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1 hour ago, RealMarkDeneen said:

Learn sumpin' new ever day! I had to look up "chugging" on the 'tube.  I never did dive into rock and roll, nor metal. Never owned a Metallica record, or even a Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin record.

Hmm........Stones and Zeppelin, two really good things about being born in the 20th century.

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Finally got around to hanging my guitars. It's only taken me five months.

 

We had a fire last summer and the guitars all sustained smoke and soot damage, but are otherwise fine. The dreadnought has some damage to the finish which basically makes it look "distressed". It still plays great. All the electrics on the left wall need to be disassembled, cleaned and reassembled which I'm doing as time permits. Once I get my workbench built, I've got an Epiphone Casino with a broken neck that I will attempt to repair and another acoustic to build.

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4 minutes ago, rplace said:

@CWelsh looking good. What are the details on the telecaster? I'm on a tele kick lately. Can't get enough looking, reading "shopping in my mind"

The Tele is one of the "partscasters" I've built. It is essentially a '62 clone. I love it!

 

A buddy of mine just bought a new Made in Mexico Tele that is super sweet. I think he said he paid less that $800 for it and it kicks butt.

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You can get Fenders made in Mexico by Mexicans or made in California by Mexicans.

 

Seriously, I've seen some nice ones made in Mexico, and the prices are great.

 

Would love a tele style myself.

 

What are the two Dreadnoughts on the right side?

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3 minutes ago, Marvel said:

You can get Fenders made in Mexico by Mexicans or made in California by Mexicans.

 

Seriously, I've seen some nice ones made in Mexico, and the prices are great.

 

What are the two Dreadnoughts on the right side?

The one on the right is a Martin D28 copy I built from a Stewart-Macdonald kit. The one on the left is actually an Epiphone Masterbuilt copy of a Gibson J-45.

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1 hour ago, Marvel said:

Seriously, I've seen some nice ones made in Mexico, and the prices are great

 

I can't say anything with certainty because I don't have a pre CBS tele, a CBS era telecaster, one since it left CBS be it Mexican, American, Korean or Indonesian.

 

I do however have an opinion based on all the reading I've done. That in itself is dangerous.

 

Seems to me there are two camps. One, the Mexican telecasters are not only great value but great guitars at any price. Two, Mexican ones are okay for what they are but you should save your money for an American made one.

 

I also get the feeling the pro Mexican camp is being a bit more objective. While the pro-American camp is more sentimental or have preformed opinions from the past.... Probably not picked up a Mexican telecaster in this century.

 

I've been a serious Reverb addict lately. With over 150 telecasters on my watch list. By now I'm pretty good at picking out the ones that will sell in a day or less and the ones that will still be sticking around a couple of months from now.

 

I could be happy either way. Will find out for myself on at least one front, later this week when UPS visits my driveway.

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58 minutes ago, rplace said:

 

I can't say anything with certainty because I don't have a pre CBS tele, a CBS era telecaster, one since it left CBS be it Mexican, American, Korean or Indonesian.

 

I do however have an opinion based on all the reading I've done. That in itself is dangerous.

 

Seems to me there are two camps. One, the Mexican telecasters are not only great value but great guitars at any price. Two, Mexican ones are okay for what they are but you should save your money for an American made one.

 

I also get the feeling the pro Mexican camp is being a bit more objective. While the pro-American camp is more sentimental or have preformed opinions from the past.... Probably not picked up a Mexican telecaster in this century.

 

I've been a serious Reverb addict lately. With over 150 telecasters on my watch list. By now I'm pretty good at picking out the ones that will sell in a day or less and the ones that will still be sticking around a couple of months from now.

 

I could be happy either way. Will find out for myself on at least one front, later this week when UPS visits my driveway.

I've played American, Mexican, and Asian Teles and if they are set up well, I'm pretty sure I would not be able to tell the difference in the way they play. Fit and finish, maybe, but even then it would be tough between the American and Mexican versions.

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1 hour ago, Marvel said:

I thought the one on the left was an Epi. I am rather fond of the slope shoulder models.

 

Thanks!

I think the Epi Masterbuilt line is great. I've had this one for probably 15 years and I think they are better now than they were back then. Mine does not have a solid top like the newer ones do. It still sounds great. StewMac has a J-45 kit that will probably build at some point.

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21 minutes ago, CWelsh said:

I've played American, Mexican, and Asian Teles and if they are set up well, I'm pretty sure I would not be able to tell the difference in the way they play. Fit and finish, maybe, but even then it would be tough between the American and Mexican versions.

In spite of me deciding to mod the living daylights out of my Mexican Classic 60’s series strat, it was a great guitar to start with.

The fit and finish was on par with my American Tele Plus.

 

There are definitely a number of really great guitars being built all over these days.

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2 minutes ago, Invidiosulus said:

In spite of me deciding to mod the living daylights out of my Mexican Classic 60’s series strat, it was a great guitar to start with.

The fit and finish was on par with my American Tele Plus.

 

There are definitely a number of really great guitars being built all over these days.

Totally agree! What you can buy today for under $1K...and sometimes WAY under...is excellent quality.

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Speaking of Teles and Prices:  7 Pound Tele, MIM, Paid $1,100

 

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Chasing the Dragon: The Magical Mystery of Jimmy Page’s Painted Telecaster | Fender Guitars

DRAGON SLAYER: THE MAGICAL MYSTERY OF JIMMY PAGE’S PAINTED TELECASTER

How one '59 Telecaster powered the Yardbird's final years, Led Zeppelin's debut and one of rock's most iconic solos. It was first owned by Jeff Beck’s school friend and Deltones bandmate John Owen, who bought it for 107 British pounds in 1961. The precise date of the Tele’s birth is not known, but the guitar was originally painted blonde and featured a maple neck, a slab rosewood fingerboard and a top loader bridge, which was common for Telecasters produced in 1959 and 1960. Also, Fender introduced the slab rosewood fingerboard to the Tele in mid-1959 after bowing them on Jazzmaster models the previous year. When he formed Led Zeppelin in 1968, the Dragon Telecaster became Page’s go-to instrument and he played it onstage and in the studio until 1969, wrote Brad Tolinski in Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page. The instrument was the main guitar used on Led Zeppelin and was later used to record the iconic solo for “Stairway to Heaven."

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beautiful Tele...

I ALMOST bought a Danny Gatton fender custom in gold many years ago when they first came out... I should have. they were around 1900$ at Guitar center... now, 😛

 

I still want one.

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16 hours ago, CWelsh said:

Totally agree! What you can buy today for under $1K...and sometimes WAY under...is excellent quality.

 

Looking on Reverb this morning there are a couple of MiM FSR telecasters for $599 WITH a hard-shell case. MSRP for the case is about $200 alone. Part of a collection so almost no use, they look brand new. Crazy.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, rplace said:

 

Looking on Reverb this morning there are a couple of MiM FSR telecasters for $599 WITH a hard-shell case. MSRP for the case is about $200 alone. Part of a collection so almost no use, they look brand new. Crazy.

 

 

There have been several blackguard style FSR telecasters on FB marketplace for around that price.

 

Tempting…

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