shop at £229 and did consider it (except that I already own a Les Paul). Andy
  18. Hi Folks, Having come to the conclusion that the Telecaster is the electric for me I'm disposing of my other electrics. This strat is partly a 1987 Squier Japan and partly replacement parts. The neck, front two pickups, machine heads, most of the screws and the strap buttons are from the Squier strat - neck is the same as the Fender Japan 62 reissue and is stamped ST-362 on the heel. The back of the neck has been stripped for a smoother feel. The body is a 3-piece Alder with a natural finish, bridge pickup is from a Fender USA Highway one, bridge is a Hipshot USA flat tremelo. Scratchplate, backplate and controls are Fender replacement parts. Comes with a Fender strap and a Fender branded basic gigbag. Collection from Edinburgh prefered but postage could be arranged. Thanks Andy
  19. Hi Folks, Having come to the conclusion that the Telecaster is the electric for me I'm disposing of my other electrics. First up is my Les Paul. 2002 Model Les Paul Studio in wine red. One owner from new. This was my stage guitar for a few years in the mid 200s so has a fair bit of scratching on the back from my belt buckle but only a few minor marks on the front and sides. Pre-PCB wiring and comes with a Gibson branded TKL case. Scratchplate and switch surround are in the case Asking £550, collection from Edinburgh prefered although shipping could be arranged. Andy
  20. My two acoustics, both hand made by Moon Guitars in Glasgow. An early Model 002 and a 12-string 003 that was made for Donnie Munro of Runrig. Andy
  21. backwater


    I have a couple currently, a 2004 Fender Japan 62 Reissue and a heavily modified Fenix copy (photo is from about 10 years ago - I've replaced the bridge since then). In the past I owned a JD signature model and Francis Rossi Signature model (wish I hadn't sold that!). I do have plans to build a Rick Parfitt replica as well. Andy
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